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 Bill Status of HB5113  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  IMPROV ACCESS ST MENTAL HLTH

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy, Michelle Mussman, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Robyn Gabel and Elizabeth Hernandez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Improving Access to State-operated Mental Health Facilities Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, shall provide education and training on an annual basis for all psychiatrists and clinical psychologists who provide care to forensic patients in State-operated mental health facilities utilizing nationally recognized best practices for determining when forensic patients are no longer, due to mental illness, reasonably expected to inflict serious physical harm upon themselves or others or when they may be safely restored to fitness to stand trial and subject to treatment on an outpatient basis under the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that the Division shall also provide training to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists concerning how to provide expert testimony in court hearings to determine whether forensic patients should be released. Provides that the Division shall provide education and training on an annual basis for all clinical social workers who provide care to forensic patients in State-operated mental health facilities concerning the types of community mental health services available in the community. Defines "forensic patient" as a person in an Illinois State-operated mental health facility who has been committed to the facility after having been found not guilty by reason of insanity or unfit to stand trial. Defines other terms. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/3/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/4/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/6/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Mental Health Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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