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Full Text of HB0212  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Children's Mental Health Act of 2003 is
5amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
6    (405 ILCS 49/5)
7    Sec. 5. Children's Mental Health Plan.
8    (a) The State of Illinois shall develop a Children's
9Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term
10recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental
11health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services
12for children from birth through age 18. This Plan shall
13include but not be limited to:
14        (1) Coordinated provider services and interagency
15    referral networks for children from birth through age 18
16    to maximize resources and minimize duplication of
17    services.
18        (2) Guidelines for incorporating social and emotional
19    development into school learning standards and educational
20    programs, pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
21        (3) Protocols for implementing screening and
22    assessment of children prior to any admission to an
23    inpatient hospital for psychiatric services, pursuant to



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1    subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public
2    Aid Code.
3        (4) Recommendations regarding a State budget for
4    children's mental health prevention, early intervention,
5    and treatment across all State agencies.
6        (5) Recommendations for State and local mechanisms for
7    integrating federal, State, and local funding sources for
8    children's mental health.
9        (6) Recommendations for building a qualified and
10    adequately trained workforce prepared to provide mental
11    health services for children from birth through age 18 and
12    their families.
13        (7) Recommendations for facilitating research on best
14    practices and model programs, and dissemination of this
15    information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and
16    the general public through training, technical assistance,
17    and educational materials.
18        (8) Recommendations for a comprehensive, multi-faceted
19    public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental
20    illness and educate families, the general public, and
21    other key audiences about the benefits of children's
22    social and emotional development, and how to access
23    services.
24        (9) Recommendations for creating a quality-driven
25    children's mental health system with shared accountability
26    among key State agencies and programs that conducts



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1    ongoing needs assessments, uses outcome indicators and
2    benchmarks to measure progress, and implements quality
3    data tracking and reporting systems.
4        (10) Recommendations for ensuring all Illinois youth
5    receive mental health education and have access to mental
6    health care in the school setting. In developing these
7    recommendations, the Children's Mental Health Partnership
8    created under subsection (b) shall consult with the State
9    Board of Education, education practitioners, including,
10    but not limited to, administrators, regional
11    superintendents of schools, teachers, and school support
12    personnel, health care professionals, including mental
13    health professionals and child health leaders, disability
14    advocates, and other representatives as necessary to
15    ensure the interests of all students are represented.
16    (b) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter
17referred to as "the Partnership") is created. The Partnership
18shall have the responsibility of developing and monitoring the
19implementation of the Children's Mental Health Plan as
20approved by the Governor. The Children's Mental Health
21Partnership shall be comprised of: the Secretary of Human
22Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of
23Education or his or her designee; the directors of the
24departments of Children and Family Services, Healthcare and
25Family Services, Public Health, and Juvenile Justice, or their
26designees; the head of the Illinois Violence Prevention



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1Authority, or his or her designee; the Attorney General or his
2or her designee; up to 25 representatives of community mental
3health authorities and statewide mental health, children and
4family advocacy, early childhood, education, health, substance
5abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice organizations
6or associations, to be appointed by the Governor; and 2
7members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and
8Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of
9Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively.
10The Governor shall appoint the Partnership Chair and shall
11designate a Governor's staff liaison to work with the
13    (c) The Partnership shall submit a Preliminary Plan to the
14Governor on September 30, 2004 and shall submit the Final Plan
15on June 30, 2005. Thereafter, on September 30 of each year, the
16Partnership shall submit an annual report to the Governor on
17the progress of Plan implementation and recommendations for
18revisions in the Plan. The Final Plan and annual reports
19submitted in subsequent years shall include estimates of
20savings achieved in prior fiscal years under subsection (a) of
21Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and federal
22financial participation received under subsection (b) of
23Section 5-5.23 of that Code. The Department of Healthcare and
24Family Services shall provide technical assistance in
25developing these estimates and reports.
26(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,