Public Act 93-0503

SB252 Enrolled                       LRB093 09548 BDD 09785 b

    AN ACT concerning the Department of Human Services.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.  The  Department  of  Human  Services  Act is
amended by adding Section 10-26 as follows:

    (20 ILCS 1305/10-26 new)
    Sec. 10-26.  Disability database.
    (a)  The Department of Human Services shall  compile  and
maintain  a  cross-disability  database of Illinois residents
with a disability who are potentially in need  of  disability
services funded by the Department. The database shall consist
of  individuals  with  mental illness, physical disabilities,
and developmental disabilities, and shall include, but not be
limited to, individuals transitioning from special  education
to   adulthood,  individuals  in  State-operated  facilities,
individuals in private nursing  and  residential  facilities,
and  individuals in community integrated living arrangements.
Within 30 days after the effective date  of  this  amendatory
Act  of  the  93rd  General  Assembly, the Secretary of Human
Services  shall  seek  input  from  advisory  bodies  to  the
Department,  including  advisory  councils   and   committees
working  with  the Department in the areas of mental illness,
physical disabilities, and  developmental  disabilities.  The
database   shall   be   operational  by  July  1,  2004.  The
information  collected  and  maintained  for  the  disability
database shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
(i)  the  types  of  services  of  which  the  individual  is
potentially  in  need;  (ii)  demographic   and   identifying
information  about  the  individual; (iii) factors indicating
need, including diagnoses,  assessment  information,  age  of
primary  caregivers,  and  current  living situation; (iv) if
applicable, the date  information  about  the  individual  is
submitted  for  inclusion  in  the  database and the types of
services sought by the individual; and (v) the representative
district in which the individual resides. In  collecting  and
maintaining  information  under  this Section, the Department
shall  give  consideration  to   cost-effective   appropriate
services for individuals.
    (b)  This  amendatory  Act  of  the 93rd General Assembly
does not create any new entitlement to a service, program, or
benefit, but shall not affect any entitlement to  a  service,
program,  or  benefit  created by any other law. Except for a
service, program,  or  benefit  that  is  an  entitlement,  a
service,  program,  or  benefit  provided  as a result of the
collection and maintenance of the disability  database  shall
be subject to appropriations made by the General Assembly.
    (c)  The  Department,  consistent with applicable federal
and State  law,  shall  make  general  information  from  the
disability  database available to the public such as: (i) the
number of individuals potentially in need  of  each  type  of
service,   program,   or   benefit   and   (ii)  the  general
characteristics of those individuals.  The  Department  shall
protect   the  confidentiality  of  each  individual  in  the
database  when  releasing   database   information   by   not
disclosing any personally identifying information.

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