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 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  School  Code by changing Section
 2    14-1.09.1.

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

 5        Section  5.   The  School  Code  is  amended  by changing
 6    Section 14-1.09.1 as follows:

 7        (105 ILCS 5/14-1.09.1)
 8        Sec. 14-1.09.1.  School psychological services.   In  the
 9    public  schools,  school  psychological  services provided by
10    qualified  specialists  who  hold  Type  73  School   Service
11    Personnel  Certificates endorsed for school psychology issued
12    by the State Teacher Certification Board may include, but are
13    not limited to:  (i)  administration  and  interpretation  of
14    psychological  and  educational  evaluations; (ii) developing
15    school-based   prevention   programs,   including    violence
16    prevention programs; (iii) counseling with students, parents,
17    and  teachers  on  educational and mental health issues; (iv)
18    acting as  liaisons  between  public  schools  and  community
19    agencies;   (v)   evaluating   program   effectiveness;  (vi)
20    providing crisis  intervention  within  the  school  setting;
21    (vii)  helping  teachers, parents, and others involved in the
22    educational process to provide optimum teaching and  learning
23    conditions   for  all  students;  (viii)  supervising  school
24    psychologist interns enrolled in school  psychology  programs
25    that  meet  the  standards  established by the State Board of
26    Education;  and  (ix)  screening  of  school  enrollments  to
27    identify children  who  should  be  referred  for  individual
28    study.   Nothing  in  this  Section prohibits other qualified
29    professionals,  including  licensed  clinical  psychologists,
30    from providing those  services  listed  for  which  they  are
31    appropriately trained.
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 1    (Source: P.A. 89-339, eff. 8-17-95.)

 2        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 3    becoming law.

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