Sen. Tim Bivins

Filed: 5/17/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5288 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1serve as a resource for individuals seeking continued recovery
3    (c) Non-licensable recovery residences are encouraged to
4register with the Department and the registry shall be publicly
5available through online posting.
6    (d) The registry shall indicate any accreditation,
7certification, or licensure that each recovery residence has
8received from an entity that has developed uniform national
9standards. The registry shall also indicate each recovery
10residence's location in order to assist providers and
11individuals in finding alcohol and drug free housing options
12with like-minded residents who are committed to alcohol and
13drug free living.
14    (e) Registrants are encouraged to seek national
15accreditation from any entity that has developed uniform State
16or national standards for recovery residences.
17    (f) The Department shall include a disclaimer on the
18registry that states that the recovery residences are not
19regulated by the Department and their listing is provided as a
20resource but not as an endorsement by the State.
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
221, 2019.".