(225 ILCS 75/5)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3705)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
The Secretary shall appoint an Illinois Occupational Therapy
Licensure Board as follows: 7 persons who shall be appointed by and shall
an advisory capacity to the Secretary. Four members must be licensed
occupational therapists in good standing, and actively engaged
practice of occupational therapy in this State; 2 members must be licensed
occupational therapy assistants in good standing and actively
engaged in the practice of occupational therapy in this State; and 1 member
must be a public member who is not licensed under this Act, or a similar Act of
another jurisdiction, and is not a provider of health care service.
Members shall serve 4 year terms and until their successors are appointed
and qualified. No member shall be appointed under this or any prior Act
to the Board for service which would constitute more than 2 full consecutive terms.
Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original
appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
The Secretary shall have the authority to remove or suspend any member of the Board for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause.
The Secretary shall consider the recommendations of the Board on questions
involving standards of professional conduct, discipline and qualifications
of candidates and license holders under this Act.
Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
Members of the Board have no liability in any action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in good faith as a member of the Board.
Members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-264, eff. 12-31-13.)