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HB2797sam001 93rd General Assembly



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 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
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 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 whose course of study was approved or program
 7        was  accredited  by the Council on Academic Accreditation
 8        in  Audiology  and  Speech-Language  Pathology   of   the
 9        American   Speech-Language-Hearing   Association  or  its
10        predecessor; and
11             (2)  either (i) has completed  a  program  of  study
12        prior  to  July  1,  2002  that  includes course work and
13        supervised clinical experience sufficient in breadth  and
14        depth  to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the
15        specific problems, methods, and procedures applicable  to
16        students  with  disabilities  in a school setting serving
17        ages 3 to 21 or (ii) meets the content-area standards for
18        speech-language pathologists adopted by the  State  Board
19        of  Education,  in  consultation  with  the State Teacher
20        Certification Board.
21        "Speech-language   pathology    services"    means    the
22    application   of  methods  and  procedures  for  identifying,
23    measuring, testing,  appraising,  predicting,  and  modifying
24    communication  development  and  disorders or disabilities of
25    speech,  language,  voice,  swallowing,  and  other   speech,
26    language,  and  voice-related  disorders  for  the purpose of
27    counseling,   consulting,   and   rendering    services    or
28    participating  in  the  planning, directing, or conducting of
29    programs that are designed to modify communicative  disorders
30    and  conditions  in  individuals  or  groups  of  individuals
31    involving speech, language, voice, and swallowing functions.
32        (b)  A   school  district  or  a  cooperative  must  make
33    reasonable efforts to employ a  speech-language  pathologist.
34    While  making  those reasonable efforts or after unsuccessful
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 1    reasonable efforts have been made, or both, a school district
 2    or cooperative may  contract  for  speech-language  pathology
 3    services with a speech-language pathologist or an entity that
 4    employs   speech-language   pathologists.  A  speech-language
 5    pathologist who provides speech-language  pathology  services
 6    pursuant to a contract must hold:
 7             (1)  a  speech-language  pathology license under the
 8        Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice
 9        Act; and
10             (2)  a  certificate  under   this   Code   with   an
11        endorsement in speech-language pathology.

12        Section  99.  Effective  date. This Act takes effect upon
13    becoming law.".