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Full Text of HB4306  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 5.26 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 505/5.26 new)
7    Sec. 5.26. Holistic Mental Health Care for Youth in Care
8Task Force.
9    (a) The Holistic Mental Health Care for Youth in Care Task
10Force is created. The Task Force shall review and make
11recommendations regarding mental health and wellness services
12provided to youth in care, including a program of holistic
13mental health services provided 30 days after the date upon
14which a youth is placed in foster care, in order to determine
15how to best meet the mental health needs of youth in care.
16Additionally, the Task Force shall:
17        (1) assess the capacity of State licensed mental
18    health professionals to provide preventive mental health
19    care to youth in care;
20        (2) review the current payment rates for mental health
21    providers serving the youth in care population;
22        (3) evaluate the process for smaller private practices
23    and agencies to bill through managed care, evaluate



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1    delayed payments to mental health providers, and recommend
2    improvements to make billing practices more efficient;
3        (4) evaluate the recruitment and retention of mental
4    health providers who are persons of color to serve the
5    youth in care population; and
6        (5) any other relevant subject and processes as deemed
7    necessary by the Task Force.
8    (b) The Task Force shall have 9 members, comprised as
10        (1) The Director of Healthcare and Family Services or
11    the Director's designee.
12        (2) The Director of Children and Family Services or
13    the Director's designee.
14        (3) A member appointed by the Governor from the Office
15    of the Governor who has a focus on mental health issues.
16        (4) Two members from the House of Representatives,
17    appointed one each by the Speaker of the House of
18    Representatives and the Minority Leader of the House of
19    Representatives.
20        (5) Two members of the Senate, appointed one each by
21    the President of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the
22    Senate.
23        (6) One member who is a former youth in care,
24    appointed by the Governor.
25        (7) One representative from the managed care entity
26    managing the YouthCare program, appointed by the Director



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1    of Healthcare and Family Services.
2    Task Force members shall serve without compensation but
3may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the
4performance of their duties.
5    (c) The Task Force shall meet at least once each month
6beginning no later than July 1, 2022 and at other times as
7determined by the Task Force. The Task Force may hold
8electronic meetings and a member of the Task Force shall be
9deemed present for the purposes of establishing a quorum and
11    (d) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in
12conjunction with the Department of Children and Family
13Services, shall provide administrative and other support to
14the Task Force.
15    (e) The Task Force shall prepare and submit to the
16Governor and the General Assembly at the end of each quarter a
17report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations
18resulting from its study. The Task Force shall submit its
19final report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later
20than December 31, 2024. Upon submission of its final report,
21the Task Force is dissolved.
22    (f) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.