Bill Text: IL HB2247 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish family centers throughout the State to provide counseling and mental health services to families who are indigent based on any behavior or mental health condition as determined by Department rule. Provides that the Department shall employ or contract with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists to provide those services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-12 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0061 [HB2247 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2247-Chaptered.html

Public Act 101-0061
HB2247 EnrolledLRB101 10522 RLC 55628 b
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Developmental Disability and Mental
Disability Services Act is amended by adding Article VII as
(405 ILCS 80/Art. VII heading new)
(405 ILCS 80/7-1 new)
Sec. 7-1. Community-based pilot program.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
Services' Division of Mental Health shall make available
funding for the development and implementation of a
comprehensive and coordinated continuum of community-based
pilot programs for persons with or at risk for a mental health
diagnosis that is sensitive to the needs of local communities.
The funding shall allow for the development of one or more
pilot programs that will support the development of local
social media campaigns that focus on the prevention or
promotion of mental wellness and provide linkages to mental
health services, especially for those individuals who are
uninsured or underinsured.
For a provider to be considered for the pilot program, the
provider must demonstrate the ability to:
(1) implement the pilot program in an area that shows a
high need or underutilization of mental health services;
(2) offer a comprehensive strengths-based array of
mental health services;
(3) collaborate with other systems and government
entities that exist in a community;
(4) provide education and resources to the public on
mental health issues, including suicide prevention and
(5) develop a local social media campaign that focuses
on the prevention or promotion of mental wellness;
(6) ensure that the social media campaign is culturally
relevant, developmentally appropriate, trauma informed,
and covers information across an individual's lifespan;
(7) provide linkages to other appropriate services in
the community;
(8) provide a presence staffed by mental health
professionals in natural community settings, which
includes any setting where an individual who has not been
diagnosed with a mental illness typically spends time; and
(9) explore partnership opportunities with
institutions of higher learning in the areas of social work
or mental health.
(b) The Department of Human Services is authorized to adopt
and implement any administrative rules necessary to carry out
the pilot program.