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225 ILCS 110/11
(225 ILCS 110/11)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7911)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Expiration, renewal and restoration of licenses.
expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act
shall be set by rule. A speech-language pathologist, speech-language
pathology assistant, or
audiologist may renew such license during the month preceding the
expiration date thereof by paying the required fee.
(a-5) An audiologist renewing his or her license shall provide proof as determined by the Department of having met the
continuing education requirements set forth in the rules of the Department.
At a minimum, the rules shall require a renewal applicant for licensure as an audiologist to provide proof of
completing at least 20 clock hours of continuing education during the
licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed, no more than 10 hours of which may be obtained through programs sponsored by hearing instrument or auditory prosthetic device manufacturers. An audiologist must provide proof that at least 2 clock hours of training in ethics or legal requirements pertaining to the practice of audiology was completed during the 2-year licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed.
(a-10) A speech-language pathologist or a speech-language pathology assistant renewing his or her license shall provide proof as determined by the Department of having met the continuing education requirements set forth in the rules of the Department. At a minimum, the rules shall require a renewal applicant for license as a speech-language pathologist to provide proof of completing at least 20 clock hours of continuing education during the 2-year licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed. A speech language pathologist must provide proof that at least one clock hour of ethics training was completed during the 2-year licensing cycle for which he or she is currently licensed. At a minimum, the rules shall require a renewal applicant for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant to provide proof of completing at least 10 clock hours of continuing education during the 2-year period for which he or she currently holds a license.
(b) Inactive status.
(1) Any licensee who notifies the Department in
writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active status.
(2) Any licensee requesting restoration from inactive
status shall be required to (i) pay the current renewal fee; and (ii) demonstrate that he or she has completed a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education and met any additional continuing education requirements established by the Department by rule.
(3) Any licensee whose license is in an inactive
status shall not practice in the State of Illinois without first restoring his or her license.
(4) Any licensee who shall engage in the practice
while the license is lapsed or inactive shall be considered to be practicing without a license which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 16 of this Act.
(c) Any speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology
assistant, or audiologist whose license has
expired may have his or her license restored at any time within 5 years
expiration thereof, upon payment of the required fee.
(d) Any person whose license has been expired or inactive
for 5 years or
have his or her license restored by making application to the Department
filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have his
license restored, including sworn evidence certifying to active lawful
practice in another jurisdiction, and by paying the required restoration
fee. A person practicing on an expired license is deemed to be practicing
without a license.
(e) If a person whose license has expired has not maintained active
practice in another jurisdiction, the Department shall determine, by an
evaluation process established by rule, his or her fitness to resume active
and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated clinical
experience, and may require successful completion of an examination.
(f) Any person whose license has expired while he or she has been
engaged (1) in
federal or State service on active duty, or (2) in training or education
the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the
military service, may have his or her license restored without paying any
renewal or restoration fee, if within 2 years after termination of such
service, training or education he or she furnishes the Department with
satisfactory proof that he or she has been so engaged and that his or
training or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18