(225 ILCS 57/70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 70. Restoration of expired licenses. A massage therapist who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have his or her license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have his or her license restored, including sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, and by paying the required restoration fee and showing proof of completion of required continuing education. Licensees must provide proof of completion of 24 hours approved continuing education to renew their license.
    If the massage therapist has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Board shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule his or her fitness to resume active status and may require the massage therapist to complete a period of evaluated clinical experience and may require successful completion of an examination.
    A massage therapist whose license has been expired or placed on inactive status for more than 5 years may have his or her license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have his or her license restored, including sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction, by paying the required restoration fee, and by showing proof of the completion of 24 hours of continuing education.
    However, any registrant whose license has expired while he or she has been engaged (i) in Federal Service on active duty with the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Public Health Service or the State Militia called into the service or training of the United States of America, or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his or her license reinstated or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees, if within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training, or education, he or she furnishes to the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, training, or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 97-514, eff. 8-23-11.)