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90_SB1722 210 ILCS 85/17 new Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Authorizes hospitals to grant staff privileges to licensed clinical psychologists. LRB9009623JSmg LRB9009623JSmg 1 AN ACT to amend the Hospital Licensing Act by adding 2 Section 17. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by 6 adding Section 17 as follows: 7 (210 ILCS 85/17 new) 8 Sec. 17. Licensed clinical psychologists; staff 9 membership. 10 (a) A hospital may choose to grant to a clinical 11 psychologist licensed under the Clinical Psychologist 12 Licensing Act an opportunity to obtain hospital medical staff 13 privileges to admit, treat, and discharge patients within the 14 scope of the license for the practice of clinical psychology. 15 A hospital may determine whether the applicant's training, 16 experience, and demonstrated competence are sufficient to 17 justify the granting of medical staff privileges or of 18 limited medical staff privileges. 19 (b) If a hospital grants a clinical psychologist 20 licensed under the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act 21 medical staff privileges or limited medical staff privileges 22 under subsection (a), the psychologist or the hospital shall, 23 before or at the time of hospital admission of a patient, 24 identify an appropriate physician licensed to practice 25 medicine in all its branches with admitting privileges at the 26 hospital who shall be responsible for the medical evaluation 27 and medical management of the patient for the duration of his 28 or her hospitalization.
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