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Full Text of SB1249  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation
5Act of 2013 is amended by changing Section 1-101.6 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 49/1-101.6)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2016)
8    Sec. 1-101.6. Mental health system planning; services for
9individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use
10conditions or disorders. The General Assembly finds the
11services contained in this Act are necessary for the effective
12delivery of mental health and substance use services for the
13citizens of the State of Illinois.
14    The General Assembly also finds that the mental health and
15substance use system in the State requires further review and
16actions to develop additional needed services.
17     To ensure the adequacy of community-based services and to
18offer choice to all individuals with serious mental illness or
19co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders or
20conditions who choose to live in the community, and for whom
21the community is the appropriate setting, including those but
22are at risk of institutional care, the Office of the Governor
23Governor's Office of Health Innovation and Transformation



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1shall oversee a process for (i) identifying needed services in
2the different geographic regions in the State and (ii)
3identifying the financing strategies for developing those
4needed services.
5    The process shall address or examine the need and financing
6strategies for the following:
7        (1) Network adequacy in all 102 counties of the State
8    for: (i) health homes authorized under Section 2703 of the
9    federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; (ii)
10    systems of care for children; (iii) care coordination; (iv)
11    trauma-informed care; and (v) (iv) access to a full
12    continuum of quality care, treatment, services, and
13    supports for persons with serious emotional disturbance,
14    serious mental illness, or substance use disorder.
15        (2) Workforce development for the workforce of
16    community providers of care, treatment, services, and
17    supports for persons with mental health and substance use
18    disorders and conditions.
19        (3) Information technology to manage the delivery of
20    integrated services for persons with mental health and
21    substance use disorders and medical conditions.
22        (4) The needed continuum of statewide community health
23    care, treatment, services, and supports for persons with
24    mental health and substance use disorders and conditions.
25        (5) Reducing health care disparities in access to a
26    continuum of care, care coordination, and engagement in



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1    networks.
2    The Office of the Governor Governor's Office of Health
3Innovation and Transformation shall include the Division of
4Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the Division of Mental
5Health in the Department of Human Services, the Department of
6Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public
7Health, community mental health and substance use providers,
8statewide associations of mental health and substance use
9providers, mental health and substance use advocacy groups, and
10any other entity as deemed appropriate for participation in the
11process of identifying needed services and financing
12strategies as described in this Section.
13    The Office of the Governor Health Innovation and
14Transformation shall report its findings and recommendations
15to the General Assembly by January 15, 2016 July 1, 2015.
16    This Section is repealed on July 1, 2016.
17    Before September 1, 2014, the State shall develop and
18implement a service authorization system available 24 hours a
19day, 7 days a week for approval of services in the following 3
20levels of care under this Act: crisis stabilization; recovery
21and rehabilitation supports; and transitional living units.
22(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 98-651, eff. 6-16-14;
2398-878, eff. 8-11-14; revised 10-2-14.)
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.