(225 ILCS 84/45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 45. Examination requirement.
    (a) The Department may authorize examinations of applicants as orthotists, prosthetists, or pedorthists at times and places as it may determine. The examination of applicants shall be of a character to fairly test the qualifications of the applicant to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics.
    (b) Applicants for examination as orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date at the time and place specified after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
    (c) If an applicant neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years after filing his or her application, the application shall be denied. All fees are nonrefundable. The applicant may make a new application for examination accompanied by the required fee and must furnish proof of meeting qualifications for licensure in effect at the time of new application.
    (d) The Department shall set by rule the maximum number of attempts that an applicant may make to pass the examination within a specified period of time. The Department shall also determine any further training required before a reexamination.
    (e) The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of preparing and conducting examinations. An applicant for an examination as an orthotist, a prosthetist, or pedorthist shall be required to pay, either to the Department or to the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination.
(Source: P.A. 91-590, eff. 1-1-00.)