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Public Act 099-0339





Public Act 099-0339
HB1530 EnrolledLRB099 07656 KTG 27787 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by adding Section 4c as follows:
    (20 ILCS 505/4c new)
    Sec. 4c. Temporary residential shelter services. Any child
care facility authorized by the Department to provide temporary
residential shelter services to children in the guardianship,
temporary custody, or protective custody of the Department
        (1) provide interventions and activities that engage
    the children and youth in its care;
        (2) maintain staffing levels that ensure a safe
        (3) implement protocols that require screening and
    assessment upon admission to evaluate behaviors that
    indicate the risk of elopement and physical aggression,
    with the findings reflected in the individual service plan
    and updated periodically as new behaviors manifest;
        (4) establish rules and procedures that prevent the
    violation of curfew laws and that do not permit any child
    under the age of 18 to leave the facility for any period of
    time prior to the child's complete discharge from the
    temporary shelter program, unless the child is accompanied
    by a responsible adult or the facility or the Department
    authorizes the child to leave the facility for a particular
    purpose; and
        (5) whenever a child or youth is absent from the
    facility without authorization, utilize the standards of
    best practice and adopt actionable steps to locate and
    return the child or youth to the facility, including, but
    not limited to, calling any known contacts, interviewing
    peer groups likely to know whereabouts, searching
    community places frequented by the child or youth, and
    checking schools and work sites; actionable steps shall be
    frequent and documented and available for review by the
    A child care facility shall have its admissions placed on
hold by the Department whenever unauthorized absences from the
facility are excessive; the admissions hold shall remain in
effect until the facility has complied with a corrective action
plan prescribed by the Department, and if the facility is
non-compliant, the Department shall impose licensing sanctions
up to and including the revocation of the facility's license.
    The Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement
the requirements of this Section and shall monitor a child care
facility to ensure that the facility establishes and adheres to
these requirements. Nothing in this Section shall be
interpreted to create a "secure child care facility" as defined
in the Child Care Act of 1969.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016