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Full Text of HB1805  102nd General Assembly

HB1805eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
HB1805 EngrossedLRB102 14397 KTG 19749 b

1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 10-63 as follows:
 
6    (20 ILCS 1305/10-63 new)
7    Sec. 10-63. Call4Calm text line. Subject to appropriation,
8the Department of Human Services shall permanently establish
9the Call4Calm text line to support Illinois residents' mental
10health needs. An Illinois resident shall be able to utilize
11the Call4Calm text line if the resident or someone the
12resident knows is struggling with stress and needs emotional
13support. This service shall be free of charge and available 24
14hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers seeking assistance shall
15remain anonymous and shall be linked to a mental health
16provider that is responsible for the provision of mental
17health services in the caller's geographic area.
 
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.