Bill Text: IL SB2424 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Continuum of Care Services for the Developmentally Disabled Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-17 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0924 [SB2424 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB2424-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0924
SB2424 EnrolledLRB100 17322 MJP 32483 b
AN ACT concerning regulation.
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-A as
(405 ILCS 80/Art. VII-A heading new)
(405 ILCS 80/7A-1 new)
Sec. 7A-1. Diversion from Facility-based Care Pilot
(a) The purposes of this Article are to:
(1) decrease the number of admissions to
State-operated facilities;
(2) address the needs of individuals receiving Home and
Community Based Services (HCBS) with intellectual
disabilities or developmental disabilities who are at risk
of facility-based care due to significant behavioral
challenges, some with a dual diagnosis of mental illness,
by providing a community-based residential alternative to
facility-based care consistent with their individual
plans, and to transition these individuals back to a
traditional community-integrated living arrangement or
other HCBS community setting program;
(3) create greater capacity within the short-term
stabilization homes by allowing individuals who need an
extended period of treatment to transfer to a long-term
stabilization home;
(4) stabilize the existing community-integrated living
arrangement homes where the presence of individuals with
complex behavioral challenges is disruptive to their
housemates; and
(5) add support services to enhance community service
providers who serve individuals with significant
behavioral challenges.
(b) Subject to appropriation or the availability of other
funds for these purposes at the discretion of the Department,
the Department shall establish the Diversion from
Facility-based Care Pilot Program consisting of at least 6
homes in various locations in this State in accordance with
this Article and the following model:
(1) the Diversion from Facility-based Care Model shall
serve individuals with intellectual disabilities or
developmental disabilities who are currently receiving
HCBS services and are at risk of facility-based care due to
significant behavioral challenges, some with a dual
diagnosis of mental illness, for a period ranging from one
to 2 years, or longer if appropriate for the individual;
(2) the Program shall be regulated in accordance with
the community-integrated living arrangement guidelines;
(3) each home shall support no more than 4 residents,
each having his or her own bedroom;
(4) if, at any point, an individual, his or her
guardian, or family caregivers, in conjunction with the
provider and clinical staff, believe the individual is
capable of participating in a HCBS service, those
opportunities shall be offered as they become available;
(5) providers shall have adequate resources,
experience, and qualifications to serve the population
target by the Program, as determined by the Department;
(6) participating Program providers and the Department
shall participate in an ongoing collaborative whereby best
practices and treatment experiences would be shared and
(7) home locations shall be proposed by the provider in
collaboration with other community stakeholders;
(8) The Department, in collaboration with
participating providers, by rule shall develop data
collection and reporting requirements for participating
community service providers. Beginning December 31, 2020
the Department shall submit an annual report
electronically to the General Assembly and Governor that
outlines the progress and effectiveness of the pilot
program. The report to the General Assembly shall be filed
with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the
Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the
manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct;
(9) the staffing model shall allow for a high level of
community integration and engagement and family
involvement; and
(10) appropriate day services, staff training
priorities, and home modifications shall be incorporated
into the Program model, as allowed by HCBS authorization.
(c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2023.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,