Comments: IL HB3299 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that a person admitted to a developmental disability facility and receiving habilitation shall have access to sex education, related resources, and treatment planning that supports his or her right to sexual health and healthy sexual practices and to be free from sexual exploitation and abuse. Provides that the person receiving habilitation shall be assessed: (1) on whether he or she has decision making capacity to give consent to sexual activity and (2) for developmentally appropriate sex education materials and resources. Provides that as part of the assessments, consideration shall be given to medical, psychological, and psycho-social evaluations. Provides that the person's decision making capacity to consent to sexual activity and the developmentally appropriate sex education materials and resources shall be determined by the treatment team that includes the individual, professionals who have knowledge of the individual, and the individual's guardian, if appointed. Guardian decision making shall be made in accordance with the court order of appointment and the standards of decision making established by the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall approve course material in sex education. Establishes standards for the course materials and instruction. Defines "healthy sexual practices".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-23 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0506 [HB3299 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

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