(225 ILCS 110/8.2)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 8.2. Remote practice of audiology and speech-language pathology.
    (a) An audiologist licensed under this Act may conduct the practice of audiology remotely subject to the following conditions:
        (1) the practice of audiology may be conducted
    
remotely using video conferencing;
        (2) the use of telephone, email, instant messaging,
    
store and forward technology, or facsimile must be in conjunction with or supplementary to the use of video conferencing;
        (3) an audiologist who practices audiology remotely
    
must follow all applicable Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security regulations;
        (4) an audiologist who practices audiology remotely
    
is subject to the same standard of care required of an audiologist who practices audiology in a clinic or office setting; and
        (5) services delivered remotely by an audiologist
    
must be equivalent to the quality of services delivered in person in a clinic or office setting.
    (b) A speech-language pathologist licensed under this Act may conduct the practice of speech-language pathology remotely subject to the following conditions:
        (1) the practice of speech-language pathology may
    
be conducted remotely using video conferencing;
        (2) the use of telephone, email, instant messaging,
    
store and forward technology, or facsimile must be in conjunction with or supplementary to the use of video conferencing;
        (3) a speech-language pathologist who practices
    
speech-language pathology remotely must follow all applicable Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security regulations;
        (4) a speech-language pathologist who practices
    
speech-language pathology remotely is subject to the same standard of care required of a speech-language pathologist who practices speech-language pathology in a clinic or office setting; and
        (5) services delivered remotely by a
    
speech-language pathologist must be equivalent to the quality of services delivered in person in a clinic setting.
    (c) An out-of-state person providing speech-language pathology or audiology services to a person residing in Illinois without a license issued pursuant to this Act submits himself or herself to the jurisdiction of the Department and the courts of this State.
(Source: P.A. 100-530, eff. 1-1-18.)