|Public Act 096-0065
||LRB096 09954 DRJ 20118 b
AN ACT in relation to State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 5.35 as follows:
(20 ILCS 505/5.35 new)
Residential services; rates.
(a) In this Section, "residential services" means child
care institution care, group home care, independent living
services, and transitional living services that are licensed
and purchased by the Department on behalf of children under the
age of 22 years who are served by the Department and who need
24-hour residential care due to emotional and behavior problems
or severe mental illness and that are services for which the
Department has rate-setting authority.
For the purposes of this Section, "residential services"
does not include (i) residential alcohol and other drug abuse
treatment services or (ii) programs serving children primarily
referred because of a developmental disability or mental health
(b) The Department shall work with representatives of
residential services providers with which the Department
contracts for residential services and with representatives of