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Full Text of SB2586  98th General Assembly


Sen. Heather A. Steans

Filed: 4/2/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2586, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation
6Act of 2013 is amended by changing Section 1-101.6 as follows:
7    (210 ILCS 49/1-101.6)
8    Sec. 1-101.6. Mental health system planning. The General
9Assembly finds the services contained in this Act are necessary
10for the effective delivery of mental health services for the
11citizens of the State of Illinois.
12    The General Assembly also finds that the mental health and
13substance use system in the State requires further review to
14develop additional needed services.
15     To ensure the adequacy of community-based services and to
16offer choice to all individuals with serious mental illness and



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1substance use disorders or conditions who choose to live in the
2community, and for whom the community is the appropriate
3setting, but are at risk of institutional care, the Governor's
4Office of Health Innovation and Transformation shall oversee a
5process for (i) identifying needed services in the different
6geographic regions in the State and (ii) identifying the
7financing strategies for developing those needed services.
8Governor shall convene a working group to develop the process
9and procedure for identifying needed services in the different
10geographic regions of the State.
11    The process shall address or examine the need and financing
12strategies for the following:
13        (1) Network adequacy in all 102 counties of the State
14    for: (i) health homes authorized under Section 2703 of the
15    federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; (ii)
16    systems of care for children; (iii) care coordination; and
17    (iv) access to a full continuum of quality care, treatment,
18    services, and supports for persons with serious emotional
19    disturbance, serious mental illness, or substance use
20    disorder.
21        (2) Workforce development for the workforce of
22    community providers of care, treatment, services, and
23    supports for persons with mental health and substance use
24    disorders and conditions.
25        (3) Information technology to manage the delivery of
26    integrated services for persons with mental health and



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1    substance use disorders and medical conditions.
2        (4) The needed continuum of statewide community health
3    care, treatment, services, and supports for persons with
4    mental health and substance use disorders and conditions.
5        (5) Reducing health care disparities in access to a
6    continuum of care, care coordination, and engagement in
7    networks.
8    The Governor's Office of Health Innovation and
9Transformation shall include the Division of Alcoholism and
10Substance Abuse and the Division of Mental Health in the
11Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and
12Family Services, the Department of Public Health The Governor
13shall include the Division of Mental Health of the Department
14of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family
15Services, the Department of Public Health, community mental
16health and substance use providers, statewide associations of
17mental health and substance use providers, mental health and
18substance use advocacy groups, and any other entity as deemed
19appropriate for participation in the process of identifying
20needed services and financing strategies as described in this
21Section working group.
22    The Office of Health Innovation and Transformation shall
23report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly
24by July 1, 2015.
25    This Section is repealed on July 1, 2016.
26    The Department of Human Services shall provide staff and



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1support to this working group.
2(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.".