Public Act 095-0106
HB1535 Enrolled LRB095 09853 JAM 30064 b

    AN ACT concerning autism.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by adding Section
57.6 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 1705/57.6 new)
    Sec. 57.6. Adult autism; funding for services. Subject to
appropriations, the Department, or independent contractual
consultants engaged by the Department, shall research possible
funding streams for the development and implementation of
services for adults with autism spectrum disorders without
mental retardation. Independent consultants must have
expertise in Medicaid services and alternative federal and
State funding mechanisms. The research may include, but need
not be limited to, research of a Medicaid state plan amendment,
a Section 1915(c) home and community based waiver, a Section
1115 research and demonstration waiver, vocational
rehabilitation funding, mental health block grants, and other
appropriate funding sources. The Department shall report the
results of the research and its recommendations to the Governor
and the General Assembly by April 1, 2008.

Effective Date: 1/1/2008