June 15, 2007
RUSSELL MORGAN, )
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
v. ) Cook County, Illinois.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ) No. 05 CH 03127
FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL )
REGULATION, ) Honorable
) Anthony Young,
Defendant-Appellee. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE JOSEPH GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff, Russell Morgan, brought a complaint for administrative review challenging the
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's (Department) summary
suspension of his license as a clinical psychologist and the Department's ultimate imposition of a
90-day suspension and indefinite probation. The circuit court affirmed the Department and
denied Morgan's subsequent motion for reconsideration. Morgan now appeals those orders. For
the reasons that follow, we reverse.
On November 4, 2003, the Department filed a one-count administrative complaint against
Morgan, a licensed clinical psychologist, alleging that he engaged in unethical, unauthorized, or
unprofessional sexual conduct during his treatment of a female patient, E.S. The complaint
averred that Morgan's conduct constituted grounds for suspension of his "certificate of
registration" pursuant to section 15(7) of the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act (225 ILCS