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225 ILCS 107/20

    (225 ILCS 107/20)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-878)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 20. Restrictions and limitations.
    (a) No person shall, without a valid license as a professional counselor issued by the Department: (i) in any manner hold himself or herself out to the public as a professional counselor under this Act; (ii) attach the title "professional counselor" or "licensed professional counselor"; or (iii) offer to render or render to individuals, corporations, or the public professional counseling services.
    (b) No person shall, without a valid license as a clinical professional counselor issued by the Department: (i) in any manner hold himself or herself out to the public as a clinical professional counselor or licensed clinical professional counselor under this Act; (ii) attach the title "clinical professional counselor" or "licensed clinical professional counselor"; or (iii) offer to render to individuals, corporations, or the public clinical professional counseling services.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) No association, limited liability company, professional limited liability company, or partnership shall provide, attempt to provide, or offer to provide clinical professional counseling or professional counseling services unless every member, partner, and employee of the association, limited liability company, professional limited liability company, or partnership who practices professional counseling or clinical professional counseling or who renders professional counseling or clinical professional counseling services holds a currently valid license issued under this Act. No business shall provide, attempt to provide, or offer to provide professional counseling or clinical professional counseling services unless it is organized under the Professional Service Corporation Act or Professional Limited Liability Company Act.
    (d-5) Nothing in this Act shall preclude individuals licensed under this Act from practicing directly or indirectly for a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 or for any legal entity as provided under subsection (c) of Section 22.2 of the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as permitting persons licensed as professional counselors or clinical professional counselors to engage in any manner in the practice of medicine in all its branches as defined by law in this State.
    (f) When, in the course of providing professional counseling or clinical professional counseling services to any person, a professional counselor or clinical professional counselor licensed under this Act finds indication of a disease or condition that in his or her professional judgment requires professional service outside the scope of practice as defined in this Act, he or she shall refer that person to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or another appropriate health care practitioner.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-878)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 20. Restrictions and limitations.
    (a) No person shall, without a valid license as a professional counselor issued by the Department: (i) in any manner hold himself or herself out to the public as a professional counselor under this Act; (ii) attach the title "professional counselor", "licensed professional counselor", or use the credential "L.P.C."; or (iii) offer to render or render to individuals, corporations, or the public professional counseling services.
    (b) No person shall, without a valid license as a clinical professional counselor issued by the Department: (i) in any manner hold himself or herself out to the public as a clinical professional counselor or licensed clinical professional counselor under this Act; (ii) attach the title "clinical professional counselor", "licensed clinical professional counselor", or use the credential "L.P.C."; or (iii) offer to render to individuals, corporations, or the public clinical professional counseling services.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) No association, limited liability company, professional limited liability company, or partnership shall provide, attempt to provide, or offer to provide clinical professional counseling or professional counseling services unless every member, partner, and employee of the association, limited liability company, professional limited liability company, or partnership who practices professional counseling or clinical professional counseling or who renders professional counseling or clinical professional counseling services holds a currently valid license issued under this Act. No business shall provide, attempt to provide, or offer to provide professional counseling or clinical professional counseling services unless it is organized under the Professional Service Corporation Act or Professional Limited Liability Company Act.
    (d-5) Nothing in this Act shall preclude individuals licensed under this Act from practicing directly or indirectly for a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 or for any legal entity as provided under subsection (c) of Section 22.2 of the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as permitting persons licensed as professional counselors or clinical professional counselors to engage in any manner in the practice of medicine in all its branches as defined by law in this State.
    (f) When, in the course of providing professional counseling or clinical professional counseling services to any person, a professional counselor or clinical professional counselor licensed under this Act finds indication of a disease or condition that in his or her professional judgment requires professional service outside the scope of practice as defined in this Act, he or she shall refer that person to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or another appropriate health care practitioner.
(Source: P.A. 102-878, eff. 1-1-23.)