92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB3993
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PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR LICNSNG                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Professional  Counselor  and  Clinical  Professional      
   Counselor Licensing Act.  Removes the restriction that required  every      
   member, partner, or employee to hold a valid license under this Act in      
   order  for  the  partnership  or association to be licensed.  Provides      
   that fees imposed under the Act shall be set by rule.   Provides  that      
   the  Board  may  compel  an  applicant  or  licensee  who has possibly      
   violated the Act to submit  to  a  mental  and  physical  examination.      
   Provides  that  the  Board must require individuals unable to practice      
   because of violations under this Act to submit to care, counseling, or      
   treatment or in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the Board  may      
   recommend  that  the  Department file a complaint to suspend or revoke      
   the  license  of  the  individual.   Repeals  the  implementation  and      
   transitional  period  Section.  Amends  the  Regulatory  Sunset   Act.      
   Changes  the  repeal  date  from December 31, 2002 to January 1, 2013.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          225 ILCS 107/10                                                      
          225 ILCS 107/15                                                      
          225 ILCS 107/21 new                                                  
          225 ILCS 107/30                 from Ch. 111, par. 8451-30           
          225 ILCS 107/45                                                      
        Deletes  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.   Amends   the      
   Regulatory  Sunset  Act  to  extend  the  repeal  of  the Professional      
   Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor  Licensing  Act.  Amends      
   the   Professional   Counselor  and  Clinical  Professional  Counselor      
   Licensing Act. Makes changes in provisions concerning definitions, the      
   exemption for students, interns, and residents,  unlicensed  practice,      
   and  qualifications  for  a  license.  Provides  a  civil  penalty for      
   unlicensed  practice.  In  provisions  concerning   the   Professional      
   Counselor  Examining  and  Disciplinary  Board, (i) deletes provisions      
   concerning the initial appointees to the Board, (ii) provides  that  a      
   majority  of  the Board members currently appointed shall constitute a      
   quorum, and (iii) provides that members of the  Board  shall  have  no      
   criminal,  civil,  or professional liability in an action based upon a      
   disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in good faith as a      
   member  of  the  Board,  except  for  willful  or  wanton  misconduct.      
   Provides that fees shall be set by  rule  (rather  than  specified  in      
   statute).   Adds   rendering   professional   counseling  or  clinical      
   professional counseling  services  without  a  license  or  practicing      
   outside  the  scope  of  a license and clinical supervisors failing to      
   adequately and responsibly monitor  supervisees  to  the  grounds  for      
   discipline  under  the  Act.  Provides  that  the  Board  may compel a      
   licensee or applicant to submit to a mental or  physical  examination,      
   or  both.  Repeals  a  provision  of  the  Professional  Counselor and      
   Clinical   Professional    Counselor    Licensing    Act    concerning      
   implementation   of   the  Act  and  transitional  periods.  Effective      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0719

   Last action date: JUL-25-2002

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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