Links And Documents
State Legislation Governing Local Mental Health Authorities
Illinois General Assembly website: www.ilga.gov
405 ILCS 5/ Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code
405 ILCS 10/ Uniform Act for the Extradition of Persons of Unsound Mind.
405 ILCS 15/ Mental Treatment for Incarcerated Persons Act.
405 ILCS 20/ Community Mental Health Act.
405 ILCS 25/ Specialized Living Centers Act. 405 ILCS 30/ Community Services Act.
405 ILCS 35/ Community Support Systems Act.
405 ILCS 40/ Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Persons Act.
405 ILCS 45/ Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Persons Act.
405 ILCS 49/ Children's Mental Health Act of 2003.
405 ILCS 55/ Mental Health Patient Travel Act.
405 ILCS 75/ Mental Health Hispanic Interpreter Act.
405 ILCS 80/ Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act.
405 ILCS 85/ Home Environment Living Program Act.
405 ILCS 90/ Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act.
From this website you may view and print out the following documents:
Rule 132 – Establishes criteria for participation by providers who elect to participate in the Medicaid community mental health program and sets forth requirements to assure that clients who are Medicaid-eligible receive quality community mental health services. From the home page, click on Administrative Code under Rules and Regulations. On the next page, click on Title 59: MENTAL HEALTH. Then click on Part 132, Medicaid Community Mental Health Services Program and select a section or review the entire document.
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act (5 ILCS 100) - Policy that sets rulemaking provisions and other administrative procedures for state agencies. Found in the Compiled Statutes section, Chapter 5 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120) – Policy that directs public bodies to give its citizens advance notice of and the right to attend all meetings at which any business is discussed or acted upon in any way. Found in the Compiled Statutes section, Chapter 5 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140) – Policy that allows citizens to obtain public documents. Found in the Compiled Statutes section, Chapter 5 GENERAL PROVISIONS
These next four documents are also available on this website:
Illinois Community Mental Health Act (for 708 Boards) A "708 Board" or Community Mental Health Board is established by a community, municipality, or township for the purposes of planning and funding mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services. Get Document
County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act (for 377 Boards) A "377 Board" or Board for the Care and Treatment of Persons with Developmental Disabilities is established on a county-wide basis to provide services to the developmentally disabled and their families.
County and Multi-county Health Departments Act (for 553 Boards) Under Illinois Compiled Statutes, local health departments have broad latitude in providing or contracting for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services. In addition to the description of these services under the "powers and duties" section, local jurisdictions may increase their taxing limitations to help fund these services. Local boards of health that assume these responsibilities are known as “553 boards”.
Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003 – Includes directives for: 1) developing a Children’s Mental Health Plan with recommendations to provide comprehensive mental health prevention and treatment services to children from birth through age 18; 2) creation of the Children’s Mental Health Partnership; and 3) the submission of a preliminary and final plan to the Governor with annual progress reports. Also included are amendments to the Public Aid Code requiring screening and assessment of children prior to Medicaid-funded admissions and the securing of federal financial participation for Individual Care Grant expenditures. Get Document
State Agency Websites
Department of Human Services
The DHS website includes links to the Divisions of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disabilities.
Department of Children and Family Services
Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Department of Corrections
Your Colleagues’ Websites
Madison County Mental Health Board
McHenry County Mental Health Board
McLean County Health Department
Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, Inc
Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park
Proviso Township Mental Health Commission
St. Clair County Mental Health Board
Origins of Community Mental Health and Overarching Principles Documents
Olmstead Act – Landmark decision by the Supreme Court, which affirmed the right of people with disabilities, including those with mental illness, to live in community settings. The judgment is based on the premise that “unjustified institutional isolation” constitutes discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Opinion of the Court - Olmstead Decision
Concurrence of the Court - Olmstead Decision
Dissent of the Court - Olmstead Decision
Kennedy's Concurrence - Olmstead Decision
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General – The first Surgeon General’s report to focus exclusively on mental health, it stresses that mental health is fundamental to an individual’s overall well-being, family relationships and contributions to society. The disabling nature of mental illnesses, effective treatments, and recommendations for recovery from mental health disorders are included. Get Document
Healthy People 2010 – Chapter 18, Mental Health and Mental Disorders discusses the immense public health burden caused by mental disorders, in terms of prevalence, severity, disability, and cost. It also covers trends, disparities, and opportunities for promising preventive interventions and reports on progress made since 2000. Issues discussed include suicide, serious mental illness among homeless adults, employment, co-occurring disorders, juvenile justice, and adult jail diversion programs. Get Document
The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Report – Confirms unmet needs and barriers that impede care for people with mental illnesses and lays out goals for a transformed, recovery-based mental health system. Commission Executive Summary
Changing the Conversation – Improving Substance Abuse Treatment The National Treatment Plan Initiative: A report from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment that presents a set of guidelines and recommendations on how best to improve substance abuse treatment and is the beginning of a long-term effort to pursue change in this field. Get Document
Children’s Mental Health
Mental Health Parity
CMS Letter to State Health Officials
System of Care Guidance
The Child and Family Team Process Encounters/Billing Codes Matrix
Residentially Based Services
Bright Futures and a Systems of Care Approach
Education and Systems-of-Care Approaches
Youth Villages Intercept Program
Building Bridges Joint Resolution
School-based Mental Health Programs
PBIS Maryland:Current Interagency Approach
Toward Next Step
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) and Medicaid Waivers
Teaming Up - August 2003 Edition
EPSDT Sample Service Request
Availability of in Home Services for Kids!
Therapeutic Behavioral Services
SOC Logic Model
Children's Mental Health Policy
Adolescent Health Services Policy
Children and Youth Services Survey
Children’s Mental Health Act
Michigan CMH Resolution
SAMHSA's 10 Strategic Intiatives
Interdisciplinary Summit Report on Young Children’s Mental Health
Home and Community Based Models in Other States
Arizona - Meet Me Where I Am
Washington State - Children's Mental Health Reform Litigation
Mississippi - SPLC Sues Mississippi Over Mental Health System for Children on Medicaid
Maryland - Accessing Mental Health Services for Children through Medical Assistance/Medicaid and MCHP
Maryland - Availability of In Home Services for Kids!
Maine - National Health Law Program - Fact Sheet: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
Pennsylvania - A Guide to Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) in Pennsylvania
California -Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) Documentation Manual
California - Paperboat - Residentially Based Services
Virginia - EPSDT
Massachusetts - Quick Reference on CBHI Mental Health Services for Youth
North Carolina - EPSDT Training
North Carolina - EPSDT Policy Instructions Update
Missouri - EPSDT_Overview
School-based Mental Health Programs
Q & A -
Medicaid and Special Education
EPSDT and Medicaid Waivers
Q & A
- Medicaid Coverage of Therapeutic Treatment for Children with
EPSDT Chapter One
Fact Sheet - State Limits on EPSDT
Federal EPSDT Coverage - Chapter Two
Jane Perkins - EPSDT Litigation
Katie Beckett Option
Socio-economic Issues Affecting Access to Mental Health Services
Culture Race and Ethnicity - A Supplement to Mental Health – Based on the premise of the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health that all Americans do not share equally in recovery from mental illnesses, the emphasis of this supplement is on the role that cultural factors play in mental health. Get Document
Povertyreport2006 – Sixth annual report on status of poverty in Illinois compared to other states prepared by The Illinois Poverty Summit, which was established in 2000 to develop strategies to eliminate poverty in Illinois. Get Document
Public Aid Report - Accessing the Safety Net is a snapshot view of the public benefits system in Illinois, highlighting problems in its “inability to function in an efficient manner and its inability to correct mistakes and ensure benefits to eligible people.” The report also includes recommendations such as improving local office procedures and using external monitors as agency watchdogs. Get Document
An Analysis of Mental Health Care in Rural Illinois – This report was conducted by the Mental Health Work Group of the Illinois Rural Health Association and dealt with availability, access, and acceptability of services. The purpose of the report is to “frame mental health issues in terms of … access to care”. Get Document
Evidence-Based and Best-Practice Programs
www.NREPP.gov National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
http://modelprograms.samhsa.gov This site offers brief descriptions of all the model programs, including NREPP; it also offers links to many other related sites.
Samaritan Initiative – Community collaborative projects combining housing and support services to assist chronically homeless persons to become self-sufficient. Get Document
Access To Recovery – Voucher programs for substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services with the aim of expanding access to a comprehensive array of options (including faith-based programmatic options), and to increase substance abuse treatment capacity. Get Document
Drug Free Community Support Program – A mentoring program for youth and adults to reduce drug abuse and to establish and strengthen collaboration in communities.
rcsp.samhsa.gov - Recovery Community Support Program - Peer-to-peer recovery support services to help people initiate and/or sustain recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders; also offers support to family members of people needing, seeking, or in recovery.
The Road Ahead – A report by the National Advisory Mental Health Council’s Workgroup on Services and Clinical Epidemiology Research with recommendations for NIMH to translate research findings into improved care for persons with mental illness. Get Document
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ This is the website of the National Institute of Mental Health, the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. It offers news, resources, and research summaries on mental health and also provides multiple links to other mental health resources.
http://www.samhsa.gov/ This is the website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the federal agency created to focus attention, programs, and funding on improving the lives of people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse disorders. This site offers a wide array of mental health resources, links, studies, and research gathered by the program and also boasts a large library of free PDF files and other materials.
http://www.hud.gov/homeless/index.cfm The Housing and Urban Development site offers information on the housing situation for the mentally ill and available resources:
http://www.hhs.gov/diseases/index.shtml#mental The Health and Human Services site offers several links to other mental health resources.
http://www.nida.nih.gov This is the website for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and contains information on the mental health effects of drug use.
www.bazelon.org Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is the nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Utilization among Individuals Served by Multiple Public Agencies in Three States – Study examining the extent to which populations with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions utilize treatment services through Medicaid and State MH/SA Agencies.
NACBHDD Under the Microscope May 2013 - Focus on federal budget issues NACBHDD Under the Microscope May 2013 Administration Mental Health Budget 2013
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act – Passed in 2003, the purpose is the “promote public safety and community health by facilitating collaboration among criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems in diverting individuals with mental illness from the criminal and juvenile justice systems and in treating such individuals within those systems.” Get Document
consensusproject.org The Council of State Governments (CSG) developed the Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project in response to requests from state government officials for recommendations to improve the criminal justice system's response to people with mental illness. CSG convened a small, national, bipartisan working group of leading criminal justice and mental health policymakers from across the country. At that meeting, the policymakers identified key issues regarding people with mental illness involved with the criminal justice system.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA : The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. BJA's overall goals are to (1) reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse and (2) improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. To achieve these goals, BJA programs emphasize enhanced coordination and cooperation of federal, state, and local efforts.
gainscenter.samhsa.gov : The National GAINS Center in the Justice System has operated since 1995 as a national locus for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders in contact with the justice system. The TAPA Center for Jail Diversion and the Center for Evidence-Based Programs in the Justice System, funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) in 2001 and 2004 respectively, comprise the National GAINS Center.
The TAPA Center for Jail Diversion serves as the national source for all relevant jail diversion information and research, generating new knowledge related to the implementation and evaluation of jail diversion programs and translating this information into tools for policy analysis and policy development. Additionally, the TAPA Center provides an appropriate array of technical assistance techniques and technology to enhance the capacity of communities to address problems that they encounter, to enrich their resources, and to plan for future growth and sustainability. TAPA coordinates with the Council of State Government's Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project, the technical assistance provider for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (Department of Justice) Mental Health Court Program. TAPA and CSG work closely together to consult on assistance to specific jurisdictions and to develop resources of general use to the field.
Overview of the Mental Health Service System for Criminal Justice Professionals – Contains basic information about the adult mental health service system and highlights of some common challenges for mental health and criminal justice service systems in meeting the needs of adults with mental illness. Related documents include Working with People with Mental Illness Involved with the Criminal Justice Systems: What Mental Health Service Providers Need to Know (Massaro, 2004) and A Guide for Court Practitioners (Osher & Levine, 2005).
Member Positions, Paper, Research, Newsletter links
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Problem Solving Courts Conference September 19-20
NAMI Conference - Piecing It All Together
ACA and Parity - ASPE brief2-13
Psychiatric hospitals on intake hold - Tribune - 4-25-13
Psychiatric Diagnoses - New Guide Falls Short Experts Say - NYTimes 5-6-13