093_HB2797ham001 LRB093 06800 NHT 12869 a 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2797 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 2797 by replacing 3 everything after the enacting clause with the following: 4 "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section 5 14-6.04 as follows: 6 (105 ILCS 5/14-6.04 new) 7 Sec. 14-6.04. Contracting for speech-language pathology 8 services. 9 (a) For purposes of this Section: 10 "Reasonable efforts" means performing all of the 11 following: 12 (1) placing at least 3 employment advertisements 13 for a speech-language pathologist published in the daily 14 newspaper of widest distribution within the school 15 district or cooperative; 16 (2) placing one employment listing in the placement 17 bulletin of a college or university that has a 18 speech-language pathology curriculum and is located in 19 the geographic area of the school district or 20 cooperative; and 21 (3) posting the position for speech-language 22 pathologist on the Illinois Association of School -2- LRB093 06800 NHT 12869 a 1 Administrators' job placement service for at least 30 2 days. 3 "Speech-language pathologist" means a person who: 4 (1) holds a master's or doctoral degree with a 5 major emphasis in speech-language pathology from an 6 institution accredited under the auspices of the American 7 Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and 8 (2) either (i) has completed a program of study 9 prior to July 1, 2002 that includes course work and 10 supervised clinical experience sufficient in breadth and 11 depth to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the 12 specific problems, methods, and procedures applicable to 13 students with disabilities in a school setting serving 14 ages 3 to 21 or (ii) meets the standards adopted by the 15 State Board of Education, in consultation with the State 16 Teacher Certification Board, applicable to students with 17 disabilities in a school setting serving ages 3 to 21. 18 "Speech-language pathology services" means the 19 application of methods and procedures for identifying, 20 measuring, testing, appraising, predicting, and modifying 21 communication development and disorders or disabilities of 22 speech, language, voice, swallowing, and other speech, 23 language, and voice-related disorders for the purpose of 24 counseling, consulting, and rendering services or 25 participating in the planning, directing, or conducting of 26 programs that are designed to modify communicative disorders 27 and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals 28 involving speech, language, voice, and swallowing functions. 29 (b) After reasonable efforts have been made to employ a 30 speech-language pathologist, a school district or cooperative 31 may contract for speech language pathology services with a 32 speech-language pathologist or an entity that employs 33 speech-language pathologists. A speech-language pathologist 34 who provides speech-language pathology services pursuant to a -3- LRB093 06800 NHT 12869 a 1 contract must hold: 2 (1) a speech-language pathology license under the 3 Illinois Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Practice 4 Act; and 5 (2) a certificate under this Code with an 6 endorsement in speech-language pathology. 7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 8 becoming law.".