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Full Text of SB2586  98th General Assembly


Sen. Heather A. Steans

Filed: 2/26/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2586 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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    Sec. 1-101.6. Mental health system planning. The General
8Assembly finds the services contained in this Act are necessary
9for the effective delivery of mental health services for the
10citizens of the State of Illinois.
11    The General Assembly also finds that the mental health and
12substance use system in the State requires further review to
13develop additional needed services.
14     To ensure the adequacy of community-based services and to
15offer choice to all individuals with serious mental illness and
16substance use disorders or conditions who choose to live in the



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1community, and for whom the community is the appropriate
2setting, but are at risk of institutional care, the Governor
3shall convene a working group to develop (i) the process and
4procedure for identifying needed services in the different
5geographic regions of the State and (ii) the financing
6strategies for developing those needed services.
7    Objectives of the financing strategies shall be for those
8strategies to support the following:
9        (1) Network adequacy in all 102 counties of the State
10    for (i) health homes authorized under Section 2703 of the
11    federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and (ii)
12    systems of care for children.
13        (2) Workforce development for the workforce of
14    community providers of mental health and substance use
15    disorder and conditions care, treatment, services, and
16    supports.
17        (3) Information technology to manage and deliver
18    integrated community mental health and substance use
19    disorder and conditions care, treatment, services, and
20    supports with integrated service delivery.
21        (4) The needed continuum of statewide community health
22    and recovery care, treatment, services, and supports for
23    mental health and substance use disorder and conditions.
24        (5) Consumer choice, rights, and protections.
25        (6) Network adequacy and access to care, care
26    coordination, and engagement in networks that include a



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1    continuum of quality care, treatment, services, and
2    supports for people with serious emotional disturbances,
3    serious mental illness, or substance use disorders.
4        (7) Reducing health care disparities in access to a
5    continuum of care, care coordination, and engagement in
6    networks.
7    The Governor shall include the Division of Alcoholism and
8Substance Abuse and the Division of Mental Health in of the
9Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and
10Family Services, the Department of Public Health, community
11mental health and substance use providers, statewide
12associations of mental health and substance use providers,
13mental health and substance use advocacy groups, and any other
14entity as deemed appropriate for participation in the working
16    The Office of the Governor and the Department of Human
17Services shall provide staff and support to this working group.
18(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.".