(225 ILCS 15/11.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Temporary authorization of practice by persons licensed in other jurisdictions.
(a) The Department, in its discretion, may issue a temporary permit authorizing the rendering of clinical psychological services, as defined in Section 2 of this Act, in this State for up to 10 calendar days per year, consecutively or in aggregate. This temporary permit may be issued to an individual who is licensed in good standing to practice psychology independently and at the doctoral level in another state, province, or territory. Any portion of a calendar day in which the psychologist provides services in this State is considered one working day. In no case shall a person practicing pursuant to this subsection (a) establish a permanent office location in Illinois, nor prepare or publish letterhead, business cards, or similar publicity materials listing an Illinois address or Illinois-based phone number. Time devoted to providing testimony in court or in deposition shall not be counted as part of the 10 calendar days allowed under this subsection (a).
An applicant for a temporary permit under this subsection (a) must apply to the Department on forms and in the manner prescribed by the Department. The application shall require that the applicant submit to the Department (i) satisfactory proof that the applicant is licensed in good standing to practice psychology independently and at the doctoral level in another state, province, or territory, including the sworn statement of the applicant that his or her license is not encumbered in any manner by any licensing authority, (ii) the name of the state, province, or territory in which the applicant is licensed, and (iii) the applicant's license number or other appropriate identifier issued by the licensing authority to the applicant.
(b) The Secretary may temporarily authorize an individual to practice clinical psychology who (i) holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction and (ii) has applied for a license under this Act due to a natural disaster or catastrophic event in the jurisdiction in which he or she is licensed. The temporary authorization granted under this subsection (b) expires upon the issuance of a license under this Act or upon the notification that licensure has been denied by the Department.
(c) Any psychologist practicing pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall conform his or her practice to the mandates of and shall be subject to the prohibitions and sanctions, as well as the provisions on hearings and investigations, contained in this Act and any rules adopted thereunder while he or she is practicing in this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-451, eff. 1-1-08