A state representative is asking the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to look at the handling of behavioral health license applications. State Representative Wayne Rosenthal, who serves the 108th District, signed a letter urging IDFPR to immediately assess the lack of communication that is causing delays with applicants seeking a position to help those in need. Multiple lawmakers signed the letter as they look for feedback from their constituents about how delays impact their lives.
Representative Rosenthal says that those who suffer mental health and substance abuse need professional aid to provide necessary treatment that helps them. Rosenthal stressed that the state is in need dire need of licensed staff to fill vacant positions, and unnecessary delays have a negative impact on qualified applicants and the constituents in the community.
Applicants have worked to achieve licensing and Representative Rosenthal says they are now jumping hurdles to obtain high demand positions. These workers he says are dealing with lengthy delays, lack of communication, and even some lost applications. There is hope that the letter will bring immediate changes that will address these issues. For more information visit reprosenthal.com.