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  2022 Legislation
   
 School Counselor Rule on Standards

The new rule switches out the ASCA National Standards for the CACREP Standards.


 Illinois Register
12 17 2021
Pg 119-120

 
 Counselor Licensure Rule on Expired Licenses

Suspends certain requirements for restoration of an inactive or expired license of five years or less for professional counselors, social workers, and clinical psychologists.

Requirements for restoration of an inactive or expired license of
five years or less
are suspended: proof of meeting continuing education,
certification of active
practice in another jurisdiction,
and the payment of a fee.
Illinois Register
12 03 2021
Pg 231-233


Gov Executive Order 95
       
       
Prior Authorization Reform Act.
Creates the Prior Authorization Reform Act. Provides requirements concerning disclosure and review of prior authorization requirements, denial of claims or coverage by a utilization review organization, and the implementation of prior authorization requirements or restrictions.
HB 711
House Amendment 2

Public Act
102-0409
       
  Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Requires mandated reporters to complete an initial implicit bias training within 3 months of their date of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter,
HB3100
 Public Act 102-064
effective 8/27/2022


Insurance Code

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every insurer provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorders or conditions.
Q & A: Guarantees mental health coverage for medically necessary services. Effective after insurer amends, renews, delivers, issues a policy after it is signed into law.

HB2595
Senate Amendment 1


Public Act
102-0579
 Telehealth

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code.
Highlights:

  • ·       Allows for Emergency Rulemaking. -
            Q & A: No idea why this was written into the law. We have to wait and see.
  • ·       Effective Date: Goes into effect after a policy is amended, renewed, issued.
  •         Does not require in-person contact before telehealth services are provided.
  •        No requirement to document a client hardship to provide telehealth services.
  •         Deductibles, co-pays the same as in person.
  •         Same reimbursement rate that would apply to the services if the services had been   delivered via an in-person by an in-network provide. Parity in rates.
  •        A provider can voluntarily negotiate alternate reimbursement rates,  Q & A- Why alternate rates would be negotiated we don't understand. When we know more we will add that info.
  •       Telephone communication is OK. Texting or faxing counseling sessions is NOT OK.


 

HB 3308

Senate Amendment 1

Public Act
102-0104
 IDFPR suoervision for LCPC license remote

Remote clinical supervision- applicants for licensure as Clinical Professional Counselors may complete their live face-to-face supervision and education remotely, using real-time video as appropriate, rather than on-site. This waiver extends to May 31, 2021.


Rule change temporary
Expires
May 31, 2021

School District Notification

Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Requires a school district to provide notification to the parent or guardian of a student with an individualized education program (IEP) a Dept of Human Services booklet

HB290


Public Act
102-0057


Suicide Prevention ID Notice

Requires school districts to provide contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and for the Crisis Text Line on the back of each student identification card issued by the school district. If the school district does not issue student identification cards to its students or to all its students, the school district must publish this  on its website.

 HB597 Public Act
102-0134
School Counselor name change

Replace the terms "school guidance counselor" and "guidance counselor" with the term "school counselor" in numerous Acts.


 

HB1719

Public Act
102-0197

       
 Timely Access
Timely and proximate access to treatment for mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorders or conditions. Provides that network adequacy standards for timely and proximate access to treatment for mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorders or conditions must satisfy specified minimum requirements.
SB471
Public Act
102-01444
Sexual Harassment training
Eliminates CE requirement for Sexual Harassment training but keeps training requirement. SB1079
Public Act
102-0388
Insurance recoupment (claw back)
Concerning recoupment by an insurer, health maintenance organization, independent practice association, or physician hospital organization, provides that no recoupment or offset may be requested or withheld from future payments 12 months or more after the original payment is made. Removes language that provides that an insurer, health maintenance organization, independent practice association, or physician hospital organization may not attempt a recoupment or offset until all appeal rights are exhausted. SB1974
Public Act
SB 102-0308

Medicaid billing for LCPC
Omnibus Medicaid bill-

Adds LCPCs and LMFTs to bill for medicaid eligible clients

Dispersion Maps of Illinois Licensed Mental Health Professionals.


 SB2294 Signed into law 7/6/21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0043
   IDFPR Rule Changes
   
IDFPR CEs Online

This replaces the previous temporary rule on online CEs.

CE credits may be earned for successful completion of a course (e.g., by mail, computer, pre-recorded online course/program, live online course/program, etc.) that is offered by an approved sponsor who meets the requirements set forth in subsection (c). Each course shall include an examination.

This rule change permanently allows all 30 CEs in a renewal period to be “not in person.” Effective Jan 28, 2021

 
   
       
  2020 Legislation
   
Graduation requirements changed
Numerous changes to the school code with new graduation requirements
 

HB2170

 
 Health Care

Bill aimed at improving health outcomes for Black residents
by reforming the State’s health and human service system.


HB 5548 and HB3840

 
 Requires Teaching LGBTQ History
Provides that textbooks purchased with grant funds must be non-discriminatory. Provides that in public schools only, the teaching of history of the United States shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State. Effective July 1, 2020.
 HB0246  Signed into L:aw. Effective 7/1/20
Online Mental Health Database
Maintain an online database and resource page on its website. Provides that the page shall contain mental health resources specifically geared towards school counselors, parents, and teachers with the goal of connecting those people with mental health resources related to bullying and school shootings and encouraging information sharing among educational administrators, school security personnel, and school resource officers.
 HB907 Signed into Law. Effective 7/12/19
Mental Health Online Resource Database Directs the Department of Public Health to create and maintain an online database and resource page on its website containing mental health resources specifically geared towards school counselors, parents, and teachers with the goal of connecting those people with mental health resources related to bullying and school shootings and encouraging information sharing. HB0907 Signed into law Effective 7/12/19
Threat Assessment
Requires all school boards of school districts to develop threat assessment protocols and to create threat assessment teams. Provides that a school board shall create the threat assessment team within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act and adopt an initial threat assessment protocol within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that a school district may share information concerning a clear and present danger with another school district HB1561
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Sessions for Adults under Guardianship
Until the consent of the adult's guardian has been obtained, counseling or psychotherapy provided to an adult under guardianship shall be limited to not more than 12 (rather than 5) sessions, a session lasting not more than 60 (rather than 45) minutes. HB2142
Signed into Law. Effective 7/12/19
 Parent present when School Police question student
Provides that a student may not be questioned or detained at a school site at which students are detained in connection with criminal charges or allegations, taken into custody, or engaged with law enforcement personnel without the presence of the student's parent or guardian, a school social worker, or a licensed mental health professional.
HB2627
Signed into law Effective 8/23/19
Requires for HS graduation completion of the FAFSA or a waiver
Requires as a graduation requirment completion of the FAFSA or sign a waiver that they understand and are not competing it.
HB2719
Signed into law. Effective 6/1/20
 Requires all post-secondary education options be discussed.
In assisting all students with a college or post-secondary education plan, a school counselor must include a discussion on all post-secondary education options, including 4-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and vocational schools.
 HB3652 Signed into law. Effective 8/9/19
 Suicide Prevention Office
Creates the Office of Suicide Prevention within the Department of Public Health
SB1425
Signed into law. Effective 8/9/19 
Mental Health First Aid Training for School Personnel
Allows use of the Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training to satisfy training requirement.
SB1731
Signed into law. Effective 8/9/19
 Eliminates required Basic Skills Test for educators
Eliminates the requirement to pass the basic skills test for educators.
 SB1952 Signed into law. Effective 8/7/19

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