(225 ILCS 95/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 4613)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 13. Department powers and duties.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department shall:
        (1) adopt rules setting forth standards to be met by
a school or institution offering a course of training for physician assistants prior to approval of such school or institution;
        (2) adopt rules setting forth uniform and reasonable
standards of instruction to be met prior to approval of such course of institution for physician assistants; and
        (3) determine the reputability and good standing of
such schools or institutions and their course of instruction for physician assistants by reference to compliance with such rules, provided that no school of physician assistants that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, sex, or creed shall be considered reputable and in good standing.
    (b) No rule shall be adopted under this Act which allows a physician assistant to perform any act, task, or function primarily performed in the lawful practice of optometry under the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987.
    (c) All rules shall be submitted to the Board for review and the Department shall consider any comments provided by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 100-453, eff. 8-25-17.)