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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.
 8        (a)  The Department of Human Services shall  compile  and
 9    maintain  a  cross-disability  database of Illinois residents
10    with a disability who are potentially in need  of  disability
11    services funded by the Department. The database shall consist
12    of  individuals  with  mental illness, physical disabilities,
13    and developmental disabilities, and shall include, but not be
14    limited to, individuals transitioning from special  education
15    to   adulthood,  individuals  in  State-operated  facilities,
16    individuals in private nursing  and  residential  facilities,
17    and  individuals in community integrated living arrangements.
18    Within 30 days after the effective date  of  this  amendatory
19    Act  of  the  93rd  General  Assembly, the Secretary of Human
20    Services  shall  seek  input  from  advisory  bodies  to  the
21    Department,  including  advisory  councils   and   committees
22    working  with  the Department in the areas of mental illness,
23    physical disabilities, and  developmental  disabilities.  The
24    database   shall   be   operational  by  July  1,  2004.  The
25    information  collected  and  maintained  for  the  disability
26    database shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
27    (i)  the  types  of  services  of  which  the  individual  is
28    potentially  in  need;  (ii)  demographic   and   identifying
29    information  about  the  individual; (iii) factors indicating
30    need, including diagnoses,  assessment  information,  age  of
31    primary  caregivers,  and  current  living situation; (iv) if
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 1    applicable, the date  information  about  the  individual  is
 2    submitted  for  inclusion  in  the  database and the types of
 3    services sought by the individual; and (v) the representative
 4    district in which the individual resides. In  collecting  and
 5    maintaining  information  under  this Section, the Department
 6    shall  give  consideration  to   cost-effective   appropriate
 7    services for individuals.
 8        (b)  This  amendatory  Act  of  the 93rd General Assembly
 9    does not create any new entitlement to a service, program, or
10    benefit, but shall not affect any entitlement to  a  service,
11    program,  or  benefit  created by any other law. Except for a
12    service, program,  or  benefit  that  is  an  entitlement,  a
13    service,  program,  or  benefit  provided  as a result of the
14    collection and maintenance of the disability  database  shall
15    be subject to appropriations made by the General Assembly.
16        (c)  The  Department,  consistent with applicable federal
17    and State  law,  shall  make  general  information  from  the
18    disability  database available to the public such as: (i) the
19    number of individuals potentially in need  of  each  type  of
20    service,   program,   or   benefit   and   (ii)  the  general
21    characteristics of those individuals.  The  Department  shall
22    protect   the  confidentiality  of  each  individual  in  the
23    database  when  releasing   database   information   by   not
24    disclosing any personally identifying information.

25        Section  99.  Effective  Date. This Act takes effect upon
26    becoming law.