(225 ILCS 107/18)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
Provision of clinical services by licensed professional counselors; scope of practice.
(a) Licensed professional counselors may not engage in the independent practice of clinical professional counseling without a clinical professional counselor license.
(b) In an independent private practice, a licensed professional counselor must practice at all times under the order, control, and full professional responsibility of a licensed clinical professional counselor, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed clinical psychologist, or a psychiatrist as defined in Section 1-121 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(c) When providing clinical professional counseling as set forth in this Act, a licensed professional counselor may not represent himself or herself as a sole or independent practitioner and may not use the title "clinical professional counselor" or "licensed clinical professional counselor". A licensed professional counselor providing clinical professional counseling shall always operate and represent himself or herself as providing services through or as a part of a group practice or through a clinical supervisor's practice, and the licensed professional counselor shall have no ownership interest in either type of practice. Licensed professional counselors providing clinical services shall provide the name and contact information of the licensed professional counselor's supervisor to all clients.
(d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit licensed professional counselors from owning or engaging in sole or other type of practice or from using the title "licensed professional counselor" or "professional counselor" when providing social services that do not fall within the definition of professional counseling or clinical professional counseling as set forth in this Act.
(e) The Department may adopt rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-706, eff. 6-25-12.)