(225 ILCS 95/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 4617)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 17. Inactive status. Any physician assistant who notified the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may elect to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her intention to restore the license.
    Any physician assistant requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided in Section 16 of this Act.
    Any physician assistant whose license is in an inactive status shall not practice in the State of Illinois.
    Any licensee who shall engage in practice while his or her license is lapsed or on inactive status shall be considered to be practicing without a license, which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 21 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)