(225 ILCS 110/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7902)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Legislative declaration of public policy.
The practice of
speech-language pathology and audiology in the State of Illinois is hereby
declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject
to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared
to be a matter of public interest and concern that the speech-language
pathology and audiology professions merit and receive the confidence of the
public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice this
profession in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed
to carry out these objectives and purposes.
It is further declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to
subsections (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois
Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to
be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such
power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or
indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units,
except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-1391