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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center Task Force Act.
Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center
(a) The Behavioral Health Education Center Task Force is
(b) The Task Force shall be composed of the following
(1) the Executive Director of the Board of Higher
Education, or his or her designee;
(2) a representative of Southern Illinois University
at Carbondale, appointed by the chancellor of Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale;
(3) a representative of Southern Illinois University
at Edwardsville, appointed by the chancellor of Southern
Illinois University at Edwardsville;
(4) a representative of Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine, appointed by the President of Southern
(5) a representative of the University of Illinois at
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Urbana-Champaign, appointed by the chancellor of the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
(6) a representative of the University of Illinois at
Chicago, appointed by the chancellor of the University of
Illinois at Chicago;
(7) a representative of the University of Illinois at
Springfield, appointed by the chancellor of the University
of Illinois at Springfield;
(8) a representative of the University of Illinois
School of Medicine, appointed by the President of the
University of Illinois;
(9) a representative of the University of Illinois at
Chicago Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health),
appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the
University of Illinois at Chicago;
(10) a representative of the Division of Mental Health
of the Department of Human Services, appointed by the
Secretary of Human Services;
(11) 2 representatives of a statewide organization
representing community behavioral healthcare, appointed by
the President of Southern Illinois University from
nominations made by the statewide organization; and
(12) one representative from a hospital located in a
municipality with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants that
principally provides services to children.
(c) The Task Force shall meet to organize and select a
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chairperson from the non-governmental members of the Task Force
upon appointment of a majority of the members. The chairperson
shall be elected by a majority vote of the members of the Task
(d) The Task Force may consult with any persons or entities
it deems necessary to carry out its purposes.
(e) The members of the Task Force shall receive no
compensation for serving as members of the Task Force.
(f) The Task Force shall study the concepts presented in
House Bill 5111, as introduced, of the 100th General Assembly.
Additionally, the Task Force shall consider the fiscal means by
which the General Assembly might most effectively fund
implementation of the concepts presented in House Bill 5111, as
introduced, of the 100th General Assembly.
(g) The Task Force shall submit its findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly on or before September
28th, 2018. The report to the General Assembly shall be filed
with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the
Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner
that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.
(h) The Board of Higher Education shall provide technical
support and administrative assistance and support to the Task
Force and shall be responsible for administering its operations
and ensuring that the requirements of this Act are met.
This Act takes effect upon