(225 ILCS 90/3)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4253)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Powers and duties of the Department.
Subject to the provisions
of this Act, the Department shall:
1. Prescribe rules defining what constitutes a curriculum for physical
therapy that is reputable and in good standing.
2. Adopt rules providing for the establishment of a uniform and
reasonable standard of instruction and maintenance to be observed by all
curricula for physical therapy which are approved by the Department; and
determine the reputability and good standing of such curricula for physical
therapy by reference to compliance with such rules, provided that no school
of physical therapy that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account
of race, color, creed, sex or national origin shall be considered reputable
and in good standing.
3. Prescribe and publish rules for a method of examination of candidates
for licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants
and for issuance of licenses authorizing candidates upon passing
examination to practice as licensed physical therapists and licensed
physical therapist assistants.
4. Review application to ascertain the qualifications of applicants
5. Authorize examinations to ascertain the qualifications of those
applicants who require such examinations as a component of a license.
6. Conduct hearings on proceedings to refuse to issue licenses and to
discipline persons who are licensed under this Act and refuse to issue such
licenses, and to discipline such licensees, or to refuse to issue a license
to any person who has practiced physical therapy in violation of this Act,
prior to applying for a license.
7. Formulate rules required for the administration of this Act.
8. Maintain a list of licensed
and licensed physical therapist assistants authorized to practice in the
State. This list shall show the name of every licensee, his last known
place of residence and the date and number of his or her license. Any
interested person in the State may obtain a copy of that list on
application to the Department and payment of the required fee.
9. Exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99