Illinois Bar Journal

Subject Index Department of Human Services

New pandemic relief available for day care homes and centers

December
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Department of Human Services adopted amendments to replace emergency rules that were in place April 2021. The amendments provide for a new round of Child Care Restoration Grants for child care providers.

Call4Calm text line established to support mental health of Illinois residents

November
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
The Department of Human Services Act is amended, establishing the Call4Calm text line. The Call4Calm text line is a new program that supports the mental health needs of Illinois residents.

Illinois establishes the Housing Is Recovery Pilot Program providing affordable housing to individuals suffering from severe mental illnesses or substance use

October
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
This Act creates the Housing Is Recovery Pilot Program within the Department of Human Services’ division of mental health.

New maternal care requirements establish uniform criteria in maternal centers

March
2020
Illinois Law Update
, Page 20
The Illinois General Assembly enacted the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act to bar landlords from retaliating against tenants based on immigration status.The Department of Human Services (DHS) Act was amended to ensure access to substance-use-disorder services statewide for pregnant and postpartum women.

Human trafficking now part of some state training

September
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Department of Human Services director and board must conduct or approve an in-service training program in the detection and investigation of all forms of human trafficking, including, but not limited to, “involuntary servitude” under subsection (b) of section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of 2012, “involuntary sexual servitude of a minor” under subsection (c) of section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of 2012, and “trafficking in persons” under subsection (d) of section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of 2012.

Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights created

April
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Department of Human Services (DHS) adopted amendments to Appeals and Hearings (89 Ill. Adm. Code 510); Program Description (89 Ill. Adm. Code 676); Customer Rights and Responsibilities (89 Ill. Adm. Code 677); Determination of Need (DON) and Resulting Cost Service Maximums (89 Ill. Adm. Code 679); Eligibility (89 Ill. Adm. Code 682); Service Planning and Provision (89 Ill. Adm. Code 684); and Provider Requirements, Type Services, and Rates of Payment (89 Ill. Adm. Code 686), all effective Jan. 24, 2019.

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