Bill Status of SB1966  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  MENTAL HLTH-OUT-OF-STATE CARE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Adriane Johnson - Christopher Belt - Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Julie A. Morrison, Laura Fine, John F. Curran, Donald P. DeWitte, Mattie Hunter, Win Stoller, Doris Turner, Mike Simmons and Meg Loughran Cappel

House Sponsors
(Rep. Rita Mayfield, Daniel Didech and Elizabeth Hernandez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0371

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Interstate Contracts for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to enable Illinois and Wisconsin residents who are subject, by court order, to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis for the treatment of a mental health or substance use disorder to obtain appropriate treatment across state lines in qualified hospitals and facilities that are closer to their homes than are facilities available in their home states. Permits mental health facilities located in certain northern border counties to contract with Wisconsin county departments to provide substance use or mental health treatment to Wisconsin residents who are subject to involuntary commitment orders for treatment issued by Wisconsin courts, except that no services may be provided to Wisconsin residents who are involved in a criminal proceeding. Permits mental health facilities located in certain northern border counties to contract with Wisconsin county departments to secure substance use or mental health treatment for Illinois residents who are subject to involuntary commitment orders for treatment issued by State courts, except that no services may be secured for Illinois residents who are committed under specified provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure or the Unified Code of Corrections. Contains provisions concerning involuntary commitment court orders, treatment records, transfers between facilities, required contract provisions, and other matters.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Changes the short title of the Act to the Interstate Contracts for Mental Health Disorder Treatment Act (rather than the Interstate Contracts for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act). Removes all references to treatment for a substance use disorder and instead provides that the purpose of the Act is to enable Illinois and Wisconsin residents who are subject, by court order, to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis for the treatment of a mental health disorder to obtain appropriate treatment across state lines in qualified private hospitals and facilities that are closer to their homes than are facilities available in their home states. Provides that the Act does not apply to state-operated or public facilities or hospitals located in Wisconsin or Illinois.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Adriane Johnson
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/15/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/15/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/15/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Behavioral and Mental Health
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/24/2021SenateDo Pass Behavioral and Mental Health; 011-000-000
  3/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2021
  4/12/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/12/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Behavioral and Mental Health
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Win Stoller
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/14/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Behavioral and Mental Health; 011-000-000
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Johnson
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/21/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to Mental Health & Addiction Committee
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  5/6/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Mental Health & Addiction Committee; 015-000-000
  5/6/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/19/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/20/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  8/13/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  8/13/2021SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
  8/13/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0371