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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 Mental Health and Developmental
5Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
676.2 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 1705/76.2 new)
8    Sec. 76.2. Technical assistance for mental health
9resources in schools. The Department shall partner with the
10State Board of Education to provide technical assistance for
11the provision of mental health care during school days with
12the goal of increasing the availability and accessibility of
13mental health resources for students. The Department shall
14report to the General Assembly on the implementation of this
15Section no later than July 1, 2025. The Department and the
16State Board of Education may adopt rules to implement this