Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act by extending the repeal date of the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act. Changes references to "associate marriage and family therapist" to references to "associate licensed marriage and family therapist" throughout the Act and in the Youth Mental Health Protection Act. Defines "first qualifying degree" and "email address of record". Adds provisions concerning address of record and email address of record. Makes changes in provisions concerning exemptions, powers and duties of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board, applications, qualifications for licensure, persons in military service, endorsement, license restrictions and limitations, rosters, grounds for discipline of a license, unlicensed practice, investigations, records of proceedings, hearings and motions for rehearings, the appointment of a hearing officer, restoration of a license, administrative review, certification of records, confidentiality, and the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
In provisions amending the Regulatory Sunset Act, provides that the repeal date of the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act is extended to January 1, 2027 (rather than January 1, 2028). In provisions amending the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act concerning the powers and duties of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, provides that the forms prescribed by the Department for the administration and enforcement of the Act shall be consistent with and reflect the requirements of the Act and rules adopted under the Act.