101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Theresa Mah
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Certified Clinically Integrated Peer Support Specialist
Act. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to
create a registry of certified clinically integrated peer support
specialist with the Department. Provides that the Department shall create
and periodically update a list of clinically integrated peer support
specialist certifications that will be recognized by the Department.
Provides that the Department shall create a registry for individuals to be
recognized as a clinically integrated peer support specialist. Provides
that individuals may apply to be on the registry by offering evidence that
they satisfy specified criteria. Provides that he Department of Healthcare
and Family Services may use the standards outlined in the Act to support
third-party reimbursement for services provided by clinically integrated
peer support specialists.
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Certified Clinically Integrated Peer Support Specialist Act.
As used in this Act:
"Clinically integrated peer support specialist" means an
individual who has received treatment for a diagnosed mental
illness as defined in Section 1-129 of the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code, is working as part of a
clinical care team or otherwise coordinates with clinical
service providers either in a community or health care setting,
and maintains a peer support specialist certification approved
by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
under Section 10 of this Act. Nothing in this definition should
be construed as limiting the definitions, role, or payment of
other peer support specialists that practice outside of
integrated clinical care.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and
shall create and periodically update a list of clinically