(225 ILCS 90/6)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4256)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Duties and functions of Director and Board.
The Director shall appoint a Physical Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary
Board as follows: Seven persons who shall be appointed by and shall
serve in an advisory capacity to the Director. Six members must be
actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy in this State for a
minimum of 5 years and one member must be a member of the public who is not
licensed under this Act, or a similar Act of another jurisdiction.
Members shall serve 4 year terms and until their successors are appointed
and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to
the Board for a term which would cause his continuous service on the
Board to be longer than 9 successive years. Appointments to fill
vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for
the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
For the initial appointment of the Board, the Director shall give
priority to filling the public member terms as vacancies become available.
Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon
any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as
members of the Board.
A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a
quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board.
The members of the Board are entitled to receive as compensation a
reasonable sum as determined by the Director for each day actually engaged in
the duties of the office and all legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in
attending the meetings of the Board.
The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation
from the geographic areas in this State.
The Director may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which
in the opinion of the Director reasonably justifies such termination.
The Director shall consider the recommendations of the Board on
questions involving standards of professional conduct, discipline and
qualifications of candidates and licensees under this Act.
Nothing shall limit the ability of the Board to provide
recommendations to the Director in regard to any matter affecting the
administration of this Act.
The Director shall give due consideration to all recommendations of the
Board. If the Director takes action contrary to a recommendation of the
Board, the Director shall promptly provide a written explanation of that
(Source: P.A. 94-651, eff. 1-1-06