(225 ILCS 95/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 4616)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 16. Expiration; renewal. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. Renewal shall be conditioned on paying the required fee and by meeting such other requirements as may be established by rule. The certification as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or an equivalent successor agency is not required for renewal of a license under this Act.
    Any physician assistant who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have the license restored, and by paying the required fees. Proof of fitness may include sworn evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction.
    If the physician assistant has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, his or her fitness for restoration of the license and shall establish procedures and requirements for such restoration.
    However, any physician assistant whose license expired while he or she was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, or the State Militia called into service or training, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have the license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training, or education he or she furnishes 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. 100-453, eff. 8-25-17.)