Bill Text: IL SB0973 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that no later than December 31, 2018, and on December 31 of each year thereafter through December 31, 2023, the Department of Children and Family Services shall prepare and submit an annual report, covering the previous fiscal year, to the General Assembly regarding youth in care waiting for placements. Provides that the report shall include information on: (i) 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, and other specified data; (ii) 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, and other specified data; (iii) 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, and other specified data; (iv) 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 (v) 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.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-11 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0087 [SB0973 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB0973-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0087
SB0973 EnrolledLRB100 08411 KTG 18525 b
AN ACT concerning children.
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 adding Section 2.2 as follows:
(20 ILCS 505/2.2 new)
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. 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;
(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.
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