Legislative Update 08-26-2019
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Child Abuse Reports

2019

Requires DCFS to keep all unfounded reports of child abuse/neglect for a minimum of five years (currently three).

Public Act 100-0697

SB0293

Education Loan Pilot Program

2019

Public institutions of higher education shall provide that student or their parent/guardian estimates of the total amount of education loans taken out by the student or parent/guardian, the potential total payoff amount of the incurred loans, and the monthly repayment amounts a borrower may incur for the amount of loans the student or parent/guardian has taken out.

Public Act 100-0926

SB2559

Firearms Restraining Order

2019

Allows family members or law enforcement to petition the court for an ex parte order alleging the respondent poses significant danger of causing personal injury to himself/herself or another by having in his/her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing or receiving a firearm.

Public Act 100-0607

SB2354

Immigration Licensure

2019

Provides that no person may be denied professional licensure for immigration status. Applicant may provide a Tax Identification Number in lieu of a SSN.

Public Act 100-1078

SB3109

Community Health

2019

Loan Repayment Program from mental health professionals working in under served areas

Public Act 100-0862

Public Act 100-0862

Licensure through Endorsement

2019

Attempts to streamline the “licensure through endorsement” process for out-of-state LCSWs, LMFTs, and LCPCs, by reducing the time in which IDFPR issues licenses to not more than 60 days after a completed application is received by the Department.

Public Act 100-0766

HB5110

Mental Health Awareness

2019

Requires licensed school personnel and administrators who work with grades K-12 to be trained, once every two years, to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and be taught appropriate intervention and referral techniques.

Public Act 100-0903

HB4658

Sexual Harassment Training

2019

Professions that have continuing education requirements, the required hours shall include at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training for license renewals.

Public Act 100-0762

HB4953

Stalking

2019

Provides that stalking behavior includes sending unwanted messages via social media. Expands who may bring a petition under the Act to include an authorized agent of: a workplace, a place of worship and a school.

Public Act 100-1000

SB3411

Visitation Clarification

2019

Clarifies situations where a grandparent, great- grandparent, sibling or step-parent can seek visitation.

Public Act 100-0706

SB2495

# Sessions with Minors Without Parental Consent

2018

Expands minor sessions without parental consent to 8-90 minute sessions. Includes other provisions to continue service.

Public Act 100-0614

HB1443

ALL KIDS Update

2016

Amends the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act. Changes the repeal date from July 1, 2016 to October 1, 2019.

Public Act 99-0518

HB5736

Child Bereavement Leave Act

2016

Creates the Child Bereavement Leave Act and amends the State Finance Act. Provides that an employee may use specified amounts of bereavement leave to grieve the death of the employee's child, attend services, or make arrangements.

Public Act 99-0703

SB2613

Health Care Fraud Regulations

2016

States that any IDFPR licensed worker who has been convicted of, or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution to a criminal health care or criminal insurance fraud offense will have their license suspended immediately

Public Act 99-0211

HB1359

Health Care Right of Conscience

2016

Declares that people and organizations hold different beliefs about whether certain health care services are morally acceptable and respects and protects the right of conscience of all persons.

Public Act 99-0690

SB1564

LGBTQ Minors

2016

Protects LGBTQ minors from "conversion therapy"

Public Act 99-0411

099-0411

Mental Health Police Response

2016

Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards shall create a standard curriculum for a certified training program in crisis intervention addressing specialized policing responses to people with mental illnesses.

Public Act 99-0261

HB4112

Student Safety

2016

Requires colleges to allow students to designate someone to whom college can disclose the fact that the student is a clear danger.

Public Act 99-0278

099-0278

Confidentiality Act

2016

Amends Confidentiality Act to Cover disclosures not made in a therapeutic relationship.

Public Act 99-0028

099-0028

Mental Health Youth Protection

2016

Provides that no mental health provider shall engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under the age of 18

Public Act 99-0411

HB0217

Opiod Treatment

2015

Bill About Opiod Treatment. Am #1 greatly strengthens parity law.

Public Act 99-0480

099-0480

Health Care

2015

Protects disclosure of sensitive health care services.

Public Act 99-0181

099-0181

Music Therapy

2015

Creates the Music Therapy Advisory Board Act that must report recommendations for the certification, training, curriculum and best practices of music therapists.

Public Act 99-0397

SB1359

Clarification and Definition of LCPCs

2014

Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Defines "clinical professional counselor".

Public Act 098-0724

098-0724

Threatening a Public Official

2014

Adds "human service provider" to the list of individuals included in the offense of "threatening a public official"

Public Act 98-529

SB1609

Mental Health Confidentiality

2013

Concealed carry bill changes law concerning confidentiality of mental health records and reporting requirements.

Public Act 98-0063

HB0183

Concealed Carry

2013

Concealed carry law on mandated reporting of "danger to self or others" or "developmentally disabled."

Public Act 98-0063

Sec. 6-103.3

Concealed Carry

2013

Amendment requiring QMHPs to report.

Public Act 98-600

Sec. 8.1

Mental Health First Aid Training

2013

Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program so that certified trainers can provide Illinois residents, professionals, and members of the public with training on how to identify mental health problems.

Public Act 98-0195

HB1538

Restraint Authorization for LCPCs

2013

Adds LCPC as authorized to order restraints. The law already includes LCSW.

Public Act 98-0137

Sec. 2-108

Sex Offenders

2013

Sex offender evaluation and treatment provider act.

Illinois Register 2013

Sec. 1280

State Grantee Reporting

2013

Requires more reporting from state grantees. Prohibits grantees from charging clients for services funded by the state.

Public Act 98-0047

HB0002

Facility Director

2012

Amends definition of facility director to allow counselors to be designees.

Public Act 97-0753

HB4037

Abuse and Neglect

 

LPCs and LCPCs are reqiured to report a child they believe may be abused or neglected.

Public Act 98-0067

Sec. 4

Client Records

 

Must establish and maintain client records and case notes. Records must be maintained for at least 7 years.

Administrative Code 1375.225

Sec. C-4

Firearm Concealed Carry Act

 

FOID law on LCPC mandated reporting for clients at risk. Clear and present danger definition.

Public Act 098-0063

098-0063

Insurance

 

LCPCs are a valid provider of mental health care which insurance providers in Illinois must cover.

Public Act 96-0328

Sec. 370c

PLLC Professional Limited Liability Company

 

Details the law allowing a PLLC- Counselors are not required to establish a PLLC

(805 ILCS 185/) Professional Limited Liability Company Act.

 

Clinical Psychologist

 

Changes the definition of clinical psychologist.

Public Act 98-0075

SB0062

Ethics CEs

 

Required for social workers and psychologists. Not required for counselors

 

 

Qualified Examiner

 

Adds LCPC to the list of qualified examiners.

Public Act 91-0536

Sec. 1-122