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(20 ILCS 301/35-5)
Services for pregnant women and mothers.
(a) In order to promote a comprehensive, statewide and multidisciplinary
approach to serving pregnant women and mothers, including those who
are minors, and their children who are affected by substance use disorders, the Department shall have responsibility for an ongoing
exchange of referral information among the following:
(1) those who provide medical and social services to
pregnant women, mothers and their children, whether or not there exists evidence of a substance use disorder. These include any other State-funded medical or social services to pregnant women.
(2) providers of treatment services to women affected
by substance use disorders.
(f) The Department shall develop and maintain an updated and comprehensive
directory of licensed providers that deliver treatment and intervention services. The Department shall post on its website a licensed provider directory updated at least quarterly.
(g) As a condition of any State grant or contract, the Department shall
require that any treatment program for women with substance use disorders provide services, either
by its own staff or by agreement with other agencies or individuals, which
include but need not be limited to the following:
(1) coordination with any program providing case
management services to ensure ongoing monitoring and coordination of services after the addicted woman has returned home.
(2) coordination with medical services for individual
medical care of pregnant women, including prenatal care under the supervision of a physician.
(3) coordination with child care services.
(h) As a condition of any State grant or contract, the Department shall
require that any nonresidential program receiving any funding for treatment
services accept women who are pregnant, provided that such services are
clinically appropriate. Failure to comply with this subsection shall result in
termination of the grant or contract and loss of State funding.
(i)(1) From funds appropriated expressly for the purposes of this Section,
the Department shall create or contract with licensed, certified agencies to
develop a program for the care and treatment of pregnant women,
mothers and their children. The program shall be in Cook County in an
area of high density population having a disproportionate number of
women with substance use disorders and a high infant mortality rate.
(2) From funds appropriated expressly for the purposes of this Section,
Department shall create or contract with licensed, certified agencies to
develop a program for the care and treatment of low income pregnant women. The
program shall be located anywhere in the State outside of Cook County in an
area of high density population having a disproportionate number of low income
(3) In implementing the programs established under this subsection, the
Department shall contract with existing residential treatment or recovery homes in areas
having a disproportionate number of women with substance use disorders who
need residential treatment. Priority shall be given to women who:
(A) are pregnant, especially if they are intravenous
(B) have minor children,
(C) are both pregnant and have minor children, or
(D) are referred by medical personnel because they
either have given birth to a baby with a substance use disorder, or will give birth to a baby with a substance use disorder.
(4) The services provided by the programs shall include but not be limited
(A) individual medical care, including prenatal care,
under the supervision of a physician.
(B) temporary, residential shelter for pregnant
women, mothers and children when necessary.
(C) a range of educational or counseling services.
(D) comprehensive and coordinated social services,
including therapy groups for the treatment of substance use disorders; family therapy groups; programs to develop positive self-awareness; parent-child therapy; and residential support groups.
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19