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Public Act 103-0302


Public Act 0302 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0302
HB2274 EnrolledLRB103 25230 AMQ 51574 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and
Audiology Practice Act is amended by changing Section 8.5 as
    (225 ILCS 110/8.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 8.5. Qualifications for licenses as a speech-language
pathology assistant. A person is qualified to be licensed as a
speech-language pathology assistant if that person has applied
in writing or electronically on forms prescribed by the
Department, has paid the required fees, and meets both of the
following criteria:
        (1) Is of good moral character. In determining moral
    character, the Department may take into consideration any
    felony conviction or plea of guilty or nolo contendere of
    the applicant, but such a conviction or plea shall not
    operate automatically as a complete bar to licensure.
        (2) Has received either (i) an associate degree from a
    speech-language pathology assistant program that has been
    approved by the Department and that meets the minimum
    requirements set forth in Section 8.6, or (ii) a
    bachelor's degree and has completed course work from an
    accredited college or university that meets the minimum
    requirements set forth in Section 8.6, or (iii) a
    bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology or
    communication sciences and disorders from a regionally or
    nationally accredited institution approved by the
    Department, and evidence of completion of at least 100
    hours of documented field work supervised by a licensed
    speech-language pathologist that is comparable to that
    completed in a speech-language pathology assistant program
    in this State.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2024