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Full Text of SB3406  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act is
5amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 15/10)  (from Ch. 111, par. 5360)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
8    Sec. 10. Qualifications of applicants; examination. The
9Department, except as provided in Section 11 of this Act, shall
10issue a license as a clinical psychologist to any person who
11pays an application fee and who:
12        (1) is at least 21 years of age; and has not engaged in
13    conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for
14    discipline under this Act;
15        (2) (blank);
16        (3) is a graduate of a doctoral program from a college,
17    university or school accredited by the regional
18    accrediting body which is recognized by the Council on
19    Postsecondary Accreditation and is in the jurisdiction in
20    which it is located for purposes of granting the doctoral
21    degree and either:
22            (a) is a graduate of a doctoral program in
23        clinical, school or counseling psychology either



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1        accredited by the American Psychological Association
2        or the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation
3        System or approved by the Council for the National
4        Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology or
5        other national board recognized by the Board, and has
6        completed 2 years of satisfactory supervised
7        experience in clinical, school or counseling
8        psychology at least one of which is an internship and
9        one of which is postdoctoral; or
10            (b) holds a doctoral degree from a recognized
11        college, university or school which the Department,
12        through its rules, establishes as being equivalent to a
13        clinical, school or counseling psychology program and
14        has completed at least one course in each of the
15        following 7 content areas, in actual attendance at a
16        recognized university, college or school whose
17        graduates would be eligible for licensure under this
18        Act: scientific and professional ethics, biological
19        basis of behavior, cognitive-affective basis of
20        behavior, social basis of behavior, individual
21        differences, assessment, and treatment modalities; and
22        has completed 2 years of satisfactory supervised
23        experience in clinical, school or counseling
24        psychology, at least one of which is an internship and
25        one of which is postdoctoral; or
26            (c) holds a doctorate in psychology or in a program



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1        whose content is psychological in nature from an
2        accredited college, university or school not meeting
3        the standards of paragraph (a) or (b) of this
4        subsection (3) and provides evidence of the completion
5        of at least one course in each of the 7 content areas
6        specified in paragraph (b) in actual attendance at a
7        recognized university, school or college whose
8        graduate would be eligible for licensure under this
9        Act; and has completed an appropriate practicum, an
10        internship or equivalent supervised clinical
11        experience in an organized mental health care setting
12        and 2 years of satisfactory supervised experience in
13        clinical or counseling psychology, at least one of
14        which is postdoctoral; and
15        (4) has passed an examination authorized by the
16    Department to determine his or her fitness to receive a
17    license.
18Applicants for licensure under subsection (3)(a) and (3)(b) of
19this Section shall complete 2 years of satisfactory supervised
20experience, at least one of which shall be an internship and
21one of which shall be postdoctoral. A year of supervised
22experience is defined as not less than 1,750 hours obtained in
23not less than 50 weeks based on 35 hours per week for full-time
24work experience. Full-time supervised experience will be
25counted only if it is obtained in a single setting for a
26minimum of 6 months. Part-time and internship experience will



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1be counted only if it is 18 hours or more a week for a minimum
2of 9 months and is in a single setting. The internship
3experience required under subsection (3)(a) and (3)(b) of this
4Section shall be a minimum of 1,750 hours completed within 24
6    Programs leading to a doctoral degree require minimally the
7equivalent of 3 full-time academic years of graduate study, at
8least 2 years of which are at the institution from which the
9degree is granted, and of which at least one year or its
10equivalent is in residence at the institution from which the
11degree is granted. Course work for which credit is given for
12life experience will not be accepted by the Department as
13fulfilling the educational requirements for licensure.
14Residence requires interaction with psychology faculty and
15other matriculated psychology students; one year's residence
16or its equivalent is defined as follows:
17        (a) 30 semester hours taken on a full-time or part-time
18    basis at the institution accumulated within 24 months, or
19        (b) a minimum of 350 hours of student-faculty contact
20    involving face-to-face individual or group courses or
21    seminars accumulated within 18 months. Such educational
22    meetings must include both faculty-student and
23    student-student interaction, be conducted by the
24    psychology faculty of the institution at least 90% of the
25    time, be fully documented by the institution, and relate
26    substantially to the program and course content. The



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1    institution must clearly document how the applicant's
2    performance is assessed and evaluated.
3    To meet the requirement for satisfactory supervised
4experience, under this Act the supervision must be performed
5pursuant to the order, control and full professional
6responsibility of a licensed clinical psychologist. The
7clients shall be the clients of the agency or supervisor rather
8than the supervisee. Supervised experience in which the
9supervisor receives monetary payment or other consideration
10from the supervisee or in which the supervisor is hired by or
11otherwise employed by the supervisee shall not be accepted by
12the Department as fulfilling the practicum, internship or 2
13years of satisfactory supervised experience requirements for
15    Examinations for applicants under this Act shall be held at
16the direction of the Department from time to time but not less
17than once each year. The scope and form of the examination
18shall be determined by the Department.
19    Each applicant for a license who possesses the necessary
20qualifications therefor shall be examined by the Department,
21and shall pay to the Department, or its designated testing
22service, the required examination fee, which fee shall not be
23refunded by the Department.
24    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
25complete the application process. If the process has not been
26completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee



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1shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the
2requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
3    An applicant has one year from the date of notification of
4successful completion of the examination to apply to the
5Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within
6one year, the applicant shall be required to take and pass the
7examination again unless licensed in another jurisdiction of
8the United States within one year of passing the examination.
9(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)