(225 ILCS 107/30)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8451-30)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
(a) The Secretary shall appoint a Board which shall serve in an advisory
capacity to the Secretary. The Board shall consist of 7 persons, 2 of whom
are licensed solely as professional counselors, 3 of whom are licensed
solely as clinical professional counselors, one full-time faculty member of an
accredited college or university that is engaged in training professional
counselors or clinical professional counselors who possesses the qualifications
substantially equivalent to the education and experience requirements for a
professional counselor or clinical professional counselor, and one member of
the public who is not a licensed health care provider. In appointing members of
the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to the adequate
representation of the various fields of counseling. In appointing members of
the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by
members of the professions of professional counseling and clinical professional
counseling, the Statewide organizations representing the interests of
professional counselors and clinical professional counselors, organizations
representing the interests of academic programs, rehabilitation counseling
programs, and approved counseling programs in the State of Illinois.
(b) Members shall be appointed for and shall serve 4 year terms and
until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member of the Board shall serve more than 2 full consecutive terms. Any
appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired portion of the term.
(c) The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation
from different geographic areas of Illinois.
(e) The Secretary shall have the authority to remove or suspend any member for cause at any time prior to
the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause.
(f) The Board shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson.
(g) The members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate,
necessary, and authorized expenses incurred in attending the meetings of
(h) The Board may make recommendations on matters relating to
approving graduate counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, and
(i) The Board may make recommendations on matters relating to continuing
education including the number of hours necessary for license renewal, waivers
for those unable to meet such requirements, and acceptable course content.
These recommendations shall not impose an undue burden on the Department or an
unreasonable restriction on those seeking license renewal.
(j) The Secretary shall give due consideration to all recommendations of
(k) Four members of the Board shall constitute a
quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
(l) Members of the Board shall have no criminal, civil, or professional
an action based upon a disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in
as a member of the Board, except for willful or wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)