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Public Act 102-0076


 

Public Act 0076 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0076
 
SB0106 EnrolledLRB102 10236 KTG 15562 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by changing Section 2.2 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 505/2.2)
    Sec. 2.2. Annual reports on youth in care waiting for
placement. No later than December 31, 2018, and on December 31
of each year thereafter through December 31, 2023, the
Department shall prepare and submit an annual report, covering
the previous fiscal year, to the General Assembly regarding
youth in care waiting for placements or psychiatric
hospitalization. The report shall also be posted on the
Department's website. The report shall include:
        (1) the number of youth in care who remained in
    emergency placements, including but not limited to
    shelters and emergency foster homes, for longer than 30
    days, their genders and ages, their recommended placement
    type, the total length of time each youth remained in
    emergency care, the barriers to timely placement, and
    whether they were placed in the recommended placement type
    after they were removed from the emergency placement, and
    if not, what type of placement they were placed in;
        (2) the number of youth in care who remained in
    psychiatric hospitals beyond the time they were clinically
    ready for discharge or beyond medical necessity, whichever
    is sooner, their genders and ages, their recommended
    placement type, the total length of time each youth
    remained psychiatrically hospitalized beyond necessity,
    the barriers to timely placement, and whether they were
    placed in the recommended placement type after they were
    removed from the psychiatric hospital, and if not, what
    type of placement they were placed in;
        (3) the number of youth in care who remained in a
    detention center or Department of Juvenile Justice
    facility solely because the Department cannot locate an
    appropriate placement for the youth, their genders and
    ages, their recommended placement type, the total length
    of time each youth remained in the detention center or
    Department of Juvenile Justice facility after they could
    have been released, the barriers to timely placement, and
    whether they were placed in the recommended placement type
    after being released from detention of the Juvenile
    Justice facility, and if not, what type of placement they
    were placed in;
        (3.1) the number of youth in care placed in
    out-of-state residential treatment facilities, whether
    each youth was referred to any in-state programs for
    placement and, if so, the number of in-state referrals for
    each youth prior to referring the youth to out-of-state
    programs; whether the youth was psychiatrically
    hospitalized beyond medical necessity prior to being sent
    out of state; the state each youth is placed in; and
    whether the youth is placed in a secure facility out of
    state;
        (3.2) the number of youth not in the temporary custody
    or guardianship of the Department who are or were the
    subjects of child protection investigations coded as 84b
    (lock-out, psychiatrically hospitalized) under the
    Department's Neglect Allegation Classification system,
    including youth for whom the Department is required to
    make payments in accordance with Section 5-5.07 of the
    Illinois Public Aid Code because they were hospitalized in
    inpatient psychiatric hospitals or units and were beyond
    medical necessity during the Department's involvement with
    the case. At a minimum, the report shall include the
    following information regarding each youth: age, region,
    date of hospitalization, date the youth was beyond medical
    necessity, date and reason for the Department's
    involvement, length of time the youth was beyond medical
    necessity, whether the youth was referred for services
    under the Department of Healthcare and Family Services'
    Family Support Program, whether the youth was referred for
    intact family services, whether and when the Department
    petitioned for custody of the youth, and the youth's
    living arrangement upon being discharged from the
    hospital;
        (3.3) the number of youth in care who remain in
    emergency rooms for longer than 24 hours waiting for
    admission to a psychiatric hospital bed. At a minimum, the
    report shall include the following information regarding
    each youth: age, region, date of admission to the
    emergency room, length of time the youth was in the
    emergency room, date and time the youth was discharged
    from the emergency room, hospital or placement the youth
    was discharged to, and a description of any critical
    incidents that occurred during the hospitalization,
    including, but not limited to, the use of emergency
    psychotropic medication or the use of any type of
    restraint.
        (4) a description of how the Department collected the
    information reported and any difficulties the Department
    had in collecting the information and whether there are
    concerns about the validity of the information; and
        (5) a description of any steps the Department is
    taking to reduce the length of time youth in care wait in
    psychiatric hospitals, emergency placements, detention
    centers, and Department of Juvenile Justice facilities for
    clinically appropriate placements.
(Source: P.A. 100-87, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/9/2021