State of Illinois
91st General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT to amend the Clinical Social Work and Social  Work
 2    Practice Act by adding Section 19.5.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Clinical  Social  Work  and  Social  Work
 6    Practice Act is amended by adding Section 19.5 as follows:

 7        (225 ILCS 20/19.5 new)
 8        Sec.  19.5.  Expungement  of record. Any licensee who has
 9    been disciplined by the Department with a reprimand  or  fine
10    shall  be  able  to  file  a  petition with the Department to
11    expunge the disciplinary action from his or her record. In no
12    case shall the petition to expunge be filed prior to 5  years
13    after  the issuance of the disciplinary order. The Department
14    shall review the  original  order  and  shall  consider  only
15    petitions   involving   reprimands.   The   Department  shall
16    promulgate rules for the administration  of  this  amendatory
17    Act of the 91st General Assembly.

18        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
19    becoming law.

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