TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
PART 590 SERVICES
SECTION 590.60 QUALIFICATION OF MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Section 590.60 Qualification of Medical and Psychological Service Providers
To be qualified to provide the services specified in Sections 590.40 and 590.50 of this Part, the following shall apply:
a) Individual service providers must be:
1) a physician, as defined by, and licensed pursuant to, the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60];
2) a registered professional nurse licensed pursuant to the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65];
3) a therapist or physician assistant licensed pursuant to the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 95];
4) a psychologist licensed to practice under the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act [225 ILCS 15] or a social worker licensed to practice under the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act [225 ILCS 20] or a professional counselor licensed to practice under the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act [225 ILCS 107] or a marriage and family counselor licensed to practice under the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act [225 ILCS 55] by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or, for customers receiving secondary educational services, a psychologist certified by the Illinois State Board of Education. Psychological testing or evaluation performed by an individual who does not meet the criteria above but who has the appropriate training and skill to administer such testing and evaluation may be accepted if cosigned by an individual holding the credentials listed in this subsection (a)(4);
5) an optometrist licensed pursuant to the Optometric Practice Act [225 ILCS 80]; or
6) a podiatrist licensed pursuant to the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 100]; or
7) a speech and language pathologist licensed pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act [225 ILCS 110].
b) In order to provide hearing and hearing aid evaluations under Section 590.100 – Hearing Aids, the evaluator must:
1) be licensed pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act [225 ILCS 110]; and
2) meet the requirements set forth in the Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act [225 ILCS 50].
c) The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations must approve hospitals providing services to customers under this Part.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 6598, effective April 13, 2012)