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Full Text of HB5288  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
5Dependency Act is amended by adding Section 55-35 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 301/55-35 new)
7    Sec. 55-35. Recovery residences.
8    (a) As used in this Section, "recovery residence" means a
9sober, safe, and healthy living environment that promotes
10recovery from alcohol and other drug use and associated
11problems. These residences are not subject to Department
12licensure as they are viewed as independent living residences
13that only provide peer support and a lengthened exposure to the
14culture of recovery.
15    (b) The Department shall develop and maintain an online
16registry for recovery residences that operate in Illinois to
17serve as a resource for individuals seeking continued recovery
19    (c) Non-licensable recovery residences are encouraged to
20register with the Department and the registry shall be publicly
21available through online posting.
22    (d) The registry shall indicate any accreditation,
23certification, or licensure that each recovery residence has



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1received from an entity that has developed uniform national
2standards. The registry shall also indicate each recovery
3residence's location in order to assist providers and
4individuals in finding alcohol and drug free housing options
5with like-minded residents who are committed to alcohol and
6drug free living.
7    (e) Registrants are encouraged to seek national
8accreditation from any entity that has developed uniform State
9or national standards for recovery residences.
10    (f) The Department shall include a disclaimer on the
11registry that states that the recovery residences are not
12regulated by the Department and their listing is provided as a
13resource but not as an endorsement by the State.
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
151, 2019.