State flag Illinois Scope of Practice Policy: State Profile

Illinois credentials five types of addiction counselors. Certified Associate Addictions Professionals (CAAPs), Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CADCs), Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CRADCs), Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CSADCs) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADCs). A CAAP requires a high school diploma… More »

Illinois SOP Legislation

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Education Required for Addiction Counselor Credentialing

Illinois credentials addiction counselors as Certified Associate Addictions Professionals (CAAPs), Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CADCs), Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CRADCs), Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CSADCs) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADCs). A CAAP, CADC, CRADC and CSADCs requires a high school diploma. A CAADC requires a master’s degree. 77 Ill. Adm. Code §2060.309 and Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

Licensed Professional Counselor Ability to Diagnose

A licensed professional counselor may diagnose for the purpose of establishing treatment goals and objectives. 225 ILCS §107/10

Number of Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Buprenorphine

As of August 2018, 101 NPs in Illinois have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products. Consistent with their prescriptive authority and with proper training or appropriate experience NPs can receive a federal waiver to dispense buprenorphine-containing products, as long as the supervising physician is certified, trained, or permitted to treat and manage patients with opioid use disorder. 225 ILCS §65/65-40

Number of Physician Assistants Prescribing Buprenorphine

As of August 2018, 31 PAs in Illinois have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products. An Illinois PA may prescribe Schedules II-V controlled substances if outlined in the written supervision agreement with a supervising physician. Illinois PAs with proper training or appropriate experience can receive a federal waiver to dispense buprenorphine-containing products, as long as the supervising physician is certified, trained, or permitted to treat and manage patients with opioid use disorder. 225 ILCS §95/7.5

Peer Support Specialist Certification or Credentialing Authority

The standards and requirements for the certification of recovery support specialists and peer recovery specialists are developed and administered by a third-party, non-profit certification provider.

Practice Authority

A written collaboration agreement is required and must describe the relationship between the NP and the supervising physician. The agreement must describe the categories of care, treatment or procedures that may be provided by the NP. 225 ILCS §65/65-35

Prescriptive Authority

An NP’s prescriptive authority must be outlined in the collaborative agreement. NPs may prescribe prescription drugs and Schedules III-V controlled substances. Schedule II controlled substances may be prescribed if delegated by the supervising physician and if certain requirements outlined in the rules are met. 225 ILCS §65/65-40

Nurse Practitioner as a Primary Care Provider

NPs are recognized in state policy as primary care providers. Maternal and Child Health primary care providers may include NPs. Ill. Admin. Code tit. 89, §140.924

Dental Hygienists with Direct Access

A dental hygienist may provide services in public health settings without dentist supervision for patients who are Medicaid-eligible or uninsured with household incomes not greater than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The dental hygienist must meet experience requirements. 225 ILCS §25.18.1

Dental Hygienists with Prescriptive Authority

Dental hygienists do not have prescriptive authority.

Dental Therapists

Statute does not identify dental therapists as an oral health provider.

Supervision Requirements

A written supervision agreement is required between the supervising physician and the PA. Adequate supervision requirements are established on-site. The personal presence of the physician is not required on site where the PA is providing medical care. 225 ILCS §95/7.5

Prescriptive Authority for Physician Assistants

A PA may prescribe drugs and Schedules II-V controlled substances if outlined in the written supervision agreement by the physician. 225 ILCS §95/7.5

Scope of Practice Determination

A written supervision agreement must outline treatment and procedures that a PA may perform and which procedures require the presence of the supervising physician. 225 ILCS §95/7.5