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1 AN ACT concerning the Department of Human Services.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is
5 amended by adding Section 10-26 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 1305/10-26 new)
7 Sec. 10-26. Disability database. The Department of
8 Human Services shall contract with an entity experienced in
9 applied research to compile a cross-disability database of
10 Illinois residents with a disability who are potential
11 beneficiaries of the "most integrated setting" requirement of
12 the Americans with Disabilities Act as construed by the
13 United States Supreme Court in Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel
14 Zimring, 119 S. Ct. 2176 (1999). Within 30 days after the
15 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
16 Assembly, the Secretary of Human Services shall appoint a
17 7-member cross-disability advisory committee to make
18 recommendations to the Department regarding the compilation
19 of the database. The advisory committee members shall
20 receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for reasonable
21 expenses actually incurred in the performance of their
23 Section 10. The Mental Health and Developmental
24 Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
25 31b as follows:
26 (20 ILCS 1705/31b new)
27 Sec. 31b. Individuals waiting for community-based
28 services. The Department shall collect and maintain
29 information on the number of individuals with developmental
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1 disabilities or mental illness who have requested (either
2 themselves or through a parent or guardian) and are waiting
3 for community-based services that are funded through grants
4 from the Department to, and contracts with the Department
5 and, local school districts, individual service coordination
6 organizations, and community-based organizations or funded by
7 the Department of Public Aid. The information shall include,
8 but is not limited to, the following:
9 (1) The number of those individuals waiting for
10 community-based residential services such as Community
11 Integrated Living Arrangements, supported apartments,
12 supported living, intermediate care facilities for the
13 developmentally disabled, and other community living
15 (2) The number of those individuals waiting for
16 services from day and vocational programs such as day
17 activity programs, adult day care, developmental
18 training, sheltered workshops, supported employment, job
19 placement, and other day programs.
20 (3) The number of those individuals waiting for
21 family support services, respite care, personal
22 assistance services, case management services, and other
23 services not included in paragraph (2).
24 (4) The ages of those individuals waiting for
25 services under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3).
26 (5) The ages of the parents of those individuals
27 waiting for services under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3).
28 (6) The Representative Districts in which those
29 individuals waiting for services live.
30 The information shall be updated annually. The
31 information collected shall be limited to information about
32 individuals who are eligible for services at the time of
33 request or who will be eligible to receive services within 12
34 months after the date services are requested.
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1 In collecting and maintaining information under this
2 Section, the Department shall give consideration to the
3 cost-effective appropriate care for individuals.
4 The Department shall, on request, make the information
5 available to other agencies serving persons with
6 developmental disabilities.
7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8 becoming law.