Public Act 102-0349
HB2741 EnrolledLRB102 14910 LNS 20265 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
Marriage Act is amended by changing Section 607.6 as follows:
    (750 ILCS 5/607.6)
    Sec. 607.6. Court-ordered counseling. Counseling.
    (a) The court may order individual counseling for the
child, family counseling for one or more of the parties and the
child, or parental education for one or more of the parties, if
it finds one or more of the following:
        (1) both parents or all parties agree to the order;
        (2) the child's physical health is endangered or that
    the child's emotional development is impaired;
        (3) abuse of allocated parenting time under Section
    607.5 has occurred; or
        (4) one or both of the parties have violated the
    allocation judgment with regard to conduct affecting or in
    the presence of the child.
    (b) The court may apportion the costs of counseling
between the parties as appropriate.
    (c) The remedies provided in this Section are in addition
to, and do not diminish or abridge in any way, the court's
power to exercise its authority through contempt or other
    (d) Counseling ordered under this Section is subject to
the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Confidentiality Act and the federal Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. All counseling
sessions shall be confidential. The communications in
counseling shall not be used in any manner in litigation nor
relied upon by any expert appointed by the court or retained by
any party.
(Source: P.A. 99-763, eff. 1-1-17.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.