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Public Act 102-0057


 

Public Act 0057 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0057
 
HB0290 EnrolledLRB102 10791 CMG 16121 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
2-3.163 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.163)
    Sec. 2-3.163. Prioritization of Urgency of Need for
Services database.
    (a) The General Assembly makes all of the following
findings:
        (1) The Department of Human Services maintains a
    statewide database known as the Prioritization of Urgency
    of Need for Services that records information about
    individuals with developmental disabilities who are
    potentially in need of services.
        (2) The Department of Human Services uses the data on
    Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services to select
    individuals for services as funding becomes available, to
    develop proposals and materials for budgeting, and to plan
    for future needs.
        (3) Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services is
    available for children and adults with a developmental
    disability who have an unmet service need anticipated in
    the next 5 years.
        (4) Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services is
    the first step toward getting developmental disabilities
    services in this State. If individuals are not on the
    Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services waiting
    list, they are not in queue for State developmental
    disabilities services.
        (5) Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services may
    be underutilized by children and their parents or
    guardians due to lack of awareness or lack of information.
    (b) The State Board of Education may work with school
districts to inform all students with developmental
disabilities and their parents or guardians about the
Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services database.
    (c) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
Services and State Board of Education shall develop and
implement an online, computer-based training program for at
least one designated employee in every public school in this
State to educate him or her about the Prioritization of
Urgency of Need for Services database and steps to be taken to
ensure children and adolescents are enrolled. The training
shall include instruction for at least one designated employee
in every public school in contacting the appropriate
developmental disabilities Independent Service Coordination
agency to enroll children and adolescents in the database. At
least one designated employee in every public school shall
ensure the opportunity to enroll in the Prioritization of
Urgency of Need for Services database is discussed during
annual individualized education program (IEP) meetings for all
children and adolescents believed to have a developmental
disability.
    (d) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
Department of Human Services, through school districts, shall
provide to inform parents and guardians of students a copy of
the Department of Human Services's guide titled "Understanding
PUNS: A Guide to Prioritization for Urgency of Need for
Services" each year at the annual review meeting for the
student's individualized education program through school
districts about the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for
Services waiting list, including the consideration required in
subsection (e) of this Section.
    (e) The Department of Human Services shall consider the
length of time spent on the Prioritization of Urgency of Need
for Services waiting list, in addition to other factors
considered, when selecting individuals on the list for
services.
(Source: P.A. 99-144, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16;
99-716, eff. 1-1-17.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/9/2021