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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 15/) Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act.

225 ILCS 15/1

    (225 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 5351)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 1. The practice of clinical psychology in Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare, and to be subject to regulations in the public interest to protect the public from persons who are unauthorized or unqualified to represent themselves as clinical psychologists or as being able to render clinical psychological services as herein defined, and from unprofessional conduct by persons licensed to practice clinical psychology. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-1305.)

225 ILCS 15/2

    (225 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 5352)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
        (1) "Department" means the Department of Financial
    
and Professional Regulation.
        (2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation.
        (3) "Board" means the Clinical Psychologists
    
Licensing and Disciplinary Board appointed by the Secretary.
        (4) "Person" means an individual, association,
    
partnership or corporation.
        (5) "Clinical psychology" means the independent
    
evaluation, classification and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral or nervous disorders or conditions, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, the psychological aspects of physical illness. The practice of clinical psychology includes psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation, the use of psychological and neuropsychological testing, assessment, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavioral modification when any of these are used for the purpose of preventing or eliminating psychopathology, or for the amelioration of psychological disorders of individuals or groups. "Clinical psychology" does not include the use of hypnosis by unlicensed persons pursuant to Section 3.
        (6) A person represents himself to be a "clinical
    
psychologist" or "psychologist" within the meaning of this Act when he or she holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychological", "psychologic", "psychologist", "psychology", or "clinical psychologist" or under such title or description offers to render or renders clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph (7) of this Section to individuals, corporations, or the public for remuneration.
        (7) "Clinical psychological services" refers to any
    
services under paragraph (5) of this Section if the words "psychological", "psychologic", "psychologist", "psychology" or "clinical psychologist" are used to describe such services by the person or organization offering to render or rendering them.
        (8) "Collaborating physician" means a physician
    
licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in Illinois who generally prescribes medications for the treatment of mental health disease or illness to his or her patients in the normal course of his or her clinical medical practice.
        (9) "Prescribing psychologist" means a licensed,
    
doctoral level psychologist who has undergone specialized training, has passed an examination as determined by rule, and has received a current license granting prescriptive authority under Section 4.2 of this Act that has not been revoked or suspended from the Department.
        (10) "Prescriptive authority" means the authority to
    
prescribe, administer, discontinue, or distribute drugs or medicines.
        (11) "Prescription" means an order for a drug,
    
laboratory test, or any medicines, including controlled substances as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
        (12) "Drugs" has the meaning given to that term in
    
the Pharmacy Practice Act.
        (13) "Medicines" has the meaning given to that term
    
in the Pharmacy Practice Act.
    This Act shall not apply to persons lawfully carrying on their particular profession or business under any valid existing regulatory Act of the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 15/3

    (225 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 5353)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 3. Necessity of license; corporations, partnerships, and associations; display of license.
    (a) No individual, partnership, association or corporation shall, without a valid license as a clinical psychologist issued by the Department, in any manner hold himself or herself out to the public as a psychologist or clinical psychologist under the provisions of this Act or render or offer to render clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph 7 of Section 2 of this Act; or attach the title "clinical psychologist", "psychologist" or any other name or designation which would in any way imply that he or she is able to practice as a clinical psychologist; or offer to render or render, to individuals, corporations or the public, clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph 7 of Section 2 of this Act.
    No person may engage in the practice of clinical psychology, as defined in paragraph (5) of Section 2 of this Act, without a license granted under this Act, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
    (b) No association or partnership shall be granted a license unless every member, partner, and employee of the association or partnership who renders clinical psychological services holds a currently valid license issued under this Act. No license shall be issued by the Department to a corporation that (i) has a stated purpose that includes clinical psychology, or (ii) practices or holds itself out as available to practice clinical psychology, unless it is organized under the Professional Service Corporation Act.
    (c) Individuals, corporations, partnerships and associations may employ practicum students, interns or postdoctoral candidates seeking to fulfill educational requirements or the professional experience requirements needed to qualify for a license as a clinical psychologist to assist in the rendering of services, provided that such employees function under the direct supervision, order, control and full professional responsibility of a licensed clinical psychologist in the corporation, partnership or association. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit a corporation, partnership or association from contracting with a licensed health care professional to provide services.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall prevent the employment, by a clinical psychologist, individual, association, partnership or a corporation furnishing clinical psychological services for remuneration, of persons not licensed as clinical psychologists under the provisions of this Act to perform services in various capacities as needed, provided that such persons are not in any manner held out to the public as rendering clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph 7 of Section 2 of this Act. Nothing contained in this Act shall require any hospital, clinic, home health agency, hospice, or other entity that provides health care services to employ or to contract with a clinical psychologist licensed under this Act to perform any of the activities under paragraph (5) of Section 2 of this Act.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the services and use of official title on the part of a person, not licensed under the provisions of this Act, in the employ of a State, county or municipal agency or other political subdivision insofar that such services are a part of the duties in his or her salaried position, and insofar that such services are performed solely on behalf of his or her employer.
    Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as permitting such person to offer their services as psychologists to any other persons and to accept remuneration for such psychological services other than as specifically excepted herein, unless they have been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (f) Duly recognized members of any bonafide religious denomination shall not be restricted from functioning in their ministerial capacity provided they do not represent themselves as being clinical psychologists or providing clinical psychological services.
    (g) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit individuals not licensed under the provisions of this Act who work in self-help groups or programs or not-for-profit organizations from providing services in those groups, programs, or organizations, provided that such persons are not in any manner held out to the public as rendering clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph 7 of Section 2 of this Act.
    (h) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent a person from practicing hypnosis without a license issued under this Act provided that the person (1) does not otherwise engage in the practice of clinical psychology including, but not limited to, the independent evaluation, classification, and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral, or nervous disorders or conditions, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, the psychological aspects of physical illness, (2) does not otherwise engage in the practice of medicine including, but not limited to, the diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental ailments or conditions, and (3) does not hold himself or herself out to the public by a title or description stating or implying that the individual is a clinical psychologist or is licensed to practice clinical psychology.
    (i) Every licensee under this Act shall prominently display the license at the licensee's principal office, place of business, or place of employment and, whenever requested by any representative of the Department, must exhibit the license.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/4

    (225 ILCS 15/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 5354)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 4. Application of Act.
    (a) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the activities of and services of a student, intern or resident in psychology seeking to fulfill educational requirements or the experience requirements in order to qualify for a license under this Act, or an individual seeking to fulfill the postdoctoral experience requirements in order to qualify for licensure under this Act provided that such activities and services are under the direct supervision, order, control and full professional responsibility of a licensed clinical psychologist and provided that such student, intern, or resident be designated by a title "intern" or "resident" or other designation of trainee status. Supervised experience in which the supervisor receives monetary payment or other considerations from the supervisee or in which the supervisor is hired by or otherwise employed by the supervisee shall not be accepted by the Department as fulfilling the practicum, internship or 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience requirements for licensure. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as permitting such students, interns, or residents to offer their services as clinical psychologists to any other person or persons and to accept remuneration for such clinical psychological services other than as specifically excepted herein, unless they have been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as permitting persons licensed as clinical psychologists to engage in any manner in the practice of medicine as defined in the laws of this State. Persons licensed as clinical psychologists who render services to persons in need of mental treatment or who are mentally ill shall as appropriate initiate genuine collaboration with a physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all its branches.
    (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as restricting an individual certified as a school psychologist by the State Board of Education, who is at least 21 years of age and has had at least 3 years of full-time experience as a certified school psychologist, from using the title school psychologist and offering school psychological services limited to those services set forth in the rules and regulations that govern the administration and operation of special education pertaining to children and youth ages 0-21 prepared by the State Board of Education. Anyone offering such services under the provisions of this paragraph shall use the term school psychologist and describe such services as "School Psychological Services". This exemption shall be limited to the practice of school psychology only as manifested through psychoeducational problems, and shall not be construed to allow a school psychologist to function as a general practitioner of clinical psychology, unless otherwise licensed under this Act. However, nothing in this paragraph prohibits a school psychologist from making evaluations, recommendations or interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs or special education classes, nor shall it prohibit school psychologists from providing clinical psychological services under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. This paragraph shall not be construed to mandate insurance companies to reimburse school psychologists directly for the services of school psychologists. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to exclude anyone duly licensed under this Act from offering psychological services in the school setting. School psychologists providing services under the provisions of this paragraph shall not provide such services outside their employment to any child who is a student in the district or districts which employ such school psychologist. School psychologists, as described in this paragraph, shall be under the regulatory authority of the State Board of Education and the State Teacher Certification Board.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the activities and use of the official title of "psychologist" on the part of a person not licensed under this Act who possesses a doctoral degree earned in a program concentrated primarily on the study of psychology and is an academic employee of a duly chartered institution of higher education insofar as such person engages in public speaking with or without remuneration, provided that such person is not in any manner held out to the public as practicing clinical psychology as defined in paragraph 5 of Section 2 of this Act, unless he or she has been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to regulate, control, or restrict the clinical practice of any person licensed, registered, or certified in this State under any other Act, provided that such person is not in any manner held out to the public as rendering clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph 7 of Section 2 of this Act.
    (f) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the activities and use of the title "psychologist" on the part of a person who practices psychology and (i) who possesses a doctoral degree earned in a program concentrated primarily on the study of psychology; and (ii) whose services involve the development and application of psychological theory and methodology to problems of organizations and problems of individuals and groups in organizational settings; and provided further that such person is not in any manner held out to the public as practicing clinical psychology and is not held out to the public by any title, description or designation stating or implying that he or she is a clinical psychologist unless he or she has been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/4.2

    (225 ILCS 15/4.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 4.2. Prescribing psychologist license.
    (a) A psychologist may apply to the Department for a prescribing psychologist license. The application shall be made on a form approved by the Department, include the payment of any required fees, and be accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the Department that the applicant:
        (1) holds a current license to practice clinical
    
psychology in Illinois;
        (2) has successfully completed the following minimum
    
educational and training requirements either during the doctoral program required for licensure under this Section or in an accredited undergraduate or master level program prior to or subsequent to the doctoral program required under this Section:
            (A) specific minimum undergraduate biomedical
        
prerequisite coursework, including, but not limited to: Medical Terminology (class or proficiency); Chemistry or Biochemistry with lab (2 semesters); Human Physiology (one semester); Human Anatomy (one semester); Anatomy and Physiology; Microbiology with lab (one semester); and General Biology for science majors or Cell and Molecular Biology (one semester);
            (B) a minimum of 60 credit hours of didactic
        
coursework, including, but not limited to: Pharmacology; Clinical Psychopharmacology; Clinical Anatomy and Integrated Science; Patient Evaluation; Advanced Physical Assessment; Research Methods; Advanced Pathophysiology; Diagnostic Methods; Problem Based Learning; and Clinical and Procedural Skills; and
            (C) a full-time practicum of 14 months
        
supervised clinical training of at least 36 credit hours, including a research project; during the clinical rotation phase, students complete rotations in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatrics, Surgery, and one elective of the students' choice; program approval standards addressing faculty qualifications, regular competency evaluation and length of clinical rotations, and instructional settings, including hospitals, hospital outpatient clinics, community mental health clinics, and correctional facilities, in accordance with those of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant shall be set by Department by rule;
        (3) has completed a National Certifying Exam, as
    
determined by rule; and
        (4) meets all other requirements for obtaining a
    
prescribing psychologist license, as determined by rule.
    (b) The Department may issue a prescribing psychologist license if it finds that the applicant has met the requirements of subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) A prescribing psychologist may only prescribe medication pursuant to the provisions of this Act if the prescribing psychologist:
        (1) continues to hold a current license to practice
    
psychology in Illinois;
        (2) satisfies the continuing education requirements
    
for prescribing psychologists, including 10 hours of continuing education annually in pharmacology from accredited providers; and
        (3) maintains a written collaborative agreement with
    
a collaborating physician pursuant to Section 4.3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 15/4.3

    (225 ILCS 15/4.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 4.3. Written collaborative agreements.
    (a) A written collaborative agreement is required for all prescribing psychologists practicing under a prescribing psychologist license issued pursuant to Section 4.2 of this Act.
    (b) A written delegation of prescriptive authority by a collaborating physician may only include medications for the treatment of mental health disease or illness the collaborating physician generally provides to his or her patients in the normal course of his or her clinical practice with the exception of the following:
        (1) patients who are less than 17 years of age or
    
over 65 years of age;
        (2) patients during pregnancy;
        (3) patients with serious medical conditions, such as
    
heart disease, cancer, stroke, or seizures, and with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities; and
        (4) prescriptive authority for benzodiazepine
    
Schedule III controlled substances.
    (c) The collaborating physician shall file with the Department notice of delegation of prescriptive authority and termination of the delegation, in accordance with rules of the Department. Upon receipt of this notice delegating authority to prescribe any nonnarcotic Schedule III through V controlled substances, the licensed clinical psychologist shall be eligible to register for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license under Section 303.05 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    (d) All of the following shall apply to delegation of prescriptive authority:
        (1) Any delegation of Schedule III through V
    
controlled substances shall identify the specific controlled substance by brand name or generic name. No controlled substance to be delivered by injection may be delegated. No Schedule II controlled substance shall be delegated.
        (2) A prescribing psychologist shall not prescribe
    
narcotic drugs, as defined in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    Any prescribing psychologist who writes a prescription for a controlled substance without having valid and appropriate authority may be fined by the Department not more than $50 per prescription and the Department may take any other disciplinary action provided for in this Act.
    (e) The written collaborative agreement shall describe the working relationship of the prescribing psychologist with the collaborating physician and shall delegate prescriptive authority as provided in this Act. Collaboration does not require an employment relationship between the collaborating physician and prescribing psychologist. Absent an employment relationship, an agreement may not restrict third-party payment sources accepted by the prescribing psychologist. For the purposes of this Section, "collaboration" means the relationship between a prescribing psychologist and a collaborating physician with respect to the delivery of prescribing services in accordance with (1) the prescribing psychologist's training, education, and experience and (2) collaboration and consultation as documented in a jointly developed written collaborative agreement.
    (f) The agreement shall promote the exercise of professional judgment by the prescribing psychologist corresponding to his or her education and experience.
    (g) The collaborative agreement shall not be construed to require the personal presence of a physician at the place where services are rendered. Methods of communication shall be available for consultation with the collaborating physician in person or by telecommunications in accordance with established written guidelines as set forth in the written agreement.
    (h) Collaboration and consultation pursuant to all collaboration agreements shall be adequate if a collaborating physician does each of the following:
        (1) participates in the joint formulation and joint
    
approval of orders or guidelines with the prescribing psychologist and he or she periodically reviews the prescribing psychologist's orders and the services provided patients under the orders in accordance with accepted standards of medical practice and prescribing psychologist practice;
        (2) provides collaboration and consultation with the
    
prescribing psychologist in person at least once a month for review of safety and quality clinical care or treatment;
        (3) is available through telecommunications for
    
consultation on medical problems, complications, emergencies, or patient referral; and
        (4) reviews medication orders of the prescribing
    
psychologist no less than monthly, including review of laboratory tests and other tests as available.
    (i) The written collaborative agreement shall contain provisions detailing notice for termination or change of status involving a written collaborative agreement, except when the notice is given for just cause.
    (j) A copy of the signed written collaborative agreement shall be available to the Department upon request to either the prescribing psychologist or the collaborating physician.
    (k) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of a prescribing psychologist to perform all duties authorized under this Act.
    (l) A prescribing psychologist shall inform each collaborating physician of all collaborative agreements he or she has signed and provide a copy of these to any collaborating physician.
    (m) No collaborating physician shall enter into more than 3 collaborative agreements with prescribing psychologists.
(Source: P.A. 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 15/4.5

    (225 ILCS 15/4.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 4.5. Endorsement.
    (a) Individuals who are already licensed as medical or prescribing psychologists in another state may apply for an Illinois prescribing psychologist license by endorsement from that state, or acceptance of that state's examination if they meet the requirements set forth in this Act and its rules, including proof of successful completion of the educational, testing, and experience standards. Applicants from other states may not be required to pass the examination required for licensure as a prescribing psychologist in Illinois if they meet requirements set forth in this Act and its rules, such as proof of education, testing, payment of any fees, and experience.
    (b) Individuals who graduated from the Department of Defense Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project may apply for an Illinois prescribing psychologist license by endorsement. Applicants from the Department of Defense Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project may not be required to pass the examination required for licensure as a prescribing psychologist in Illinois if they meet requirements set forth in this Act and its rules, such as proof of education, testing, payment of any fees, and experience.
    (c) Individuals applying for a prescribing psychologist license by endorsement shall be required to first obtain a clinical psychologist license under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 15/5

    (225 ILCS 15/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 5355)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 5. Confidentiality of information. No clinical psychologist shall disclose any information he or she may have acquired from persons consulting him or her in his or her professional capacity, to any persons except only: (1) in trials for homicide when the disclosure relates directly to the fact or immediate circumstances of the homicide, (2) in all proceedings the purpose of which is to determine mental competency, or in which a defense of mental incapacity is raised, (3) in actions, civil or criminal, against the psychologist for malpractice, (4) with the expressed consent of the client, or in the case of his or her death or disability, or his or her personal representative or other person authorized to sue or of the beneficiary of an insurance policy on his or her life, health or physical condition, or (5) upon an issue as to the validity of a document as a will of a client. In the event of a conflict between the application of this Section and the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act to a specific situation, the provisions of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act shall control.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/6

    (225 ILCS 15/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 5356)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 6. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department shall:
    (1) Authorize examinations to ascertain the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure as clinical psychologists and pass upon the qualifications of applicants for reciprocal licensure.
    (2) Conduct hearings on proceedings to refuse to issue or renew or to revoke licenses or suspend, place on probation, censure or reprimand persons licensed under the provisions of this Act, and to refuse to issue or to suspend or to revoke or to refuse to renew licenses or to place on probation, censure or reprimand such persons licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (3) Formulate rules and regulations required for the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-947.)

225 ILCS 15/7

    (225 ILCS 15/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 5357)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 7. Board. The Secretary shall appoint a Board that shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary.
    The Board shall consist of 11 persons: 4 of whom are licensed clinical psychologists and actively engaged in the practice of clinical psychology; 2 of whom are licensed prescribing psychologists; 2 of whom are physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois who generally prescribe medications for the treatment of mental health disease or illness in the normal course of clinical medical practice, one of whom shall be a psychiatrist and the other a primary care or family physician; 2 of whom are licensed clinical psychologists and are full time faculty members of accredited colleges or universities who are engaged in training clinical psychologists; and one of whom is a public member who is not a licensed health care provider. In appointing members of the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to the adequate representation of the various fields of health care psychology such as clinical psychology, school psychology and counseling psychology. In appointing members of the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by members of the profession of clinical psychology and by the State-wide organizations representing the interests of clinical psychologists and organizations representing the interests of academic programs as well as recommendations by approved doctoral level psychology programs in the State of Illinois, and, with respect to the 2 physician members of the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by the Statewide professional associations or societies representing physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois. The members shall be appointed for a term of 4 years. No member shall be eligible to serve for more than 2 full terms. Any appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired portion of the term. A member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term for a duration of 2 years or more may be reappointed for a maximum of one term and a member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term for a duration of less than 2 years may be reappointed for a maximum of 2 terms. The Secretary may remove any member for cause at any time prior to the expiration of his or her term.
    The 2 initial appointees to the Board who are licensed prescribing psychologists may hold a medical or prescription license issued by another state so long as the license is deemed by the Secretary to be substantially equivalent to a prescribing psychologist license under this Act and so long as the appointees also maintain an Illinois clinical psychologist license. Such initial appointees shall serve on the Board until the Department adopts rules necessary to implement licensure under Section 4.2 of this Act.
    The Board shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson and vice chairperson.
    The members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all authorized legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
    The Secretary shall give due consideration to all recommendations of the Board. In the event the Secretary disagrees with or takes action contrary to the recommendation of the Board, he or she shall provide the Board with a written and specific explanation of his or her actions.
    The Board may make recommendations on all matters relating to continuing education including the number of hours necessary for license renewal, waivers for those unable to meet such requirements and acceptable course content. Such recommendations shall not impose an undue burden on the Department or an unreasonable restriction on those seeking license renewal.
    The 2 licensed prescribing psychologist members of the Board and the 2 physician members of the Board shall only deliberate and make recommendations related to the licensure and discipline of prescribing psychologists. Four members shall constitute a quorum, except that all deliberations and recommendations related to the licensure and discipline of prescribing psychologists shall require a quorum of 6 members. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    Members of the Board shall have no liability in any action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in good faith as a member of the Board.
    The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justifies such termination.
(Source: P.A. 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 15/8

    (225 ILCS 15/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 5358)
    Sec. 8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-45. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/9

    (225 ILCS 15/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 5359)
    Sec. 9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-947. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/9.5

    (225 ILCS 15/9.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 9.5. License applications. Whoever desires to obtain a license shall apply to the Department in writing, on forms prepared and furnished by the Department. Each application shall contain proof of the particular qualifications required of the applicant, shall be verified by the applicant under oath or affirmation, and shall be accompanied by the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/10

    (225 ILCS 15/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 5360)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-849)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10. Qualifications of applicants; examination. The Department, except as provided in Section 11 of this Act, shall issue a license as a clinical psychologist to any person who pays an application fee and who:
        (1) is at least 21 years of age; and has not engaged
    
in conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act;
        (2) (blank);
        (3) is a graduate of a doctoral program from a
    
college, university or school accredited by the regional accrediting body which is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and is in the jurisdiction in which it is located for purposes of granting the doctoral degree and either:
            (a) is a graduate of a doctoral program in
        
clinical, school or counseling psychology either accredited by the American Psychological Association or approved by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology or other national board recognized by the Board, and has completed 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in clinical, school or counseling psychology at least one of which is an internship and one of which is postdoctoral; or
            (b) holds a doctoral degree from a recognized
        
college, university or school which the Department, through its rules, establishes as being equivalent to a clinical, school or counseling psychology program and has completed at least one course in each of the following 7 content areas, in actual attendance at a recognized university, college or school whose graduates would be eligible for licensure under this Act: scientific and professional ethics, biological basis of behavior, cognitive-affective basis of behavior, social basis of behavior, individual differences, assessment, and treatment modalities; and has completed 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in clinical, school or counseling psychology, at least one of which is an internship and one of which is postdoctoral; or
            (c) holds a doctorate in psychology or in a
        
program whose content is psychological in nature from an accredited college, university or school not meeting the standards of paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection (3) and provides evidence of the completion of at least one course in each of the 7 content areas specified in paragraph (b) in actual attendance at a recognized university, school or college whose graduate would be eligible for licensure under this Act; and has completed an appropriate practicum, an internship or equivalent supervised clinical experience in an organized mental health care setting and 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in clinical or counseling psychology, at least one of which is postdoctoral; and
        (4) has passed an examination authorized by the
    
Department to determine his or her fitness to receive a license.
Applicants for licensure under subsection (3)(a) and (3)(b) of this Section shall complete 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience, at least one of which shall be an internship and one of which shall be postdoctoral. A year of supervised experience is defined as not less than 1,750 hours obtained in not less than 50 weeks based on 35 hours per week for full-time work experience. Full-time supervised experience will be counted only if it is obtained in a single setting for a minimum of 6 months. Part-time and internship experience will be counted only if it is 18 hours or more a week for a minimum of 9 months and is in a single setting. The internship experience required under subsection (3)(a) and (3)(b) of this Section shall be a minimum of 1,750 hours completed within 24 months.
    Programs leading to a doctoral degree require minimally the equivalent of 3 full-time academic years of graduate study, at least 2 years of which are at the institution from which the degree is granted, and of which at least one year or its equivalent is in residence at the institution from which the degree is granted. Course work for which credit is given for life experience will not be accepted by the Department as fulfilling the educational requirements for licensure. Residence requires interaction with psychology faculty and other matriculated psychology students; one year's residence or its equivalent is defined as follows:
        (a) 30 semester hours taken on a full-time or
    
part-time basis at the institution accumulated within 24 months, or
        (b) a minimum of 350 hours of student-faculty contact
    
involving face-to-face individual or group courses or seminars accumulated within 18 months. Such educational meetings must include both faculty-student and student-student interaction, be conducted by the psychology faculty of the institution at least 90% of the time, be fully documented by the institution, and relate substantially to the program and course content. The institution must clearly document how the applicant's performance is assessed and evaluated.
    To meet the requirement for satisfactory supervised experience, under this Act the supervision must be performed pursuant to the order, control and full professional responsibility of a licensed clinical psychologist. The clients shall be the clients of the agency or supervisor rather than the supervisee. Supervised experience in which the supervisor receives monetary payment or other consideration from the supervisee or in which the supervisor is hired by or otherwise employed by the supervisee shall not be accepted by the Department as fulfilling the practicum, internship or 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience requirements for licensure.
    Examinations for applicants under this Act shall be held at the direction of the Department from time to time but not less than once each year. The scope and form of the examination shall be determined by the Department.
    Each applicant for a license who possesses the necessary qualifications therefor shall be examined by the Department, and shall pay to the Department, or its designated testing service, the required examination fee, which fee shall not be refunded by the Department.
    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    An applicant has one year from the date of notification of successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the applicant shall be required to take and pass the examination again unless licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States within one year of passing the examination.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-849)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 10. Qualifications of applicants; examination. The Department, except as provided in Section 11 of this Act, shall issue a license as a clinical psychologist to any person who pays an application fee and who:
        (1) is at least 21 years of age; and has not engaged
    
in conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act;
        (2) (blank);
        (3) is a graduate of a doctoral program from a
    
college, university or school accredited by the regional accrediting body which is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and is in the jurisdiction in which it is located for purposes of granting the doctoral degree and either:
            (a) is a graduate of a doctoral program in
        
clinical, school or counseling psychology either accredited by the American Psychological Association or the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System or approved by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology or other national board recognized by the Board, and has completed 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in clinical, school or counseling psychology at least one of which is an internship and one of which is postdoctoral; or
            (b) holds a doctoral degree from a recognized
        
college, university or school which the Department, through its rules, establishes as being equivalent to a clinical, school or counseling psychology program and has completed at least one course in each of the following 7 content areas, in actual attendance at a recognized university, college or school whose graduates would be eligible for licensure under this Act: scientific and professional ethics, biological basis of behavior, cognitive-affective basis of behavior, social basis of behavior, individual differences, assessment, and treatment modalities; and has completed 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in clinical, school or counseling psychology, at least one of which is an internship and one of which is postdoctoral; or
            (c) holds a doctorate in psychology or in a
        
program whose content is psychological in nature from an accredited college, university or school not meeting the standards of paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection (3) and provides evidence of the completion of at least one course in each of the 7 content areas specified in paragraph (b) in actual attendance at a recognized university, school or college whose graduate would be eligible for licensure under this Act; and has completed an appropriate practicum, an internship or equivalent supervised clinical experience in an organized mental health care setting and 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in clinical or counseling psychology, at least one of which is postdoctoral; and
        (4) has passed an examination authorized by the
    
Department to determine his or her fitness to receive a license.
Applicants for licensure under subsection (3)(a) and (3)(b) of this Section shall complete 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience, at least one of which shall be an internship and one of which shall be postdoctoral. A year of supervised experience is defined as not less than 1,750 hours obtained in not less than 50 weeks based on 35 hours per week for full-time work experience. Full-time supervised experience will be counted only if it is obtained in a single setting for a minimum of 6 months. Part-time and internship experience will be counted only if it is 18 hours or more a week for a minimum of 9 months and is in a single setting. The internship experience required under subsection (3)(a) and (3)(b) of this Section shall be a minimum of 1,750 hours completed within 24 months.
    Programs leading to a doctoral degree require minimally the equivalent of 3 full-time academic years of graduate study, at least 2 years of which are at the institution from which the degree is granted, and of which at least one year or its equivalent is in residence at the institution from which the degree is granted. Course work for which credit is given for life experience will not be accepted by the Department as fulfilling the educational requirements for licensure. Residence requires interaction with psychology faculty and other matriculated psychology students; one year's residence or its equivalent is defined as follows:
        (a) 30 semester hours taken on a full-time or
    
part-time basis at the institution accumulated within 24 months, or
        (b) a minimum of 350 hours of student-faculty contact
    
involving face-to-face individual or group courses or seminars accumulated within 18 months. Such educational meetings must include both faculty-student and student-student interaction, be conducted by the psychology faculty of the institution at least 90% of the time, be fully documented by the institution, and relate substantially to the program and course content. The institution must clearly document how the applicant's performance is assessed and evaluated.
    To meet the requirement for satisfactory supervised experience, under this Act the supervision must be performed pursuant to the order, control and full professional responsibility of a licensed clinical psychologist. The clients shall be the clients of the agency or supervisor rather than the supervisee. Supervised experience in which the supervisor receives monetary payment or other consideration from the supervisee or in which the supervisor is hired by or otherwise employed by the supervisee shall not be accepted by the Department as fulfilling the practicum, internship or 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience requirements for licensure.
    Examinations for applicants under this Act shall be held at the direction of the Department from time to time but not less than once each year. The scope and form of the examination shall be determined by the Department.
    Each applicant for a license who possesses the necessary qualifications therefor shall be examined by the Department, and shall pay to the Department, or its designated testing service, the required examination fee, which fee shall not be refunded by the Department.
    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    An applicant has one year from the date of notification of successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the applicant shall be required to take and pass the examination again unless licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States within one year of passing the examination.
(Source: P.A. 98-849, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 15/11

    (225 ILCS 15/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 5361)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 11. Persons licensed in other jurisdictions.
    (a) The Department may, in its discretion, grant a license on payment of the required fee to any person who, at the time of application, is licensed by a similar board of another state or the United States or of a foreign country or province whose standards, in the opinion of the Department, were substantially equivalent, at the date of his or her licensure in the other jurisdiction, to the requirements of this Act or to any person who, at the time of his or her licensure, possessed individual qualifications that were substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State.
    (b) The Department may issue a license, upon recommendation of the Board, to an individual applicant who:
        (1) has been licensed based on a doctorate degree to
    
practice psychology in one or more other states or Canada for at least 20 years;
        (2) has had no disciplinary action taken against his
    
or her license in any other jurisdiction during the entire period of licensure;
        (3) submits the appropriate fee and application;
        (4) has not violated any provision of this Act or the
    
rules adopted under this Act; and
        (5) complies with all additional rules promulgated
    
under this subsection.
    The Department may promulgate rules to further define these licensing criteria.
    (c) Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 8-20-95; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96; 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/11.5

    (225 ILCS 15/11.5)
    Sec. 11.5. Temporary authorization of practice by persons licensed in other jurisdictions.
    (a) The Department, in its discretion, may issue a temporary permit authorizing the rendering of clinical psychological services, as defined in Section 2 of this Act, in this State for up to 10 calendar days per year, consecutively or in aggregate. This temporary permit may be issued to an individual who is licensed in good standing to practice psychology independently and at the doctoral level in another state, province, or territory. Any portion of a calendar day in which the psychologist provides services in this State is considered one working day. In no case shall a person practicing pursuant to this subsection (a) establish a permanent office location in Illinois, nor prepare or publish letterhead, business cards, or similar publicity materials listing an Illinois address or Illinois-based phone number. Time devoted to providing testimony in court or in deposition shall not be counted as part of the 10 calendar days allowed under this subsection (a).
    An applicant for a temporary permit under this subsection (a) must apply to the Department on forms and in the manner prescribed by the Department. The application shall require that the applicant submit to the Department (i) satisfactory proof that the applicant is licensed in good standing to practice psychology independently and at the doctoral level in another state, province, or territory, including the sworn statement of the applicant that his or her license is not encumbered in any manner by any licensing authority, (ii) the name of the state, province, or territory in which the applicant is licensed, and (iii) the applicant's license number or other appropriate identifier issued by the licensing authority to the applicant.
    (b) The Secretary may temporarily authorize an individual to practice clinical psychology who (i) holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction and (ii) has applied for a license under this Act due to a natural disaster or catastrophic event in the jurisdiction in which he or she is licensed. The temporary authorization granted under this subsection (b) expires upon the issuance of a license under this Act or upon the notification that licensure has been denied by the Department.
    (c) Any psychologist practicing pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall conform his or her practice to the mandates of and shall be subject to the prohibitions and sanctions, as well as the provisions on hearings and investigations, contained in this Act and any rules adopted thereunder while he or she is practicing in this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-451, eff. 1-1-08.)

225 ILCS 15/12

    (225 ILCS 15/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 5362)
    Sec. 12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-947. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/12.5

    (225 ILCS 15/12.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 12.5. Social Security Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number, which shall be retained in the agency's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license.
    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number.
(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 15/13

    (225 ILCS 15/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 5363)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 13. License renewal; restoration. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. Every holder of a license under this Act may renew such license during the 90-day period immediately preceding the expiration date thereof upon payment of the required renewal fees and demonstrating compliance with any continuing education requirements. The Department shall adopt rules establishing minimum requirements of continuing education and means for verification of the completion of the continuing education requirements. The Department may, by rule, specify circumstances under which the continuing education requirements may be waived.
    A clinical psychologist who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have his or her license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department, as defined by rule, of his or her fitness to have his or her license restored, including evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department and by paying the required restoration fee.
    If the clinical psychologist has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Board shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, his or her fitness to resume active status and may require the clinical psychologist to complete a period of supervised professional experience and may require successful completion of an examination.
    However, any clinical psychologist whose license expired while he or she was (1) in Federal Service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, or the State Militia called into service or training, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his or her license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training or education he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, training or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 96-1050, eff. 1-1-11.)

225 ILCS 15/14

    (225 ILCS 15/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 5364)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 14. Inactive status. Any clinical psychologist 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 intent to restore his or her license.
    Any clinical psychologist requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license as provided in Section 13 of this Act.
    Any clinical psychologist whose license is in an inactive status shall not practice in the State of Illinois.
    Any licensee who shall practice clinical psychology while his or her license is lapsed or on inactive status shall be considered to be practicing without a license which shall be grounds for discipline under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/14.2

    (225 ILCS 15/14.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 14.2. Fees.
    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) below, the fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to, original licensure, renewal, and restoration, shall be set by rule of the Department. These fees shall not be refundable.
    (b) Applicants for examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of initial screening to determine eligibility and 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.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/14.4

    (225 ILCS 15/14.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 14.4. Deposit of fees and fines. All of the fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/15

    (225 ILCS 15/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 5365)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15. Disciplinary action; grounds. The Department may refuse to issue, refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke any license, or may place on probation, censure, reprimand, or take other disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the Department, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any license issued under the provisions of this Act for any one or a combination of the following reasons:
        (1) Conviction of, or entry of a plea of guilty or
    
nolo contendere to, any crime that is a felony under the laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof or that is a misdemeanor of which an essential element is dishonesty, or any crime that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (2) Gross negligence in the rendering of clinical
    
psychological services.
        (3) Using fraud or making any misrepresentation in
    
applying for a license or in passing the examination provided for in this Act.
        (4) Aiding or abetting or conspiring to aid or abet a
    
person, not a clinical psychologist licensed under this Act, in representing himself or herself as so licensed or in applying for a license under this Act.
        (5) Violation of any provision of this Act or the
    
rules promulgated thereunder.
        (6) Professional connection or association with any
    
person, firm, association, partnership or corporation holding himself, herself, themselves, or itself out in any manner contrary to this Act.
        (7) Unethical, unauthorized or unprofessional conduct
    
as defined by rule. In establishing those rules, the Department shall consider, though is not bound by, the ethical standards for psychologists promulgated by recognized national psychology associations.
        (8) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provisions of this Act or the rules promulgated thereunder.
        (9) Failing to provide, within 60 days, information
    
in response to a written request made by the Department.
        (10) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in a clinical psychologist's inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (11) Discipline by another state, territory, the
    
District of Columbia or foreign country, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth herein.
        (12) Directly or indirectly giving or receiving from
    
any person, firm, corporation, association or partnership any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any professional service not actually or personally rendered. Nothing in this paragraph (12) affects any bona fide independent contractor or employment arrangements among health care professionals, health facilities, health care providers, or other entities, except as otherwise prohibited by law. Any employment arrangements may include provisions for compensation, health insurance, pension, or other employment benefits for the provision of services within the scope of the licensee's practice under this Act. Nothing in this paragraph (12) shall be construed to require an employment arrangement to receive professional fees for services rendered.
        (13) A finding by the Board that the licensee, after
    
having his or her license placed on probationary status has violated the terms of probation.
        (14) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports, including but not limited to, false records or reports filed with State agencies or departments.
        (15) Physical illness, including but not limited to,
    
deterioration through the aging process, mental illness or disability that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill and safety.
        (16) Willfully failing to report an instance of
    
suspected child abuse or neglect as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (17) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services pursuant to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (18) Violation of the Health Care Worker
    
Self-Referral Act.
        (19) Making a material misstatement in furnishing
    
information to the Department, any other State or federal agency, or any other entity.
        (20) Failing to report to the Department any adverse
    
judgment, settlement, or award arising from a liability claim related to an act or conduct similar to an act or conduct that would constitute grounds for action as set forth in this Section.
        (21) Failing to report to the Department any adverse
    
final action taken against a licensee or applicant by another licensing jurisdiction, including any other state or territory of the United States or any foreign state or country, or any peer review body, health care institution, professional society or association related to the profession, governmental agency, law enforcement agency, or court for an act or conduct similar to an act or conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action as set forth in this Section.
        (22) Prescribing, selling, administering,
    
distributing, giving, or self-administering (A) any drug classified as a controlled substance (designated product) for other than medically accepted therapeutic purposes or (B) any narcotic drug.
        (23) Violating state or federal laws or regulations
    
relating to controlled substances, legend drugs, or ephedra as defined in the Ephedra Prohibition Act.
        (24) Exceeding the terms of a collaborative agreement
    
or the prescriptive authority delegated to a licensee by his or her collaborating physician or established under a written collaborative agreement.
    The entry of an order by any circuit court establishing that any person holding a license under this Act is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided for in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, operates as an automatic suspension of that license. That person may have his or her license restored only upon the determination by a circuit court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient and upon the Board's recommendation to the Department that the license be restored. Where the circumstances so indicate, the Board may recommend to the Department that it require an examination prior to restoring any license so automatically suspended.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of the tax penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    In enforcing this Section, the Board upon a showing of a possible violation may compel any person licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure or certification pursuant to this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The examining physicians or clinical psychologists shall be those specifically designated by the Board. The Board or the Department may order the examining physician or clinical psychologist to present testimony concerning this mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or clinical psychologist. The person to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician or clinical psychologist of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any person to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension of a license until the person submits to the examination if the Board finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to submit to the examination was without reasonable cause.
    If the Board finds a person unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Board may require that person to submit to care, counseling or treatment by physicians or clinical psychologists approved or designated by the Board, as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice; or, in lieu of care, counseling or treatment, the Board may recommend to the Department to file a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke or otherwise discipline the license of the person. Any person whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined or supervised subject to such terms, conditions or restrictions, and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions or restrictions, shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the person shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Board.
    In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Board within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Board shall have the authority to review the subject person's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment, to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
    A person licensed under this Act and affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Board that he or she can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
(Source: P.A. 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 15/15.1

    (225 ILCS 15/15.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.1. Suspension of license for failure to pay restitution. The Department, without further process or hearing, shall suspend the license or other authorization to practice of any person issued under this Act who has been certified by court order as not having paid restitution to a person under Section 8A-3.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code or under Section 17-10.5 or 46-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. A person whose license or other authorization to practice is suspended under this Section is prohibited from practicing until the restitution is made in full.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

225 ILCS 15/15.2

    (225 ILCS 15/15.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.2. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the licensee has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, or continuation or renewal of the license, is specifically excluded. For the purposes of this Act, the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/15.4

    (225 ILCS 15/15.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15.4. Rehearing. Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done in a hearing for revocation, suspension, refusal to issue or renewal of a license or to place on probation, censure or reprimand a person licensed under the provisions of this Act, he or she may order a rehearing by the same or another hearing officer or Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/16

    (225 ILCS 15/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 5366)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 16. Investigations; notice; hearing. Licenses may be refused, revoked, or suspended in the manner provided by this Act and not otherwise. The Department may upon its own motion and shall upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts that if proven would constitute grounds for refusal to issue, suspend or revoke under this Act investigate the actions of any person applying for, holding or claiming to hold a license. The Department shall, before refusing to issue, renew, suspend or revoke any license or take other disciplinary action pursuant to Section 15 of this Act, and at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant for or the holder of such license of any charges made, shall afford such accused person an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel in reference thereto, and direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer to the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice and inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer will result in default being taken against the applicant or licensee and that the license or certificate may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of practice, as the Secretary may deem proper. Written notice may be served by delivery of the same personally to the accused person, or by mailing the same by certified mail to his or her last known place of residence or to the place of business last theretofore specified by the accused person in his or her last notification to the Department. In case the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or her license or certificate may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hearing of the charges and both the accused person and the complainant shall be accorded ample opportunity to present, in person or by counsel, any statements, testimony, evidence and arguments as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Board may continue such hearing from time to time. If the Board shall not be sitting at the time and place fixed in the notice or at the time and place to which the hearing shall have been continued, the Department shall continue such hearing for a period not to exceed 30 days.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/16.1

    (225 ILCS 15/16.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 16.1. Appointment of hearing officer. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, renew or discipline a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days after receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and to present its findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Secretary may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendations of the Board or hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report. The Secretary shall promptly provide a written explanation to the Board on any such disagreement.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/16.5

    (225 ILCS 15/16.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 16.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice clinical psychology without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/17

    (225 ILCS 15/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 5367)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 17. Subpoenas; depositions; oaths. The Department shall have power to subpoena and bring before it any person and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in courts in this State.
    The Secretary, the designated hearing officer and any member of the Board shall each have power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearings which the Department is authorized to conduct and any other oaths authorized in any Act administered by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/18

    (225 ILCS 15/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 5368)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 18. Compelling testimony. Any circuit court, upon the application of the Department, designated hearing officer, applicant, or licensee against whom proceedings under Section 15 of the Act are pending, may enter an order requiring the attendance of witnesses and their testimony and the production of documents, papers, files, books, and records in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/19

    (225 ILCS 15/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 5369)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 19. Record of proceedings; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at any formal hearing of any case. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person upon payment of the fee required under Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 15/20

    (225 ILCS 15/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 5370)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 20. Report; motion for rehearing. The Board shall present to the Secretary its written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of such report shall be served upon the applicant or licensee, either personally or by certified mail. Within 20 days after such service, the applicant or licensee may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing, that shall specify the particular grounds for the rehearing. If no motion for a rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing such a motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon such denial, the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board, except as provided in Section 16.1 of this Act. If the applicant or licensee requests and pays for a transcript of the record within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 day period within which a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/21

    (225 ILCS 15/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 5371)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21. Restoration of license. At any time after the suspension or revocation of any license, the Department may restore it to the licensee upon the written recommendation of the Board unless after an investigation and hearing the Board determines that restoration is not in the public interest. Where circumstances of suspension or revocation so indicate, the Department may require an examination of the accused person prior to restoring his or her license.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/21.2

    (225 ILCS 15/21.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21.2. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of a license, the licensee shall immediately surrender his or her license to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/21.4

    (225 ILCS 15/21.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21.4. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order or certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, is prima facie proof that:
        (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (2) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (3) the Board and the members thereof are qualified
    
to act.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/21.6

    (225 ILCS 15/21.6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21.6. Summary suspension of license. The Secretary may summarily suspend the license of a clinical psychologist without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in Section 16 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in the possession of the Secretary indicates that the continuation of practice by the clinical psychologist would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary summarily suspends the license of an individual without a hearing, a hearing must be held within 30 days after the suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/22

    (225 ILCS 15/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 5372)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 22. Review under Administrative Review Law.
    (a) All final administrative decisions of the Department hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (b) Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides, but if the party is not a resident of Illinois, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/23

    (225 ILCS 15/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 5373)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 23. Certification of record. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceedings, unless there is filed in the court with the complaint a receipt from the Department acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/24

    (225 ILCS 15/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 5374)
    Sec. 24. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1305. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/24.1

    (225 ILCS 15/24.1)
    Sec. 24.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-683, eff. 1-24-95. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/25

    (225 ILCS 15/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 5375)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 25. Returned checks; fines. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certificate or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license or certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license or certificate to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/26

    (225 ILCS 15/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 5376)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 26. Rendering services without a license. Any person rendering or offering to render clinical psychological services as defined in Section 2 of this Act or represents himself or herself or his or her services as clinical psychological services as defined in Section 2 of this Act, when he or she does not possess a currently valid license as defined herein commits a Class B misdemeanor, for a first offense; and for a second or subsequent violation commits a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 8-20-95; 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 15/26.5

    (225 ILCS 15/26.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 26.5. Advertising services. A licensee shall include in every advertisement for services regulated under this Act his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-310, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 15/27

    (225 ILCS 15/27) (from Ch. 111, par. 5377)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 27. Injunctions. It is hereby declared to be a public nuisance for any person to render or offer to render clinical psychological services as defined in Section 2 of this Act or to represent himself as a clinical psychologist or that the services he or she renders are clinical psychological services as defined in Section 2 of this Act, without having in effect a currently valid license as defined in this Act. The Secretary, Attorney General, or the State's Attorney of the county in which such nuisance has occurred may file a complaint in the circuit court in the name of the People of the State of Illinois perpetually to enjoin such person from performing such unlawful acts. Upon the filing of a verified complaint in such cause, the court, if satisfied that such unlawful act has been performed and may continue to be performed, shall enter a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction without notice or bond enjoining the defendant from performing such unlawful act.
    If it is established that the defendant contrary to this Act has been rendering or offering to render clinical psychological services as defined in Section 2 of this Act or is engaging in or about to engage in representing himself as a clinical psychologist or that the services he or she renders are clinical psychological services as defined in Section 2 of this Act, without having been issued a license or after his or her license has been suspended or revoked or after his or her license has not been renewed, the court, may enter a judgment perpetually enjoining such person from further engaging in the unlawful act. In case of violation of any injunction entered under this Section, the court, may summarily try and punish the offender for contempt of court. Such injunction proceedings shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all penalties and other remedies provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/27.2

    (225 ILCS 15/27.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 27.2. Cease and desist order. If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, may petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 94-870, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 15/28

    (225 ILCS 15/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 5378)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 28. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-947.)

225 ILCS 15/29

    (225 ILCS 15/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 5379)
    Sec. 29. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-947. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)