SB0252eng 93rd General Assembly


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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
22    duties.

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
14        arrangements.
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.