Bill Text: IL HB2045 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that neither the Department of Corrections nor the Department of Juvenile Justice may require a committed person or person committed to any facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice to pay any co-payment for receiving medical or dental services.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-19 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0086 [HB2045 Detail]

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101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB2045

Introduced , by Rep. Carol Ammons

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
730 ILCS 5/3-6-2 from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-2

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that neither the Department of Corrections nor the Department of Juvenile Justice may require a committed person or person committed to any facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice to pay any co-payment for receiving medical or dental services.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
5changing Section 3-6-2 as follows:
6 (730 ILCS 5/3-6-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-2)
7 Sec. 3-6-2. Institutions and facility administration.
8 (a) Each institution and facility of the Department shall
9be administered by a chief administrative officer appointed by
10the Director. A chief administrative officer shall be
11responsible for all persons assigned to the institution or
12facility. The chief administrative officer shall administer
13the programs of the Department for the custody and treatment of
14such persons.
15 (b) The chief administrative officer shall have such
16assistants as the Department may assign.
17 (c) The Director or Assistant Director shall have the
18emergency powers to temporarily transfer individuals without
19formal procedures to any State, county, municipal or regional
20correctional or detention institution or facility in the State,
21subject to the acceptance of such receiving institution or
22facility, or to designate any reasonably secure place in the
23State as such an institution or facility and to make transfers

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1thereto. However, transfers made under emergency powers shall
2be reviewed as soon as practicable under Article 8, and shall
3be subject to Section 5-905 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
4This Section shall not apply to transfers to the Department of
5Human Services which are provided for under Section 3-8-5 or
6Section 3-10-5.
7 (d) The Department shall provide educational programs for
8all committed persons so that all persons have an opportunity
9to attain the achievement level equivalent to the completion of
10the twelfth grade in the public school system in this State.
11Other higher levels of attainment shall be encouraged and
12professional instruction shall be maintained wherever
13possible. The Department may establish programs of mandatory
14education and may establish rules and regulations for the
15administration of such programs. A person committed to the
16Department who, during the period of his or her incarceration,
17participates in an educational program provided by or through
18the Department and through that program is awarded or earns the
19number of hours of credit required for the award of an
20associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a community
21college, college, or university located in Illinois shall
22reimburse the State, through the Department, for the costs
23incurred by the State in providing that person during his or
24her incarceration with the education that qualifies him or her
25for the award of that degree. The costs for which reimbursement
26is required under this subsection shall be determined and

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1computed by the Department under rules and regulations that it
2shall establish for that purpose. However, interest at the rate
3of 6% per annum shall be charged on the balance of those costs
4from time to time remaining unpaid, from the date of the
5person's parole, mandatory supervised release, or release
6constituting a final termination of his or her commitment to
7the Department until paid.
8 (d-5) A person committed to the Department is entitled to
9confidential testing for infection with human immunodeficiency
10virus (HIV) and to counseling in connection with such testing,
11with no copay to the committed person. A person committed to
12the Department who has tested positive for infection with HIV
13is entitled to medical care while incarcerated, counseling, and
14referrals to support services, in connection with that positive
15test result. Implementation of this subsection (d-5) is subject
16to appropriation.
17 (e) A person committed to the Department who becomes in
18need of medical or surgical treatment but is incapable of
19giving consent thereto shall receive such medical or surgical
20treatment by the chief administrative officer consenting on the
21person's behalf. Before the chief administrative officer
22consents, he or she shall obtain the advice of one or more
23physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in
24this State. If such physician or physicians advise:
25 (1) that immediate medical or surgical treatment is
26 required relative to a condition threatening to cause

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1 death, damage or impairment to bodily functions, or
2 disfigurement; and
3 (2) that the person is not capable of giving consent to
4 such treatment; the chief administrative officer may give
5 consent for such medical or surgical treatment, and such
6 consent shall be deemed to be the consent of the person for
7 all purposes, including, but not limited to, the authority
8 of a physician to give such treatment.
9 (e-5) If a physician providing medical care to a committed
10person on behalf of the Department advises the chief
11administrative officer that the committed person's mental or
12physical health has deteriorated as a result of the cessation
13of ingestion of food or liquid to the point where medical or
14surgical treatment is required to prevent death, damage, or
15impairment to bodily functions, the chief administrative
16officer may authorize such medical or surgical treatment.
17 (f) In the event that the person requires medical care and
18treatment at a place other than the institution or facility,
19the person may be removed therefrom under conditions prescribed
20by the Department. Neither the Department of Corrections nor
21the Department of Juvenile Justice may require a committed
22person or person committed to any facility operated by the
23Department of Juvenile Justice, as set forth in Section
243-2.5-15 of this Code, to pay any co-payment for receiving
25medical or dental services. The Department shall require the
26committed person receiving medical or dental services on a

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1non-emergency basis to pay a $5 co-payment to the Department
2for each visit for medical or dental services. The amount of
3each co-payment shall be deducted from the committed person's
4individual account. A committed person who has a chronic
5illness, as defined by Department rules and regulations, shall
6be exempt from the $5 co-payment for treatment of the chronic
7illness. A committed person shall not be subject to a $5
8co-payment for follow-up visits ordered by a physician, who is
9employed by, or contracts with, the Department. A committed
10person who is indigent is exempt from the $5 co-payment and is
11entitled to receive medical or dental services on the same
12basis as a committed person who is financially able to afford
13the co-payment. For purposes of this Section only, "indigent"
14means a committed person who has $20 or less in his or her
15Inmate Trust Fund at the time of such services and for the 30
16days prior to such services. Notwithstanding any other
17provision in this subsection (f) to the contrary, any person
18committed to any facility operated by the Department of
19Juvenile Justice, as set forth in Section 3-2.5-15 of this
20Code, is exempt from the co-payment requirement for the
21duration of confinement in those facilities.
22 (f-5) The Department shall comply with the Health Care
23Violence Prevention Act.
24 (g) Any person having sole custody of a child at the time
25of commitment or any woman giving birth to a child after her
26commitment, may arrange through the Department of Children and

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1Family Services for suitable placement of the child outside of
2the Department of Corrections. The Director of the Department
3of Corrections may determine that there are special reasons why
4the child should continue in the custody of the mother until
5the child is 6 years old.
6 (h) The Department may provide Family Responsibility
7Services which may consist of, but not be limited to the
8following:
9 (1) family advocacy counseling;
10 (2) parent self-help group;
11 (3) parenting skills training;
12 (4) parent and child overnight program;
13 (5) parent and child reunification counseling, either
14 separately or together, preceding the inmate's release;
15 and
16 (6) a prerelease reunification staffing involving the
17 family advocate, the inmate and the child's counselor, or
18 both and the inmate.
19 (i) (Blank).
20 (j) Any person convicted of a sex offense as defined in the
21Sex Offender Management Board Act shall be required to receive
22a sex offender evaluation prior to release into the community
23from the Department of Corrections. The sex offender evaluation
24shall be conducted in conformance with the standards and
25guidelines developed under the Sex Offender Management Board
26Act and by an evaluator approved by the Board.

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1 (k) Any minor committed to the Department of Juvenile
2Justice for a sex offense as defined by the Sex Offender
3Management Board Act shall be required to undergo sex offender
4treatment by a treatment provider approved by the Board and
5conducted in conformance with the Sex Offender Management Board
6Act.
7 (l) Prior to the release of any inmate committed to a
8facility of the Department or the Department of Juvenile
9Justice, the Department must provide the inmate with
10appropriate information verbally, in writing, by video, or
11other electronic means, concerning HIV and AIDS. The Department
12shall develop the informational materials in consultation with
13the Department of Public Health. At the same time, the
14Department must also offer the committed person the option of
15testing for infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),
16with no copayment for the test. Pre-test information shall be
17provided to the committed person and informed consent obtained
18as required in subsection (d) of Section 3 and Section 5 of the
19AIDS Confidentiality Act. The Department may conduct opt-out
20HIV testing as defined in Section 4 of the AIDS Confidentiality
21Act. If the Department conducts opt-out HIV testing, the
22Department shall place signs in English, Spanish and other
23languages as needed in multiple, highly visible locations in
24the area where HIV testing is conducted informing inmates that
25they will be tested for HIV unless they refuse, and refusal or
26acceptance of testing shall be documented in the inmate's

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1medical record. The Department shall follow procedures
2established by the Department of Public Health to conduct HIV
3testing and testing to confirm positive HIV test results. All
4testing must be conducted by medical personnel, but pre-test
5and other information may be provided by committed persons who
6have received appropriate training. The Department, in
7conjunction with the Department of Public Health, shall develop
8a plan that complies with the AIDS Confidentiality Act to
9deliver confidentially all positive or negative HIV test
10results to inmates or former inmates. Nothing in this Section
11shall require the Department to offer HIV testing to an inmate
12who is known to be infected with HIV, or who has been tested
13for HIV within the previous 180 days and whose documented HIV
14test result is available to the Department electronically. The
15testing provided under this subsection (l) shall consist of a
16test approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to
17determine the presence of HIV infection, based upon
18recommendations of the United States Centers for Disease
19Control and Prevention. If the test result is positive, a
20reliable supplemental test based upon recommendations of the
21United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall
22be administered.
23 Prior to the release of an inmate who the Department knows
24has tested positive for infection with HIV, the Department in a
25timely manner shall offer the inmate transitional case
26management, including referrals to other support services.

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1 (m) The chief administrative officer of each institution or
2facility of the Department shall make a room in the institution
3or facility available for substance use disorder services to be
4provided to committed persons on a voluntary basis. The
5services shall be provided for one hour once a week at a time
6specified by the chief administrative officer of the
7institution or facility if the following conditions are met:
8 (1) the substance use disorder service contacts the
9 chief administrative officer to arrange the meeting;
10 (2) the committed person may attend the meeting for
11 substance use disorder services only if the committed
12 person uses pre-existing free time already available to the
13 committed person;
14 (3) all disciplinary and other rules of the institution
15 or facility remain in effect;
16 (4) the committed person is not given any additional
17 privileges to attend substance use disorder services;
18 (5) if the substance use disorder service does not
19 arrange for scheduling a meeting for that week, no
20 substance use disorder services shall be provided to the
21 committed person in the institution or facility for that
22 week;
23 (6) the number of committed persons who may attend a
24 substance use disorder meeting shall not exceed 40 during
25 any session held at the correctional institution or
26 facility;

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1 (7) a volunteer seeking to provide substance use
2 disorder services under this subsection (m) must submit an
3 application to the Department of Corrections under
4 existing Department rules and the Department must review
5 the application within 60 days after submission of the
6 application to the Department; and
7 (8) each institution and facility of the Department
8 shall manage the substance use disorder services program
9 according to its own processes and procedures.
10 For the purposes of this subsection (m), "substance use
11disorder services" means recovery services for persons with
12substance use disorders provided by volunteers of recovery
13support services recognized by the Department of Human
14Services.
15(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-1051, eff. 1-1-19;
16revised 10-3-18.)
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