(225 ILCS 15/7)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5357)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
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
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,
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 a
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
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; 99-572, eff. 7-15-16.)