2005 Illinois Code - Chapter 20 Executive Branch 20 ILCS 1705/      Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act.

    (20 ILCS 1705/0.01) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑0.1)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑1)
    Sec. 1. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to consolidate in one statute certain powers and duties of the Department of Human Services relating to mental health and developmental disabilities.
(Source: P. A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑2)
    Sec. 2. Definitions; administrative subdivisions.
    (a) For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Department" means the Department of Human Services, successor to the former Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services.
    (b) Unless the context otherwise requires:
        (1) References in this Act to the programs or
    
facilities of the Department shall be construed to refer only to those programs or facilities of the Department that pertain to mental health or developmental disabilities.
        (2) References in this Act to the Department's
    
service providers or service recipients shall be construed to refer only to providers or recipients of services that pertain to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions.
        (3) References in this Act to employees of the
    
Department shall be construed to refer only to employees whose duties pertain to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions.
    (c) The Secretary shall establish such subdivisions of the Department as shall be desirable and shall assign to the various subdivisions the responsibilities and duties placed upon the Department by the Laws of the State of Illinois.
    (d) There is established a coordinator of services to mentally disabled deaf and hearing impaired persons. In hiring this coordinator, every consideration shall be given to qualified deaf or hearing impaired individuals.
    (e) Whenever the administrative director of the subdivision for mental health services is not a board‑certified psychiatrist, the Secretary shall appoint a Chief for Clinical Services who shall be a board‑certified psychiatrist with both clinical and administrative experience. The Chief for Clinical Services shall be responsible for all clinical and medical decisions for mental health services.
(Source: P.A. 91‑536, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑3)
    Sec. 3. In addition to the powers, duties and responsibilities which may be otherwise provided by law, the Department shall have the powers enumerated in this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2892.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/4)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4)
    Sec. 4. Supervision of facilities and services; quarterly reports.
    (a) To exercise executive and administrative supervision over all facilities, divisions, programs and services now existing or hereafter acquired or created under the jurisdiction of the Department, including, but not limited to, the following:
        The Alton Mental Health Center, at Alton
        The Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental
    
Center, at Anna
        The Chester Mental Health Center, at Chester
        The Chicago‑Read Mental Health Center, at Chicago
        The Elgin Mental Health Center, at Elgin
        The Metropolitan Children and Adolescents Center, at
    
Chicago
        The Jacksonville Developmental Center, at
    
Jacksonville
        The Governor Samuel H. Shapiro Developmental Center,
    
at Kankakee
        The Tinley Park Mental Health Center, at Tinley Park
        The Warren G. Murray Developmental Center, at
    
Centralia
        The Jack Mabley Developmental Center, at Dixon
        The Lincoln Developmental Center, at Lincoln
        The H. Douglas Singer Mental Health and Developmental
    
Center, at Rockford
        The John J. Madden Mental Health Center, at Chicago
        The George A. Zeller Mental Health Center, at Peoria
        The Andrew McFarland Mental Health Center, at
    
Springfield
        The Adolf Meyer Mental Health Center, at Decatur
        The William W. Fox Developmental Center, at Dwight
        The Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center, at Park
    
Forest
        The William A. Howe Developmental Center, at Tinley
    
Park
        The Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center, at Waukegan.
    (b) Beginning not later than July 1, 1977, the Department shall cause each of the facilities under its jurisdiction which provide in‑patient care to comply with standards, rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health prescribed under Section 6.05 of the Hospital Licensing Act.
    (c) The Department shall issue quarterly reports on admissions, deflections, discharges, bed closures, staff‑resident ratios, census, average length of stay, and any adverse federal certification or accreditation findings, if any, for each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
(Source: P.A. 93‑636, eff. 6‑1‑04.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/4.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Mission statements.
    (a) The mission of State‑operated facilities for persons with mental illness is to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and residential care to recipients admitted voluntarily or involuntarily because of their need for intensive services in a protective, secure setting. The Department shall offer services to a recipient within a State‑operated facility as long as is necessary to accomplish stabilization of the recipient's psychiatric status and treatment regimen or arrangements for appropriate continued services. Services shall be provided in a safe, humane environment by staff with the appropriate credentials, licensure, and training. Services shall be based on professionally recognized models and shall be monitored for quality. Services shall include, but are not limited to:
        (1) Diagnosis;
        (2) Medication prescription, adjustment and
    
stabilization;
        (3) Counseling and therapy;
        (4) Assessment and psychosocial rehabilitation of
    
social, self‑care, community living, and pre‑vocational skills;
        (5) Recipient education regarding his or her illness
    
and compliance with required treatment regimen; and
        (6) Discharge planning and linkage with community
    
agencies.
    All services shall be rendered with adherence to recipient rights as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code as now or hereafter amended.
    (b) Each State‑operated facility shall publish a mission statement which specifically defines its role in the system of services for persons with mental illness or persons with a developmental disability. Mission statements shall be developed with reference to all relevant factors, including but not limited to:
        (1) Geographic area or areas served;
        (2) Characteristics of persons appropriate for
    
admission;
        (3) Bed capacity and facility model of unit
    
organization (e.g., catchment area, service intensity or model, projected length of stay, etc.);
        (4) Specific program, treatment, habilitation and
    
rehabilitation services offered;
        (5) Integration with community agencies and methods
    
of assuring continuity of care;
        (6) Accreditation, certification, and licensure
    
status;
        (7) Staffing levels and qualifications; and
        (8) Identification of recipient groups for which an
    
alteration of service locus is or will be attempted and discussion of this process (e.g., deflection of voluntary psychiatric admissions to crisis programs in the community or movement of persons with moderate developmental disabilities to intermediate care facilities for persons with a developmental disability).
    Because the division of tasks between State‑operated facilities and other service providers can change over time, mission statements shall be reviewed and revised every 3 years. Allowance for professional and public input shall be made and each facility shall prepare a summary of concerns regarding its operations, community linkage, inappropriately served or unserved populations, or other problems. Final publication of each mission statement shall include proposed actions to address major concerns to be undertaken by the facility and other providers in the system.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/4.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.2)
    Sec. 4.2. Facility staff.
    (a) The Department shall describe and delineate guidelines for each of the facilities it operates regarding the number and qualifications of the staff required to carry out prescribed duties. The guidelines shall be based on consideration of recipient needs as well as professional and programmatic requirements, including those established for purposes of national accreditation and for certification under Titles XVIII and XIX of the federal Social Security Act.
    (b) As used in this Section, "direct care position" means any position with the Department in which the job titles which will regularly or temporarily entail contact with recipients in the Department's facilities for persons with a mental illness or a developmental disability.
    (c) The Department shall require that each candidate for employment in a direct care position, as a condition of employment, shall submit to a fingerprint‑based criminal background investigation to determine whether the candidate for employment in a direct care position has ever been charged with a crime and, if so, the disposition of those charges. This authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies which may be contacted. Upon this authorization, the Director (or, on or after July 1, 1997, the Secretary) shall request and receive information and assistance from any federal, State or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. The Department of State Police shall provide information concerning any criminal charges, and their disposition, now or hereafter filed against a candidate for employment in a direct care position upon request of the Department when the request is made in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police.
    Information concerning convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position investigated under this Section, including the source of the information and any conclusions or recommendations derived from the information, shall be provided, upon request, to the candidate for employment in a direct care position before final action by the Department on the application. Information on convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position under this Act shall be provided to the director of the employing unit, and, upon request, to the candidate for employment in a direct care position. Any information concerning criminal charges and the disposition of those charges obtained by the Department shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Department, except as required in this Act, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Department except as needed for the purpose of evaluating an application of a candidate for employment in a direct care position. Only information and standards which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of a direct care position shall be used by the Department. Any employee of the Department or the Department of State Police receiving confidential information under this Section who gives or causes to be given any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions of a candidate for employment in a direct care position shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor unless release of the information is authorized by this Section.
    A Department employing unit may hire, on a probationary basis, any candidate for employment in a direct care position, authorizing a criminal background investigation under this Section, pending the result of the investigation. A candidate for employment in a direct care position shall be notified before he or she is hired that his or her employment may be terminated on the basis of criminal background information obtained by the employing unit.
    No person may be employed in a direct care position who refuses to authorize an investigation as required by this subsection (c).
(Source: P.A. 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/4.3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑4.3)
    Sec. 4.3. Site visits and inspections.
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) The Department shall establish a system of annual on‑site inspections of each facility under its jurisdiction. The inspections shall be conducted by the Department's central office to:
        (1) Determine facility compliance with Department
    
policies and procedures;
        (2) Determine facility compliance with audit
    
recommendations;
        (3) Evaluate facility compliance with applicable
    
federal standards;
        (4) Review and follow up on complaints made by
    
community mental health agencies and advocates, and on findings of the Human Rights Authority division of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; and
        (5) Review administrative and management problems
    
identified by other sources.
(Source: P.A. 92‑111, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/5) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑5)
    Sec. 5. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department under this Act, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control, and except that Section 5‑35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule‑making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
(Source: P.A. 88‑45.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/5.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑5.1)
    Sec. 5.1. The Department shall develop, by rule, the procedures and standards by which it shall approve medications for clinical use in its facilities. A list of those drugs approved pursuant to these procedures shall be distributed to all Department facilities.
    Drugs not listed by the Department may not be administered in facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department, provided that an unlisted drug may be administered as part of research with the prior written consent of the Secretary specifying the nature of the permitted use and the physicians authorized to prescribe the drug. Drugs, as used in this Section, mean psychotropic and narcotic drugs.
    No physician in the Department shall sign a prescription in blank, nor permit blank prescription forms to circulate out of his possession or control.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/6) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑6)
    Sec. 6. To appoint and remove facility directors of the State mental health and developmental disabilities centers, and to obtain all other employees of those facilities and all other employees of the Department. All executive level employees of the Department who have any other employment shall report such other employment to the Department and to the Department of Central Management Services in a manner prescribed by the Department of Central Management Services.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/7)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7)
    Sec. 7. To receive and provide the highest possible quality of humane and rehabilitative care and treatment to all persons admitted or committed or transferred in accordance with law to the facilities, divisions, programs, and services under the jurisdiction of the Department. No resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. No resident of another state shall be received or retained to the exclusion of any resident of this State. All recipients of 17 years of age and under in residence in a Department facility other than a facility for the care of the mentally retarded shall be housed in quarters separated from older recipients except for: (a) recipients who are placed in medical‑surgical units because of physical illness; and (b) recipients between 13 and 18 years of age who need temporary security measures.
    All recipients in a Department facility shall be given a dental examination by a licensed dentist or registered dental hygienist at least once every 18 months and shall be assigned to a dentist for such dental care and treatment as is necessary.
    All medications administered to recipients shall be administered only by those persons who are legally qualified to do so by the laws of the State of Illinois. Medication shall not be prescribed until a physical and mental examination of the recipient has been completed. If, in the clinical judgment of a physician, it is necessary to administer medication to a recipient before the completion of the physical and mental examination, he may prescribe such medication but he must file a report with the facility director setting forth the reasons for prescribing such medication within 24 hours of the prescription. A copy of the report shall be part of the recipient's record.
    No later than January 1, 2005, the Department shall adopt a model protocol and forms for recording all patient diagnosis, care, and treatment at each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department. The model protocol and forms shall be used by each facility unless the Department determines that equivalent alternatives justify an exemption.
    Every facility under the jurisdiction of the Department shall maintain a copy of each report of suspected abuse or neglect of the patient. Copies of those reports shall be made available to the State Auditor General in connection with his biennial program audit of the facility as required by Section 3‑2 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
    No later than January 1 2004, the Department shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly whether each State‑operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department and all services provided in those facilities comply with all of the applicable standards adopted by the Social Security Administration under Subchapter XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395‑1395ccc), if the facility and services may be eligible for federal financial participation under that federal law. For those facilities that do comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to be taken to ensure continued compliance. For those facilities that do not comply, the report shall indicate what actions need to be taken to bring each facility into compliance.
(Source: P.A. 93‑636, eff. 6‑1‑04.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/7.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7.1)
    Sec. 7.1. To assist families to place children with mental illness, for whom no appropriate care is available in Department facilities, in licensed private facilities, the Department shall supplement the amount a family is able to pay, as determined by the Department and the amount available from other sources, provided the Department's share shall not exceed a uniform maximum rate to be determined from time to time by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/7.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑7.2)
    Sec. 7.2. No otherwise qualified handicapped child receiving special education and related services under Article 14 of The School Code shall solely by reason of his or her handicap be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 80‑1403.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/7.3)
    Sec. 7.3. Nurse aide registry; finding of abuse or neglect. The Department shall require that no facility, service agency, or support agency providing mental health or developmental disability services that is licensed, certified, operated, or funded by the Department shall employ a person, in any capacity, who is identified by the nurse aide registry as having been subject of a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a service recipient. Any owner or operator of a community agency who is identified by the nurse aide registry as having been the subject of a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a service recipient is prohibited from any involvement in any capacity with the provision of Department funded mental health or developmental disability services. The Department shall establish and maintain the rules that are necessary or appropriate to effectuate the intent of this Section. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any facility, service agency, or support agency licensed or certified by a State agency other than the Department, unless operated by the Department of Human Services.
(Source: P.A. 94‑934, eff. 6‑26‑06.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/8) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑8)
    Sec. 8. To control the admission and transfer of recipients or other persons in the facilities and programs of the Department. The Department may divide the State into districts for the purpose of regulating the admission of recipients to mental health facilities for persons with mental illness. The Department may change the boundaries of the districts, from time to time, as may be necessary or expedient. Whenever such division or regulation shall have been made, the Department shall forthwith make and sign a report to that effect, designating the boundaries of and the counties included within each district and the number of recipients apportioned to each mental health facility and file the same with the Secretary of State, and send a copy thereof to the director of each mental health facility and to the circuit court of each county, and to the circuit clerk of each county in the State, to be filed in his office, and thereafter the State shall be divided into such districts. Whenever any change in such classification or regulation is made thereafter, a like report shall be made and filed, and a copy thereof sent to the circuit court of each county and to the circuit clerks of all counties affected by such change, as well as to the facility director of the respective State mental health facilities.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/9) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑9)
    Sec. 9. Reasonable charges, as determined by the Department, shall be imposed for outpatient services at State facilities. Any payments made pursuant to this Section shall be deposited with the State Treasurer in the Mental Health Fund. Charges may be waived for persons who are unable to make any payment.
(Source: P.A. 86‑922.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/10) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑10)
    Sec. 10. To examine persons admitted to facilities of the Department for treatment of mental illness or developmental disability to determine alcoholism, drug addiction or other substance abuse. Based on such examination, the Department may provide necessary medical, education and rehabilitation services, and may arrange for further assessment and referral of such persons to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services.
    The Department shall not deny treatment and care to any person subject to admission to a facility under its control for treatment for a mental illness or developmental disability solely on the basis of their alcoholism, drug addiction or abuse of other substances.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/10.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑10.1)
    Sec. 10.1. Every woman of child‑bearing age who is admitted to a facility under the jurisdiction of the Department shall, with her consent or the consent of her guardian, be tested for pregnancy upon admission and thereafter as indicated. A record of each such recipient's menstrual cycles shall be maintained. A plan for complete prenatal care shall be developed and implemented for each recipient who is found to be pregnant. On‑site prenatal care shall be provided to recipients who are not verbal or who otherwise cannot communicate with a provider of care because of a severe disability, in which case the facility administrator shall also seek the consent of the recipient's legal guardian for special care for the recipient, or shall arrange for a temporary or limited guardianship of the person of the recipient for the purpose of obtaining consent to diagnosis and treatment of the recipient. Discharge planning for a pregnant recipient shall specifically include provision for continuity of prenatal care.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1013.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/11.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑11.1)
    Sec. 11.1. To provide for all recipients living in State mental health facilities between the ages of 3 and 21 years special education services, as defined by the Department, to the extent that such services are practical for each child's needs. Upon discharge of the child, a report of the discharge, accompanied by a report on the special education services received by that child while in the facility shall be forwarded to the State Board of Education and to the resident school district.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/11.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑11.2)
    Sec. 11.2. To maintain and operate the Bureau for Mentally Ill Children and Adolescents and the Bureau for Developmentally Disabled Children and Adolescents. Each Bureau shall:
    (a) develop the Department policies necessary to assure a coherent services system for, and develop and coordinate planning on a Statewide basis for delivery of services to, children or adolescents with mental illness and children and adolescents with a developmental disability, including:
        (1) assessment of the need for various types of
    
programs, such as prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, and
        (2) design of a system to integrate additional
    
services, including service alternatives;
    (b) provide consultation and technical assistance to the appropriate Department subdivisions and coordinate service planning and development efforts for children and adolescents with a developmental disability and children or adolescents with mental illness;
    (c) develop cooperative programs with community service providers and other State agencies which serve children;
    (d) assist families in the placement of children with mental illness, as specified in Section 7.1; and
    (e) develop minimum standards for the operation of both State‑provided and contracted community‑based services for promulgation as rules.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/12) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑12)
    Sec. 12. To promote and advance knowledge, through research, in the causes and treatment of mental illness, to train competent psychiatric personnel available for service in the State facilities and elsewhere, and contribute to meeting the need for treatment for recipients with mental illness.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380; 89‑439, eff. 6‑1‑96.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/12.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑12.1)
    Sec. 12.1. To establish a distinct operational unit for the purpose of seeking and implementing in the programs of the Department, new knowledge regarding mental illness and its treatment. This unit shall also concern itself with the relationships among research activity, program development, personnel training and the provision of the most effective services possible. The Secretary shall name this unit and determine where it shall be located.
(Source: P. A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/12.2)
    Sec. 12.2. Mental Health Commitment Training.
    (a) The Department shall develop and present annually at least one training event for judges, state's attorneys, public defenders, private attorneys, law enforcement personnel, hospital and community agency personnel, persons with mental illness, physicians, psychologists, social workers, emergency room personnel, and other health care personnel regarding mental illness, the standards for civil commitment and involuntary treatment, completing documentation, and changes in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
    (b) The Department may provide multiple training events, regional training events, and training events by professional discipline. The materials developed for the training events shall be made available on the Department's website. The Department shall develop this training in cooperation with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, bar associations, the Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board, appropriate statewide organizations representing health care providers, organizations representing or advocating for persons with mental illness, and any appropriate statewide organization of licensed professionals.
    (c) The Department shall annually report on the number of persons attending the training events.
(Source: P.A. 93‑376, eff. 7‑24‑03.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/14) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑14)
    Sec. 14. Chester Mental Health Center. To maintain and operate a facility for the care, custody, and treatment of persons with mental illness or habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities hereinafter designated, to be known as the Chester Mental Health Center.
    Within the Chester Mental Health Center there shall be confined the following classes of persons, whose history, in the opinion of the Department, discloses dangerous or violent tendencies and who, upon examination under the direction of the Department, have been found a fit subject for confinement in that facility:
        (a) Any male person who is charged with the
    
commission of a crime but has been acquitted by reason of insanity as provided in Section 5‑2‑4 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
        (b) Any male person who is charged with the
    
commission of a crime but has been found unfit under Article 104 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
        (c) Any male person with mental illness or
    
developmental disabilities or person in need of mental treatment now confined under the supervision of the Department or hereafter admitted to any facility thereof or committed thereto by any court of competent jurisdiction.
    If and when it shall appear to the facility director of the Chester Mental Health Center that it is necessary to confine persons in order to maintain security or provide for the protection and safety of recipients and staff, the Chester Mental Health Center may confine all persons on a unit to their rooms. This period of confinement shall not exceed 10 hours in a 24 hour period, including the recipient's scheduled hours of sleep, unless approved by the Secretary of the Department. During the period of confinement, the persons confined shall be observed at least every 15 minutes. A record shall be kept of the observations. This confinement shall not be considered seclusion as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
    The facility director of the Chester Mental Health Center may authorize the temporary use of handcuffs on a recipient for a period not to exceed 10 minutes when necessary in the course of transport of the recipient within the facility to maintain custody or security. Use of handcuffs is subject to the provisions of Section 2‑108 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. The facility shall keep a monthly record listing each instance in which handcuffs are used, circumstances indicating the need for use of handcuffs, and time of application of handcuffs and time of release therefrom. The facility director shall allow the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, the agency designated by the Governor under Section 1 of the Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Persons Act, and the Department to examine and copy such record upon request.
    If and when it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Department that any person confined in the Chester Mental Health Center is not or has ceased to be such a source of danger to the public as to require his subjection to the regimen of the center, the Department is hereby authorized to transfer such person to any State facility for treatment of persons with mental illness or habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities, as the nature of the individual case may require.
    Subject to the provisions of this Section, the Department, except where otherwise provided by law, shall, with respect to the management, conduct and control of the Chester Mental Health Center and the discipline, custody and treatment of the persons confined therein, have and exercise the same rights and powers as are vested by law in the Department with respect to any and all of the State facilities for treatment of persons with mental illness or habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities, and the recipients thereof, and shall be subject to the same duties as are imposed by law upon the Department with respect to such facilities and the recipients thereof.
(Source: P.A. 91‑559, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15)(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15)
    Sec. 15. Before any person is released from a facility operated by the State pursuant to an absolute discharge or a conditional discharge from hospitalization under this Act, the facility director of the facility in which such person is hospitalized shall determine that such person is not currently in need of hospitalization and:
        (a) is able to live independently in the community;
    
or
        (b) requires further oversight and supervisory care
    
for which arrangements have been made with responsible relatives or supervised residential program approved by the Department; or
        (c) requires further personal care or general
    
oversight as defined by the Nursing Home Care Act, for which placement arrangements have been made with a suitable family home or other licensed facility approved by the Department under this Section; or
        (d) requires community mental health services for
    
which arrangements have been made with a community mental health provider in accordance with criteria, standards, and procedures promulgated by rule.
    Such determination shall be made in writing and shall become a part of the facility record of such absolutely or conditionally discharged person. When the determination indicates that the condition of the person to be granted an absolute discharge or a conditional discharge is described under subparagraph (c) or (d) of this Section, the name and address of the continuing care facility or home to which such person is to be released shall be entered in the facility record. Where a discharge from a mental health facility is made under subparagraph (c), the Department shall assign the person so discharged to an existing community based not‑for‑profit agency for participation in day activities suitable to the person's needs, such as but not limited to social and vocational rehabilitation, and other recreational, educational and financial activities unless the community based not‑for‑profit agency is unqualified to accept such assignment. Where the clientele of any not‑for‑profit agency increases as a result of assignments under this amendatory Act of 1977 by more than 3% over the prior year, the Department shall fully reimburse such agency for the costs of providing services to such persons in excess of such 3% increase. The Department shall keep written records detailing how many persons have been assigned to a community based not‑for‑profit agency and how many persons were not so assigned because the community based agency was unable to accept the assignments, in accordance with criteria, standards, and procedures promulgated by rule. Whenever a community based agency is found to be unable to accept the assignments, the name of the agency and the reason for the finding shall be included in the report.
    Insofar as desirable in the interests of the former recipient, the facility, program or home in which the discharged person is to be placed shall be located in or near the community in which the person resided prior to hospitalization or in the community in which the person's family or nearest next of kin presently reside. Placement of the discharged person in facilities, programs or homes located outside of this State shall not be made by the Department unless there are no appropriate facilities, programs or homes available within this State. Out‑of‑state placements shall be subject to return of recipients so placed upon the availability of facilities, programs or homes within this State to accommodate these recipients, except where placement in a contiguous state results in locating a recipient in a facility or program closer to the recipient's home or family. If an appropriate facility or program becomes available equal to or closer to the recipient's home or family, the recipient shall be returned to and placed at the appropriate facility or program within this State.
    To place any person who is under a program of the Department at board in a suitable family home or in such other facility or program as the Department may consider desirable. The Department may place in licensed nursing homes, sheltered care homes, or homes for the aged those persons whose behavioral manifestations and medical and nursing care needs are such as to be substantially indistinguishable from persons already living in such facilities. Prior to any placement by the Department under this Section, a determination shall be made by the personnel of the Department, as to the capability and suitability of such facility to adequately meet the needs of the person to be discharged. When specialized programs are necessary in order to enable persons in need of supervised living to develop and improve in the community, the Department shall place such persons only in specialized residential care facilities which shall meet Department standards including restricted admission policy, special staffing and programming for social and vocational rehabilitation, in addition to the requirements of the appropriate State licensing agency. The Department shall not place any new person in a facility the license of which has been revoked or not renewed on grounds of inadequate programming, staffing, or medical or adjunctive services, regardless of the pendency of an action for administrative review regarding such revocation or failure to renew. Before the Department may transfer any person to a licensed nursing home, sheltered care home or home for the aged or place any person in a specialized residential care facility the Department shall notify the person to be transferred, or a responsible relative of such person, in writing, at least 30 days before the proposed transfer, with respect to all the relevant facts concerning such transfer, except in cases of emergency when such notice is not required. If either the person to be transferred or a responsible relative of such person objects to such transfer, in writing to the Department, at any time after receipt of notice and before the transfer, the facility director of the facility in which the person was a recipient shall immediately schedule a hearing at the facility with the presence of the facility director, the person who objected to such proposed transfer, and a psychiatrist who is familiar with the record of the person to be transferred. Such person to be transferred or a responsible relative may be represented by such counsel or interested party as he may appoint, who may present such testimony with respect to the proposed transfer. Testimony presented at such hearing shall become a part of the facility record of the person‑to‑be‑transferred. The record of testimony shall be held in the person‑to‑be‑transferred's record in the central files of the facility. If such hearing is held a transfer may only be implemented, if at all, in accordance with the results of such hearing. Within 15 days after such hearing the facility director shall deliver his findings based on the record of the case and the testimony presented at the hearing, by registered or certified mail, to the parties to such hearing. The findings of the facility director shall be deemed a final administrative decision of the Department. For purposes of this Section, "case of emergency" means those instances in which the health of the person to be transferred is imperiled and the most appropriate mental health care or medical care is available at a licensed nursing home, sheltered care home or home for the aged or a specialized residential care facility.
    Prior to placement of any person in a facility under this Section the Department shall ensure that an appropriate training plan for staff is provided by the facility. Said training may include instruction and demonstration by Department personnel qualified in the area of mental illness or mental retardation, as applicable to the person to be placed. Training may be given both at the facility from which the recipient is transferred and at the facility receiving the recipient, and may be available on a continuing basis subsequent to placement. In a facility providing services to former Department recipients, training shall be available as necessary for facility staff. Such training will be on a continuing basis as the needs of the facility and recipients change and further training is required.
    The Department shall not place any person in a facility which does not have appropriately trained staff in sufficient numbers to accommodate the recipient population already at the facility. As a condition of further or future placements of persons, the Department shall require the employment of additional trained staff members at the facility where said persons are to be placed. The Secretary, or his or her designate, shall establish written guidelines for placement of persons in facilities under this Act. The Department shall keep written records detailing which facilities have been determined to have staff who have been appropriately trained by the Department and all training which it has provided or required under this Section.
    Bills for the support for a person boarded out shall be payable monthly out of the proper maintenance funds and shall be audited as any other accounts of the Department. If a person is placed in a facility or program outside the Department, the Department may pay the actual costs of residence, treatment or maintenance in such facility and may collect such actual costs or a portion thereof from the recipient or the estate of a person placed in accordance with this Section.
    Other than those placed in a family home the Department shall cause all persons who are placed in a facility, as defined by the Nursing Home Care Act, or in designated community living situations or programs, to be visited at least once during the first month following placement, and once every month thereafter for the first year following placement when indicated, but at least quarterly. After the first year, the Department shall determine at what point the appropriate licensing entity for the facility or designated community living situation or program will assume the responsibility of ensuring that appropriate services are being provided to the resident. Once that responsibility is assumed, the Department may discontinue such visits. If a long term care facility has periodic care plan conferences, the visitor may participate in those conferences, if such participation is approved by the resident or the resident's guardian. Visits shall be made by qualified and trained Department personnel, or their designee, in the area of mental health or developmental disabilities applicable to the person visited, and shall be made on a more frequent basis when indicated. The Department may not use as designee any personnel connected with or responsible to the representatives of any facility in which persons who have been transferred under this Section are placed. In the course of such visit there shall be consideration of the following areas, but not limited thereto: effects of transfer on physical and mental health of the person, sufficiency of nursing care and medical coverage required by the person, sufficiency of staff personnel and ability to provide basic care for the person, social, recreational and programmatic activities available for the person, and other appropriate aspects of the person's environment.
    A report containing the above observations shall be made to the Department, to the licensing agency, and to any other appropriate agency subsequent to each visitation. The report shall contain recommendations to improve the care and treatment of the resident, as necessary, which shall be reviewed by the facility's interdisciplinary team and the resident or the resident's legal guardian.
    Upon the complaint of any person placed in accordance with this Section or any responsible citizen or upon discovery that such person has been abused, neglected, or improperly cared for, or that the placement does not provide the type of care required by the recipient's current condition, the Department immediately shall investigate, and determine if the well‑being, health, care, or safety of any person is affected by any of the above occurrences, and if any one of the above occurrences is verified, the Department shall remove such person at once to a facility of the Department or to another facility outside the Department, provided such person's needs can be met at said facility. The Department may also provide any person placed in accordance with this Section who is without available funds, and who is permitted to engage in employment outside the facility, such sums for the transportation, and other expenses as may be needed by him until he receives his wages for such employment.
    The Department shall promulgate rules and regulations governing the purchase of care for persons who are wards of or who are receiving services from the Department. Such rules and regulations shall apply to all monies expended by any agency of the State of Illinois for services rendered by any person, corporate entity, agency, governmental agency or political subdivision whether public or private outside of the Department whether payment is made through a contractual, per‑diem or other arrangement. No funds shall be paid to any person, corporation, agency, governmental entity or political subdivision without compliance with such rules and regulations.
    The rules and regulations governing purchase of care shall describe categories and types of service deemed appropriate for purchase by the Department.
    Any provider of services under this Act may elect to receive payment for those services, and the Department is authorized to arrange for that payment, by means of direct deposit transmittals to the service provider's account maintained at a bank, savings and loan association, or other financial institution. The financial institution shall be approved by the Department, and the deposits shall be in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93‑636, eff. 6‑1‑04.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15a) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15a)
    Sec. 15a. In placing any child under this Act, the Department shall place such child, as far as possible, in the care and custody of some individual holding the same religious belief as the parents of the child, or with some child care facility which is controlled by persons of like religious faith as the parents of such child.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 941.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15b) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15b)
    Sec. 15b. For recipients awaiting conditional discharge or placement, to execute any document relating to or make any application for any benefit including state or federal on behalf of any recipient in a Department program if the recipient is mentally disabled to manage his own affairs.
(Source: P.A. 86‑922.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15c) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15c)
    Sec. 15c. The Department shall, not later than January 1, 1986, enter into a written agreement with the Department of Public Aid which shall provide for interagency procedures to process and expedite applications for benefits under The Illinois Public Aid Code which are filed by or on behalf of recipients awaiting discharge from facilities operated or licensed by the Department.
    The Department shall seek an agreement with the Social Security Administration which provides for procedures to process and expedite applications for benefits authorized by the Social Security Act, which are filed by or on behalf of persons scheduled to be discharged from facilities operated by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 86‑922.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15d) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15d)
    Sec. 15d. Before any person is released from a facility operated or licensed by the Department, the chief administrative officer of the facility shall assess such person's need for subsistence benefits and services including food, shelter, clothing and medical care. If a determination is made that a person will be unable to meet such subsistence needs after discharge, the chief administrative officer shall arrange for filing applications under appropriate benefit programs, unless the person expressly declines. The determination of the chief administrative officer and resultant action shall be recorded in the facility record.
    The Department shall provide assistance in establishing eligibility for benefits for persons scheduled for discharge from a facility who have filed an application. If a person released from a facility operated or licensed by the Department has filed an application for disability benefits under the Social Security Act, the Department shall prepare the assessment of functional limitations and such other medical documentation as may be necessary to establish eligibility.
(Source: P.A. 86‑922.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15e) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15e)
    Sec. 15e. In order to improve linkage and aftercare for those recipients admitted to Department facilities 3 or more times in a 12‑month period, the Department shall designate continuous treatment teams for each of the following facilities: Chicago‑Read Mental Health Center; Elgin Mental Health Center; Madden Mental Health Center; and Tinley Park Mental Health Center. The Department may provide these services in the other facilities it operates.
    Upon a recipient's admission to one of the above‑named facilities and when that admission constitutes the third admission for that recipient to a Department facility within the previous 12‑month period, the recipient shall be assigned to a continuous treatment team. Each continuous treatment team shall fully participate in the admission, inpatient treatment and discharge planning for each recipient assigned to the team. Each continuous treatment team further shall ensure linkage to aftercare services and shall provide continuous support to recipients assigned to the team to ensure a system of managed care for each recipient. Continuous treatment team members shall be afforded all appropriate clinical privileges consistent with applicable accreditation standards.
    The Department shall promulgate rules governing these continuous treatment teams.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15f)
    Sec. 15f. Individualized behavioral support plan.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Behavioral challenges" means episodes of significant property destruction, self‑injurious behavior, assaultive behavior, or any other behavior that prevents a person from successful participation in a Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, as determined by the community support team.
    "Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities" means a program that is funded through a waiver authorized under Section 1915(c) of the federal Social Security Act and that is administered by the Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities. Services under the Program include Community Integrated Living Arrangements, Community Living Facilities of 16 or fewer individuals, home‑based support services, day programs, and therapies. The term also includes newly developed programs and settings that are funded through the Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
    (b) Each individual participating in a Home and Community Based Services Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, regardless of whether the individual is eligible for federal financial participation for these services, who exhibits behavioral challenges shall have an individualized behavioral support plan. Each individualized support plan shall: (i) be designed to meet individual needs; (ii) be in the immediate and long‑term best interests of the individual; (iii) be non‑aversive; (iv) teach the individual new skills; (v) provide alternatives to behavioral challenges; (vi) offer opportunities for choice and social integration; and (vii) allow for environmental modifications. The plan must be based on a functional behavioral assessment conducted by a professional trained in its use. The plan shall be implemented by staff who have been trained in and are qualified to effectively apply positive non‑aversive intervention. All behavioral supports required by the plan shall be applied in a humane and caring manner that respects the dignity of the individual and shall be implemented in a positive and socially supportive environment, including the home.
    Interventions must not: (1) include electric shock; (2) withhold essential food and drink; (3) cause physical or psychological pain; (4) use drugs as restraints; or (5) produce humiliation or discomfort.
    Nothing in this subsection shall preclude, for
    
therapeutic purposes, variant scheduling of food or drink or the application of safe and appropriate time‑out procedures.
    (c) The Department of Human Services shall be responsible for developing and promulgating rules to implement the provisions of this Section and to carry out the intent of this Section.
    (d) To the extent this Section conflicts with Article I of Chapter II of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, that Article controls.
(Source: P.A. 94‑812, eff. 5‑26‑06.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15.1)
    Sec. 15.1. Whenever the Department pays the cost, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, for care or treatment of an Illinois citizen to a facility located in another State, such facility shall be required to be licensed by that state and shall also meet the minimum standard as are imposed by the Illinois laws and regulations for comparable licensed facilities within Illinois.
    Whenever an Illinois citizen is placed in such a facility, the Department shall ensure that the requirements as contained in Section 15 of this Act are complied with, as applicable. The responsibility of the Department shall not be dependent upon its paying, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, for the person's care, treatment or other services, as required, but rather arises from the placement of such person in a facility located in another state pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
    The fact that the facility is state‑licensed and meets the minimum Illinois standards must be affirmed in writing by the Department to the parent, guardian or nearest responsible relative before placement is made. The Department shall also affirm in writing that placement in such facility is in the best interests of the person to be placed, and there are presently no suitable facilities in the State of Illinois in which said person can be placed. Three months subsequent to placement of any person, the Department shall send copies of visitation reports made pursuant to Section 15 of this Act to said person's parent, guardian or nearest responsible relative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15.2)
    Sec. 15.2. Quality Assurance for Adult Developmental Training Services. Whenever the Department of Public Aid or the Department of Human Services pays the cost, directly or indirectly, in whole or part, for adult developmental training day services for persons with developmental disabilities, the provider of such services shall meet minimum standards established by the Department. Such minimum standards shall become effective July 1, 1986. Interim program guidelines, established by the Department, shall be utilized for programs operational prior to July 1, 1985.
    The Department shall annually certify that adult developmental training day services providers meet minimum standards. The Department may determine that providers accredited under nationally recognized accreditation programs are deemed to have met the standards established by the Department under this Section. The Department shall, at least quarterly, review the services being provided to assure compliance with the standards. The Department may suspend, refuse to renew or deny certification to any provider who fails to meet any or all such standards, as provided by rule.
    For purposes of this Section, "adult developmental training day service" means services designed to help persons with developmental disabilities to develop functional skills for living in such areas as motoric development, dressing and grooming, toileting, eating, language, reading and writing, quantitative skills development, independent living and reduction of maladaptive behavior. Such programs may include services designed to improve an individual's ability to engage in productive work as defined for work activity centers in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended.
    For purposes of this Section, "providers of adult developmental training day services" means any person, agency or organization that provides such services for persons with developmental disabilities as defined by the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15.3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑15.3)
    Sec. 15.3. Quality assurance for community mental health services. Whenever the Department of Public Aid or the Department of Human Services pays the cost, directly or indirectly, in whole or part, for community mental health services and programs provided under the Medicaid Clinic Option authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, the provider of such services shall meet minimum standards established by the Department.
    The Department shall annually certify that providers of community mental health services under the Medicaid Clinic Option meet minimum standards. The Department may suspend, refuse to renew or deny certification to any provider who fails to meet any or all such standards, as provided by rule.
    For purposes of this Section, "community mental health services and programs" means services designed to help persons with mental illness develop skills for living, including but not limited to the following:
    (1) Mental health assessment;
    (2) Psychological evaluation;
    (3) Interdisciplinary treatment planning;
    (4) Medication monitoring and training;
    (5) Individual therapy;
    (6) Group therapy;
    (7) Family therapy;
    (8) Crisis intervention;
    (9) Case management;
    (10) Intensive stabilization; and
    (11) Extended treatment and rehabilitation.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/15.4)
    Sec. 15.4. Authorization for nursing delegation to permit direct care staff to administer medications.
    (a) This Section applies to (i) all programs for persons with a developmental disability in settings of 16 persons or fewer that are funded or licensed by the Department of Human Services and that distribute or administer medications and (ii) all intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled with 16 beds or fewer that are licensed by the Department of Public Health. The Department of Human Services shall develop a training program for authorized direct care staff to administer oral and topical medications under the supervision and monitoring of a registered professional nurse. This training program shall be developed in consultation with professional associations representing (i) physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, (ii) registered professional nurses, and (iii) pharmacists.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Authorized direct care staff" means non‑licensed persons who have successfully completed a medication administration training program approved by the Department of Human Services and conducted by a nurse‑trainer. This authorization is specific to an individual receiving service in a specific agency and does not transfer to another agency.
    "Nurse‑trainer training program" means a standardized, competency‑based medication administration train‑the‑trainer program provided by the Department of Human Services and conducted by a Department of Human Services master nurse‑trainer for the purpose of training nurse‑trainers to train persons employed or under contract to provide direct care or treatment to individuals receiving services to administer medications and provide self‑administration of medication training to individuals under the supervision and monitoring of the nurse‑trainer. The program incorporates adult learning styles, teaching strategies, classroom management, and a curriculum overview, including the ethical and legal aspects of supervising those administering medications.
    "Self‑administration of medications" means an individual administers his or her own medications. To be considered capable to self‑administer their own medication, individuals must, at a minimum, be able to identify their medication by size, shape, or color, know when they should take the medication, and know the amount of medication to be taken each time.
    "Training program" means a standardized medication administration training program approved by the Department of Human Services and conducted by a registered professional nurse for the purpose of training persons employed or under contract to provide direct care or treatment to individuals receiving services to administer medications and provide self‑administration of medication training to individuals under the delegation and supervision of a nurse‑trainer. The program incorporates adult learning styles, teaching strategies, classroom management, curriculum overview, including ethical‑legal aspects, and standardized competency‑based evaluations on administration of medications and self‑administration of medication training programs.
    (c) Training and authorization of non‑licensed direct care staff by nurse‑trainers must meet the requirements of this subsection.
        (1) Prior to training non‑licensed direct care staff
    
to administer medication, the nurse‑trainer shall perform the following for each individual to whom medication will be administered by non‑licensed direct care staff:
            (A) An assessment of the individual's health
        
history and physical and mental status.
            (B) An evaluation of the medications prescribed.
        (2) Non‑licensed authorized direct care staff shall
    
meet the following criteria:
            (A) Be 18 years of age or older.
            (B) Have completed high school or its
        
equivalent (GED).
            (C) Have demonstrated functional literacy.
            (D) Have satisfactorily completed the Health
        
and Safety component of a Department of Human Services authorized direct care staff training program.
            (E) Have successfully completed the training
        
program, pass the written portion of the comprehensive exam, and score 100% on the competency‑based assessment specific to the individual and his or her medications.
            (F) Have received additional competency‑based
        
assessment by the nurse‑trainer as deemed necessary by the nurse‑trainer whenever a change of medication occurs or a new individual that requires medication administration enters the program.
        (3) Authorized direct care staff shall be
    
re‑evaluated by a nurse‑trainer at least annually or more frequently at the discretion of the registered professional nurse. Any necessary retraining shall be to the extent that is necessary to ensure competency of the authorized direct care staff to administer medication.
        (4) Authorization of direct care staff to
    
administer medication shall be revoked if, in the opinion of the registered professional nurse, the authorized direct care staff is no longer competent to administer medication.
        (5) The registered professional nurse shall assess
    
an individual's health status at least annually or more frequently at the discretion of the registered professional nurse.
    (d) Medication self‑administration shall meet the following requirements:
        (1) As part of the normalization process, in order
    
for each individual to attain the highest possible level of independent functioning, all individuals shall be permitted to participate in their total health care program. This program shall include, but not be limited to, individual training in preventive health and self‑medication procedures.
            (A) Every program shall adopt written policies
        
and procedures for assisting individuals in obtaining preventative health and self‑medication skills in consultation with a registered professional nurse, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches.
            (B) Individuals shall be evaluated to determine
        
their ability to self‑medicate by the nurse‑trainer through the use of the Department's required, standardized screening and assessment instruments.
            (C) When the results of the screening and
        
assessment indicate an individual not to be capable to self‑administer his or her own medications, programs shall be developed in consultation with the Community Support Team or Interdisciplinary Team to provide individuals with self‑medication administration.
        (2) Each individual shall be presumed to be
    
competent to self‑administer medications if:
            (A) authorized by an order of a physician
        
licensed to practice medicine in all its branches; and
            (B) approved to self‑administer medication by
        
the individual's Community Support Team or Interdisciplinary Team, which includes a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice nurse.
    (e) Quality Assurance.
        (1) A registered professional nurse, advanced
    
practice nurse, licensed practical nurse, physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, physician assistant, or pharmacist shall review the following for all individuals:
            (A) Medication orders.
            (B) Medication labels, including medications
        
listed on the medication administration record for persons who are not self‑medicating to ensure the labels match the orders issued by the physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant.
            (C) Medication administration records for
        
persons who are not self‑medicating to ensure that the records are completed appropriately for:
                (i) medication administered as prescribed;
                (ii) refusal by the individual; and
                (iii) full signatures provided for all
            
initials used.
        (2) Reviews shall occur at least quarterly, but may
    
be done more frequently at the discretion of the registered professional nurse or advanced practice nurse.
        (3) A quality assurance review of medication errors
    
and data collection for the purpose of monitoring and recommending corrective action shall be conducted within 7 days and included in the required annual review.
    (f) Programs using authorized direct care staff to administer medications are responsible for documenting and maintaining records on the training that is completed.
    (g) The absence of this training program constitutes a threat to the public interest, safety, and welfare and necessitates emergency rulemaking by the Departments of Human Services and Public Health under Section 5‑45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (h) Direct care staff who fail to qualify for delegated authority to administer medications pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be given additional education and testing to meet criteria for delegation authority to administer medications. Any direct care staff person who fails to qualify as an authorized direct care staff after initial training and testing must within 3 months be given another opportunity for retraining and retesting. A direct care staff person who fails to meet criteria for delegated authority to administer medication, including, but not limited to, failure of the written test on 2 occasions shall be given consideration for shift transfer or reassignment, if possible. No employee shall be terminated for failure to qualify during the 3‑month time period following initial testing. Refusal to complete training and testing required by this Section may be grounds for immediate dismissal.
    (i) No authorized direct care staff person delegated to administer medication shall be subject to suspension or discharge for errors resulting from the staff person's acts or omissions when performing the functions unless the staff person's actions or omissions constitute willful and wanton conduct. Nothing in this subsection is intended to supersede paragraph (4) of subsection (c).
    (j) A registered professional nurse, advanced practice nurse, physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, or physician assistant shall be on duty or on call at all times in any program covered by this Section.
    (k) The employer shall be responsible for maintaining liability insurance for any program covered by this Section.
    (l) Any direct care staff person who qualifies as authorized direct care staff pursuant to this Section shall be granted consideration for a one‑time additional salary differential. The Department shall determine and provide the necessary funding for the differential in the base. This subsection (l) is inoperative on and after June 30, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 91‑630, eff. 8‑19‑99.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/16) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑16)
    Sec. 16. In order to secure for the recipients of the facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department the earliest possible discharge from such facilities compatible with proper treatment and care and a continuance of expert service after discharge, without charge, the Department shall carry on a program of after care of conditionally discharged recipients. Qualified persons shall visit or consult the recipient and his family before and at least every six months after discharge to advise the family of and determine the existence of the care and occupation most favorable for the recipient's continued improvement and return to and maintenance of mental health. The visitation and contact requirement of this Section shall remain in effect while the recipient is on conditional discharge, and shall terminate when such status is terminated under Section 4‑702 of the "Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code." The visitations required in this Section shall be in addition to those required under Section 15 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/16.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑16.1)
    Sec. 16.1. At the discretion of the Secretary, to provide recipients under Department jurisdiction with monetary remuneration or other incentives on a graduated scale for work performed as part of their training for useful employment. Such recipient‑workers are exempt from the Personnel Code.
    Such remuneration or incentives must be paid solely from funds received by gift or grant from private sources or the federal government or the Mental Health Fund or from funds received from the sale of articles from habilitation workshops. No general revenue funds appropriated to the Department may be used to pay such remuneration or incentives.
    The category of Institutional Helpers may still be paid out of General Revenue funds.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/16.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑16.2)
    Sec. 16.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/17) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑17)
    Sec. 17. To make such investigations as may be necessary to the performance of its duties. In the course of any such investigation, any qualified person authorized by the Secretary may administer oaths and secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers relevant to such investigation. Any person who is served with a subpoena by the Department to appear and testify or to produce books and papers, in the course of an investigation authorized by law, and who refuses or neglects to appear, or to testify, or to produce books and papers relevant to such investigation, as commanded in such subpoena, commits a Class B misdemeanor. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State. Any circuit court of this State, upon application of the Department, may compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the Department or before any authorized officer or employee thereof, by an attachment for contempt or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before such court. Every person who, having taken an oath or made affirmation before the Department or any authorized officer or employee thereof, shall wilfully swear or affirm falsely, shall be guilty of perjury and upon conviction shall be punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/18) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑18)
    Sec. 18. To receive, hold, distribute and use for indicated purposes and the benefit of recipients, monies and materials made available by the federal government or other agency. The Department specifically may claim federal reimbursement through the Illinois Department of Public Aid under the "Medicaid Waiver" provisions of Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, as amended, for providing community services to recipients of medical assistance under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code. The Department shall maintain a separate line item in its budget, entitled "Developmental Disability Community Initiative", to account for the expenditure of such monies.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1209.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/18.1)
    Sec. 18.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91‑357, eff. 7‑29‑99. Repealed by P.A. 94‑91, eff. 7‑1‑05.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/18.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑18.2)
    Sec. 18.2. Integrated system for services for developmentally disabled. The Department shall develop an effective, integrated system for delivering State‑funded and State‑operated services to persons with developmental disabilities. No later than June 30, 1993, the Department shall enter into one or more co‑operative arrangements with the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Public Health, and any other appropriate entities for administration or supervision by the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities of all State programs for services to persons in community care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities, including but not limited to intermediate care facilities, that are supported by State funds or by funding under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act. The Department of Human Services shall succeed to the responsibilities of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Rehabilitation Services under any such cooperative arrangement in existence on July 1, 1997.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/18.3)
    Sec. 18.3. Integrated system for services for the mentally ill. The Department shall develop an effective, integrated system for delivering State‑funded and State‑operated services to persons with mental illness. No later than June 30, 1994, the Department shall enter into one or more cooperative arrangements with the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Public Health, and any other appropriate entities for administration or supervision by the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities of all State programs for services to persons in community care facilities for persons with mental illness, including but not limited to intermediate care facilities, that are supported by State funds or by funding under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act. The Department shall form a medical advisory panel, appointed by the Secretary, comprised of 5 physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches with a special emphasis in treating mental illness, to provide advice on care rendered to patients in any integrated delivery system. The Department of Human Services shall succeed to the responsibilities of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Rehabilitation Services under any such cooperative arrangement in existence on July 1, 1997.
(Source: P.A. 88‑388; 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/18.4)
    Sec. 18.4. Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund; reimbursement.
    (a) The Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, following repayment of interfund transfers under subsection (b‑1), amounts paid to the State by the federal government under Title XIX or Title XXI of the Social Security Act for services delivered by community mental health providers, and any interest earned thereon, shall be deposited as follows:
        (1) The first $75,000,000 shall be deposited directly
    
into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund to be used for the purchase of community mental health services;
        (2) The next $4,500,000 shall be deposited directly
    
into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund to be used by the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health for the oversight and administration of community mental health services and up to $1,000,000 of this amount may be used for support of community mental health service initiatives; and
        (3) Any additional amounts shall be deposited 50%
    
into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund to be used for the purchase of community mental health services and 50% into the General Revenue Fund.
    (b‑1) For State fiscal year 2005, the first $73,000,000 in any funds paid to the State by the federal government under Title XIX or Title XXI of the Social Security Act for services delivered by community mental health services providers, and any interest earned thereon, shall be deposited directly into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund before any deposits are made into the General Revenue Fund. The next $25,000,000, less any deposits made prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. Amounts received in excess of $98,000,000 shall be deposited 50% into the General Revenue Fund and 50% into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund. At the direction of the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, on April 1, 2005, or as soon thereafter as practical, the Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer amounts not to exceed $14,000,000 into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund from the Public Aid Recoveries Trust Fund.
    (b‑2) For State fiscal year 2006, and in subsequent fiscal years until any transfers under subsection (b‑1) are repaid, the first $73,000,000 in any funds paid to the State by the federal government under Title XIX or Title XXI of the Social Security Act for services delivered by community mental health providers, and any interest earned thereon, shall be deposited directly into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund. Then the next $14,000,000, or such amount as was transferred under subsection (b‑1) at the direction of the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, shall be deposited into the Public Aid Recoveries Trust Fund. Any additional amounts received shall be deposited in accordance with subsection (b).
    (c) The Department shall reimburse community mental health providers for services provided to eligible individuals. Moneys in the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund may be used for that purpose.
    (d) As used in this Section:
    "Community mental health provider" means a community agency that is funded by the Department to provide a service.
    "Service" means a mental health service provided pursuant to the provisions of administrative rules adopted by the Department and funded by the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health.
(Source: P.A. 93‑841, eff. 7‑30‑04; 94‑58, eff. 6‑17‑05; 94‑839, eff. 6‑6‑06.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/18.5)
    Sec. 18.5. Community Developmental Disability Services Medicaid Trust Fund; reimbursement.
    (a) The Community Developmental Disability Services Medicaid Trust Fund is hereby created in the State treasury.
    (b) Any funds in excess of $16,700,000 in any fiscal year paid to the State by the federal government under Title XIX or Title XXI of the Social Security Act for services delivered by community developmental disability services providers for services relating to Developmental Training and Community Integrated Living Arrangements as a result of the conversion of such providers from a grant payment methodology to a fee‑for‑service payment methodology, or any other funds paid to the State for any subsequent revenue maximization initiatives performed by such providers, and any interest earned thereon, shall be deposited directly into the Community Developmental Disability Services Medicaid Trust Fund. One‑third of this amount shall be used only to pay for Medicaid‑reimbursed community developmental disability services provided to eligible individuals, and the remainder shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
    (c) For purposes of this Section:
    "Medicaid‑reimbursed developmental disability services" means services provided by a community developmental disability provider under an agreement with the Department that is eligible for reimbursement under the federal Title XIX program or Title XXI program.
    "Provider" means a qualified entity as defined in the State's Home and Community‑Based Services Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities that is funded by the Department to provide a Medicaid‑reimbursed service.
    "Revenue maximization alternatives" do not include increases in funds paid to the State as a result of growth in spending through service expansion or rate increases.
(Source: P.A. 93‑841, eff. 7‑30‑04.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/19) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑19)
    Sec. 19.
    To make agreements with any other department, authority or commission of this State, any State university or public or private agency, community mental health or board of health, to make and receive payment for services provided to or by such bodies, and with written approval by the Governor to make agreements with other states.
(Source: P. A. 78‑723.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/20) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑20)
    Sec. 20. To hold and direct the expenditure of all money which has been or may be received by any officer of the several State facilities under the direction and supervision of the Department, as profit on sales from commissary stores. Such money shall be expended under the direction of the Department for the special comfort, pleasure and amusement of recipients or members and employees, provided that amounts expended for comfort, pleasure and amusement of employees shall not exceed the amount of profits derived from sales made to employees by such commissaries, as determined by the Department.
    Money received as interest and income on funds deposited for recipients or members of such State facilities shall be expended for the special comfort, pleasure and amusement of the recipients or members of the particular facility where the money is paid or received, except that interest or income on the individual savings accounts or investments of such recipients or members shall not be so expended, but shall accrue to the individual accounts of such recipients or members.
    Any money belonging to recipients or members separated from facilities described under this Section, in custody of officers thereof, who are separated by death, absolute discharge or unauthorized absence, may, if unclaimed by the recipient or member or the legal representatives thereof for a period of two years, be expended at the direction of the Department for the purposes and in the manner specified above. Articles of personal property, with the exception of clothing, so left in the custody of such officers, shall, if unclaimed for the period of two years, be sold and the money disposed of in the same manner.
    Clothing left at the facility by recipients or members at the time of separation may be used as determined by the facility if unclaimed by the recipient or member or legal representatives thereof within 30 days after notification.
(Source: P.A. 86‑922.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/21) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑21)
    Sec. 21. To transmit to the State Treasurer monies collected from various sources such as the sale of manufactured articles, of farm products and of all miscellaneous articles. A detailed statement of such collections shall be made monthly to the Department by the director of the facility.
    A Department authorized habilitation workshop program may retain funds at the facility under the direction of the facility director. The July 1 balance of such funds retained may not exceed 33‑1/3% of the direct operating expenses for the fiscal year then ended. All monies in excess of this amount shall be deposited in the General Revenue fund not later than 60 days thereafter.
    Upon termination of a habilitation workshop program, all monies which remain after payment of liabilities shall be deposited in the General Revenue fund not later than 60 days after the termination.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/21.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑21.1)
    Sec. 21.1. The Self‑Sufficiency Trust Fund, heretofore created under repealed Section 5‑118 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, is continued under this Section. The State Treasurer, ex officio, shall be custodian of the Trust Fund, and the Comptroller shall direct payments from the Trust Fund upon vouchers properly certified by the Secretary of Human Services. The Treasurer shall credit interest on the Trust Fund to the Trust Fund, and the Secretary shall allocate such interest pro rata to the respective accounts of the named beneficiaries of the Trust Fund.
    The Department may accept moneys from a self‑sufficiency trust for deposit in the Trust Fund pursuant to an agreement with the trust naming one or more beneficiaries who are persons with a developmental disability or persons otherwise eligible for Department services residing in this State and specifying the care, support or treatment to be provided for them. The Department shall maintain a separate account in the Trust Fund for each named beneficiary. The moneys in such accounts shall be spent by the Department, pursuant to its rules, only to provide care, support and treatment for the named beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the agreement. In the event that the Secretary determines that the moneys in the account of a named beneficiary cannot be used for the care, support or treatment of that beneficiary in a manner consistent with the rules of the Department and the agreement, or upon request of the self‑sufficiency trust, the remaining moneys in such account, together with any accumulated interest thereon, shall be promptly returned to the self‑sufficiency trust which deposited such moneys in the Trust Fund.
    The Department shall adopt such rules and procedures as may be necessary or useful for the administration of the Trust Fund.
    The receipt by a beneficiary of money from the Trust Fund, or of care, treatment or support provided with such money, shall not in any way reduce, impair or diminish the benefits to which such beneficiary is otherwise entitled by law.
    For the purposes of this Section, the term "self‑sufficiency trust" means a trust created by a not for profit corporation which is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and which is organized under the General Not for Profit Corporation Act of 1986 for the purpose of providing for the care, support or treatment of one or more persons with a developmental disability or persons otherwise eligible for Department services.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380; 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/21.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑21.2)
    Sec. 21.2. The Fund for the Developmentally Disabled, heretofore created as a special fund in the State Treasury under repealed Section 5‑119 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, is continued under this Section. The Secretary may accept moneys from any source for deposit into the Fund. The moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Department, subject to appropriation, for the purpose of providing for the care, support and treatment of low‑income persons with a developmental disability, or low‑income persons otherwise eligible for Department services, as defined by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380; 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/22) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑22)
    Sec. 22. To accept and hold in behalf of the State, if for the public interest, a grant, gift or legacy of money or property to the State of Illinois, to the Department, or to any facility of the Department made in trust for the maintenance or support of a recipient at a facility of the Department, or for any other legitimate purpose connected with such facility. The Department shall accept any donation for the board and treatment of any recipient. The Department also may accept and hold a grant, gift, or legacy of money or property made or given to a facility of the Department that is no longer operating or to a facility of the Department that is operating under a different name, provided that if the grant, gift or legacy was made for a particular purpose, the Department shall, to the extent practicable, use the grant, gift or legacy in a manner that carries out that purpose with regard to another facility operated by the Department for the same purpose, or in the latter case, with regard to that same facility of the Department that is operating under a different name. The Department shall cause each gift, grant or legacy to be kept as a distinct fund, and shall invest the same in the manner provided by the laws of this State as the same now exist, or shall hereafter be enacted, relating to securities in which the deposit in a savings bank may be invested. But the Department may, in its discretion, deposit in a proper trust company or savings bank, during the continuance of the trust, any fund so left in trust for the life of a person, and shall adopt rules and regulations governing the deposit, transfer, or withdrawal of such fund. The Department shall on the expiration of any trust as provided in any instrument creating the same, dispose of the fund thereby created in the manner provided in such instrument. Monies found on the recipients at the time of their admission, or accruing to them during their period of facility care, and monies deposited with the facility director by relatives, guardians or friends of recipients for the special comfort and pleasure of such recipients, shall remain in the custody of such facility director who shall act as trustee for disbursement to, in behalf of, or for the benefit of such recipients. All types of retirement and pension benefits from private and public sources may be paid directly to the director of the facility where the recipient is a resident, for deposit to the recipient's trust fund account. Banks, trust companies, savings and loan companies and insurance carriers having in their possession funds of $1,000 or less belonging to a recipient in a facility of the Department shall release such funds to the director of the facility where the recipient is a resident, for deposit to the recipient's trust fund account. The facility director shall provide a receipt to any bank, trust company, savings and loan company or insurance carrier for the amount received and such receipt shall constitute a valid and sufficient discharge and release of the obligation of such bank, trust company, savings and loan company or insurance carrier to the recipient for whom such payment was so made, to the extent of the payment made. Each facility director shall keep in a book an itemized account of all receipts and expenditures of funds described in the above proviso, which book shall be open at all times to the inspection of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 91‑357, eff. 7‑29‑99; 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/26) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑26)
    Sec. 26. To establish, maintain and operate cemeteries in connection with the facilities of the Department for the interment of the remains of deceased recipients of such facilities whose bodies are not claimed by relatives or others willing to provide other facilities for the interment thereof and to acquire lands therefor.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/27) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑27)
    Sec. 27. To prescribe and require surety bonds from any officer or employee under the jurisdiction of the Department, where deemed advisable, in such penal sums to be determined by the Department. The cost of such bonds shall be paid by the State out of funds appropriated to the Department.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2666.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/28) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑28)
    Sec. 28. To keep, for each facility under the jurisdiction of the Department, a register of the number of officers, employees and recipients present each day in the year, in such form as to admit of a calculation of the average number present each month.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/30) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑30)
    Sec. 30. To present to the Governor and the legislature, in such form as required, such information regarding appropriations needed as may be required.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2666.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/31) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑31)
    Sec. 31. To print publications and distribute documents, reports, statistics, bulletins, and other matter relating to services and programs of the Department.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2666.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/31a) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑31a)
    Sec. 31a. Computer records. If computer printouts of the Department's records are offered as evidence, the Secretary shall certify that those computer records are true and exact representations of records properly entered into standard electronic computing equipment, in the regular course of the Department's business, at or reasonably near the time of occurrence of the facts recorded, from trustworthy and reliable information. Such a certified computer printout shall without further proof, be admitted into evidence before the Department or in any legal proceeding and shall be prima facie proof of the correctness of the entries therein.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/33.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑33.1)
    Sec. 33.1. To make assignments for educational or training purposes to qualified persons, and to make payments for such purposes in the manner authorized by this Section.
    (a) To qualify for an assignment for educational or training purposes under this Section, a person must:
        1. be enrolled in the final 2 years of accredited
    
specialized training which is required to meet the qualifications for the position, as established by the Department of Central Management Services, or be a current employee of the Department who has continuously served in a full‑time capacity for at least one year prior to assignment;
        2. have completed 4 years of high school education;
        3. possess such qualities and attributes as the
    
Secretary of the Department deems necessary for achieving the purposes for which the assignment was made;
        4. sign an agreement to serve as an employee of the
    
Department for one calendar year for each academic year of subsidized training for educational or training purposes under this Section;
        5. sign a promissory note agreeing to repay the
    
Department for the funds expended if the employee fails to return to employment with, or remain an employee of the Department for the period of time required by paragraph 4; and
        6. agree in writing to such other terms and
    
conditions as the Department may reasonably require when granting the assignment.
    (b) When granting an assignment for educational or training purposes to an eligible person under this Section, the Department may pay:
        1. such amounts as are established by Department
    
regulations; and
        2. for school expenses, not to exceed 80% of the
    
cost to the person of all tuition, laboratory fees, matriculation fees and other general student charges made by the institution of higher learning, but not including charges for food or residence halls, which charges shall be payable from the funds for support and living expenses within the limitations provided in paragraph 1.
    (c) Except for the purpose of receiving salary, vacation pay or any other similar remuneration payable to State employees, the status of an employee of the Department as an employee of the State is not affected by the employee serving on an educational or training assignment under this Section as specified under the rules and regulations of the Department of Central Management Services.
    (d) Training programs such as tuition only refunds and special workshops for employees with one year or more of service and/or training which is a part of collaborative arrangements with institutions of higher learning or other public agencies are not affected by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/33.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑33.2)
    Sec. 33.2. To require of each physician, of whatever specialty, employed by the Department or practicing under its supervision, to be trained in the techniques of psychopharmacology. The Department shall:
    (a) insure that each physician employed by it after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975 has completed course work during his medical training in the techniques of administering drugs for the purpose of treating mental disease or disability, or that a physician who is unable to show evidence of completion of such training attends a seminar on psychopharmacology sponsored by the Department within 30 days of the beginning of his employment or practice under the supervision of the Department; and
    (b) insure that each physician employed by it on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975 attends a seminar on psychopharmacology sponsored by the Department within 30 days of that effective date.
    The Secretary may require periodic refresher seminars on the subject of psychopharmacology for each physician and such other employees of the Department as he or she may deem appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/33.3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑33.3)
    Sec. 33.3. (a) The Department may develop an annual plan for staff training. The plan shall establish minimum training objectives and time frames and shall be based on the assessment of needs of direct treatment staff. The plan shall be developed using comments from employee representative organizations and State and national professional and advocacy groups. The training plan shall be available for public review and comment.
    (b) A centralized pre‑service training curriculum shall be developed for classifications of employees of State‑operated facilities who have responsibility for direct patient care and whose professional training and experience does not substantially include the minimum training required under this Section, as determined by the Department. The plan shall address, at a minimum, the following areas:
        (1) Crisis intervention;
        (2) Communication (interpersonal theory, active
    
listening and observing);
        (3) Group process and group dynamics;
        (4) Diagnosis, management, treatment and discharge
    
planning;
        (5) Psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological
    
psychosocial approaches;
        (6) Community resources;
        (7) Specialized skills for: long‑term treatment,
    
teaching activities of daily living skills (e.g., grooming), psychosocial rehabilitation, and schizophrenia and the aged, dual‑diagnosed, young, and chronic;
        (8) The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
    
Code;
        (9) The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
    
Confidentiality Act;
        (10) Physical intervention techniques;
        (11) Aggression management;
        (12) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
        (13) Social assessment training;
        (14) Suicide prevention and intervention;
        (15) Tardive dyskensia;
        (16) Fire safety;
        (17) Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS);
        (18) Toxic substances;
        (19) The detection and reporting of suspected
    
recipient abuse and neglect; and
        (20) Methods of avoiding or reducing injuries in
    
connection with delivery of services.
    (c) Each program shall establish a unit‑specific orientation which details the types of patients served, rules, treatment strategies, response to medical emergencies, policies and procedures, seclusion, restraint for special need recipients, and community resources.
    (d) The plan shall provide for in‑service and any other necessary training for direct service staff and shall include a system for verification of completion. Pre‑service training shall be completed within 6 months after beginning employment, as a condition of continued employment and as a prerequisite to contact with recipients of services, except in the course of supervised on‑the‑job training that may be a component of the training plan. The plan may also require additional training in relation to changes in employee work assignments and job classifications of professional and direct service staff.
    Direct care staff shall be trained in methods of communicating with recipients who are not verbal, including discerning signs of discomfort or medical problems experienced by a recipient. Facility administrators also shall receive such training, to ensure that facility operations are adapted to the needs of mentally disabled recipients.
    (e) To facilitate training, the Department may develop at least 2 training offices, one serving State‑operated facilities located in the Chicago metropolitan area and the second serving other facilities operated by the Department. These offices shall develop and conduct the pre‑service and in‑service training programs required by this Section and coordinate other training required by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1013.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/34) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑34)
    Sec. 34. To make grants‑in‑aid to community clinics and agencies for psychiatric or clinical services, training, research and other mental health, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities programs, for persons of all ages including those aged 3 to 21.
    In addition to other standards and procedures governing the disbursement of grants‑in‑aid implemented under this Section, the Secretary shall require that each application for such aid submitted by public agencies or public clinics with respect to services to be provided by a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more shall include review and comment by a community mental health board that is organized under local authority and broadly representative of the geographic, social, cultural, and economic interests of the area to be served, and which includes persons who are professionals in the field of mental health, consumers of services or representative of the general public. Within planning and service areas designated by the Secretary where more than one clinic or agency applies under this paragraph, each application shall be reviewed by a single community mental health board that is representative of the areas to be served by each clinic or agency.
    The Secretary may authorize advance disbursements to any clinic or agency that has been awarded a grant‑in‑aid, provided that the Secretary shall, within 30 days before the making of such disbursement, certify to the Comptroller that (a) the provider is eligible to receive that disbursement, and (b) the disbursement is made as compensation for services to be rendered within 60 days of that certification.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/34.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑34.1)
    Sec. 34.1. To make grants‑in‑aid not to exceed 30% of the construction and equipment costs of developmental disabilities facilities and community mental health centers.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/34.2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑34.2)
    Sec. 34.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/34.3)
    Sec. 34.3. Use of Block Grant Fund. The Department shall utilize moneys from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Fund in accordance with the purposes and objectives of the federal Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration Reorganization Act (P.L. 102‑321).
(Source: P.A. 88‑553.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/43) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑43)
    Sec. 43. To provide habilitation and care for mentally retarded and persons with a developmental disability and counseling for their families in accordance with programs established and conducted by the Department.
    In assisting families to place such persons in need of care in licensed facilities for mentally retarded and persons with a developmental disability, the Department may supplement the amount a family is able to pay, as determined by the Department in accordance with Sections 5‑105 through 5‑116 of the "Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code" as amended, and the amount available from other sources. The Department shall have the authority to determine eligibility for placement of a person in a private facility.
    Whenever a mentally retarded person or a client is placed in a private facility pursuant to this Section, such private facility must give the Department and the person's guardian or nearest relative, at least 30 days' notice in writing before such person may be discharged or transferred from the private facility, except in an emergency.
(Source: P.A. 90‑14, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/44) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑44)
    Sec. 44. No officer, agent or employee of the Department shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, or other agreement for building, repairing, furnishing or supplying such facilities, or for disposing of the product, or products, of any such facility. Any violation of this Section shall be a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/45) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑45)
    Sec. 45. The following Acts are repealed:
    "An Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of services and facilities for severely physically handicapped children", approved June 29, 1945.
    "An Act in relation to the visitation, instruction, and rehabilitation of major visually handicapped persons and to repeal acts herein named", approved July 21, 1959.
    "An Act in relation to the rehabilitation of physically handicapped persons", approved June 28, 1919.
    "An Act for the treatment, care and maintenance of persons mentally ill or in need of mental treatment who are inmates of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home", approved June 15, 1895, as amended.
    "An Act to establish and maintain a home for the disabled mothers, wives, widows and daughters of disabled or deceased soldiers in the State of Illinois, and to provide for the purchase and maintenance thereof", approved June 13, 1895, as amended.
    "An Act to establish and maintain a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in the State of Illinois, and making an appropriation for the purchase of land and the construction of the necessary buildings", approved June 26, 1885, as amended.
    "An Act in relation to the disposal of certain funds and property which now are or hereafter may be in the custody of the managing officer of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy", approved June 24, 1921.
    "An Act in relation to the establishment in the Department of Public Welfare of a Division to be known as the Institute for Juvenile Research and to define its powers and duties", approved July 16, 1941.
    "An Act to provide for the establishment, maintenance and operation of the Southern Illinois Children's Service Center", approved August 2, 1951.
    "An Act to change the name of the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary", approved June 27, 1923.
    "An Act to establish and provide for the conduct of an institution for the care and custody of persons of unsound or feeble mind, to be known as the Illinois Security Hospital, and to designate the classes of persons to be confined therein", approved June 30, 1933, as amended.
    Sections one through 27 and Sections 29 through 34 of "An Act to revise the laws relating to charities", approved June 11, 1912, as amended.
    "An Act creating a Division of Alcoholism in the Department of Public Welfare, defining its rights, powers and duties, and making an appropriation therefor", approved July 5, 1957.
    "An Act to establish in the Department of Public Welfare a Psychiatric Training and Research Authority", approved July 14, 1955.
    "An Act creating the Advisory Board on Mental Retardation in the Department of Public Welfare, defining its powers and duties and making an appropriation therefor", approved July 17, 1959.
    "An Act to provide for the construction, equipment, and operation of a psychiatric institute state hospital to promote and advance knowledge, through research, in the causes and treatment of mental illness; to train competent psychiatric personnel available for service in the state hospitals and elsewhere; and to contribute to meeting the need for treatment for mentally ill patients", approved June 30, 1953, as amended.
    "An Act in relation to the disposal of certain funds and property paid to, or received by, the officials of the State institutions under the direction and supervision of the Department of Public Welfare", approved June 10, 1929.
    "An Act to require professional persons having patients with major visual limitations to report information regarding such cases to the Department of Public Welfare and to authorize the Department to inform such patients of services and training available," approved July 5, 1957.
    Sections 3, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 22, 24, 25, 26 of "An Act to regulate the state charitable institutions and the state reform school, and to improve their organization and increase their efficiency," approved April 15, 1875.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2666.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/45.5)
    Sec. 45.5. Eligibility for consideration for participation. Notwithstanding any provision in this Act or rules promulgated under this Act to the contrary, unless expressly prohibited by federal law or regulation, all individuals, corporations, or other entities that provide mental health services, whether organized as a for‑profit or not‑for‑profit entity, shall be eligible for consideration by the Department to participate in any program funded or administered by the Department. This Section shall not apply to the receipt of federal funds administered and transferred by the Department for services when the federal government has specifically provided that those funds may be received only by those entities organized as not‑for‑profit entities.
(Source: P.A. 89‑392, eff. 8‑20‑95.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/46) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑46)
    Sec. 46. Separation between the sexes shall be maintained relative to sleeping quarters in each facility under the jurisdiction of the Department, except in relation to quarters for mentally retarded children under age 6 and quarters for severely‑profoundly mentally retarded persons and nonambulatory mentally retarded persons, regardless of age.
(Source: P.A. 85‑971.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/47) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑47)
    Sec. 47. The facility director of each facility under the jurisdiction of the Department shall develop and implement written policies and procedures to insure that employees and visitors are properly identified at all times they are on the grounds of the facility. Proper identification or other specified credentials shall be required for all persons, including employees, entering and exiting grounds of any mental health facility. The Secretary of the Department may establish uniform procedures for identification pursuant to the provisions of this Section that shall apply to all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/48) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑48)
    Sec. 48. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97. Repealed by P.A. 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/48.1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑48.1)
    Sec. 48.1. The Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities shall plan using the definition of developmental disabilities found in the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (Public Law 95‑602), as amended. For current planning purposes, developmental disabilities is defined as a severe, chronic disability of a person which:
    (a) is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments;
    (b) is manifested before the person attains age 22;
    (c) is likely to continue indefinitely;
    (d) results in substantial functional limitations in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity: self care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self‑direction, capacity for independent living and economic self‑sufficiency; and
    (e) reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1367.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/50) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑50)
    Sec. 50. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86‑922. Repealed by P.A. 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/50a)
    Sec. 50a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97. Repealed by P.A. 94‑868, eff. 6‑16‑06.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/52) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑52)
    Sec. 52. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92‑111, eff. 1‑1‑02. Repealed by P.A. 92‑218, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/53) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑53)
    Sec. 53. The Department shall create a consistent case coordination system for persons with a developmental disability who receive services provided or funded by the Department. The objectives of this system shall be to ensure that a full range of an individual's needs is identified and assessed through statewide use of an individual client assessment tool; to ensure that each individual actually receives, in the most effective and efficient combination and sequence, the full range and continuum of services needed; to ensure that all available resources are applied appropriately to each individual served; and to provide a systematic procedure for serving individuals which generates among and within the local service delivery agencies information required for effective system management.
    "Case coordination" means a mechanism for linking and coordinating segments of the service delivery system to ensure the most comprehensive program for meeting an individual client's needs. It facilitates client movement through an array of services so that at any given time, services received are matched to the needs of the individual.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/54) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑54)
    Sec. 54. Establishment of rates for purchase of services.
    (a) It is the purpose of this Section to establish procedures for the development, calculation, and communication of rates promulgated by the Department for the purchase of services for persons with a developmental disability, and persons with mental illness; to require the promulgation of rules which specify the treatment of costs for purposes of establishing rates for various purchase care program categories; to require that rates be equitable, understandable, and established through an open, public process; and to require the delineation of where purchase care, grant‑in‑aid, and other payment mechanisms are most appropriately utilized. The Department's rate‑setting policy should stimulate the development of cost effective, clinically appropriate, community‑based residential, and other support services for recipients according to an annual statement of purchase care goals and objectives.
    (b) The Department shall establish rates in all instances where services are purchased by the Department for a specific recipient from a specific community service provider for which the Department has the responsibility for establishing payment rates. When determining rates, the Department shall take into consideration differences in the costs of doing business among the various geographic regions of the State and shall set rates that reflect those differences. The Department may, for various program categories, adopt rates that are set by other State agencies.
    (c) The Department shall perform the following duties:
        (1) Develop rate‑setting methodologies for purchase
    
care program categories.
        (2) Promulgate rules and regulations governing
    
rate‑setting, treatment of costs, treatment of occupancy, and payment and contracting processes for purchase care.
        (3) Collect cost and performance information from
    
care providers. The Department may stipulate forms, unit of service definitions, reporting procedures and reporting intervals.
        (4) Calculate purchase of care reimbursement rates
    
for specific providers based on the promulgated rate methodology for that program category.
        (5) Negotiate and implement purchase of care
    
contracts with specific providers.
        (6) Develop an annual statement of purchase care
    
goals and objectives detailing maximum units of service by program category to be purchased. The plan for each fiscal year shall be completed by May 1 of the previous fiscal year.
        (7) Conduct an annual review and prepare an annual
    
report of rates and units of service purchased, comparing the annual purchase of care statement with actual services purchased, and the actual cost of providing those services. The report shall be made available by May 1.
        (8) Establish and promulgate a process and criteria
    
for appealing rates.
        (9) Develop and promulgate standards and criteria by
    
which provider performance shall be evaluated.
        (10) Set rates based on published methodologies and
    
subject to the availability of funds appropriated by the General Assembly.
        (11) Establish and promulgate a policy regarding
    
applicability of income offsets in rate calculation or payment processes.
        (12) Develop criteria for selection of payment
    
mechanisms to be employed in funding community services.
    (d) The Department may investigate and employ alternative rate setting approaches and engage in demonstration projects. These approaches must be publicly articulated by the Department, identifying the purpose and scope of the alternative approach and evaluation to be conducted.
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 89‑58, eff. 1‑1‑96; 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97; 90‑423, eff. 8‑15‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/55) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑55)
    Sec. 55. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/56) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑56)
    Sec. 56. The Secretary, upon making a determination based upon information in the possession of the Department, that continuation in practice of a licensed health care professional would constitute an immediate danger to the public, shall submit a written communication to the Director of Professional Regulation indicating such determination and additionally providing a complete summary of the information upon which such determination is based, and recommending that the Director of Professional Regulation immediately suspend such person's license. All relevant evidence, or copies thereof, in the Department's possession may also be submitted in conjunction with the written communication. A copy of such written communication, which is exempt from the copying and inspection provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, shall at the time of submittal to the Director of Professional Regulation be simultaneously mailed to the last known business address of such licensed health care professional by certified or registered postage, United States Mail, return receipt requested. Any evidence, or copies thereof, which is submitted in conjunction with the written communication is also exempt from the copying and inspection provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
    For the purposes of this Section, "licensed health care professional" means any person licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act, the Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act, the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Pharmacy Practice Act of 1987, the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, and the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97; 90‑742, eff. 8‑13‑98.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/57) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑57)
    Sec. 57. The Department of Human Services shall periodically convene a special task force of representatives of the various State agencies with related programs and services together with other interested parties and stakeholders to study and assess service needs of persons with autism. The Secretary of Human Services shall submit a report of the task force's findings and recommendations and the Secretary's priorities to the Governor and the General Assembly by September 1, 2005. The Secretary shall provide annual progress reports to the Governor and the General Assembly by January 1 of each year, beginning on January 1, 2006. The reports shall include an analysis of progress made in the following areas:
    a. Early intervention services for children with autism and their parents;
    b. Enhancement of family support mechanisms to enable persons with autism to remain in a home‑based or community environment in the least‑restrictive setting possible, including progress on the implementation of plans to provide assistance to individuals and families; the plan shall include, but not be limited to, (i) identification of the services required, (ii) the availability of services, especially those within the home community of the person with autism, (iii) the number of persons requiring the services, (iv) the cost of the services, (v) the capacity of the person with autism and his or her family to independently provide the services and the extent to which the State may support the individual and family effort, (vi) the extent of existing and planned State support, (vii) the availability and utilization of federal financial participation in the cost of services, and (viii) the outcomes and impact of services being provided;
    c. Services for adequate transition for people with autism from public school programs to adult work and day programs; and
    d. Plans, programs, and services under the Disabilities Services Act of 2003.
    The Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Aid shall determine the availability of federal financial participation in the cost of developing a family support program, which would include medical assistance coverage for children diagnosed with autism who would otherwise qualify for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code except for family income. The program would include services to support persons with autism in their homes and communities that are not provided through local school systems, early intervention programs, or the medical assistance program under the Illinois Public Aid Code. The departments shall determine the feasibility of obtaining federal financial participation and may apply for any applicable waiver under Section 1915(c) of the federal Social Security Act.
    For the purpose of this service needs review, autism means a severely incapacitating life‑long developmental disability which:
    a. may be manifested before a person is 30 months of age,
    b. may be caused by physical disorders of the brain, and
    c. is characterized by uneven intellectual development and a combination of disturbances in the rates and sequences of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, language and speech development. This syndrome is further evidenced by abnormal responses to sensory stimuli, problems in developing social relationships, and ritualistic and compulsive behavior.
(Source: P.A. 93‑773, eff. 7‑21‑04.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/57.5)
    Sec. 57.5. Autism diagnosis education program.
    (a) Subject to appropriations, the Department shall contract to establish an autism diagnosis education program for young children. The Department shall establish the program at 3 different sites in the State. The program shall have the following goals:
        (1) Providing, to medical professionals and others
    
statewide, a systems development initiative that promotes best practice standards for the diagnosis and treatment planning for young children who have autism spectrum disorders, for the purpose of helping existing systems of care to build solid circles of expertise within their ranks.
        (2) Educating medical practitioners, school
    
personnel, day care providers, parents, and community service providers (including, but not limited to, early intervention and developmental disabilities providers) throughout the State on appropriate diagnosis and treatment of autism.
        (3) Supporting systems of care for young children
    
with autism spectrum disorders.
        (4) Working together with universities and
    
developmental disabilities providers to identify unmet needs and resources.
        (5) Encouraging and supporting research on optional
    
services for young children with autism spectrum disorders.
    (b) Before January 1, 2006, the Department shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the progress of the autism diagnosis education program established under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93‑395, eff. 7‑29‑03.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/58) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑58)
    Sec. 58. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85‑1209. Repealed by P.A. 92‑111, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/59) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑59)
    Sec. 59. The Department may create a Family Assistance and Support Program to assist families in providing care at home for persons of any age with a severe or profound developmental disability, to prevent or delay the institutionalization of such persons or to permit the return of such persons from facilities to their families. As used in this Section, "families" includes foster families. The program may provide reimbursement for services or other need as specified in this Section only if payment or reimbursement for such services is not available through insurance or any other State or federal program. The Department may require documentation, where deemed appropriate by the Department, that other sources of payment or reimbursement are not available. Reimbursement is available under the program for special adaptive equipment, minor structural modifications to a residence or vehicle, adaptive clothing, medications, special dietary needs, and transportation to special services. The Department may also provide reimbursement for any other unusual expenses necessary for the maintenance of a person with a severe or profound developmental disability at home. Reimbursement to any family in any year under the program shall not exceed $2,500, except when the limit is waived by the Department in cases of extraordinary need as determined by the Department in accordance with rules adopted by the Department. Expenditures shall be subject to available appropriations for this program. The Department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer the program and establish criteria to assure equitable distribution of funds under this program throughout the State.
    An interim report and evaluation of the program shall be submitted to the General Assembly no later than June 30, 1988. A subsequent interim report and evaluation of the program shall be submitted to the General Assembly no later than January 1, 1989. The Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities shall assist the Department in the evaluation of the program.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/60) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑60)
    Sec. 60. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88‑380. Repealed by P.A. 89‑439, eff. 6‑1‑96.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/61) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑61)
    Sec. 61. The Department may establish and maintain a trust fund to be known as the "Interstate Services Trust Fund". This trust fund shall be used for advancing money for travel expenses in connection with the return of patients to other States and for employees designated to accompany the patients. The trust fund shall be reimbursed from any applicable appropriation for travel expenses of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/62) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑62)
    Sec. 62. The Department shall establish and implement, in conjunction with the State Board of Education, a pilot program for the provision of transitional, educational services to persons with a developmental disability 18 years of age or older who have completed public school programs.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/63) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑63)
    Sec. 63. Mental health pilot program.
    (a) The Secretary is hereby authorized, from appropriations made available for purposes of this Section, to establish elderly mental health pilot programs with an emphasis on deterring homelessness, institutionalization, and premature death among elderly persons with mental illness. These shall be coordinated with other programs for the aged administered by the Department on Aging and area agencies on aging. The programs shall provide community‑based mental health services including the following services provided on an in‑home basis:
        (1) Case management.
        (2) Assessment.
        (3) Counseling.
        (4) Outreach.
    (b) Additionally, other services may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following:
        (1) Outpatient assessment and diagnostic services.
        (2) Outpatient counseling.
        (3) Crisis intervention.
        (4) Money management.
        (5) Medication monitoring.
        (6) Psychiatric services.
    (c) The Department shall establish eligibility standards for these services taking into consideration the unique economic and social needs of the target population for whom they are to be provided. The target population identified for the purposes of this Act includes persons 60 years of age or older who:
        (1) Are suffering an acute episode of mental illness.
        (2) Are suffering from a mental disorder which has
    
led or will lead to the need for long‑term institutional care.
        (3) Have undergone psychiatric treatment or
    
intensive outpatient care more than once in a lifetime.
        (4) Are exhibiting behavior that severely impacts on
    
themselves or their environment and which may indicate the development of mental illness.
    (d) The Department shall include a review of the progress of any model program under this Act in its annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 88‑380; 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/64) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑64)
    Sec. 64. Advisory Committee on Geriatric Services.
    (a) The Department shall establish an Advisory Committee on Geriatric Services to advise the Department on matters pertaining to the mental health needs of the elderly population within the State. The Secretary shall designate a person to serve as a liaison to the Advisory Committee and to the public.
    (b) The Committee shall consist of 13 members.
    (c) The members shall be appointed by the Secretary, and shall be representative of different geographical sections of the State and Statewide organizations, so far as possible, representing the limited English‑speaking elderly, the protective service interests of vulnerable adults, the agencies providing case management services to the elderly, and administrators of model projects serving the mental health needs of the elderly through coordination of service delivery systems. One member of the Committee shall be the Director of the Department on Aging or his or her designee.
    (d) The appointments of the Committee shall be for 2 year terms. Members may serve more than one term. Vacancies among the members shall be filled by the Director.
    (e) The Committee shall provide for its organization and procedure including the election of the Chairperson and such other officers as deemed necessary.
    (f) The members of the committee shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed by the Department for any ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
    (g) The Committee shall have the following duties:
        (1) To assess the mental health needs of the elderly
    
population in the State.
        (2) To recommend treatment methods and programs that
    
are sensitive and relevant to the characteristics of the elderly population.
        (3) To provide consultation, technical assistance,
    
training programs, and reference materials to service providers, organizations, and other agencies.
        (4) To promote awareness of geriatric mental health
    
concerns, and encourage, promote, and aid in the establishment of geriatric services.
        (5) To disseminate information on available
    
geriatric services.
        (6) To provide adequate and effective opportunities
    
for the elderly population to express their views on Departmental policy development and program implementation.
    (h) For the purpose of this Section "geriatric" or "elderly population" shall mean and include any persons who are 60 years of age or older.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/65) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑65)
    Sec. 65. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97. Repealed by P.A. 91‑798, eff. 7‑9‑00.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/66) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100‑66)
    Sec. 66. Domestic abuse of disabled adults. Pursuant to the Abuse of Adults with Disabilities Intervention Act, the Department shall have the authority to provide developmental disability or mental health services in state‑operated facilities or through Department supported community agencies to eligible adults in substantiated cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation on a priority basis and to waive current eligibility requirements in an emergency pursuant to the Abuse of Adults with Disabilities Intervention Act. This Section shall not be interpreted to be in conflict with standards for admission to residential facilities as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(Source: P.A. 91‑671, eff. 7‑1‑00.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/67)
    Sec. 67. Transfers to community‑based residential settings.
    (a) The Department may assist with the transfer of people residing in State operated facilities to community‑based residential settings.
    (b) Recipients in State facilities or their parents or guardians shall have a choice regarding whether the recipient is transferred to a community‑based setting or remains in a State operated facility.
    (c) Recipients or, when authorized, their parents or guardians, after a period of at least 6 months but not more than one year following a community placement, may request the recipient be returned to a State operated facility.
    (d) The Department shall consult with its medical advisory panel regarding the transfer of people from state operated facilities to community‑based residential settings.
(Source: P.A. 88‑388.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/68)
    Sec. 68. CHOICE demonstration program.
    (a) The Department may establish a 2‑year supported employment demonstration program entitled Consumers Have Options for Integrated Competitive Employment (CHOICE). The purpose of CHOICE is to increase opportunities for employment of persons with disabilities by allowing consumers to decide for themselves what their job goals are, what services and supports they need to reach these goals, and where they will obtain them.
    (b) A person with a developmental disability who is not already in supported employment is eligible to apply for assistance under CHOICE. To be considered eligible the individual must: (i) be able to advocate for himself or herself or have a capable advocate; (ii) have a job opportunity that he or she is unable to accept without specific services or supports; (iii) have a job that may be lost without particular services or supports; or (iv) have a job but need services or supports to achieve advancement.
    (c) An individual selected to participate in the CHOICE demonstration program must complete an individual plan of services and supports in a manner as prescribed. The plan shall identify the individual's employment barriers and employment goals, detail monthly and one‑time expenses, and constitute an agreement between the participant and the CHOICE demonstration program regarding their mutual responsibilities.
    (d) Supports and services fundable by the CHOICE program include those that will make employment possible and are not being obtained through another funding source. The following supports or services are fundable: case management, transportation, readers and interpreters, medical and adaptive devices, benefits counseling, job coaching, and attendant care. The program shall be designed to allow creativity and flexibility in the process of developing solutions to employment barriers.
    (e) CHOICE participants shall provide employment information to the Department in a manner and form as prescribed by the Department for the purpose of determining how effective CHOICE is in helping them reach their employment goals. The Department shall report to the General Assembly on the implementation of this program no later than May 1, 1996 and again on May 1, 1997. The Department shall include in its report the number of CHOICE participants, the types of supports and services funded, the costs of the program, and its recommendations for development of new ways for persons with disabilities to achieve competitive employment and increased independence.
    (f) Funding for this demonstration program shall be from appropriations to the Department, or the Department may seek funding for this program from the Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 89‑67, eff. 6‑30‑95.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/69)
    Sec. 69. Joint planning by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Family Services. The purpose of this Section is to mandate that joint planning occur between the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Human Services to ensure that the 2 agencies coordinate their activities and effectively work together to provide wards with developmental disabilities for whom the Department of Children and Family Services is legally responsible a smooth transition to adult living upon reaching the age of 21. The Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Human Services shall execute an interagency agreement by January 1, 1998 that outlines the terms of the coordination process. The Departments shall consult with private providers of services to children in formulating the interagency agreement.
(Source: P.A. 90‑512, eff. 8‑22‑97; 90‑655, eff. 7‑30‑98.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/70)
    Sec. 70. Monitoring by closed circuit television. The Department of Human Services as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities may install closed circuit televisions in quiet rooms in institutions supervised or operated by the Department to monitor patients in those quiet rooms. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to supersede or interfere with any current provisions in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code concerning the observation and monitoring of patients.
(Source: P.A. 90‑444, eff. 8‑16‑97; 90‑655, eff. 7‑30‑98.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/71)
    Sec. 71. Disease management pilot program. The Department shall establish a 3‑year pilot program to institute disease management guidelines for the provision of behavioral health care services to persons who receive health care services supported in whole or in part by State or federal funding. To implement the pilot program, the Department shall contract with a single community‑based, not‑for‑profit provider of a comprehensive array of both mental health and chemical dependency services located in Peoria County. The program shall develop a disease management approach that uses research‑based best practice guidelines to achieve the desired outcomes with the most efficient use of resources.
(Source: P.A. 91‑455, eff. 08‑06‑99.)

    (20 ILCS 1705/72)
    Sec. 72. Violent acts against employees of facilities under the Department's jurisdiction. Within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, the Department shall adopt rules prescribing the procedures for reporting, investigating, and responding to violent acts against employees of facilities under the Department's jurisdiction. As used in this Section, "violent acts" has the meaning ascribed to that term in the Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 94‑347, eff. 7‑28‑05.)

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