(225 ILCS 55/25)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8351-25)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
(a) There is established within the Department the Marriage and
Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board to be appointed by the
Secretary. The Board shall be composed of 7 persons who shall serve in an
advisory capacity to the Secretary. The Board shall elect a chairperson and a
(b) In appointing members of the Board, the Secretary
shall give due
consideration to recommendations by members of the profession of marriage
and family therapy and by the statewide organizations solely representing
the interests of marriage and family therapists.
(c) Five members of the Board shall be marriage and family
therapists who have been in active practice for at least 5 years immediately
preceding their appointment, or engaged in the education and training of
masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral students of marriage and family
or engaged in marriage and family therapy research. Each marriage or
family therapy teacher or researcher shall have spent the majority of the
time devoted to the study or research of marriage and family therapy during
the 2 years immediately preceding his or her appointment to the Board. The appointees shall be licensed under this Act.
(d) Two members shall be representatives of the general public who have no
direct affiliation or work experience with the practice of marriage and
family therapy and who clearly represent consumer interests.
(e) Board members shall
be appointed for terms of 4 years each, except that any person chosen to
fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the Board
member whom he or she shall succeed. Upon the expiration of this term of
office, a Board member shall continue to serve until a successor is
appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for
a term that would cause continuous service on the Board to be longer than 8
(f) The membership of the Board shall reasonably reflect representation
from the various geographic areas of the State.
(g) Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based
upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good
faith as members of the Board.
(h) The Secretary
may remove any member of the Board for any cause that,
in the opinion of the Secretary, reasonably justifies termination.
(i) The Secretary
may consider the recommendations of the
Board on questions of standards of professional conduct, discipline, and
qualification of candidates or licensees under this Act.
(j) The members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate,
necessary, and authorized expenses.
(k) A majority of the Board members currently appointed shall constitute a
quorum. A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of
a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)