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Full Text of SB0051  95th General Assembly


Sen. Susan Garrett

Filed: 3/20/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 51 on page 1, line
3 12, by replacing "and" with "and"; and
4 on page 1, lines 13 and 14, by replacing "including autism
5 spectrum disorders," with "and autism spectrum disorders"; and
6 on page 3, by replacing lines 8 through 24 with the following:
7     "Section 10. The Developmental Disability and Mental
8 Disability Services Act is amended by adding Section 5-4 as
9 follows:
10     (405 ILCS 80/5-4 new)
11     Sec. 5-4. Home and Community Based Services Waivers; autism
12 spectrum disorder. A person diagnosed with an autism spectrum
13 disorder may be assessed for eligibility for services under
14 Home and Community-Based Services Waivers for persons with



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1 developmental disabilities, without regard to whether that
2 person is also diagnosed with mental retardation, so long as
3 the person otherwise meets applicable level-of-care criteria
4 under those waivers. This amendatory Act of the 95th General
5 Assembly does not create any new entitlement to a service,
6 program, or benefit, but shall not affect any entitlement to a
7 service, program, or benefit created by any other law.".