2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
405 ILCS 75/ - Mental Health Hispanic Interpreter Act.

(405 ILCS 75/0.01) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1750)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Mental Health Hispanic Interpreter Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(405 ILCS 75/1) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1751)
Sec. 1. Every State-operated mental health and developmental disability facility where at least 1% of total annual admissions for inpatient or outpatient care consists of recipients of Hispanic descent shall provide a qualified interpreter when such recipient lacks proficiency in the English language to such an extent that communication with facility staff for purposes of receiving care or treatment is prevented. An interpreter shall be provided at any time such a recipient is admitted to a State-operated facility or seeks or receives care or treatment at such a facility. The administrator of each State-operated facility may utilize existing facility staff in complying with the requirements of this Act. For purposes of this Act, "State-operated facility" means a facility operated by a Department of State government created under Section 5-15 of the Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5-15) or by a public university of this State.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

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