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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 65/) Nurse Practice Act.

225 ILCS 65/Art. 50

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 50 heading) (was 225 ILCS 65/Tit. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 50. GENERAL PROVISIONS
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-1

    (225 ILCS 65/50-1) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-1. This Act may be cited as the Nurse Practice Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-5

    (225 ILCS 65/50-5) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-5. Legislative purpose. The practice of professional and practical nursing in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of nursing, as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be authorized to so practice in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these subjects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-10

    (225 ILCS 65/50-10) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-10. Definitions. Each of the following terms, when used in this Act, shall have the meaning ascribed to it in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates otherwise:
    "Academic year" means the customary annual schedule of courses at a college, university, or approved school, customarily regarded as the school year as distinguished from the calendar year.
    "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.
    "Advanced practice registered nurse" or "APRN" means a person who has met the qualifications for a (i) certified nurse midwife (CNM); (ii) certified nurse practitioner (CNP); (iii) certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA); or (iv) clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and has been licensed by the Department. All advanced practice registered nurses licensed and practicing in the State of Illinois shall use the title APRN and may use specialty credentials CNM, CNP, CRNA, or CNS after their name. All advanced practice registered nurses may only practice in accordance with national certification and this Act.
    "Advisory Board" means the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board.
    "Approved program of professional nursing education" and "approved program of practical nursing education" are programs of professional or practical nursing, respectively, approved by the Department under the provisions of this Act.
    "Board" means the Board of Nursing appointed by the Secretary.
    "Center" means the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center.
    "Collaboration" means a process involving 2 or more health care professionals working together, each contributing one's respective area of expertise to provide more comprehensive patient care.
    "Competence" means an expected and measurable level of performance that integrates knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment based on established scientific knowledge and expectations for nursing practice.
    "Comprehensive nursing assessment" means the gathering of information about the patient's physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual status on an ongoing basis by a registered professional nurse and is the first step in implementing and guiding the nursing plan of care.
    "Consultation" means the process whereby an advanced practice registered nurse seeks the advice or opinion of another health care professional.
    "Credentialed" means the process of assessing and validating the qualifications of a health care professional.
    "Dentist" means a person licensed to practice dentistry under the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Email address of record" means the designated email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
    "Focused nursing assessment" means an appraisal of an individual's status and current situation, contributing to the comprehensive nursing assessment performed by the registered professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse or the assessment by the physician assistant, physician, dentist, podiatric physician, or other licensed health care professional, as determined by the Department, supporting ongoing data collection, and deciding who needs to be informed of the information and when to inform.
    Full practice authority" means the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse licensed in Illinois and certified as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse midwife to practice without a written collaborative agreement and:
        (1) to be fully accountable to patients for the
    
quality of advanced nursing care rendered;
        (2) to be fully accountable for recognizing limits of
    
knowledge and experience and for planning for the management of situations beyond the advanced practice registered nurse's expertise; the full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses includes accepting referrals from, consulting with, collaborating with, or referring to other health care professionals as warranted by the needs of the patient; and
        (3) to possess the authority to prescribe
    
medications, including Schedule II through V controlled substances, as provided in Section 65-43.
    "Hospital affiliate" means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, or similar organization, other than a hospital, that is devoted primarily to the provision, management, or support of health care services and that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control of the hospital. For the purposes of this definition, "control" means having at least an equal or a majority ownership or membership interest. A hospital affiliate shall be 100% owned or controlled by any combination of hospitals, their parent corporations, or physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois. "Hospital affiliate" does not include a health maintenance organization regulated under the Health Maintenance Organization Act.
    "Impaired nurse" means a nurse licensed under this Act who is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety because of a physical or mental disability as evidenced by a written determination or written consent based on clinical evidence, including loss of motor skills, abuse of drugs or alcohol, or a psychiatric disorder, of sufficient degree to diminish his or her ability to deliver competent patient care.
    "License-pending advanced practice registered nurse" means a registered professional nurse who has completed all requirements for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse except the certification examination and has applied to take the next available certification exam and received a temporary permit from the Department.
    "License-pending registered nurse" means a person who has passed the Department-approved registered nurse licensure exam and has applied for a license from the Department. A license-pending registered nurse shall use the title "RN lic pend" on all documentation related to nursing practice.
    "Nursing intervention" means any treatment based on clinical nursing judgment or knowledge that a nurse performs. An individual or entity shall not mandate that a registered professional nurse delegate nursing interventions if the registered professional nurse determines it is inappropriate to do so. A nurse shall not be subject to disciplinary or any other adverse action for refusing to delegate a nursing intervention based on patient safety.
    "Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    "Podiatric physician" means a person licensed to practice podiatry under the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    "Practical nurse" or "licensed practical nurse" means a person who is licensed as a practical nurse under this Act and practices practical nursing as defined in this Act. Only a practical nurse licensed under this Act is entitled to use the title "licensed practical nurse" and the abbreviation "L.P.N.".
    "Practical nursing" means the performance of nursing interventions requiring the nursing knowledge, judgment, and skill acquired by means of completion of an approved practical nursing education program. Practical nursing includes assisting in the nursing process under the guidance of a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice registered nurse. The practical nurse may work under the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatric physician, or other health care professional determined by the Department.
    "Privileged" means the authorization granted by the governing body of a healthcare facility, agency, or organization to provide specific patient care services within well-defined limits, based on qualifications reviewed in the credentialing process.
    "Registered Nurse" or "Registered Professional Nurse" means a person who is licensed as a professional nurse under this Act and practices nursing as defined in this Act. Only a registered nurse licensed under this Act is entitled to use the titles "registered nurse" and "registered professional nurse" and the abbreviation, "R.N.".
    "Registered professional nursing practice" means a scientific process founded on a professional body of knowledge that includes, but is not limited to, the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, development and implementation of the nursing plan of care, facilitation of nursing interventions to alleviate suffering, care coordination, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. "Registered professional nursing practice" does not include the act of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical therapeutic or corrective measures.
    "Professional assistance program for nurses" means a professional assistance program that meets criteria established by the Board of Nursing and approved by the Secretary, which provides a non-disciplinary treatment approach for nurses licensed under this Act whose ability to practice is compromised by alcohol or chemical substance addiction.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Unencumbered license" means a license issued in good standing.
    "Written collaborative agreement" means a written agreement between an advanced practice registered nurse and a collaborating physician, dentist, or podiatric physician pursuant to Section 65-35.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 99-330, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-13

    (225 ILCS 65/50-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-13. Address of record; email address of record. All applicants and licensees shall:
        (1) provide a valid address and email address to the
    
Department, which shall serve as the address of record and email address of record, respectively, at the time of application for licensure or renewal of a license; and
        (2) inform the Department of any change of address
    
of record or email address of record within 14 days after such change either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-15

    (225 ILCS 65/50-15) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-15. Policy; application of Act.
    (a) For the protection of life and the promotion of health, and the prevention of illness and communicable diseases, any person practicing or offering to practice advanced, professional, or practical nursing in Illinois shall submit evidence that he or she is qualified to practice, and shall be licensed as provided under this Act. No person shall practice or offer to practice advanced, professional, or practical nursing in Illinois or use any title, sign, card or device to indicate that such a person is practicing professional or practical nursing unless such person has been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) This Act does not prohibit the following:
        (1) The practice of nursing in Federal employment in
    
the discharge of the employee's duties by a person who is employed by the United States government or any bureau, division or agency thereof and is a legally qualified and licensed nurse of another state or territory and not in conflict with Sections 50-50, 55-10, 60-10, and 70-5 of this Act.
        (2) Nursing that is included in the program of study
    
by students enrolled in programs of nursing or in current nurse practice update courses approved by the Department.
        (3) The furnishing of nursing assistance in an
    
emergency.
        (4) The practice of nursing by a nurse who holds an
    
active license in another state when providing services to patients in Illinois during a bonafide emergency or in immediate preparation for or during interstate transit.
        (5) The incidental care of the sick by members of the
    
family, domestic servants or housekeepers, or care of the sick where treatment is by prayer or spiritual means.
        (6) Persons from being employed as unlicensed
    
assistive personnel in private homes, long term care facilities, nurseries, hospitals or other institutions.
        (7) The practice of practical nursing by one who is a
    
licensed practical nurse under the laws of another U.S. jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a licensed practical nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under this Act, until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (ii) the withdrawal of such application, or (iii) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (8) The practice of
    
advanced practice registered nursing by one who is an advanced practice registered nurse under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as an advanced practice registered nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under this Act, until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (ii) the withdrawal of such application, or (iii) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (9) The practice of professional nursing by one who
    
is a registered professional nurse under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a registered professional nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under Section 55-10, until (1) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (2) the withdrawal of such application, or (3) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (10) The practice of professional nursing that is
    
included in a program of study by one who is a registered professional nurse under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction and who is enrolled in a graduate nursing education program or a program for the completion of a baccalaureate nursing degree in this State, which includes clinical supervision by faculty as determined by the educational institution offering the program and the health care organization where the practice of nursing occurs.
        (11) Any person licensed in this State under any
    
other Act from engaging in the practice for which she or he is licensed.
        (12) Delegation to authorized direct care staff
    
trained under Section 15.4 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act consistent with the policies of the Department.
        (13) (Blank).
        (14) County correctional personnel from delivering
    
prepackaged medication for self-administration to an individual detainee in a correctional facility.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, or podiatric physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other persons.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-20

    (225 ILCS 65/50-20) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-20. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice nursing without being licensed under this Act shall 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. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-25

    (225 ILCS 65/50-25) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-25. No registered nurse or licensed practical nurse may perform refractions and other determinations of visual function or eye health diagnosis. A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse may participate in these activities with the direct on-site supervision of an optometrist licensed under the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987 or a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-26

    (225 ILCS 65/50-26)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-26. Application for license. Applications for licenses shall be made to the Department on forms prescribed by the Department and accompanied by the required fee. All applications shall contain the information that, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for a license under this Act.
    If an applicant fails to obtain a license under this Act within 3 years after filing his or her application, the application shall be denied. The applicant may make a new application, which shall be accompanied by the required nonrefundable fee. The applicant shall be required to meet the qualifications required for licensure at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-30

    (225 ILCS 65/50-30) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-30. Social Security Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in an application for licensure under this Act, 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 65/50-35

    (225 ILCS 65/50-35) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-23)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-35. Criminal history records background check. Each applicant for licensure by examination or restoration 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 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-40

    (225 ILCS 65/50-40) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-40. Emergency care; civil liability. Exemption from civil liability for emergency care is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-45

    (225 ILCS 65/50-45) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-45. Services rendered without compensation; civil liability. Exemption from civil liability for services rendered without compensation is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-50

    (225 ILCS 65/50-50) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-50. Prohibited acts.
    (a) No person shall:
        (1) Practice as an advanced practice registered
    
nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice registered nurse, except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (2) Practice professional nursing without a valid
    
license as a registered professional nurse except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (3) Practice practical nursing without a valid
    
license as a licensed practical nurse or practice practical nursing, except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (4) Practice nursing under cover of any diploma,
    
license, or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation;
        (5) Practice nursing during the time her or his
    
license is suspended, revoked, expired, or on inactive status;
        (6) Use any words, abbreviations, figures, letters,
    
title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a registered professional nurse, including the titles or initials, "Nurse", "Registered Nurse", "Professional Nurse", "Registered Professional Nurse", "Certified Nurse", "Trained Nurse", "Graduate Nurse", "P.N.", or "R.N.", or "R.P.N." or similar titles or initials with intention of indicating practice without a valid license as a registered professional nurse;
        (7) Use any words,
    
abbreviations, figures, letters, titles, signs, cards, or devices tending to imply that she or he is an advanced practice registered nurse, including the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse", "A.P.R.N.", or similar titles or initials, with the intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice registered nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice registered nurse under this Act. For purposes of this provision, the terms "advanced practice nurse" and "A.P.N." are considered to be similar titles or initials protected by this subsection (a).
        (8) Use any words, abbreviations figures, letters,
    
title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a licensed practical nurse including the titles or initials "Practical Nurse", "Licensed Practical Nurse", "P.N.", or "L.P.N.", or similar titles or initials with intention of indicated practice as a licensed practical nurse without a valid license as a licensed practical nurse under this Act;
        (9) Advertise services regulated under this Act
    
without including in every advertisement his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act;
        (10) Obtain or furnish a license by or for money or
    
any other thing of value other than the fees required under this Act, or by any fraudulent representation or act;
        (11) Make any willfully false oath or affirmation
    
required by this Act;
        (12) Conduct a nursing education program preparing
    
persons for licensure that has not been approved by the Department;
        (13) Represent that any school or course is approved
    
or accredited as a school or course for the education of registered professional nurses or licensed practical nurses unless such school or course is approved by the Department under the provisions of this Act;
        (14) Attempt or offer to do any of the acts
    
enumerated in this Section, or knowingly aid, abet, assist in the doing of any such acts or in the attempt or offer to do any of such acts;
        (15) Employ persons not licensed under this Act to
    
practice professional nursing or practical nursing;
        (16) (Blank);
        (17) Retaliate against any nurse who reports unsafe,
    
unethical, or illegal health care practices or conditions;
        (18) Be deemed a supervisor when delegating nursing
    
interventions or guiding the practice of a licensed practical nurse as authorized under this Act; and
        (19) Discipline or take other adverse action against
    
a nurse who refused to delegate a nursing intervention based on patient safety; and
        (20) Otherwise intentionally violate any provision of
    
this Act.
    (b) Any person, including a firm, association, or corporation who violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-55

    (225 ILCS 65/50-55) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-55. Department powers and duties. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department is authorized to exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
        (1) Conduct or authorize examinations to ascertain
    
the fitness and qualifications of applicants for all licenses governed by this Act, pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licenses, and issue licenses to applicants found to be fit and qualified.
        (2) Adopt rules required for the administration of
    
this Act, in consultation with the Board where necessary.
        (3) Prescribe rules for a method of examination of
    
candidates.
        (4) Prescribe rules defining what constitutes an
    
approved program, school, college, or department of a university, except that no program, school, college, or department of a university that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin shall be approved.
        (5) Conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke or
    
suspend licenses or on objection to the issuance of licenses and to revoke, suspend, or refuse to issue such licenses.
        (6) Prepare and maintain a list of approved programs
    
of professional nursing education and programs of practical nursing education in this State, whose graduates, if they have the other necessary qualifications provided in this Act, shall be eligible to apply for a license to practice nursing in this State.
        (7) Act upon the recommendations of the Board of
    
Nursing and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board.
        (8) Exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the
    
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing Acts.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-60

    (225 ILCS 65/50-60) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-60. Nursing Coordinator. The Secretary shall appoint, pursuant to the Personnel Code, a Nursing Coordinator. The Nursing Coordinator shall be a registered professional nurse licensed in this State who has graduated from an approved school of nursing and holds at least a master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-65

    (225 ILCS 65/50-65) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-65. Board.
    (a) The Secretary shall solicit recommendations from nursing organizations and appoint the Board of Nursing, which shall consist of 13 members, one of whom shall be a practical nurse; one of whom shall be a practical nurse educator; one of whom shall be a registered professional nurse in practice; one of whom shall be an associate degree nurse educator; one of whom shall be a baccalaureate degree nurse educator; one of whom shall be a nurse who is actively engaged in direct care; one of whom shall be a registered professional nurse actively engaged in direct care; one of whom shall be a nursing administrator; 4 of whom shall be advanced practice registered nurses representing CNS, CNP, CNM, and CRNA practice; and one of whom shall be a public member who is not employed in and has no material interest in any health care field. The Board shall receive actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
    All nursing members of the Board must be (i) residents of this State, (ii) licensed in good standing to practice nursing in this State, (iii) graduates of an approved nursing program, with a minimum of 5 years' experience in the field of nursing, and (iv) at the time of appointment to the Board, actively engaged in nursing or work related to nursing.
    Membership terms shall be for 3 years, except that in making initial appointments, the Secretary shall appoint all members for initial terms of 2, 3, and 4 years and these terms shall be staggered as follows: 3 shall be appointed for terms of 2 years; 4 shall be appointed for terms of 3 years; and 6 shall be appointed for terms of 4 years. No member shall be appointed to more than 2 consecutive terms. In the case of a vacated position, an individual may be appointed to serve the unexpired portion of that term; if the term is less than half of a full term, the individual is eligible to serve 2 full terms.
    The Secretary may remove any member of the Board for misconduct, incapacity, or neglect of duty. The Secretary shall reduce to writing any causes for removal.
    The Board shall meet annually to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson. The Board shall hold regularly scheduled meetings during the year. A simple majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting. Any action taken by the Board must be on the affirmative vote of a simple majority of members. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted. In the case of an emergency where all Board members cannot meet in person, the Board may convene a meeting via an electronic format in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
    (b) The Board may perform each of the following activities:
        (1) Recommend to the Department the adoption and the
    
revision of rules necessary for the administration of this Act;
        (2) Recommend the approval, denial of approval,
    
withdrawal of approval, or discipline of nursing education programs;
    (c) The Board shall participate in disciplinary conferences and hearings and make recommendations to the Department regarding disciplinary action taken against a licensee as provided under this Act. Disciplinary conference hearings and proceedings regarding scope of practice issues shall be conducted by a Board member at the same or higher licensure level as the respondent. Participation in an informal conference shall not bar members of the Board from future participation or decisions relating to that matter.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-70

    (225 ILCS 65/50-70) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-70. Concurrent theory and clinical practice education requirements of this Act. The educational requirements of Sections 55-10 and 60-10 of this Act relating to registered professional nursing and licensed practical nursing shall not be deemed to have been satisfied by the completion of any program of nursing that does not require coordinated or concurrent theory and clinical practice. The Department may, upon recommendation of the Board, grant an Illinois license to those applicants who have received advanced graduate degrees in nursing from an approved program with concurrent theory and clinical practice or to those applicants who are currently licensed in another state and have been actively practicing clinical nursing for a minimum of 2 years.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 65/50-75

    (225 ILCS 65/50-75)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-1160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-75. Nursing delegation by a registered professional nurse.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Delegation" means transferring to a specific individual the authority to perform a specific nursing intervention in a specific situation.
    "Predictability of outcomes" means that a registered professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the patient's or individual's clinical status is stable and expected to improve or the patient's or individual's deteriorating condition is expected to follow a known or expected course.
    "Stability" means a registered professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the individual's clinical status and nursing care needs are consistent.
    (b) This Section authorizes a registered professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse to:
        (1) delegate nursing interventions to other
    
registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and other unlicensed personnel based on the comprehensive nursing assessment that includes, but is not limited to:
            (A) the stability and condition of the patient;
            (B) the potential for harm;
            (C) the complexity of the nursing intervention to
        
be delegated;
            (D) the predictability of outcomes; and
            (E) competency of the individual to whom the
        
nursing intervention is delegated;
        (2) delegate medication administration to other
    
licensed nurses;
        (3) in community-based or in-home care settings,
    
delegate the administration of medication (limited to oral or subcutaneous dosage and topical or transdermal application) to unlicensed personnel, if all the conditions for delegation set forth in this Section are met;
        (4) refuse to delegate, stop, or rescind a previously
    
authorized delegation; or
        (5) in community-based or in-home care settings,
    
delegate, guide, and evaluate the implementation of nursing interventions as a component of patient care coordination after completion of the comprehensive patient assessment based on analysis of the comprehensive nursing assessment data; care coordination in in-home care and school settings may occur in person, by telecommunication, or by electronic communication.
    (c) This Section prohibits the following:
        (1) An individual or entity from mandating that a
    
registered professional nurse delegate nursing interventions if the registered professional nurse determines it is inappropriate to do so. Nurses shall not be subject to disciplinary or any other adverse action for refusing to delegate a nursing intervention based on patient safety.
        (2) The delegation of medication administration to
    
unlicensed personnel in any institutional or long-term facility, including, but not limited to, those facilities licensed by the Hospital Licensing Act, the University of Illinois Hospital Act, State-operated mental health hospitals, or State-operated developmental centers, except as authorized under Article 80 of this Act or otherwise specifically authorized by law.
        (3) A registered professional nurse from delegating
    
nursing judgment, the comprehensive patient assessment, the development of a plan of care, and the evaluation of care to licensed or unlicensed personnel.
        (4) A licensed practical nurse or unlicensed
    
personnel who has been delegated a nursing intervention from re-delegating a nursing intervention.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-1160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-75. Nursing delegation by a registered professional nurse.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Delegation" means transferring to a specific individual the authority to perform a specific nursing intervention in a specific situation.
    "Predictability of outcomes" means that a registered professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the patient's or individual's clinical status is stable and expected to improve or the patient's or individual's deteriorating condition is expected to follow a known or expected course.
    "Stability" means a registered professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the individual's clinical status and nursing care needs are consistent.
    (b) This Section authorizes a registered professional nurse to:
        (1) delegate nursing interventions to other
    
registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and other unlicensed personnel based on the comprehensive nursing assessment that includes, but is not limited to:
            (A) the stability and condition of the patient;
            (B) the potential for harm;
            (C) the complexity of the nursing intervention to
        
be delegated;
            (D) the predictability of outcomes; and
            (E) competency of the individual to whom the
        
nursing intervention is delegated;
        (2) delegate medication administration to other
    
licensed nurses;
        (3) in community-based or in-home care settings,
    
delegate the administration of medication (limited to oral or subcutaneous dosage and topical or transdermal application) to unlicensed personnel, if all the conditions for delegation set forth in this Section are met;
        (4) refuse to delegate, stop, or rescind a previously
    
authorized delegation; or
        (5) in community-based or in-home care settings,
    
delegate, guide, and evaluate the implementation of nursing interventions as a component of patient care coordination after completion of the comprehensive patient assessment based on analysis of the comprehensive nursing assessment data; care coordination in in-home care and school settings may occur in person, by telecommunication, or by electronic communication.
    (c) This Section prohibits the following:
        (1) An individual or entity from mandating that a
    
registered professional nurse delegate nursing interventions if the registered professional nurse determines it is inappropriate to do so. Nurses shall not be subject to disciplinary or any other adverse action for refusing to delegate a nursing intervention based on patient safety.
        (2) The delegation of medication administration to
    
unlicensed personnel in any institutional or long-term facility, including, but not limited to, those facilities licensed by the Hospital Licensing Act, the University of Illinois Hospital Act, State-operated mental health hospitals, or State-operated developmental centers, except as authorized under Article 80 of this Act or otherwise specifically authorized by law.
        (3) A registered professional nurse from delegating
    
nursing judgment, the comprehensive patient assessment, the development of a plan of care, and the evaluation of care to licensed or unlicensed personnel.
        (4) A licensed practical nurse or unlicensed
    
personnel who has been delegated a nursing intervention from re-delegating a nursing intervention.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-1160, eff. 6-1-19.)