Public Act 100-1062
HB5288 EnrolledLRB100 20688 KTG 36146 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 Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
Dependency Act is amended by adding Section 55-35 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 301/55-35 new)
    Sec. 55-35. Recovery residences.
    (a) As used in this Section, "recovery residence" means a
sober, safe, and healthy living environment that promotes
recovery from alcohol and other drug use and associated
problems. These residences are not subject to Department
licensure as they are viewed as independent living residences
that only provide peer support and a lengthened exposure to the
culture of recovery.
    (b) The Department shall develop and maintain an online
registry for recovery residences that operate in Illinois to
serve as a resource for individuals seeking continued recovery
    (c) Non-licensable recovery residences are encouraged to
register with the Department and the registry shall be publicly
available through online posting.
    (d) The registry shall indicate any accreditation,
certification, or licensure that each recovery residence has
received from an entity that has developed uniform national
standards. The registry shall also indicate each recovery
residence's location in order to assist providers and
individuals in finding alcohol and drug free housing options
with like-minded residents who are committed to alcohol and
drug free living.
    (e) Registrants are encouraged to seek national
accreditation from any entity that has developed uniform State
or national standards for recovery residences.
    (f) The Department shall include a disclaimer on the
registry that states that the recovery residences are not
regulated by the Department and their listing is provided as a
resource but not as an endorsement by the State.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2019.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019