(225 ILCS 57/35)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Massage Licensing Board.
(a) The Secretary shall appoint a Massage Licensing Board, which shall serve
advisory capacity to the Secretary. The Board shall consist of 7 members, of
whom 6 shall be
massage therapists with at least 3 years of experience in massage.
One of the
massage therapist members shall represent a massage therapy school from the
private sector and one of the massage therapist members shall represent a
massage therapy school from the public sector. One member
of the Board
shall be a member of the public who is not licensed under this Act or a similar
Act in Illinois or
Membership on the Board shall reasonably reflect the
various massage therapy and non-exempt
bodywork organizations. Membership on the Board shall reasonably reflect the
of the State. The Board shall meet annually to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson. The Board shall hold regularly scheduled meetings during the year. A simple majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting. Any action taken by the Board must be on the affirmative vote of a simple majority of members. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted. In the case of an emergency where all Board members cannot meet in person, the Board may convene a meeting via an electronic format in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
(b) Members shall be appointed to a 3-year term, except that initial
shall serve the
following terms: 2 members shall serve
for one year, 2 members shall serve for
2 years, and 3
members shall serve for 3 years. A member whose term has expired shall
serve until his
or her successor is appointed. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for
a term that
would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to exceed 9 years.
Appointments to fill
vacancies shall be made in the same manner as the original appointments for the
portion of the vacated term.
(c) The members of the Board are entitled to receive compensation
legitimate and necessary expenses incurred while attending Board and Department
(d) Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon
disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members
of the Board.
(e) The Secretary shall consider the recommendations of the Board on
standards of professional conduct, discipline, and qualifications of candidates
under this Act. Nothing shall limit the ability of the Board to provide
recommendations to the
Secretary in regard to any matter affecting the administration of this Act. The Secretary
due consideration to all recommendations of the Board.
(f) The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause
which, in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justifies termination, which
include, but is not limited to, a Board member who does not attend 2
(Source: P.A. 97-514, eff. 8-23-11