Community Emergency Services and Support Act (CESSA) Regional Committees

CESSA Regional Committees

The Statute defines the types of representation that is to be appointed to each of the eleven regional committees, specifically:

  1. representatives of the 9-1-1 PSAPs in the region;
  2. representatives of the EMS Medical Directors Committee, as constituted under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act, or other similar committee serving the medical needs of the jurisdiction;
  3. representatives of law enforcement officials with jurisdiction in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions;
  4. representatives of both the EMS providers and the unions representing EMS or emergency mental and behavioral health responders, or both; and
  5. advocates from the mental health, behavioral health, intellectual disability, and developmental disability communities.

(Impacted units of local government may also have representatives on the committee subject to approval by the Division of Mental Health, if this participation is structured in such a way that it does not give undue weight to any of the groups represented.)

Consistent with the CESSA legislation and the DHS commitment to advancing equity and racial justice, the inclusion of diverse representation on all of our boards remains a priority for DHS, and we encourage consideration of candidates who represent underserved and/or underrepresented communities. DMH conducted a survey to gather sufficient information to be able to identify a diverse slate of potential nominees. That survey is now closed and responses are being reviewed.  As stated above, these Committees will be established through appointment by the Secretary of the Department of Human Services in conjunction with the 911 Administrator at the Illinois State Police, and the EMS administrators under the purview of the Illinois Department of Public Health.


CESSA Regional Committee Information & Meeting Schedules