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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 60/) Medical Practice Act of 1987.

225 ILCS 60/1

    (225 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/2

    (225 ILCS 60/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this Act, the following definitions shall have the following meanings, except where the context requires otherwise:
    "Act" means the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
    "Chiropractic physician" means a person licensed to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a chiropractic physician from providing advice regarding the use of non-prescription products or from administering atmospheric oxygen. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize a chiropractic physician to prescribe drugs.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Disciplinary Action" means revocation, suspension, probation, supervision, practice modification, reprimand, required education, fines or any other action taken by the Department against a person holding a license.
    "Disciplinary Board" means the Medical Disciplinary Board.
    "Final Determination" means the governing body's final action taken under the procedure followed by a health care institution, or professional association or society, against any person licensed under the Act in accordance with the bylaws or rules and regulations of such health care institution, or professional association or society.
    "Fund" means the Medical Disciplinary Fund.
    "Impaired" means the inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety due to physical or mental disabilities as evidenced by a written determination or written consent based on clinical evidence including deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill, or abuse of drugs or alcohol, of sufficient degree to diminish a person's ability to deliver competent patient care.
    "Licensing Board" means the Medical Licensing Board.
    "Physician" means a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act to practice medicine in all of its branches or a chiropractic physician.
    "Professional Association" means an association or society of persons licensed under this Act, and operating within the State of Illinois, including but not limited to, medical societies, osteopathic organizations, and chiropractic organizations, but this term shall not be deemed to include hospital medical staffs.
    "Program of Care, Counseling, or Treatment" means a written schedule of organized treatment, care, counseling, activities, or education, satisfactory to the Disciplinary Board, designed for the purpose of restoring an impaired person to a condition whereby the impaired person can practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety of a sufficient degree to deliver competent patient care.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 97-462, eff. 8-19-11; 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/3

    (225 ILCS 60/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 3. Licensure requirement. No person shall practice medicine, or any of its branches, or treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery, without a valid, existing license to do so, except that a physician who holds an active license in another state or a second year resident enrolled in a residency program accredited by the Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education or the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association may provide medical services to patients in Illinois during a bonafide emergency in immediate preparation for or during interstate transit.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/3.5

    (225 ILCS 60/3.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 3.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a physician without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/4

    (225 ILCS 60/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 4. Exemptions. This Act does not apply to the following:
        (1) persons lawfully carrying on their particular
    
profession or business under any valid existing regulatory Act of this State;
        (2) persons rendering gratuitous services in cases of
    
emergency; or
        (3) persons treating human ailments by prayer or
    
spiritual means as an exercise or enjoyment of religious freedom.
(Source: P.A. 96-7, eff. 4-3-09; 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/5

    (225 ILCS 60/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 5. Because the candid and conscientious evaluation of clinical practices is essential to the provision of adequate health care, it is the policy of this State to encourage peer review by health care providers. Therefore, while serving upon any committee whose purpose, directly or indirectly, is internal quality control or medical study to reduce morbidity or mortality, or for improving patient care or physician services within a hospital duly licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, or within a professional association of persons licensed under this Act, or the improving or benefiting of patient care and treatment whether within a hospital or not, or for the purpose of professional discipline, any person serving on such committee, and any person providing service to such committees, shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of their acts, omissions, decisions, or any other conduct in connection with their duties on such committees, except those involving wilful or wanton misconduct.
    Information considered shall be afforded the same status as is information concerning medical studies by Part 21 of Article VIII of the "Code of Civil Procedure", as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

225 ILCS 60/6

    (225 ILCS 60/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 6. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/7

    (225 ILCS 60/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 7. Medical Disciplinary Board.
    (A) There is hereby created the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board shall consist of 11 members, to be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. All members shall be residents of the State, not more than 6 of whom shall be members of the same political party. All members shall be voting members. Five members shall be physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in Illinois possessing the degree of doctor of medicine. One member shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois possessing the degree of doctor of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine. One member shall be a chiropractic physician licensed to practice in Illinois and possessing the degree of doctor of chiropractic. Four members shall be members of the public, who shall not be engaged in any way, directly or indirectly, as providers of health care.
    (B) Members of the Disciplinary Board shall be appointed for terms of 4 years. Upon the expiration of the term of any member, their successor shall be appointed for a term of 4 years by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Governor shall fill any vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term with the advice and consent of the Senate. Upon recommendation of the Board, any member of the Disciplinary Board may be removed by the Governor for misfeasance, malfeasance, or wilful neglect of duty, after notice, and a public hearing, unless such notice and hearing shall be expressly waived in writing. Each member shall serve on the Disciplinary Board until their successor is appointed and qualified. No member of the Disciplinary Board shall serve more than 2 consecutive 4 year terms.
    In making appointments the Governor shall attempt to insure that the various social and geographic regions of the State of Illinois are properly represented.
    In making the designation of persons to act for the several professions represented on the Disciplinary Board, the Governor shall give due consideration to recommendations by members of the respective professions and by organizations therein.
    (C) The Disciplinary Board shall annually elect one of its voting members as chairperson and one as vice chairperson. No officer shall be elected more than twice in succession to the same office. Each officer shall serve until their successor has been elected and qualified.
    (D) (Blank).
    (E) Six voting members of the Disciplinary Board, at least 4 of whom are physicians, shall constitute a quorum. A vacancy in the membership of the Disciplinary Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Disciplinary Board. Any action taken by the Disciplinary Board under this Act may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting and each such resolution shall take effect immediately. The Disciplinary Board shall meet at least quarterly. The Disciplinary Board is empowered to adopt all rules and regulations necessary and incident to the powers granted to it under this Act.
    (F) Each member, and member-officer, of the Disciplinary Board shall receive a per diem stipend as the Secretary shall determine. Each member shall be paid their necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
    (G) The Secretary shall select a Chief Medical Coordinator and not less than 2 Deputy Medical Coordinators who shall not be members of the Disciplinary Board. Each medical coordinator shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, and the Secretary shall set their rates of compensation. The Secretary shall assign at least one medical coordinator to a region composed of Cook County and such other counties as the Secretary may deem appropriate, and such medical coordinator or coordinators shall locate their office in Chicago. The Secretary shall assign at least one medical coordinator to a region composed of the balance of counties in the State, and such medical coordinator or coordinators shall locate their office in Springfield. Each medical coordinator shall be the chief enforcement officer of this Act in his or her assigned region and shall serve at the will of the Disciplinary Board.
    The Secretary shall employ, in conformity with the Personnel Code, investigators who are college graduates with at least 2 years of investigative experience or one year of advanced medical education. Upon the written request of the Disciplinary Board, the Secretary shall employ, in conformity with the Personnel Code, such other professional, technical, investigative, and clerical help, either on a full or part-time basis as the Disciplinary Board deems necessary for the proper performance of its duties.
    (H) Upon the specific request of the Disciplinary Board, signed by either the chairperson, vice chairperson, or a medical coordinator of the Disciplinary Board, the Department of Human Services or the Department of State Police shall make available any and all information that they have in their possession regarding a particular case then under investigation by the Disciplinary Board.
    (I) Members of the Disciplinary Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Disciplinary Board.
    (J) The Disciplinary Board may compile and establish a statewide roster of physicians and other medical professionals, including the several medical specialties, of such physicians and medical professionals, who have agreed to serve from time to time as advisors to the medical coordinators. Such advisors shall assist the medical coordinators or the Disciplinary Board in their investigations and participation in complaints against physicians. Such advisors shall serve under contract and shall be reimbursed at a reasonable rate for the services provided, plus reasonable expenses incurred. While serving in this capacity, the advisor, for any act undertaken in good faith and in the conduct of his or her duties under this Section, shall be immune from civil suit.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/7.5

    (225 ILCS 60/7.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 7.5. Complaint Committee.
    (a) There shall be a Complaint Committee of the Disciplinary Board composed of at least one of the medical coordinators established by subsection (G) of Section 7 of this Act, the Chief of Medical Investigations (person employed by the Department who is in charge of investigating complaints against physicians and physician assistants), and at least 3 voting members of the Disciplinary Board (at least 2 of whom shall be physicians) designated by the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Board with the approval of the Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board members so appointed shall serve one-year terms and may be eligible for reappointment for subsequent terms.
    (b) The Complaint Committee shall meet at least twice a month to exercise its functions and duties set forth in subsection (c) below. At least 2 members of the Disciplinary Board shall be in attendance in order for any business to be transacted by the Complaint Committee. The Complaint Committee shall make every effort to consider expeditiously and take prompt action on each item on its agenda.
    (c) The Complaint Committee shall have the following duties and functions:
        (1) To recommend to the Disciplinary Board that a
    
complaint file be closed.
        (2) To refer a complaint file to the office of the
    
Chief of Medical Prosecutions (person employed by the Department who is in charge of prosecuting formal complaints against licensees) for review.
        (3) To make a decision in conjunction with the Chief
    
of Medical Prosecutions regarding action to be taken on a complaint file.
    (d) In determining what action to take or whether to proceed with prosecution of a complaint, the Complaint Committee shall consider, but not be limited to, the following factors: sufficiency of the evidence presented, prosecutorial merit under Section 22 of this Act, any recommendation made by the Department, and insufficient cooperation from complaining parties.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/8

    (225 ILCS 60/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-8)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 8. Medical Licensing Board.
    (A) There is hereby created a Medical Licensing Board. The Licensing Board shall be composed of 7 members, to be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; 5 of whom shall be reputable physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in Illinois, possessing the degree of doctor of medicine; one member shall be a reputable physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all of its branches, possessing the degree of doctor of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine; and one member shall be a reputable chiropractic physician licensed to practice in Illinois and possessing the degree of doctor of chiropractic. Of the 5 members holding the degree of doctor of medicine, one shall be a full-time or part-time teacher of professorial rank in the clinical department of an Illinois school of medicine.
    (B) Members of the Licensing Board shall be appointed for terms of 4 years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. No more than 4 members of the Licensing Board shall be members of the same political party and all members shall be residents of this State. No member of the Licensing Board may be appointed to more than 2 successive 4 year terms.
    (C) Members of the Licensing Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any licensing proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Licensing Board.
    (D) (Blank).
    (E) The Licensing Board shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson and one as vice chairperson. No member shall be elected more than twice in succession to the same office. Each officer shall serve until his or her successor has been elected and qualified.
    (F) None of the functions, powers or duties of the Department with respect to policies regarding licensure and examination under this Act, including the promulgation of such rules as may be necessary for the administration of this Act, shall be exercised by the Department except upon review of the Licensing Board.
    (G) The Licensing Board shall receive the same compensation as the members of the Disciplinary Board, which compensation shall be paid out of the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/8.1

    (225 ILCS 60/8.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 8.1. Matters concerning advanced practice nurses. Any proposed rules, amendments, second notice materials and adopted rule or amendment materials, and policy statements concerning advanced practice nurses shall be presented to the Licensing Board for review and comment. The recommendations of both the Board of Nursing and the Licensing Board shall be presented to the Secretary for consideration in making final decisions. Whenever the Board of Nursing and the Licensing Board disagree on a proposed rule or policy, the Secretary shall convene a joint meeting of the officers of each Board to discuss the resolution of any such disagreements.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/9

    (225 ILCS 60/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-9)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 9. Application for license. Each applicant for a license shall:
        (A) Make application on blank forms prepared and
    
furnished by the Department.
        (B) Submit evidence satisfactory to the Department
    
that the applicant:
            (1) is of good moral character. In determining
        
moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. The Department may also request the applicant to submit, and may consider as evidence of moral character, endorsements from 2 or 3 individuals licensed under this Act;
            (2) has the preliminary and professional
        
education required by this Act;
            (3) (blank); and
            (4) is physically, mentally, and professionally
        
capable of practicing medicine with reasonable judgment, skill, and safety. In determining physical, mental and professional capacity under this Section, the Licensing Board may, upon a showing of a possible incapacity or conduct or activities that would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act, compel any applicant to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, as provided for in Section 22 of this Act. The Licensing Board may condition or restrict any license, subject to the same terms and conditions as are provided for the Disciplinary Board under Section 22 of this Act. Any such condition of a restricted license shall provide that the Chief Medical Coordinator or Deputy Medical Coordinator shall have the authority to review the subject physician's compliance with such conditions or restrictions, including, where appropriate, the physician's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment, to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records of patients.
        In determining professional capacity under this
    
Section, an individual may be required to complete such additional testing, training, or remedial education as the Licensing Board may deem necessary in order to establish the applicant's present capacity to practice medicine with reasonable judgment, skill, and safety. The Licensing Board may consider the following criteria, as they relate to an applicant, as part of its determination of professional capacity:
            (1) Medical research in an established research
        
facility, hospital, college or university, or private corporation.
            (2) Specialized training or education.
            (3) Publication of original work in learned,
        
medical, or scientific journals.
            (4) Participation in federal, State, local, or
        
international public health programs or organizations.
            (5) Professional service in a federal veterans or
        
military institution.
            (6) Any other professional activities deemed to
        
maintain and enhance the clinical capabilities of the applicant.
        Any applicant applying for a license to practice
    
medicine in all of its branches or for a license as a chiropractic physician who has not been engaged in the active practice of medicine or has not been enrolled in a medical program for 2 years prior to application must submit proof of professional capacity to the Licensing Board.
        Any applicant applying for a temporary license that
    
has not been engaged in the active practice of medicine or has not been enrolled in a medical program for longer than 5 years prior to application must submit proof of professional capacity to the Licensing Board.
        (C) Designate specifically the name, location, and
    
kind of professional school, college, or institution of which the applicant is a graduate and the category under which the applicant seeks, and will undertake, to practice.
        (D) Pay to the Department at the time of application
    
the required fees.
        (E) Pursuant to Department rules, as required, pass
    
an examination authorized by the Department to determine the applicant's fitness to receive a license.
        (F) Complete the application process within 3 years
    
from the date of application. If the process has not been completed within 3 years, the application shall expire, application fees shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/9.3

    (225 ILCS 60/9.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 9.3. Withdrawal of application. Any applicant applying for a license or permit under this Act may withdraw his or her application at any time. If an applicant withdraws his or her application after receipt of a written Notice of Intent to Deny License or Permit, then the withdrawal shall be reported to the Federation of State Medical Boards.
(Source: P.A. 98-601, eff. 12-30-13.)

225 ILCS 60/9.5

    (225 ILCS 60/9.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 9.5. Social Security Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number, which shall be retained in the agency's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license.
    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number.
(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 60/9.7

    (225 ILCS 60/9.7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 9.7. Criminal history records background check. Each applicant for licensure or permit under Sections 9, 18, and 19 shall have his or her fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police in an electronic format that complies with the form and manner for requesting and furnishing criminal history record information as prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases now and hereafter filed. The Department of State Police shall charge applicants a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited into the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of Illinois convictions to the Department. The Department may require applicants to pay a separate fingerprinting fee, either to the Department or to a Department designated or approved vendor. The Department, in its discretion, may allow an applicant who does not have reasonable access to a designated vendor to provide his or her fingerprints in an alternative manner. The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/10

    (225 ILCS 60/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 10. The Department shall:
    (A) Make rules for establishing reasonable minimum standards of educational requirements to be observed by medical, osteopathic and chiropractic colleges;
    (B) Effectuate the policy of the State of Illinois that the quality of medical training is an appropriate concern in the recruiting, licensing, credentialing and participation in residency programs of physicians. However, it is inappropriate to discriminate against any physician because of national origin or geographic location of medical education;
    (C) Formulate rules and regulations required for the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-573.)

225 ILCS 60/11

    (225 ILCS 60/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-11)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 11. Minimum education standards. The minimum standards of professional education to be enforced by the Department in conducting examinations and issuing licenses shall be as follows:
        (A) Practice of medicine. For the practice of
    
medicine in all of its branches:
            (1) For applications for licensure under
        
subsection (D) of Section 19 of this Act:
                (a) that the applicant is a graduate of a
            
medical or osteopathic college in the United States, its territories or Canada, that the applicant has completed a 2 year course of instruction in a college of liberal arts, or its equivalent, and a course of instruction in a medical or osteopathic college approved by the Department or by a private, not for profit accrediting body approved by the Department, and in addition thereto, a course of postgraduate clinical training of not less than 12 months as approved by the Department; or
                (b) that the applicant is a graduate of a
            
medical or osteopathic college located outside the United States, its territories or Canada, and that the degree conferred is officially recognized by the country for the purposes of licensure, that the applicant has completed a 2 year course of instruction in a college of liberal arts or its equivalent, and a course of instruction in a medical or osteopathic college approved by the Department, which course shall have been not less than 132 weeks in duration and shall have been completed within a period of not less than 35 months, and, in addition thereto, has completed a course of postgraduate clinical training of not less than 12 months, as approved by the Department, and has complied with any other standards established by rule.
                For the purposes of this subparagraph (b) an
            
applicant is considered to be a graduate of a medical college if the degree which is conferred is officially recognized by that country for the purposes of receiving a license to practice medicine in all of its branches or a document is granted by the medical college which certifies the completion of all formal training requirements including any internship and social service; or
                (c) that the applicant has studied medicine
            
at a medical or osteopathic college located outside the United States, its territories, or Canada, that the applicant has completed a 2 year course of instruction in a college of liberal arts or its equivalent and all of the formal requirements of a foreign medical school except internship and social service, which course shall have been not less than 132 weeks in duration and shall have been completed within a period of not less than 35 months; that the applicant has submitted an application to a medical college accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and submitted to such evaluation procedures, including use of nationally recognized medical student tests or tests devised by the individual medical college, and that the applicant has satisfactorily completed one academic year of supervised clinical training under the direction of such medical college; and, in addition thereto has completed a course of postgraduate clinical training of not less than 12 months, as approved by the Department, and has complied with any other standards established by rule.
                (d) Any clinical clerkships must have been
            
completed in compliance with Section 10.3 of the Hospital Licensing Act, as amended.
            (2) Effective January 1, 1988, for applications
        
for licensure made subsequent to January 1, 1988, under Sections 9 or 17 of this Act by individuals not described in paragraph (3) of subsection (A) of Section 11 who graduated after December 31, 1984:
                (a) that the applicant: (i) graduated from a
            
medical or osteopathic college officially recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is located for the purpose of receiving a license to practice medicine in all of its branches, and the applicant has completed, as defined by the Department, a 6 year postsecondary course of study comprising at least 2 academic years of study in the basic medical sciences; and 2 academic years of study in the clinical sciences, while enrolled in the medical college which conferred the degree, the core rotations of which must have been completed in clinical teaching facilities owned, operated or formally affiliated with the medical college which conferred the degree, or under contract in teaching facilities owned, operated or affiliated with another medical college which is officially recognized by the jurisdiction in which the medical school which conferred the degree is located; or (ii) graduated from a medical or osteopathic college accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools in conjunction with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association; and, (iii) in addition thereto, has completed 24 months of postgraduate clinical training, as approved by the Department; or
                (b) that the applicant has studied medicine
            
at a medical or osteopathic college located outside the United States, its territories, or Canada, that the applicant, in addition to satisfying the requirements of subparagraph (a), except for the awarding of a degree, has completed all of the formal requirements of a foreign medical school except internship and social service and has submitted an application to a medical college accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and submitted to such evaluation procedures, including use of nationally recognized medical student tests or tests devised by the individual medical college, and that the applicant has satisfactorily completed one academic year of supervised clinical training under the direction of such medical college; and, in addition thereto, has completed 24 months of postgraduate clinical training, as approved by the Department, and has complied with any other standards established by rule.
            (3) (Blank).
            (4) Any person granted a temporary license
        
pursuant to Section 17 of this Act who shall satisfactorily complete a course of postgraduate clinical training and meet all of the requirements for licensure shall be granted a permanent license pursuant to Section 9.
            (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
        
Section an individual holding a temporary license under Section 17 of this Act shall be required to satisfy the undergraduate medical and post-graduate clinical training educational requirements in effect on the date of their application for a temporary license, provided they apply for a license under Section 9 of this Act and satisfy all other requirements of this Section while their temporary license is in effect.
        (B) Treating human ailments without drugs and without
    
operative surgery. For the practice of treating human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery:
            (1) For an applicant who was a resident student
        
and who is a graduate after July 1, 1926, of a chiropractic college or institution, that such school, college or institution, at the time of the applicant's graduation required as a prerequisite to admission thereto a 4 year course of instruction in a high school, and, as a prerequisite to graduation therefrom, a course of instruction in the treatment of human ailments, of not less than 132 weeks in duration and which shall have been completed within a period of not less than 35 months except that as to students matriculating or entering upon a course of chiropractic study during the years 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, and 1947, such elapsed time shall be not less than 32 months, such high school and such school, college or institution having been reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the Department.
            (2) For an applicant who is a matriculant in a
        
chiropractic college after September 1, 1969, that such applicant shall be required to complete a 2 year course of instruction in a liberal arts college or its equivalent and a course of instruction in a chiropractic college in the treatment of human ailments, such course, as a prerequisite to graduation therefrom, having been not less than 132 weeks in duration and shall have been completed within a period of not less than 35 months, such college of liberal arts and chiropractic college having been reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the Department.
            (3) For an applicant who is a graduate of a
        
United States chiropractic college after August 19, 1981, the college of the applicant must be fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor at the time of graduation. Such graduates shall be considered to have met the minimum requirements which shall be in addition to those requirements set forth in the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department.
            (4) For an applicant who is a graduate of a
        
chiropractic college in another country; that such chiropractic college be equivalent to the standards of education as set forth for chiropractic colleges located in the United States.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/11.1

    (225 ILCS 60/11.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-11.1)
    Sec. 11.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-1251. Repealed by P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/12

    (225 ILCS 60/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-12)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 12. All examinations provided for by this Act shall be conducted under rules prescribed from time to time by the Department. Examinations shall be held not less frequently than 2 times every year, at times and places prescribed by the Department, of which applicants shall be notified by the Department in writing, and may be conducted wholly or in part in writing.
    If an applicant neglects, fails without an approved excuse or refuses to take the next available examination offered for license under this Act, the fee paid by the applicant shall be forfeited and the application denied. If an applicant fails to pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years after filing their application, the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may thereafter make a new application for examination, accompanied by the required fee and satisfy the requirements then in existence for a license.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/13

    (225 ILCS 60/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 13. Medical students. Candidates for the degree of doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, or doctor of osteopathic medicine enrolled in a medical or osteopathic college, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association, may practice under the direct, on-premises supervision of a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois and who is a member of the faculty of an accredited medical or osteopathic college.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/14

    (225 ILCS 60/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-14)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 14. Chiropractic students. Candidates for the degree of doctor of chiropractic enrolled in a chiropractic college, accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, may practice under the direct, on-premises supervision of a chiropractic physician who is a member of the faculty of an accredited chiropractic college.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/15

    (225 ILCS 60/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 15. Chiropractic physician; license for general practice. Any chiropractic physician licensed under this Act shall be permitted to take the examination for licensure as a physician to practice medicine in all its branches and shall receive a license to practice medicine in all of its branches if he or she shall successfully pass such examination, upon proof of having successfully completed in a medical college, osteopathic college or chiropractic college reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the Department, courses of instruction in materia medica, therapeutics, surgery, obstetrics, and theory and practice deemed by the Department to be equal to the courses of instruction required in those subjects for admission to the examination for a license to practice medicine in all of its branches, together with proof of having completed (a) the 2 year course of instruction in a college of liberal arts, or its equivalent, required under this Act, and (b) a course of postgraduate clinical training of not less than 24 months as approved by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/16

    (225 ILCS 60/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-16)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 16. Ineligibility for examination. Any person who shall fail any examination for licensure as a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine, or doctor of chiropractic in this or any other jurisdiction a total of 5 times shall thereafter be ineligible for further examinations until such time as such person shall submit to the Department evidence of further formal professional study, as required by rule of the Department, in an accredited institution.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/17

    (225 ILCS 60/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-17)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 17. Temporary license. Persons holding the degree of Doctor of Medicine, persons holding the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and persons holding the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic or persons who have satisfied the requirements therefor and are eligible to receive such degree from a medical, osteopathic, or chiropractic school, who wish to pursue programs of graduate or specialty training in this State, may receive without examination, in the discretion of the Department, a 3-year temporary license. In order to receive a 3-year temporary license hereunder, an applicant shall submit evidence satisfactory to the Department that the applicant:
        (A) Is of good moral character. In determining moral
    
character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. The Department may also request the applicant to submit, and may consider as evidence of moral character, endorsements from 2 or 3 individuals licensed under this Act;
        (B) Has been accepted or appointed for specialty or
    
residency training by a hospital situated in this State or a training program in hospitals or facilities maintained by the State of Illinois or affiliated training facilities which is approved by the Department for the purpose of such training under this Act. The applicant shall indicate the beginning and ending dates of the period for which the applicant has been accepted or appointed;
        (C) Has or will satisfy the professional education
    
requirements of Section 11 of this Act which are effective at the date of application except for postgraduate clinical training;
        (D) Is physically, mentally, and professionally
    
capable of practicing medicine or treating human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery with reasonable judgment, skill, and safety. In determining physical, mental and professional capacity under this Section, the Licensing Board may, upon a showing of a possible incapacity, compel an applicant to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, and may condition or restrict any temporary license, subject to the same terms and conditions as are provided for the Disciplinary Board under Section 22 of this Act. Any such condition of restricted temporary license shall provide that the Chief Medical Coordinator or Deputy Medical Coordinator shall have the authority to review the subject physician's compliance with such conditions or restrictions, including, where appropriate, the physician's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment, to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records of patients.
    Three-year temporary licenses issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid only for the period of time designated therein, and may be extended or renewed pursuant to the rules of the Department, and if a temporary license is thereafter extended, it shall not extend beyond completion of the residency program. The holder of a valid 3-year temporary license shall be entitled thereby to perform only such acts as may be prescribed by and incidental to his or her program of residency training; he or she shall not be entitled to otherwise engage in the practice of medicine in this State unless fully licensed in this State.
    A 3-year temporary license may be revoked by the Department upon proof that the holder thereof has engaged in the practice of medicine in this State outside of the program of his or her residency or specialty training, or if the holder shall fail to supply the Department, within 10 days of its request, with information as to his or her current status and activities in his or her specialty training program.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/18

    (225 ILCS 60/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-18)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 18. Visiting professor, physician, or resident permits.
    (A) Visiting professor permit.
        (1) A visiting professor permit shall entitle a
    
person to practice medicine in all of its branches or to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery provided:
            (a) the person maintains an equivalent
        
authorization to practice medicine in all of its branches or to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery in good standing in his or her native licensing jurisdiction during the period of the visiting professor permit;
            (b) the person has received a faculty appointment
        
to teach in a medical, osteopathic or chiropractic school in Illinois; and
            (c) the Department may prescribe the information
        
necessary to establish an applicant's eligibility for a permit. This information shall include without limitation (i) a statement from the dean of the medical school at which the applicant will be employed describing the applicant's qualifications and (ii) a statement from the dean of the medical school listing every affiliated institution in which the applicant will be providing instruction as part of the medical school's education program and justifying any clinical activities at each of the institutions listed by the dean.
        (2) Application for visiting professor permits shall
    
be made to the Department, in writing, on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by the required fee established by rule, which shall not be refundable. Any application shall require the information as, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant.
        (3) A visiting professor permit shall be valid for no
    
longer than 2 years from the date of issuance or until the time the faculty appointment is terminated, whichever occurs first, and may be renewed only in accordance with subdivision (A)(6) of this Section.
        (4) The applicant may be required to appear before
    
the Licensing Board for an interview prior to, and as a requirement for, the issuance of the original permit and the renewal.
        (5) Persons holding a permit under this Section shall
    
only practice medicine in all of its branches or practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery in the State of Illinois in their official capacity under their contract within the medical school itself and any affiliated institution in which the permit holder is providing instruction as part of the medical school's educational program and for which the medical school has assumed direct responsibility.
        (6) After the initial renewal of a visiting professor
    
permit, a visiting professor permit shall be valid until the last day of the next physician license renewal period, as set by rule, and may only be renewed for applicants who meet the following requirements:
            (i) have obtained the required continuing
        
education hours as set by rule; and
            (ii) have paid the fee prescribed for a license
        
under Section 21 of this Act.
    For initial renewal, the visiting professor must successfully pass a general competency examination authorized by the Department by rule, unless he or she was issued an initial visiting professor permit on or after January 1, 2007, but prior to July 1, 2007.
 
    (B) Visiting physician permit.
        (1) The Department may, in its discretion, issue a
    
temporary visiting physician permit, without examination, provided:
            (a) (blank);
            (b) that the person maintains an equivalent
        
authorization to practice medicine in all of its branches or to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery in good standing in his or her native licensing jurisdiction during the period of the temporary visiting physician permit;
            (c) that the person has received an invitation or
        
appointment to study, demonstrate, or perform a specific medical, osteopathic, chiropractic or clinical subject or technique in a medical, osteopathic, or chiropractic school, a state or national medical, osteopathic, or chiropractic professional association or society conference or meeting, a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, a hospital organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act, or a facility operated pursuant to the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act; and
            (d) that the temporary visiting physician permit
        
shall only permit the holder to practice medicine in all of its branches or practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery within the scope of the medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, or clinical studies, or in conjunction with the state or national medical, osteopathic, or chiropractic professional association or society conference or meeting, for which the holder was invited or appointed.
        (2) The application for the temporary visiting
    
physician permit shall be made to the Department, in writing, on forms prescribed by the Department, and shall be accompanied by the required fee established by rule, which shall not be refundable. The application shall require information that, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualification of the applicant, and the necessity for the granting of a temporary visiting physician permit.
        (3) A temporary visiting physician permit shall be
    
valid for no longer than (i) 180 days from the date of issuance or (ii) until the time the medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, or clinical studies are completed, or the state or national medical, osteopathic, or chiropractic professional association or society conference or meeting has concluded, whichever occurs first.
        (4) The applicant for a temporary visiting physician
    
permit may be required to appear before the Licensing Board for an interview prior to, and as a requirement for, the issuance of a temporary visiting physician permit.
        (5) A limited temporary visiting physician permit
    
shall be issued to a physician licensed in another state who has been requested to perform emergency procedures in Illinois if he or she meets the requirements as established by rule.

 
    (C) Visiting resident permit.
        (1) The Department may, in its discretion, issue a
    
temporary visiting resident permit, without examination, provided:
            (a) (blank);
            (b) that the person maintains an equivalent
        
authorization to practice medicine in all of its branches or to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery in good standing in his or her native licensing jurisdiction during the period of the temporary visiting resident permit;
            (c) that the applicant is enrolled in a
        
postgraduate clinical training program outside the State of Illinois that is approved by the Department;
            (d) that the individual has been invited or
        
appointed for a specific period of time to perform a portion of that post graduate clinical training program under the supervision of an Illinois licensed physician in an Illinois patient care clinic or facility that is affiliated with the out-of-State post graduate training program; and
            (e) that the temporary visiting resident permit
        
shall only permit the holder to practice medicine in all of its branches or practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery within the scope of the medical, osteopathic, chiropractic or clinical studies for which the holder was invited or appointed.
        (2) The application for the temporary visiting
    
resident permit shall be made to the Department, in writing, on forms prescribed by the Department, and shall be accompanied by the required fee established by rule. The application shall require information that, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant.
        (3) A temporary visiting resident permit shall be
    
valid for 180 days from the date of issuance or until the time the medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, or clinical studies are completed, whichever occurs first.
        (4) The applicant for a temporary visiting resident
    
permit may be required to appear before the Licensing Board for an interview prior to, and as a requirement for, the issuance of a temporary visiting resident permit.
(Source: P.A. 96-398, eff. 8-13-09; 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/19

    (225 ILCS 60/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 19. Licensure by endorsement. The Department may, in its discretion, issue a license by endorsement to any person who is currently licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, or a chiropractic physician, in any other state, territory, country or province, upon the following conditions and submitting evidence satisfactory to the Department of the following:
        (A) (Blank);
        (B) That the applicant is of good moral character.
    
In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. The Department may also request the applicant to submit, and may consider as evidence of moral character, endorsements from 2 or 3 individuals licensed under this Act;
        (C) That the applicant is physically, mentally and
    
professionally capable of practicing medicine with reasonable judgment, skill and safety. In determining physical, mental and professional capacity under this Section the Licensing Board may, upon a showing of a possible incapacity, compel an applicant to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, in the same manner as provided in Section 22 and may condition or restrict any license, subject to the same terms and conditions as are provided for the Disciplinary Board under Section 22 of this Act.
        (D) That if the applicant seeks to practice medicine
    
in all of its branches:
            (1) if the applicant was licensed in another
        
jurisdiction prior to January 1, 1988, that the applicant has satisfied the educational requirements of paragraph (1) of subsection (A) or paragraph (2) of subsection (A) of Section 11 of this Act; or
            (2) if the applicant was licensed in another
        
jurisdiction after December 31, 1987, that the applicant has satisfied the educational requirements of paragraph (A)(2) of Section 11 of this Act; and
            (3) the requirements for a license to practice
        
medicine in all of its branches in the particular state, territory, country or province in which the applicant is licensed are deemed by the Department to have been substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice medicine in all of its branches in force in this State at the date of the applicant's license;
        (E) That if the applicant seeks to treat human
    
ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery:
            (1) the applicant is a graduate of a chiropractic
        
school or college approved by the Department at the time of their graduation;
            (2) the requirements for the applicant's license
        
to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs are deemed by the Department to have been substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice in this State at the date of the applicant's license;
        (F) That the Department may, in its discretion, issue
    
a license by endorsement to any graduate of a medical or osteopathic college, reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the Department, who has passed an examination for admission to the United States Public Health Service, or who has passed any other examination deemed by the Department to have been at least equal in all substantial respects to the examination required for admission to any such medical corps;
        (G) That applications for licenses by endorsement
    
shall be filed with the Department, under oath, on forms prepared and furnished by the Department, and shall set forth, and applicants therefor shall supply such information respecting the life, education, professional practice, and moral character of applicants as the Department may require to be filed for its use;
        (H) That the applicant undergo the criminal
    
background check established under Section 9.7 of this Act.
    In the exercise of its discretion under this Section, the Department is empowered to consider and evaluate each applicant on an individual basis. It may take into account, among other things, the extent to which there is or is not available to the Department, authentic and definitive information concerning the quality of medical education and clinical training which the applicant has had. Under no circumstances shall a license be issued under the provisions of this Section to any person who has previously taken and failed the written examination conducted by the Department for such license. In the exercise of its discretion under this Section, the Department may require an applicant to successfully complete an examination as recommended by the Licensing Board. The Department may also request the applicant to submit, and may consider as evidence of moral character, evidence from 2 or 3 individuals licensed under this Act. Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fees shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/20

    (225 ILCS 60/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 20. Continuing education. The Department shall promulgate rules of continuing education for persons licensed under this Act that require an average of 50 hours of continuing education per license year. These rules shall be consistent with requirements of relevant professional associations, specialty societies, or boards. The rules shall also address variances in part or in whole for good cause, including, but not limited to, temporary illness or hardship. In establishing these rules, the Department shall consider educational requirements for medical staffs, requirements for specialty society board certification or for continuing education requirements as a condition of membership in societies representing the 2 categories of licensee under this Act. These rules shall assure that licensees are given the opportunity to participate in those programs sponsored by or through their professional associations or hospitals which are relevant to their practice. Each licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completion of continuing education and shall be prepared to produce the records when requested by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/21

    (225 ILCS 60/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 21. License renewal; restoration; inactive status; disposition and collection of fees.
    (A) Renewal. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew the license by paying the required fee. The holder of a license may also renew the license within 90 days after its expiration by complying with the requirements for renewal and payment of an additional fee. A license renewal within 90 days after expiration shall be effective retroactively to the expiration date.
    The Department shall mail to each licensee under this Act, at his or her address of record, at least 60 days in advance of the expiration date of his or her license, a renewal notice. No such license shall be deemed to have lapsed until 90 days after the expiration date and after such notice has been mailed by the Department as herein provided.
    (B) Restoration. Any licensee who has permitted his or her license to lapse 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 the license restored, including evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, proof of meeting the continuing education requirements for one renewal period, and by paying the required restoration fee.
    If the licensee has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Licensing Board shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, the applicant's fitness to resume active status and may require the licensee to complete a period of evaluated clinical experience and may require successful completion of a practical examination specified by the Licensing Board.
    However, any registrant whose license has expired while he or she has been engaged (a) in Federal Service on active duty with the Army of the United States, the United States Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, the Public Health Service or the State Militia called into the service or training of the United States of America, or (b) 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.
    (C) Inactive licenses. Any licensee who notifies 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 desire to resume active status.
    Any licensee requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee, provide proof of meeting the continuing education requirements for the period of time the license is inactive not to exceed one renewal period, and shall be required to restore his or her license as provided in subsection (B).
    Any licensee whose license is in an inactive status shall not practice in the State of Illinois.
    (D) Disposition of monies collected. All monies collected under this Act by the Department shall be deposited in the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund in the State Treasury, and used only for the following purposes: (a) by the Disciplinary Board and Licensing Board in the exercise of its powers and performance of its duties, as such use is made by the Department with full consideration of all recommendations of the Disciplinary Board and Licensing Board, (b) for costs directly related to persons licensed under this Act, and (c) for direct and allocable indirect costs related to the public purposes of the Department.
    Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
    The State Comptroller shall order and the State Treasurer shall transfer an amount equal to $1,100,000 from the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund to the Local Government Tax Fund on each of the following dates: July 1, 2014, October 1, 2014, January 1, 2015, July 1, 2017, October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018. These transfers shall constitute repayment of the $6,600,000 transfer made under Section 6z-18 of the State Finance Act.
    All earnings received from investment of monies in the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund shall be deposited in the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund and shall be used for the same purposes as fees deposited in such Fund.
    (E) Fees. The following fees are nonrefundable.
        (1) Applicants for any examination shall be required
    
to pay, either to the Department or to the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining the applicant's eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
        (2) Before July 1, 2018, the fee for a license under
    
Section 9 of this Act is $700. Beginning on July 1, 2018, the fee for a license under Section 9 of this Act is $500.
        (3) Before July 1, 2018, the fee for a license under
    
Section 19 of this Act is $700. Beginning on July 1, 2018, the fee for a license under Section 19 of this Act is $500.
        (4) Before July 1, 2018, the fee for the renewal of a
    
license for a resident of Illinois shall be calculated at the rate of $230 per year, and beginning on July 1, 2018, the fee for the renewal of a license shall be $167, except for licensees who were issued a license within 12 months of the expiration date of the license, before July 1, 2018, the fee for the renewal shall be $230, and beginning on July 1, 2018 that fee will be $167. Before July 1, 2018, the fee for the renewal of a license for a nonresident shall be calculated at the rate of $460 per year, and beginning on July 1, 2018, the fee for the renewal of a license for a nonresident shall be $250, except for licensees who were issued a license within 12 months of the expiration date of the license, before July 1, 2018, the fee for the renewal shall be $460, and beginning on July 1, 2018 that fee will be $250.
        (5) The fee for the restoration of a license other
    
than from inactive status, is $230. In addition, payment of all lapsed renewal fees not to exceed $1,400 is required.
        (6) The fee for a 3-year temporary license under
    
Section 17 is $230.
        (7) The fee for the issuance of a duplicate license,
    
for the issuance of a replacement license for a license which has been lost or destroyed, or for the issuance of a license with a change of name or address other than during the renewal period is $20. No fee is required for name and address changes on Department records when no duplicate license is issued.
        (8) The fee to be paid for a license record for any
    
purpose is $20.
        (9) The fee to be paid to have the scoring of an
    
examination, administered by the Department, reviewed and verified, is $20 plus any fees charged by the applicable testing service.
        (10) The fee to be paid by a licensee for a wall
    
certificate showing his or her license shall be the actual cost of producing the certificate as determined by the Department.
        (11) The fee for a roster of persons licensed as
    
physicians in this State shall be the actual cost of producing such a roster as determined by the Department.
    (F) Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certificate or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license or certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license or certificate to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11; 98-3, eff. 3-8-13.)

225 ILCS 60/22

    (225 ILCS 60/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 22. Disciplinary action.
    (A) The Department may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to the license or permit of any person issued under this Act to practice medicine, or a chiropractic physician, including imposing fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, upon any of the following grounds:
        (1) Performance of an elective abortion in any place,
    
locale, facility, or institution other than:
            (a) a facility licensed pursuant to the
        
Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act;
            (b) an institution licensed under the Hospital
        
Licensing Act;
            (c) an ambulatory surgical treatment center or
        
hospitalization or care facility maintained by the State or any agency thereof, where such department or agency has authority under law to establish and enforce standards for the ambulatory surgical treatment centers, hospitalization, or care facilities under its management and control;
            (d) ambulatory surgical treatment centers,
        
hospitalization or care facilities maintained by the Federal Government; or
            (e) ambulatory surgical treatment centers,
        
hospitalization or care facilities maintained by any university or college established under the laws of this State and supported principally by public funds raised by taxation.
        (2) Performance of an abortion procedure in a wilful
    
and wanton manner on a woman who was not pregnant at the time the abortion procedure was performed.
        (3) A plea of guilty or nolo contendere, finding of
    
guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or sentencing, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States of any crime that is a felony.
        (4) Gross negligence in practice under this Act.
        (5) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public.
        (6) Obtaining any fee by fraud, deceit, or
    
misrepresentation.
        (7) Habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs
    
defined in law as controlled substances, of alcohol, or of any other substances which results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (8) Practicing under a false or, except as provided
    
by law, an assumed name.
        (9) Fraud or misrepresentation in applying for, or
    
procuring, a license under this Act or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act.
        (10) Making a false or misleading statement regarding
    
their skill or the efficacy or value of the medicine, treatment, or remedy prescribed by them at their direction in the treatment of any disease or other condition of the body or mind.
        (11) Allowing another person or organization to use
    
their license, procured under this Act, to practice.
        (12) Disciplinary action of another state or
    
jurisdiction against a license or other authorization to practice as a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, doctor of osteopathic medicine or doctor of chiropractic, a certified copy of the record of the action taken by the other state or jurisdiction being prima facie evidence thereof.
        (13) Violation of any provision of this Act or of the
    
Medical Practice Act prior to the repeal of that Act, or violation of the rules, or a final administrative action of the Secretary, after consideration of the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board.
        (14) Violation of the prohibition against fee
    
splitting in Section 22.2 of this Act.
        (15) A finding by the Disciplinary Board that the
    
registrant after having his or her license placed on probationary status or subjected to conditions or restrictions violated the terms of the probation or failed to comply with such terms or conditions.
        (16) Abandonment of a patient.
        (17) Prescribing, selling, administering,
    
distributing, giving or self-administering any drug classified as a controlled substance (designated product) or narcotic for other than medically accepted therapeutic purposes.
        (18) Promotion of the sale of drugs, devices,
    
appliances or goods provided for a patient in such manner as to exploit the patient for financial gain of the physician.
        (19) Offering, undertaking or agreeing to cure or
    
treat disease by a secret method, procedure, treatment or medicine, or the treating, operating or prescribing for any human condition by a method, means or procedure which the licensee refuses to divulge upon demand of the Department.
        (20) Immoral conduct in the commission of any act
    
including, but not limited to, commission of an act of sexual misconduct related to the licensee's practice.
        (21) Wilfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in his or her practice as a physician, including, but not limited to, false records to support claims against the medical assistance program of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) under the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        (22) Wilful omission to file or record, or wilfully
    
impeding the filing or recording, or inducing another person to omit to file or record, medical reports as required by law, or wilfully failing to report an instance of suspected abuse or neglect as required by law.
        (23) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (24) Solicitation of professional patronage by any
    
corporation, agents or persons, or profiting from those representing themselves to be agents of the licensee.
        (25) Gross and wilful and continued overcharging for
    
professional services, including filing false statements for collection of fees for which services are not rendered, including, but not limited to, filing such false statements for collection of monies for services not rendered from the medical assistance program of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) under the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        (26) A pattern of practice or other behavior which
    
demonstrates incapacity or incompetence to practice under this Act.
        (27) Mental illness or disability which results in
    
the inability to practice under this Act with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (28) Physical illness, including, but not limited to,
    
deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skill which results in a physician's inability to practice under this Act with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (29) Cheating on or attempt to subvert the licensing
    
examinations administered under this Act.
        (30) Wilfully or negligently violating the
    
confidentiality between physician and patient except as required by law.
        (31) The use of any false, fraudulent, or deceptive
    
statement in any document connected with practice under this Act.
        (32) Aiding and abetting an individual not licensed
    
under this Act in the practice of a profession licensed under this Act.
        (33) Violating state or federal laws or regulations
    
relating to controlled substances, legend drugs, or ephedra as defined in the Ephedra Prohibition Act.
        (34) Failure to report to the Department any adverse
    
final action taken against them by another licensing jurisdiction (any other state or any territory of the United States or any foreign state or country), by any peer review body, by any health care institution, by any professional society or association related to practice under this Act, by any governmental agency, by any law enforcement agency, or by any court for acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct which would constitute grounds for action as defined in this Section.
        (35) Failure to report to the Department surrender of
    
a license or authorization to practice as a medical doctor, a doctor of osteopathy, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, or doctor of chiropractic in another state or jurisdiction, or surrender of membership on any medical staff or in any medical or professional association or society, while under disciplinary investigation by any of those authorities or bodies, for acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct which would constitute grounds for action as defined in this Section.
        (36) Failure to report to the Department any adverse
    
judgment, settlement, or award arising from a liability claim related to acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct which would constitute grounds for action as defined in this Section.
        (37) Failure to provide copies of medical records as
    
required by law.
        (38) Failure to furnish the Department, its
    
investigators or representatives, relevant information, legally requested by the Department after consultation with the Chief Medical Coordinator or the Deputy Medical Coordinator.
        (39) Violating the Health Care Worker Self-Referral
    
Act.
        (40) Willful failure to provide notice when notice is
    
required under the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995.
        (41) Failure to establish and maintain records of
    
patient care and treatment as required by this law.
        (42) Entering into an excessive number of written
    
collaborative agreements with licensed advanced practice nurses resulting in an inability to adequately collaborate.
        (43) Repeated failure to adequately collaborate with
    
a licensed advanced practice nurse.
        (44) Violating the Compassionate Use of Medical
    
Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
        (45) Entering into an excessive number of written
    
collaborative agreements with licensed prescribing psychologists resulting in an inability to adequately collaborate.
        (46) Repeated failure to adequately collaborate with
    
a licensed prescribing psychologist.
    Except for actions involving the ground numbered (26), all proceedings to suspend, revoke, place on probationary status, or take any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, with regard to a license on any of the foregoing grounds, must be commenced within 5 years next after receipt by the Department of a complaint alleging the commission of or notice of the conviction order for any of the acts described herein. Except for the grounds numbered (8), (9), (26), and (29), no action shall be commenced more than 10 years after the date of the incident or act alleged to have violated this Section. For actions involving the ground numbered (26), a pattern of practice or other behavior includes all incidents alleged to be part of the pattern of practice or other behavior that occurred, or a report pursuant to Section 23 of this Act received, within the 10-year period preceding the filing of the complaint. In the event of the settlement of any claim or cause of action in favor of the claimant or the reduction to final judgment of any civil action in favor of the plaintiff, such claim, cause of action or civil action being grounded on the allegation that a person licensed under this Act was negligent in providing care, the Department shall have an additional period of 2 years from the date of notification to the Department under Section 23 of this Act of such settlement or final judgment in which to investigate and commence formal disciplinary proceedings under Section 36 of this Act, except as otherwise provided by law. The time during which the holder of the license was outside the State of Illinois shall not be included within any period of time limiting the commencement of disciplinary action by the Department.
    The entry of an order or judgment by any circuit court establishing that any person holding a license under this Act is a person in need of mental treatment operates as a suspension of that license. That person may resume their practice only upon the entry of a Departmental order based upon a finding by the Disciplinary Board that they have been determined to be recovered from mental illness by the court and upon the Disciplinary Board's recommendation that they be permitted to resume their practice.
    The Department may refuse to issue or take disciplinary action concerning the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied as determined by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    The Department, upon the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board, shall adopt rules which set forth standards to be used in determining:
        (a) when a person will be deemed sufficiently
    
rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
        (b) what constitutes dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;
        (c) what constitutes immoral conduct in the
    
commission of any act, including, but not limited to, commission of an act of sexual misconduct related to the licensee's practice; and
        (d) what constitutes gross negligence in the practice
    
of medicine.
    However, no such rule shall be admissible into evidence in any civil action except for review of a licensing or other disciplinary action under this Act.
    In enforcing this Section, the Disciplinary Board or the Licensing Board, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel, in the case of the Disciplinary Board, any individual who is licensed to practice under this Act or holds a permit to practice under this Act, or, in the case of the Licensing Board, any individual who has applied for licensure or a permit pursuant to this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, which may include a substance abuse or sexual offender evaluation, as required by the Licensing Board or Disciplinary Board and at the expense of the Department. The Disciplinary Board or Licensing Board shall specifically designate the examining physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or, if applicable, the multidisciplinary team involved in providing the mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both. The multidisciplinary team shall be led by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and may consist of one or more or a combination of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, licensed chiropractic physicians, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professional and administrative staff. Any examining physician or member of the multidisciplinary team may require any person ordered to submit to an examination and evaluation pursuant to this Section to submit to any additional supplemental testing deemed necessary to complete any examination or evaluation process, including, but not limited to, blood testing, urinalysis, psychological testing, or neuropsychological testing. The Disciplinary Board, the Licensing Board, or the Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide to the Department, the Disciplinary Board, or the Licensing Board any and all records, including business records, that relate to the examination and evaluation, including any supplemental testing performed. The Disciplinary Board, the Licensing Board, or the Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to present testimony concerning this examination and evaluation of the licensee, permit holder, or applicant, including testimony concerning any supplemental testing or documents relating to the examination and evaluation. No information, report, record, or other documents in any way related to the examination and evaluation shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communication between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team. No authorization is necessary from the licensee, permit holder, or applicant ordered to undergo an evaluation and examination for the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide information, reports, records, or other documents or to provide any testimony regarding the examination and evaluation. The individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any individual to submit to mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, when directed, shall result in an automatic suspension, without hearing, until such time as the individual submits to the examination. If the Disciplinary Board finds a physician unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Disciplinary Board shall require such physician to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Disciplinary Board, as a condition for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice. Any physician, whose license was granted pursuant to Sections 9, 17, or 19 of this Act, or, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined or supervised, subject to such terms, conditions or restrictions who shall fail to comply with such terms, conditions or restrictions, or to complete a required program of care, counseling, or treatment, as determined by the Chief Medical Coordinator or Deputy Medical Coordinators, shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the licensee shall have their license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Disciplinary Board. In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Disciplinary Board within 15 days after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Disciplinary Board shall have the authority to review the subject physician's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment, to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
    An individual licensed under this Act, affected under this Section, shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Disciplinary Board that they can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of their license.
    The Department may promulgate rules for the imposition of fines in disciplinary cases, not to exceed $10,000 for each violation of this Act. Fines may be imposed in conjunction with other forms of disciplinary action, but shall not be the exclusive disposition of any disciplinary action arising out of conduct resulting in death or injury to a patient. Any funds collected from such fines shall be deposited in the Medical Disciplinary Fund.
    All fines imposed under this Section shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine or in accordance with the terms set forth in the order imposing the fine.
    (B) The Department shall revoke the license or permit issued under this Act to practice medicine or a chiropractic physician who has been convicted a second time of committing any felony under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or who has been convicted a second time of committing a Class 1 felony under Sections 8A-3 and 8A-6 of the Illinois Public Aid Code. A person whose license or permit is revoked under this subsection B shall be prohibited from practicing medicine or treating human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery.
    (C) The Disciplinary Board shall recommend to the Department civil penalties and any other appropriate discipline in disciplinary cases when the Board finds that a physician willfully performed an abortion with actual knowledge that the person upon whom the abortion has been performed is a minor or an incompetent person without notice as required under the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995. Upon the Board's recommendation, the Department shall impose, for the first violation, a civil penalty of $1,000 and for a second or subsequent violation, a civil penalty of $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11; 98-601, eff. 12-30-13; 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 60/22.2

    (225 ILCS 60/22.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 22.2. Prohibition against fee splitting.
    (a) A licensee under this Act may not directly or indirectly divide, share or split any professional fee or other form of compensation for professional services with anyone in exchange for a referral or otherwise, other than as provided in this Section 22.2.
    (b) Nothing contained in this Section abrogates the right of 2 or more licensed health care workers as defined in the Health Care Worker Self-referral Act to each receive adequate compensation for concurrently rendering services to a patient and to divide the fee for such service, provided that the patient has full knowledge of the division and the division is made in proportion to the actual services personally performed and responsibility assumed by each licensee consistent with his or her license, except as prohibited by law.
    (c) Nothing contained in this Section prohibits a licensee under this Act from practicing medicine through or within any form of legal entity authorized to conduct business in this State or from pooling, sharing, dividing, or apportioning the professional fees and other revenues in accordance with the agreements and policies of the entity provided:
        (1) each owner of the entity is licensed under this
    
Act;
        (2) the entity is organized under the Medical
    
Corporation Act, the Professional Services Corporation Act, the Professional Association Act, or the Limited Liability Company Act;
        (3) the entity is allowed by Illinois law to provide
    
physician services or employ physicians such as a licensed hospital or hospital affiliate or licensed ambulatory surgical treatment center owned in full or in part by Illinois-licensed physicians;
        (4) the entity is a combination or joint venture of
    
the entities authorized under this subsection (c); or
        (5) the entity is an Illinois not for profit
    
corporation that is recognized as exempt from the payment of federal income taxes as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all of its members are full-time faculty members of a medical school that offers a M.D. degree program that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and a program of graduate medical education that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
    (d) Nothing contained in this Section prohibits a licensee under this Act from paying a fair market value fee to any person or entity whose purpose is to perform billing, administrative preparation, or collection services based upon a percentage of professional service fees billed or collected, a flat fee, or any other arrangement that directly or indirectly divides professional fees, for the administrative preparation of the licensee's claims or the collection of the licensee's charges for professional services, provided that:
        (i) the licensee or the licensee's practice under
    
subsection (c) of this Section at all times controls the amount of fees charged and collected; and
        (ii) all charges collected are paid directly to the
    
licensee or the licensee's practice or are deposited directly into an account in the name of and under the sole control of the licensee or the licensee's practice or deposited into a "Trust Account" by a licensed collection agency in accordance with the requirements of Section 8(c) of the Illinois Collection Agency Act.
    (e) Nothing contained in this Section prohibits the granting of a security interest in the accounts receivable or fees of a licensee under this Act or the licensee's practice for bona fide advances made to the licensee or licensee's practice provided the licensee retains control and responsibility for the collection of the accounts receivable and fees.
    (f) Excluding payments that may be made to the owners of or licensees in the licensee's practice under subsection (c), a licensee under this Act may not divide, share or split a professional service fee with, or otherwise directly or indirectly pay a percentage of the licensee's professional service fees, revenues or profits to anyone for: (i) the marketing or management of the licensee's practice, (ii) including the licensee or the licensee's practice on any preferred provider list, (iii) allowing the licensee to participate in any network of health care providers, (iv) negotiating fees, charges or terms of service or payment on behalf of the licensee, or (v) including the licensee in a program whereby patients or beneficiaries are provided an incentive to use the services of the licensee.
(Source: P.A. 96-608, eff. 8-24-09; 96-1126, eff. 7-20-10.)

225 ILCS 60/22.3

    (225 ILCS 60/22.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 22.3. Employment of allied health care personnel. Nothing in this Act prohibits physicians, physician practices, or entities authorized by law to employ physicians from also employing other licensed health care workers and other persons.
(Source: P.A. 96-1482, eff. 11-29-10.)

225 ILCS 60/22.5

    (225 ILCS 60/22.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 22.5. Suspension of license for failure to pay restitution. The Department, without further process or hearing, shall suspend the license or other authorization to practice of any person issued under this Act who has been certified by court order as not having paid restitution to a person under Section 8A-3.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code or under Section 17-10.5 or 46-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. A person whose license or other authorization to practice is suspended under this Section is prohibited from practicing until the restitution is made in full.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

225 ILCS 60/23

    (225 ILCS 60/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-23)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 23. Reports relating to professional conduct and capacity.
    (A) Entities required to report.
        (1) Health care institutions. The chief
    
administrator or executive officer of any health care institution licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health shall report to the Disciplinary Board when any person's clinical privileges are terminated or are restricted based on a final determination made in accordance with that institution's by-laws or rules and regulations that a person has either committed an act or acts which may directly threaten patient care or that a person may be mentally or physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger patients under that person's care. Such officer also shall report if a person accepts voluntary termination or restriction of clinical privileges in lieu of formal action based upon conduct related directly to patient care or in lieu of formal action seeking to determine whether a person may be mentally or physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger patients under that person's care. The Disciplinary Board shall, by rule, provide for the reporting to it by health care institutions of all instances in which a person, licensed under this Act, who is impaired by reason of age, drug or alcohol abuse or physical or mental impairment, is under supervision and, where appropriate, is in a program of rehabilitation. Such reports shall be strictly confidential and may be reviewed and considered only by the members of the Disciplinary Board, or by authorized staff as provided by rules of the Disciplinary Board. Provisions shall be made for the periodic report of the status of any such person not less than twice annually in order that the Disciplinary Board shall have current information upon which to determine the status of any such person. Such initial and periodic reports of impaired physicians shall not be considered records within the meaning of The State Records Act and shall be disposed of, following a determination by the Disciplinary Board that such reports are no longer required, in a manner and at such time as the Disciplinary Board shall determine by rule. The filing of such reports shall be construed as the filing of a report for purposes of subsection (C) of this Section.
        (1.5) Clinical training programs. The program
    
director of any post-graduate clinical training program shall report to the Disciplinary Board if a person engaged in a post-graduate clinical training program at the institution, including, but not limited to, a residency or fellowship, separates from the program for any reason prior to its conclusion. The program director shall provide all documentation relating to the separation if, after review of the report, the Disciplinary Board determines that a review of those documents is necessary to determine whether a violation of this Act occurred.
        (2) Professional associations. The President or
    
chief executive officer of any association or society, of persons licensed under this Act, operating within this State shall report to the Disciplinary Board when the association or society renders a final determination that a person has committed unprofessional conduct related directly to patient care or that a person may be mentally or physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger patients under that person's care.
        (3) Professional liability insurers. Every insurance
    
company which offers policies of professional liability insurance to persons licensed under this Act, or any other entity which seeks to indemnify the professional liability of a person licensed under this Act, shall report to the Disciplinary Board the settlement of any claim or cause of action, or final judgment rendered in any cause of action, which alleged negligence in the furnishing of medical care by such licensed person when such settlement or final judgment is in favor of the plaintiff.
        (4) State's Attorneys. The State's Attorney of each
    
county shall report to the Disciplinary Board, within 5 days, any instances in which a person licensed under this Act is convicted of any felony or Class A misdemeanor. The State's Attorney of each county may report to the Disciplinary Board through a verified complaint any instance in which the State's Attorney believes that a physician has willfully violated the notice requirements of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995.
        (5) State agencies. All agencies, boards,
    
commissions, departments, or other instrumentalities of the government of the State of Illinois shall report to the Disciplinary Board any instance arising in connection with the operations of such agency, including the administration of any law by such agency, in which a person licensed under this Act has either committed an act or acts which may be a violation of this Act or which may constitute unprofessional conduct related directly to patient care or which indicates that a person licensed under this Act may be mentally or physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger patients under that person's care.
    (B) Mandatory reporting. All reports required by items (34), (35), and (36) of subsection (A) of Section 22 and by Section 23 shall be submitted to the Disciplinary Board in a timely fashion. Unless otherwise provided in this Section, the reports shall be filed in writing within 60 days after a determination that a report is required under this Act. All reports shall contain the following information:
        (1) The name, address and telephone number of the
    
person making the report.
        (2) The name, address and telephone number of the
    
person who is the subject of the report.
        (3) The name and date of birth of any patient or
    
patients whose treatment is a subject of the report, if available, or other means of identification if such information is not available, identification of the hospital or other healthcare facility where the care at issue in the report was rendered, provided, however, no medical records may be revealed.
        (4) A brief description of the facts which gave rise
    
to the issuance of the report, including the dates of any occurrences deemed to necessitate the filing of the report.
        (5) If court action is involved, the identity of the
    
court in which the action is filed, along with the docket number and date of filing of the action.
        (6) Any further pertinent information which the
    
reporting party deems to be an aid in the evaluation of the report.
    The Disciplinary Board or Department may also exercise the power under Section 38 of this Act to subpoena copies of hospital or medical records in mandatory report cases alleging death or permanent bodily injury. Appropriate rules shall be adopted by the Department with the approval of the Disciplinary Board.
    When the Department has received written reports concerning incidents required to be reported in items (34), (35), and (36) of subsection (A) of Section 22, the licensee's failure to report the incident to the Department under those items shall not be the sole grounds for disciplinary action.
    Nothing contained in this Section shall act to in any way, waive or modify the confidentiality of medical reports and committee reports to the extent provided by law. Any information reported or disclosed shall be kept for the confidential use of the Disciplinary Board, the Medical Coordinators, the Disciplinary Board's attorneys, the medical investigative staff, and authorized clerical staff, as provided in this Act, and shall be afforded the same status as is provided information concerning medical studies in Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the Department may disclose information and documents to a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency pursuant to a subpoena in an ongoing criminal investigation or to a health care licensing body or medical licensing authority of this State or another state or jurisdiction pursuant to an official request made by that licensing body or medical licensing authority. Furthermore, information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency may be used by that agency only for the investigation and prosecution of a criminal offense, or, in the case of disclosure to a health care licensing body or medical licensing authority, only for investigations and disciplinary action proceedings with regard to a license. Information and documents disclosed to the Department of Public Health may be used by that Department only for investigation and disciplinary action regarding the license of a health care institution licensed by the Department of Public Health.
    (C) Immunity from prosecution. Any individual or organization acting in good faith, and not in a wilful and wanton manner, in complying with this Act by providing any report or other information to the Disciplinary Board or a peer review committee, or assisting in the investigation or preparation of such information, or by voluntarily reporting to the Disciplinary Board or a peer review committee information regarding alleged errors or negligence by a person licensed under this Act, or by participating in proceedings of the Disciplinary Board or a peer review committee, or by serving as a member of the Disciplinary Board or a peer review committee, shall not, as a result of such actions, be subject to criminal prosecution or civil damages.
    (D) Indemnification. Members of the Disciplinary Board, the Licensing Board, the Medical Coordinators, the Disciplinary Board's attorneys, the medical investigative staff, physicians retained under contract to assist and advise the medical coordinators in the investigation, and authorized clerical staff shall be indemnified by the State for any actions occurring within the scope of services on the Disciplinary Board or Licensing Board, done in good faith and not wilful and wanton in nature. The Attorney General shall defend all such actions unless he or she determines either that there would be a conflict of interest in such representation or that the actions complained of were not in good faith or were wilful and wanton.
    Should the Attorney General decline representation, the member shall have the right to employ counsel of his or her choice, whose fees shall be provided by the State, after approval by the Attorney General, unless there is a determination by a court that the member's actions were not in good faith or were wilful and wanton.
    The member must notify the Attorney General within 7 days of receipt of notice of the initiation of any action involving services of the Disciplinary Board. Failure to so notify the Attorney General shall constitute an absolute waiver of the right to a defense and indemnification.
    The Attorney General shall determine within 7 days after receiving such notice, whether he or she will undertake to represent the member.
    (E) Deliberations of Disciplinary Board. Upon the receipt of any report called for by this Act, other than those reports of impaired persons licensed under this Act required pursuant to the rules of the Disciplinary Board, the Disciplinary Board shall notify in writing, by certified mail, the person who is the subject of the report. Such notification shall be made within 30 days of receipt by the Disciplinary Board of the report.
    The notification shall include a written notice setting forth the person's right to examine the report. Included in such notification shall be the address at which the file is maintained, the name of the custodian of the reports, and the telephone number at which the custodian may be reached. The person who is the subject of the report shall submit a written statement responding, clarifying, adding to, or proposing the amending of the report previously filed. The person who is the subject of the report shall also submit with the written statement any medical records related to the report. The statement and accompanying medical records shall become a permanent part of the file and must be received by the Disciplinary Board no more than 30 days after the date on which the person was notified by the Disciplinary Board of the existence of the original report.
    The Disciplinary Board shall review all reports received by it, together with any supporting information and responding statements submitted by persons who are the subject of reports. The review by the Disciplinary Board shall be in a timely manner but in no event, shall the Disciplinary Board's initial review of the material contained in each disciplinary file be less than 61 days nor more than 180 days after the receipt of the initial report by the Disciplinary Board.
    When the Disciplinary Board makes its initial review of the materials contained within its disciplinary files, the Disciplinary Board shall, in writing, make a determination as to whether there are sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action. Failure to make such determination within the time provided shall be deemed to be a determination that there are not sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action.
    Should the Disciplinary Board find that there are not sufficient facts to warrant further investigation, or action, the report shall be accepted for filing and the matter shall be deemed closed and so reported to the Secretary. The Secretary shall then have 30 days to accept the Disciplinary Board's decision or request further investigation. The Secretary shall inform the Board of the decision to request further investigation, including the specific reasons for the decision. The individual or entity filing the original report or complaint and the person who is the subject of the report or complaint shall be notified in writing by the Secretary of any final action on their report or complaint. The Department shall disclose to the individual or entity who filed the original report or complaint, on request, the status of the Disciplinary Board's review of a specific report or complaint. Such request may be made at any time, including prior to the Disciplinary Board's determination as to whether there are sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action.
    (F) Summary reports. The Disciplinary Board shall prepare, on a timely basis, but in no event less than once every other month, a summary report of final disciplinary actions taken upon disciplinary files maintained by the Disciplinary Board. The summary reports shall be made available to the public upon request and payment of the fees set by the Department. This publication may be made available to the public on the Department's website. Information or documentation relating to any disciplinary file that is closed without disciplinary action taken shall not be disclosed and shall be afforded the same status as is provided by Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (G) Any violation of this Section shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
    (H) If any such person violates the provisions of this Section an action may be brought in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, for an order enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Section. Upon filing of a verified petition in such court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order without notice or bond and may preliminarily or permanently enjoin such violation, and if it is established that such person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this paragraph shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided for by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-449, eff. 1-1-12; 97-622, eff. 11-23-11; 98-601, eff. 12-30-13.)

225 ILCS 60/24

    (225 ILCS 60/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-24)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 24. Report of violations; medical associations. Any physician licensed under this Act, the Illinois State Medical Society, the Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Illinois Chiropractic Society, the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, or any component societies of any of these 4 groups, and any other person, may report to the Disciplinary Board any information the physician, association, society, or person may have that appears to show that a physician is or may be in violation of any of the provisions of Section 22 of this Act.
    The Department may enter into agreements with the Illinois State Medical Society, the Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, or the Illinois Chiropractic Society to allow these organizations to assist the Disciplinary Board in the review of alleged violations of this Act. Subject to the approval of the Department, any organization party to such an agreement may subcontract with other individuals or organizations to assist in review.
    Any physician, association, society, or person participating in good faith in the making of a report under this Act or participating in or assisting with an investigation or review under this Act shall have immunity from any civil, criminal, or other liability that might result by reason of those actions.
    The medical information in the custody of an entity under contract with the Department participating in an investigation or review shall be privileged and confidential to the same extent as are information and reports under the provisions of Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Upon request by the Department after a mandatory report has been filed with the Department, an attorney for any party seeking to recover damages for injuries or death by reason of medical, hospital, or other healing art malpractice shall provide patient records related to the physician involved in the disciplinary proceeding to the Department within 30 days of the Department's request for use by the Department in any disciplinary matter under this Act. An attorney who provides patient records to the Department in accordance with this requirement shall not be deemed to have violated any attorney-client privilege. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, consent by a patient shall not be required for the provision of patient records in accordance with this requirement.
    For the purpose of any civil or criminal proceedings, the good faith of any physician, association, society or person shall be presumed.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/24.1

    (225 ILCS 60/24.1)
    Sec. 24.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-677, eff. 8-25-05. Repealed by P.A. 97-280, eff. 8-9-11.)

225 ILCS 60/25

    (225 ILCS 60/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 25. The Secretary of the Department may, upon receipt of a written communication from the Secretary of Human Services, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Director of Public Aid), or the Director of Public Health that continuation of practice of a person licensed under this Act constitutes an immediate danger to the public, and after consultation with the Chief Medical Coordinator or Deputy Medical Coordinator, immediately suspend the license of such person without a hearing. In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Disciplinary Board within 15 days after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay. Such hearing is to be held to determine whether to recommend to the Secretary that the person's license be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status or reinstated, or whether such person should be subject to other disciplinary action. In the hearing, the written communication and any other evidence submitted therewith may be introduced as evidence against such person; provided however, the person, or their counsel, shall have the opportunity to discredit, impeach and submit evidence rebutting such evidence.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/26

    (225 ILCS 60/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-26)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 26. Advertising.
    (1) Any person licensed under this Act may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where such professional services are rendered. Such advertising shall be limited to the following information:
        (a) Publication of the person's name, title, office
    
hours, address and telephone number;
        (b) Information pertaining to the person's areas of
    
specialization, including appropriate board certification or limitation of professional practice;
        (c) Information on usual and customary fees for
    
routine professional services offered, which information shall include, notification that fees may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances;
        (d) Announcement of the opening of, change of,
    
absence from, or return to business;
        (e) Announcement of additions to or deletions from
    
professional licensed staff;
        (f) The issuance of business or appointment cards.
    (2) It is unlawful for any person licensed under this Act to use claims of superior quality of care to entice the public. It shall be unlawful to advertise fee comparisons of available services with those of other persons licensed under this Act.
    (3) This Act does not authorize the advertising of professional services which the offeror of such services is not licensed to render. Nor shall the advertiser use statements which contain false, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading material or guarantees of success, statements which play upon the vanity or fears of the public, or statements which promote or produce unfair competition.
    (4) A licensee shall include in every advertisement for services regulated under this Act his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/27

    (225 ILCS 60/27) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-27)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 27. It is unlawful and punishable under Section 59 for any person licensed under this Act to knowingly advertise that the licensee will accept as payment for services rendered by assignment from any third party payor the amount the third party payor covers as payment in full, if the effect is to give the impression of eliminating the need of payment by the patient of any required deductible or copayment applicable in the patient's health benefit plan.
    As used in this Section, "advertise" means solicitation by the licensee or through another by means of handbills, posters, circulars, motion pictures, radio, newspapers, television or in any other manner.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/28

    (225 ILCS 60/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-28)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 28. Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the use of the titles "Doctor of Medicine" or "M.D." by a person licensed in this State to practice medicine in all of its branches who has received a degree in medicine from a medical school or college, other than an osteopathic medical college, which satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a) of Section 11 of this Act, notwithstanding that such degree in medicine does not translate literally into "Doctor of Medicine" or "M.D.".
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/29

    (225 ILCS 60/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-29)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 29. Any contract or agreement signed by any person prior to, or as a condition of, such person receiving medical treatment in any form, which releases from liability any physician, hospital or other health care provider for any malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in the course of administering any medical treatment or service is void and against the public policy of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/30

    (225 ILCS 60/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 30. Emergency care; civil liability. Exemption from civil liability for emergency care is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/31

    (225 ILCS 60/31) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-31)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 31. Liability exclusion; free medical clinic. Exemption from civil liability for medical services in a free clinic is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-342; 89-299, eff. 1-1-96; 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/32

    (225 ILCS 60/32)
    Sec. 32. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-4. Repealed by P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/33

    (225 ILCS 60/33) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-33)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 33. Any person licensed under this Act to practice medicine in all of its branches shall be authorized to purchase legend drugs requiring an order of a person authorized to prescribe drugs, and to dispense such legend drugs in the regular course of practicing medicine. The dispensing of such legend drugs shall be the personal act of the person licensed under this Act and may not be delegated to any other person not licensed under this Act or the Pharmacy Practice Act unless such delegated dispensing functions are under the direct supervision of the physician authorized to dispense legend drugs. Except when dispensing manufacturers' samples or other legend drugs in a maximum 72 hour supply, persons licensed under this Act shall maintain a book or file of prescriptions as required in the Pharmacy Practice Act. Any person licensed under this Act who dispenses any drug or medicine shall dispense such drug or medicine in good faith and shall affix to the box, bottle, vessel or package containing the same a label indicating (a) the date on which such drug or medicine is dispensed; (b) the name of the patient; (c) the last name of the person dispensing such drug or medicine; (d) the directions for use thereof; and (e) the proprietary name or names or, if there are none, the established name or names of the drug or medicine, the dosage and quantity, except as otherwise authorized by regulation of the Department. The foregoing labeling requirements shall not apply to drugs or medicines in a package which bears a label of the manufacturer containing information describing its contents which is in compliance with requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. "Drug" and "medicine" have the meaning ascribed to them in the Pharmacy Practice Act, as now or hereafter amended; "good faith" has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (v) of Section 102 of the "Illinois Controlled Substances Act", approved August 16, 1971, as amended.
    Prior to dispensing a prescription to a patient, the physician shall offer a written prescription to the patient which the patient may elect to have filled by the physician or any licensed pharmacy.
    A violation of any provision of this Section shall constitute a violation of this Act and shall be grounds for disciplinary action provided for in this Act.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize a chiropractic physician to prescribe drugs.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/34

    (225 ILCS 60/34) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-34)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 34. The provisions of this Act shall not be so construed nor shall they be so administered as to discriminate against any type or category of physician or against any medical, osteopathic or chiropractic college.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/35

    (225 ILCS 60/35) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 35. The Secretary shall have the authority to appoint an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action to suspend, revoke, place on probationary status, or take any other disciplinary action with regard to a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his findings and recommendations to the Disciplinary Board within 30 days of the receipt of the record. The Disciplinary Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present their findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/36

    (225 ILCS 60/36) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-36)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 36. Upon the motion of either the Department or the Disciplinary Board or upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which, if proven, would constitute grounds for suspension or revocation under Section 22 of this Act, the Department shall investigate the actions of any person, so accused, who holds or represents that they hold a license. Such person is hereinafter called the accused.
    The Department shall, before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to any license at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing of the charges before the Disciplinary Board, direct them to file their written answer thereto to the Disciplinary Board under oath within 20 days after the service on them of such notice and inform them that if they fail to file such answer default will be taken against them and their license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or have other disciplinary action, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of their practice, as the Department may deem proper taken with regard thereto. The Department shall, at least 14 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing any person who filed a complaint against the accused of the time and place for the hearing of the charges against the accused before the Disciplinary Board and inform such person whether he or she may provide testimony at the hearing.
    Where a physician has been found, upon complaint and investigation of the Department, and after hearing, to have performed an abortion procedure in a wilful and wanton manner upon a woman who was not pregnant at the time such abortion procedure was performed, the Department shall automatically revoke the license of such physician to practice medicine in Illinois.
    Such written notice and any notice in such proceedings thereafter may be served by delivery of the same, personally, to the accused person, or by mailing the same by registered or certified mail to the accused person's address of record.
    All information gathered by the Department during its investigation including information subpoenaed under Section 23 or 38 of this Act and the investigative file shall be kept for the confidential use of the Secretary, Disciplinary Board, the Medical Coordinators, persons employed by contract to advise the Medical Coordinator or the Department, the Disciplinary Board's attorneys, the medical investigative staff, and authorized clerical staff, as provided in this Act and shall be afforded the same status as is provided information concerning medical studies in Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the Department may disclose information and documents to a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency pursuant to a subpoena in an ongoing criminal investigation to a health care licensing body of this State or another state or jurisdiction pursuant to an official request made by that licensing body. Furthermore, information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency may be used by that agency only for the investigation and prosecution of a criminal offense or, in the case of disclosure to a health care licensing body, only for investigations and disciplinary action proceedings with regard to a license issued by that licensing body.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10; 97-449, eff. 1-1-12; 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/37

    (225 ILCS 60/37) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-37)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 37. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Disciplinary Board provided for in this Act shall proceed to hear the charges, and the accused person shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person, or by counsel, such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense thereto. The Disciplinary Board may continue such hearing from time to time. If the Disciplinary Board is not sitting at the time and place fixed in the notice or at the time and place to which the hearing has been continued, the Department shall continue such hearing for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    In case the accused person, after receiving notice, fails to file an answer, their license may, in the discretion of the Secretary, having received first the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board, be suspended, revoked or placed on probationary status, or the Secretary may take whatever disciplinary action as he or she may deem proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of said person's practice, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
    The Disciplinary Board has the authority to recommend to the Secretary that probation be granted or that other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action, including the limitation of the scope, nature or extent of a person's practice, be taken as it deems proper. If disciplinary or non-disciplinary action, other than suspension or revocation, is taken the Disciplinary Board may recommend that the Secretary impose reasonable limitations and requirements upon the accused registrant to insure compliance with the terms of the probation or other disciplinary action including, but not limited to, regular reporting by the accused to the Department of their actions, placing themselves under the care of a qualified physician for treatment, or limiting their practice in such manner as the Secretary may require.
    The Secretary, after consultation with the Chief Medical Coordinator or Deputy Medical Coordinator, may temporarily suspend the license of a physician without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided under this Section if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that a physician's continuation in practice would constitute an immediate danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary suspends, temporarily, the license of a physician without a hearing, a hearing by the Disciplinary Board shall be held within 15 days after such suspension has occurred and shall be concluded without appreciable delay.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/38

    (225 ILCS 60/38) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-38)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 38. The Disciplinary Board or Department has power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as is prescribed by law for judicial procedure in civil cases.
    The Disciplinary Board, upon a determination that probable cause exists that a violation of one or more of the grounds for discipline listed in Section 22 has occurred or is occurring, may subpoena the medical and hospital records of individual patients of physicians licensed under this Act, provided, that prior to the submission of such records to the Disciplinary Board, all information indicating the identity of the patient shall be removed and deleted. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Disciplinary Board and Department shall possess the power to subpoena copies of hospital or medical records in mandatory report cases under Section 23 alleging death or permanent bodily injury when consent to obtain records is not provided by a patient or legal representative. Prior to submission of the records to the Disciplinary Board, all information indicating the identity of the patient shall be removed and deleted. All medical records and other information received pursuant to subpoena shall be confidential and shall be afforded the same status as is proved information concerning medical studies in Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure. The use of such records shall be restricted to members of the Disciplinary Board, the medical coordinators, and appropriate staff of the Department designated by the Disciplinary Board for the purpose of determining the existence of one or more grounds for discipline of the physician as provided for by Section 22 of this Act. Any such review of individual patients' records shall be conducted by the Disciplinary Board in strict confidentiality, provided that such patient records shall be admissible in a disciplinary hearing, before the Disciplinary Board, when necessary to substantiate the grounds for discipline alleged against the physician licensed under this Act, and provided further, that nothing herein shall be deemed to supersede the provisions of Part 21 of Article VIII of the "Code of Civil Procedure", as now or hereafter amended, to the extent applicable.
    The Secretary, and any member of the Disciplinary Board each have power to administer oaths at any hearing which the Disciplinary Board or Department is authorized by law to conduct.
    The Disciplinary Board, upon a determination that probable cause exists that a violation of one or more of the grounds for discipline listed in Section 22 has occurred or is occurring on the business premises of a physician licensed under this Act, may issue an order authorizing an appropriately qualified investigator employed by the Department to enter upon the business premises with due consideration for patient care of the subject of the investigation so as to inspect the physical premises and equipment and furnishings therein. No such order shall include the right of inspection of business, medical, or personnel records located on the premises. For purposes of this Section, "business premises" is defined as the office or offices where the physician conducts the practice of medicine. Any such order shall expire and become void five business days after its issuance by the Disciplinary Board. The execution of any such order shall be valid only during the normal business hours of the facility or office to be inspected.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/39

    (225 ILCS 60/39) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-39)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 39. Stenographer; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to take down the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case wherein a license may be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard thereto. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Licensing Board and the orders of the Department constitute the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in such hearing upon payment of the fee required under Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 60/40

    (225 ILCS 60/40) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 40. The Disciplinary Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of such report shall be served upon the accused person, either personally or by registered or certified mail. Within 20 days after such service, the accused person may present to the Department their motion, in writing, for a rehearing, which written motion shall specify the particular ground therefor. If the accused person orders and pays for a transcript of the record as provided in Section 39, the time elapsing thereafter and before such transcript is ready for delivery to them shall not be counted as part of such 20 days.
    At the expiration of the time allowed for filing a motion for rehearing, the Secretary may take the action recommended by the Disciplinary Board. Upon the suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or the taking of any other disciplinary action, including the limiting of the scope, nature, or extent of one's practice, deemed proper by the Department, with regard to the license, certificate or visiting professor permit, the accused shall surrender their license to the Department, if ordered to do so by the Department, and upon their failure or refusal so to do, the Department may seize the same.
    Each certificate of order of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action shall contain a brief, concise statement of the ground or grounds upon which the Department's action is based, as well as the specific terms and conditions of such action. This document shall be retained as a permanent record by the Disciplinary Board and the Secretary.
    The Department shall at least annually publish a list of the names of all persons disciplined under this Act in the preceding 12 months. Such lists shall be available by the Department on its website.
    In those instances where an order of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action has been rendered by virtue of a physician's physical illness, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skill which results in a physician's inability to practice medicine with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety, the Department shall only permit this document, and the record of the hearing incident thereto, to be observed, inspected, viewed, or copied pursuant to court order.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/41

    (225 ILCS 60/41) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-41)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 41. Administrative review; certification of record. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to the Administrative Review Law and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides; but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
    The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, to file an answer in court, or to otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action. During the pendency and hearing of any and all judicial proceedings incident to the disciplinary action the sanctions imposed upon the accused by the Department because of acts or omissions related to the delivery of direct patient care as specified in the Department's final administrative decision, shall as a matter of public policy remain in full force and effect in order to protect the public pending final resolution of any of the proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/42

    (225 ILCS 60/42) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-42)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 42. An order of revocation, suspension, placing the license on probationary status, or other formal disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, is prima facie proof that:
        (a) Such signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (b) The Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (c) The Disciplinary Board and the members thereof
    
are qualified.
    Such proof may be rebutted.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/43

    (225 ILCS 60/43) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-43)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 43. Restoration of license from discipline. At any time after the successful completion of a term of probation, suspension, or revocation of a license, the Department may restore the license to the licensee, unless after an investigation and a hearing, the Secretary determines that restoration is not in the public interest. No person or entity whose license or permit has been revoked as authorized in this Act may apply for restoration of that license or permit until such time as provided for in the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/44

    (225 ILCS 60/44) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-44)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 44. None of the disciplinary functions, powers and duties enumerated in this Act shall be exercised by the Department except upon the action and report in writing of the Disciplinary Board.
    In all instances, under this Act, in which the Disciplinary Board has rendered a recommendation to the Secretary with respect to a particular physician, the Secretary shall, in the event that he or she disagrees with or takes action contrary to the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board, file with the Disciplinary Board his or her specific written reasons of disagreement with the Disciplinary Board. Such reasons shall be filed within 30 days of the occurrence of the Secretary's contrary position having been taken.
    The action and report in writing of a majority of the Disciplinary Board designated is sufficient authority upon which the Secretary may act.
    Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done either in an examination, or in a formal disciplinary action, or refusal to restore a license, he or she may order a reexamination or rehearing by the same or other examiners.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/45

    (225 ILCS 60/45) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 45. In all hearings conducted under this Act, information received, pursuant to law, relating to any information acquired by a physician in attending any patient in a professional character, necessary to enable them professionally to serve such patient, shall be deemed strictly confidential and shall only be made available either as part of the record of such hearing or otherwise: (a) when such record is required, in its entirety, for purposes of judicial review pursuant to this Act; or (b) upon the express, written consent of the patient, or in the case of their death or disability, of their personal representative.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/46

    (225 ILCS 60/46) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-46)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 46. In the event that the Department's order of revocation, suspension, placing the licensee on probationary status, or other order of formal disciplinary action is without any reasonable basis in fact of any kind, then the State of Illinois shall be liable to the injured physician for those special damages they have suffered as a direct result of such order.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/47

    (225 ILCS 60/47) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-47)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 47. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the licensee has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of the license is specifically excluded. For the purposes of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the address of record of a party.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/48

    (225 ILCS 60/48) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-48)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 48. All licenses and certificates heretofore legally issued by authority of law in this State permitting the holder thereof to practice medicine in all of its branches, or to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and operative surgery, and which are valid and in full force and effect on the taking effect of this Act, shall have the same force and effect, and be subject to the same authority of the Department to revoke or suspend them as licenses issued under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/49

    (225 ILCS 60/49) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-49)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 49. If any person does any of the following and does not possess a valid license issued under this Act, that person shall be sentenced as provided in Section 59: (i) holds himself or herself out to the public as being engaged in the diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental ailments or conditions including, but not limited to, deformities, diseases, disorders, or injuries of human beings; (ii) suggests, recommends or prescribes any form of treatment for the palliation, relief or cure of any physical or mental ailment or condition of any person with the intention of receiving, either directly or indirectly, any fee, gift, or compensation whatever; (iii) diagnoses or attempts to diagnose, operates upon, professes to heal, prescribes for, or otherwise treats any ailment or condition, or supposed ailment or condition, of another; (iv) maintains an office for examination or treatment of persons afflicted, or alleged or supposed to be afflicted, by any ailment or condition; (v) manipulates or adjusts osseous or articular structures; or (vi) attaches the title Doctor, Physician, Surgeon, M.D., D.O. or D.C. or any other word or abbreviation to his or her name indicating that he or she is engaged in the treatment of human ailments or conditions as a business.
    Whenever the Department has reason to believe that any person has violated this Section the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/49.5

    (225 ILCS 60/49.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 49.5. Telemedicine.
    (a) The General Assembly finds and declares that because of technological advances and changing practice patterns the practice of medicine is occurring with increasing frequency across state lines and that certain technological advances in the practice of medicine are in the public interest. The General Assembly further finds and declares that the practice of medicine is a privilege and that the licensure by this State of practitioners outside this State engaging in medical practice within this State and the ability to discipline those practitioners is necessary for the protection of the public health, welfare, and safety.
    (b) A person who engages in the practice of telemedicine without a license issued under this Act shall be subject to penalties provided in Section 59.
    (c) For purposes of this Act, "telemedicine" means the performance of any of the activities listed in Section 49, including but not limited to rendering written or oral opinions concerning diagnosis or treatment of a patient in Illinois by a person located outside the State of Illinois as a result of transmission of individual patient data by telephonic, electronic, or other means of communication from within this State. "Telemedicine" does not include the following:
        (1) periodic consultations between a person licensed
    
under this Act and a person outside the State of Illinois;
        (2) a second opinion provided to a person licensed
    
under this Act; and
        (3) diagnosis or treatment services provided to a
    
patient in Illinois following care or treatment originally provided to the patient in the state in which the provider is licensed to practice medicine.
    (d) Whenever the Department has reason to believe that a person has violated this Section, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
    (e) An out-of-state person providing a service listed in Section 49 to a patient residing in Illinois through the practice of telemedicine submits himself or herself to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State.
(Source: P.A. 90-99, eff. 1-1-98.)

225 ILCS 60/50

    (225 ILCS 60/50) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 50. Any person who practices medicine in all of its branches or treats human ailments without the use of drugs or operative surgery including, but not limited to, treatment or diagnosis of any physical or mental ailments or conditions including, but not limited to, deformities, diseases, disorders, or injuries without a valid license under the laws of this State shall be sentenced as provided in Section 59.
(Source: P.A. 87-660.)

225 ILCS 60/51

    (225 ILCS 60/51) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-51)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 51. Any person who treats human ailments by the use of drugs or operative surgery and has only a license to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery, shall be sentenced as provided in Section 59.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/52

    (225 ILCS 60/52) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-52)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 52. Any person, not licensed in this State to practice medicine in all of its branches, who holds themselves out by any sign or advertisement, or by a writing of any kind, to treat human ailments without therein attaching to their name a word or words indicating the system, method or kind of practice which they are licensed to pursue in this State, shall be sentenced as provided in Section 59.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/53

    (225 ILCS 60/53) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-53)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 53. Any person who obtains a fee, either directly or indirectly, either in money or in value, or in the form of a financial profit either as personal compensation or as compensation, charge, profit or gain for an employer, or any other person or persons, on the representation that they can permanently cure a manifestly incurable condition of sickness, disease or injury of any person, shall be sentenced as provided in Section 59.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/54

    (225 ILCS 60/54) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-54)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 54. A person who holds himself or herself out to treat human ailments under a name other than his or her own, or by personation of any physician, shall be punished as provided in Section 59.
    However, nothing in this Act shall be construed as prohibiting partnerships, limited liability companies, associations, or corporations in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 22.2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/54.2

    (225 ILCS 60/54.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 54.2. Physician delegation of authority.
    (a) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of patient care tasks or duties by a physician, to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other licensed person practicing within the scope of his or her individual licensing Act. Delegation by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches to physician assistants or advanced practice nurses is also addressed in Section 54.5 of this Act. No physician may delegate any patient care task or duty that is statutorily or by rule mandated to be performed by a physician.
    (b) In an office or practice setting and within a physician-patient relationship, a physician may delegate patient care tasks or duties to an unlicensed person who possesses appropriate training and experience provided a health care professional, who is practicing within the scope of such licensed professional's individual licensing Act, is on site to provide assistance.
    (c) Any such patient care task or duty delegated to a licensed or unlicensed person must be within the scope of practice, education, training, or experience of the delegating physician and within the context of a physician-patient relationship.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to affect referrals for professional services required by law.
    (e) The Department shall have the authority to promulgate rules concerning a physician's delegation, including but not limited to, the use of light emitting devices for patient care or treatment.
    (f) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the method of delegation that may be authorized by any means, including, but not limited to, oral, written, electronic, standing orders, protocols, guidelines, or verbal orders.
(Source: P.A. 96-618, eff. 1-1-10; 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/54.5

    (225 ILCS 60/54.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 54.5. Physician delegation of authority to physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and prescribing psychologists.
    (a) Physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches may delegate care and treatment responsibilities to a physician assistant under guidelines in accordance with the requirements of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987. A physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches may enter into supervising physician agreements with no more than 5 physician assistants as set forth in subsection (a) of Section 7 of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987.
    (b) A physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in active clinical practice may collaborate with an advanced practice nurse in accordance with the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act. Collaboration is for the purpose of providing medical consultation, and no employment relationship is required. A written collaborative agreement shall conform to the requirements of Section 65-35 of the Nurse Practice Act. The written collaborative agreement shall be for services the collaborating physician generally provides or may provide in his or her clinical medical practice. A written collaborative agreement shall be adequate with respect to collaboration with advanced practice nurses if all of the following apply:
        (1) The agreement is written to promote the exercise
    
of professional judgment by the advanced practice nurse commensurate with his or her education and experience. The agreement need not describe the exact steps that an advanced practice nurse must take with respect to each specific condition, disease, or symptom, but must specify those procedures that require a physician's presence as the procedures are being performed.
        (2) Practice guidelines and orders are developed and
    
approved jointly by the advanced practice nurse and collaborating physician, as needed, based on the practice of the practitioners. Such guidelines and orders and the patient services provided thereunder are periodically reviewed by the collaborating physician.
        (3) The advance practice nurse provides services the
    
collaborating physician generally provides or may provide in his or her clinical medical practice, except as set forth in subsection (b-5) of this Section. With respect to labor and delivery, the collaborating physician must provide delivery services in order to participate with a certified nurse midwife.
        (4) The collaborating physician and advanced
    
practice nurse consult at least once a month to provide collaboration and consultation.
        (5) Methods of communication are available with the
    
collaborating physician in person or through telecommunications for consultation, collaboration, and referral as needed to address patient care needs.
        (6) The agreement contains provisions detailing
    
notice for termination or change of status involving a written collaborative agreement, except when such notice is given for just cause.
    (b-5) An anesthesiologist or physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches may collaborate with a certified registered nurse anesthetist in accordance with Section 65-35 of the Nurse Practice Act for the provision of anesthesia services. With respect to the provision of anesthesia services, the collaborating anesthesiologist or physician shall have training and experience in the delivery of anesthesia services consistent with Department rules. Collaboration shall be adequate if:
        (1) an anesthesiologist or a physician participates
    
in the joint formulation and joint approval of orders or guidelines and periodically reviews such orders and the services provided patients under such orders; and
        (2) for anesthesia services, the anesthesiologist or
    
physician participates through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and is physically present and available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions. Anesthesia services in a hospital shall be conducted in accordance with Section 10.7 of the Hospital Licensing Act and in an ambulatory surgical treatment center in accordance with Section 6.5 of the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act.
    (b-10) The anesthesiologist or operating physician must agree with the anesthesia plan prior to the delivery of services.
    (c) The supervising physician shall have access to the medical records of all patients attended by a physician assistant. The collaborating physician shall have access to the medical records of all patients attended to by an advanced practice nurse.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) A physician shall not be liable for the acts or omissions of a prescribing psychologist, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse solely on the basis of having signed a supervision agreement or guidelines or a collaborative agreement, an order, a standing medical order, a standing delegation order, or other order or guideline authorizing a prescribing psychologist, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse to perform acts, unless the physician has reason to believe the prescribing psychologist, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse lacked the competency to perform the act or acts or commits willful and wanton misconduct.
    (f) A collaborating physician may, but is not required to, delegate prescriptive authority to an advanced practice nurse as part of a written collaborative agreement, and the delegation of prescriptive authority shall conform to the requirements of Section 65-40 of the Nurse Practice Act.
    (g) A supervising physician may, but is not required to, delegate prescriptive authority to a physician assistant as part of a written supervision agreement, and the delegation of prescriptive authority shall conform to the requirements of Section 7.5 of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987.
    (h) For the purposes of this Section, "generally provides or may provide in his or her clinical medical practice" means categories of care or treatment, not specific tasks or duties, that the physician provides individually or through delegation to other persons so that the physician has the experience and ability to provide collaboration and consultation. This definition shall not be construed to prohibit an advanced practice nurse from providing primary health treatment or care within the scope of his or her training and experience, including, but not limited to, health screenings, patient histories, physical examinations, women's health examinations, or school physicals that may be provided as part of the routine practice of an advanced practice nurse or on a volunteer basis.
    (i) A collaborating physician shall delegate prescriptive authority to a prescribing psychologist as part of a written collaborative agreement, and the delegation of prescriptive authority shall conform to the requirements of Section 4.3 of the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-358, eff. 8-12-11; 97-1071, eff. 8-24-12; 98-192, eff. 1-1-14; 98-668, eff. 6-25-14.)

225 ILCS 60/54.6

    (225 ILCS 60/54.6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 54.6. Registered nurse administration of limited levels of anesthesia. Nothing in this Act precludes a registered nurse from administering local anesthesia or minimal sedation or moderate sedation, as defined by rule, ordered by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches. The Department shall define the levels of anesthesia by rule. The Department shall list the medications for moderate sedation that are permitted under subsection (c) of Section 6.7 of the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Act as rapidly reversible pharmacologically.
(Source: P.A. 94-861, eff. 6-16-06.)

225 ILCS 60/55

    (225 ILCS 60/55) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 55. Any person who holds themselves out to treat human ailments by any system or method of treatment other than that for which they hold a valid license shall be sentenced as provided in Section 59.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/56

    (225 ILCS 60/56) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-56)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 56. Any person who employs fraud or deception in applying for or securing a license under this Act, or in passing any examination therefor, shall be sentenced as provided by Section 59. Any person who employs fraud or misrepresentation in applying for, or procuring, a license under this Act or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act, or cheating on or attempting to subvert the licensing examinations administered under this Act, shall be sentenced as provided by Section 59.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/57

    (225 ILCS 60/57) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-57)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 57. Any person who shall in connection with any application or examination before the Department file, or attempt to file, with the Department as their own, the diploma or license of another, shall be sentenced therefor as the law shall prescribe at the time for forgery.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/58

    (225 ILCS 60/58) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-58)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 58. Any person who shall wilfully swear or affirm falsely, or make or file any affidavit wilfully and corruptly, in filing or prosecuting their application for a license before the Department, or in submitting any complaint, evidence or testimony to the Department under the provisions of this Act, or under any rule or regulation of the Department, shall be sentenced therefor as the law shall prescribe at the time for perjury.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/59

    (225 ILCS 60/59) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-59)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 59. Any person who violates for the first time Section 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, or 56 of this Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Any person who violates for the first time Section 27 of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    Any person who has been previously convicted under Section 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, or 56 of this Act and who subsequently violates any of the Sections is guilty of a Class 3 felony. Any person who has been previously convicted under Section 27 of this Act and who subsequently violates Section 27 is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, whenever any person is punished as a repeat offender under this Section, the Secretary of the Department shall proceed to obtain a permanent injunction against such person under Section 61 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/60

    (225 ILCS 60/60) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 60. All such fines shall be deposited in the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/61

    (225 ILCS 60/61) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-61)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 61. The practice of medicine in all of its branches or the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery by any person not at that time holding a valid and current license under this Act to do so is hereby declared to be inimical to the public welfare and to constitute a public nuisance. The Secretary of the Department, the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, the State's Attorney of any County in the State, or any resident citizen may maintain an action in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, may apply for an injunction in the circuit court to enjoin any such person from engaging in such practice; and, upon the filing of a verified petition in such court, the court or any judge thereof, if satisfied by affidavit, or otherwise, that such person has been engaged in such practice without a valid and current license to do so, may issue a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction without notice or bond, enjoining the defendant from any such further practice. A copy of the verified complaint shall be served upon the defendant and the proceedings shall thereafter be conducted as in other civil cases. If it be established that the defendant has been, or is engaged in any such unlawful practice, the court, or any judge thereof, may enter an order or judgment perpetually enjoining the defendant from further engaging in such practice. In all proceedings hereunder the court, in its discretion, may apportion the costs among the parties interested in the suit, including cost of filing complaint, service of process, witness fees and expenses, court reporter charges and reasonable attorneys fees. In case of violation of any injunction entered under the provisions of this Section, the court, or any judge thereof, may summarily try and punish the offender for contempt of court. Such injunction proceedings shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all penalties and other remedies in this Act provided.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)

225 ILCS 60/62

    (225 ILCS 60/62) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-62)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 62. No proceedings to revoke or suspend any license shall abate by reason of the passage of this Act. The Department may revoke or suspend a license on account of any act or circumstance occurring before this Act shall take effect, if such act or circumstance is a ground for such revocation or suspension under the provisions of the law in effect at the time of such act or circumstance.
(Source: P.A. 85-4.)

225 ILCS 60/63

    (225 ILCS 60/63) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-63)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 63. Reinstatement of existing licenses. All certificates, permits, and licenses in effect on the date this amendatory Act of 1996 becomes a law, and issued pursuant to the Medical Practice Act of 1987, as amended, are reinstated for the balance of the term for which last issued. All rules in effect on the date this Act becomes law and promulgated pursuant to the Medical Practice Act of 1987, as amended, shall remain in full force and effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 without being promulgated again by the Department, except to the extent any such rule or regulation is inconsistent with any provision of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)

225 ILCS 60/64

    (225 ILCS 60/64)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
    Sec. 64. Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act. No licensee under this Act may be disciplined for providing expedited partner therapy in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-613, eff. 1-1-10.)