(225 ILCS 110/5)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7905)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
There is created a Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to be
composed of persons designated from time to time by the Secretary, as follows:
(a) Five persons, 2 of whom have been licensed
speech-language pathologists for a period of 5 years or more, 2 of whom have been licensed audiologists for a period of 5 years or more, and one public member. The board shall annually elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson.
(b) Terms for all members shall be for 3 years. A
member shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Partial terms over 2 years in length shall be considered as full terms. A member may be reappointed for a successive term, but no member shall serve more than 2 full terms.
(c) The membership of the Board should reasonably
reflect representation from the various geographic areas of the State.
(d) In making appointments to the Board, the
Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by organizations of the speech-language pathology and audiology professions in Illinois, including the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Illinois Academy of Audiology, and shall promptly give due notice to such organizations of any vacancy in the membership of the Board. The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for any cause, which in the opinion of the Secretary, reasonably justifies such termination.
(e) A majority of the Board members currently
appointed shall constitute a quorum. 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.
(f) The members of the Board may each receive as
compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Secretary 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.
(g) Members of the Board shall have no liability in
any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activity performed in good faith as members of the Board.
(h) The Secretary may consider the recommendations of
the Board in establishing guidelines for professional conduct, the conduct of formal disciplinary proceedings brought under this Act, and qualifications of applicants. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board and any recommendations made in the response. The Department, at any time, may seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act.
(i) Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that
substantial justice has not been done either in an examination or in the revocation, suspension, or refusal of a license, or other disciplinary action relating to a license, the Secretary may order a reexamination or rehearing.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18