Bill Text: IL HB5212 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act and the Illinois Physical Therapy Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may issue an occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist, or physical therapist assistant license to an applicant who is licensed under another jurisdiction upon filing an application, paying the required fee, and meeting requirements established by rule (rather than if the requirements for licensure in that jurisdiction were, at the date of licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements in force in this State on that date or equivalent to the requirements of this Act). Provides that an applicant for endorsement shall meet the requirements for endorsement upon filing the application, paying the required fee, and showing proof of licensure in another jurisdiction for at least 10 consecutive years without discipline by certified verification of licensure by the jurisdiction. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-09-30 - Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady [HB5212 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB5212-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act
5is amended by changing Section 13 as follows:
6 (225 ILCS 75/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 3713)
7 (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
8 Sec. 13. Endorsement. The Department may, in its
9discretion, license as an occupational therapist or
10occupational therapy assistant, without examination, on
11payment of the required fee, an applicant who is an
12occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
13licensed under the laws of another jurisdiction, upon filing of
14an application on forms provided by the Department, paying the
15required fee, and meeting such requirements as are established
16by rule. The Department may adopt rules governing recognition
17of education and legal practice in another jurisdiction,
18requiring additional education, and determining when an
19examination may be required. if the requirements for licensure
20in that jurisdiction were, at the date of his licensure,
21substantially equivalent to the requirements in force in this
22State on that date or equivalent to the requirements of this
23Act.

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1 An applicant for endorsement who has practiced for 10
2consecutive years in another jurisdiction shall meet the
3requirements for licensure by endorsement upon filing an
4application on forms provided by the Department, paying the
5required fee, and showing proof of licensure in another
6jurisdiction for at least 10 consecutive years without
7discipline by certified verification of licensure from the
8jurisdiction in which the applicant practiced.
9 Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
10complete the application process. If the process has not been
11completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee
12forfeited and the applicant must reapply and meet the
13requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
14(Source: P.A. 88-424.)
15 Section 10. The Illinois Physical Therapy Act is amended by
16changing Section 11 as follows:
17 (225 ILCS 90/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 4261)
18 (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
19 Sec. 11. Endorsement. The Department may, without
20examination, grant a license under this Act to an applicant who
21is licensed as a in its discretion, license as a physical
22therapist or physical therapist assistant, without
23examination, on payment of the required fee, an applicant for a
24license who is a physical therapist or physical therapist

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1assistant, as the case may be, licensed under the laws of
2another jurisdiction upon filing of an application on forms
3provided by the Department, paying the required fee, and
4meeting such requirements as are established by rule. The
5Department may adopt rules governing recognition of education
6and legal practice in another jurisdiction, requiring
7additional education, and determining when an examination may
8be required. state if the requirements for a license of
9physical therapists or physical therapist assistant in the
10state in which the applicant was licensed were at the date of
11his or her licensure substantially equal to the requirements in
12force in this State on that date.
13 An applicant for endorsement who has practiced for 10
14consecutive years in another jurisdiction shall meet the
15requirements for licensure by endorsement upon filing an
16application on forms provided by the Department, paying the
17required fee, and showing proof of licensure in another
18jurisdiction for at least 10 consecutive years without
19discipline by certified verification of licensure from the
20jurisdiction in which the applicant practiced.
21 The Department may waive the English proficiency
22examination by rule.
23 Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
24complete the application process. If the process has not been
25completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee
26forfeited and the applicant must reapply and meet the

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1requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
2(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 1-1-96.)
3 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.
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