(225 ILCS 90/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 4256)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 6. 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 action.
(Source: P.A. 94-651, eff. 1-1-06.)