Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2024. Amends the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act. Makes changes to Section headings and provisions concerning definitions, civil penalties, administration of Act, the Occupational Therapy Board, applications, examinations, licenses, fees, advertising, discipline, injunctions, investigations, hearings, confidentiality, subpoenas, findings and reports of the Board, restoration of licenses, suspensions, penalties, and home rule. Makes other changes. Effective December 31, 2013.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the language from the introduced bill. Makes changes to the definitions of "occupational therapy assistant", "occupational therapy", and "occupational therapy services". Provides that referrals are not required under certain circumstances. Changes the educational requirements to a Masters or doctoral degree (was a baccalaureate degree). Makes changes concerning the Board and titles.