2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
405 ILCS 35/ - Community Support Systems Act.

(405 ILCS 35/1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1101)
Sec. 1. Purpose. The statewide development and implementation of local community support systems to serve the chronically mentally ill with emphasis on care and treatment of extended and/or repeated users of inpatient and/or other intensive mental health services such as day treatment, emergency and non-medical residential care shall be a priority for the Department of Human Services, hereinafter referred to as the Department, in community program funding. In order to achieve this goal, the Department shall develop and facilitate, in cooperation with community agencies serving the mentally ill, the implementation of appropriate plans providing guidance for the Department and community agencies in planning, securing, funding, client assessment, service system evaluation, technical assistance, and local level development of community support systems. In addition, the Department shall continue funding community support system pilot projects established pursuant to Section 16.2 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act for the duration of the established pilot project period, and shall give priority for continuing funding of such community support system program components of proven effectiveness at cessation of the pilot project period through the Department's regular grant-in-aid and purchase care resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

(405 ILCS 35/2) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1102)
Sec. 2. Department responsibilities.
(a) The Secretary of Human Services shall designate staff of the Department to coordinate the development of the Department's community support system strategic plan. In developing the appropriate plans the responsibilities of the coordinator and any additional required staff shall include:
(1) the development of a statewide inventory of

community support system service components currently available, including those components funded or provided by other public and private agencies;

(2) delineation of a comprehensive set of community

support services with adequate flexibility to accommodate the needs of disparate chronically mentally ill populations including the young chronically mentally ill client, and local conditions in the state, which shall serve as the basis of the development and enhancement of community support systems statewide;

(3) the development of a statewide client assessment

system providing descriptive data appropriate for use in individual service planning, aggregate statistics descriptive of client population groups which can be utilized in the development of local community support systems, statistics for discrimination of varying client populations according to client characteristics and needs, and information for statewide planning;

(4) a study of mechanisms currently employed in

funding community support system components, followed by the establishment of a Department policy specifying funding mechanisms appropriate for specific community support system program components;

(5) the development of program standards to enhance

accountability and evaluation of community support systems on both a system-wide and component-by-component basis;

(b) The coordinator and his staff shall provide technical assistance and training to local community agencies involved in the development and provision of community support systems;
(c) The coordinator and his staff shall serve as the Department liaison with other public and private agencies involved through funding or service provision in the development and maintenance of community support systems;
(d) The coordinator and his staff shall coordinate internal Department efforts to develop community support systems. Activities shall include consultation, technical assistance, leadership in implementation of the strategic plan, and administration of pilot projects as established in Section 3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

(405 ILCS 35/3) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1103)
Sec. 3. Funding of special initiatives.
(a) The Department may establish special funding initiatives to accomplish a variety of objectives related to the development of community support systems. Any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for any of these special initiatives shall be expended only for the stated purpose.
(1) The Department may fund innovative community

support system components on a pilot project basis. Such funding shall be on a start-up basis, and shall include requirements for evaluation of program effectiveness. Continuation funding for program components developed in this way shall be based on demonstrated effectiveness.

(2) The Department may fund selected pilot projects

to investigate key issues or problems encountered in development, planning and implementation of community support systems. Such funding shall include monies for research and evaluation of pilot project components.

(3) The Department may provide continuing research

and evaluation funding grants for community support systems established or enhanced through pilot projects funded pursuant to Section 16.2 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act, or as provided herein, after the period of program component funding has elapsed. The purpose of such funding shall be the assessment of long-term effects of community support systems on the needs of the chronically mentally ill, on service system development and responsiveness, and for continuing study of certain defined key issues.

(b) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97; 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

(405 ILCS 35/3.5)
Sec. 3.5. Children's Healthcare Partnership Pilot Program. The Department of Human Services shall participate in the Children's Healthcare Partnership Pilot Program established under Section 12-4.37 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and may fund the provision of community support system services under this Act in Sangamon County through participation in that pilot program.
(Source: P.A. 96-691, eff. 8-25-09.)

(405 ILCS 35/4) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1104)
Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

(405 ILCS 35/5) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1105)
Sec. 5. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Community Support Systems Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-698.)

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