(225 ILCS 110/7)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7907)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), on or after June 1, 1989, no
person shall practice speech-language pathology or audiology without first
applying for and obtaining a license for such purpose from the Department.
Except as provided in this Section, on or after January 1, 2002, no person
shall perform the functions and duties of a speech-language pathology assistant
without first applying for and obtaining a license for that purpose from the
(b) A person holding a regular license to practice speech-language
pathology or audiology under the laws of another state, a territory of the
United States, or the District of Columbia who has made application to the
Department for a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology may
practice speech-language pathology or audiology without a license for 90 days
from the date of application or until disposition of the license application by
the Department, whichever is sooner, if the person (i) in the case of a speech-language pathologist, holds a Certificate of
Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in
speech-language pathology and (ii) has not been
disciplined and has no disciplinary matters pending in a state, a territory, or
the District of Columbia.
A person applying for an initial license to practice audiology who is a recent graduate of a Department-approved audiology program may practice as an audiologist for a period of 60 days after the date of application or until disposition of the license application by the Department, whichever is sooner, provided that he or she meets the applicable requirements of Section 8 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18