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Public Act 101-0094


 

Public Act 0094 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0094
 
HB2605 EnrolledLRB101 07284 AXK 52323 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
14-1.09b as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.09b)
    Sec. 14-1.09b. Speech-language pathologist.
    (a) For purposes of supervision of a speech-language
pathology assistant, "speech-language pathologist" means a
person who has received a license pursuant to the Illinois
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act to engage
in the practice of speech-language pathology.
    (b) The School Service Personnel Certificate with a
speech-language endorsement shall be issued under Section
21-25 of this Code to a speech-language pathologist who meets
all of the following requirements:
        (1) (A) Holds a regular license as a speech-language
    pathologist pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language
    Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, (B) holds a current
    Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language
    pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing
    Association and a regular license in speech-language
    pathology from another state or territory or the District
    of Columbia and has applied for a regular license as a
    speech-language pathologist pursuant to the Illinois
    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, or
    (C) holds or has applied for a temporary license pursuant
    to Section 8.1 of the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology
    and Audiology Practice Act.
        (2) Holds a master's or doctoral degree with a major
    emphasis in speech-language pathology from an institution
    whose course of study was approved or program was
    accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in
    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American
    Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its predecessor.
        (3) Either (i) has completed a program of study that
    meets the content area standards for speech-language
    pathologists approved by the State Board of Education, in
    consultation with the State Teachers Certification Board,
    (ii) has completed a program in another state, territory,
    or possession of the United States that is comparable to an
    approved program of study described in item (i), or (iii)
    holds a certificate issued by another state, territory, or
    possession of the United States that is comparable to the
    school service personnel certificate with a
    speech-language endorsement. If the requirements described
    in items (i), (ii), or (iii) of this paragraph (3) have not
    been met, a person must provide evidence that he or she has
    completed at least 150 clock hours of supervised experience
    in speech-language pathology with students with
    disabilities in a school setting, including experience
    required by federal law or federal court order; however, a
    person who lacks such experience may obtain interim
    certification as established by the Illinois State Board of
    Education, in consultation with the State Teacher
    Certification Board, and shall participate in school-based
    professional experience of at least 150 clock hours to meet
    this requirement.
        (4) Has successfully completed the required Illinois
    certification tests.
        (5) Has paid the application fee required for
    certification.
    The provisions of this subsection (b) do not preclude the
issuance of a teaching certificate to a speech-language
pathologist who qualifies for such a certificate.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), a Professional
Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement
for non-teaching speech-language pathologist shall be issued
under Section 21B-25 to a speech-language pathologist who (i)
holds a regular license as a speech-language pathologist
pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and
Audiology Practice Act and (ii) holds a current Certificate of
Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
(Source: P.A. 92-510, eff. 6-1-02; 93-112, eff. 1-1-04;
93-1060, eff. 12-23-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020