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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(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(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    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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.
    "Advanced practice nurse" or "APN" 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 nurses licensed and practicing in the State of Illinois shall use the title APN and may use specialty credentials after their name.
    "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.
    "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.
    "Consultation" means the process whereby an advanced practice 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.
    "Current nursing practice update course" means a planned nursing education curriculum approved by the Department consisting of activities that have educational objectives, instructional methods, content or subject matter, clinical practice, and evaluation methods, related to basic review and updating content and specifically planned for those nurses previously licensed in the United States or its territories and preparing for reentry into nursing practice.
    "Dentist" means a person licensed to practice dentistry under the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "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 nurse" means a registered professional nurse who has completed all requirements for licensure as an advanced practice nurse except the certification examination and has applied to take the next available certification exam and received a temporary license 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.
    "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 acts requiring the basic nursing knowledge, judgement, and skill acquired by means of completion of an approved practical nursing education program. Practical nursing includes assisting in the nursing process as delegated by a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice 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" is a scientific process founded on a professional body of knowledge; it is a learned profession based on the understanding of the human condition across the life span and environment and includes all nursing specialties and means the performance of any nursing act based upon professional knowledge, judgment, and skills acquired by means of completion of an approved professional nursing education program. A registered professional nurse provides holistic nursing care through the nursing process to individuals, groups, families, or communities, that includes but is not limited to: (1) the assessment of healthcare needs, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and nursing evaluation; (2) the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health; (3) counseling, patient education, health education, and patient advocacy; (4) the administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, a licensed dentist, a licensed podiatric physician, or a licensed optometrist or as prescribed by a physician assistant in accordance with written guidelines required under the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 or by an advanced practice nurse in accordance with Article 65 of this Act; (5) the coordination and management of the nursing plan of care; (6) the delegation to and supervision of individuals who assist the registered professional nurse implementing the plan of care; and (7) teaching nursing students. The foregoing shall not be deemed to include those acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of 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 nurse and a collaborating physician, dentist, or podiatric physician pursuant to Section 65-35.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/50-15

    (225 ILCS 65/50-15) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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 nursing by one who is an advanced practice nurse under the laws of another state, territory of the United States, or country and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as an advanced practice 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 state, territory of the United States or country 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 state or territory of the United States or foreign country, territory or province 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) The practice, services, or activities of
    
persons practicing the specified occupations set forth in subsection (a) of, and pursuant to a licensing exemption granted in subsection (b) or (d) of, Section 2105-350 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, but only for so long as the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Professional Licensure Exemption Law is operable.
        (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. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/50-20

    (225 ILCS 65/50-20) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 50-20. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice nursing 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-25

    (225 ILCS 65/50-25) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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 65/50-30

    (225 ILCS 65/50-30) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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, 2018)
    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, 2018)
    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, 2018)
    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, 2018)
    Sec. 50-50. Prohibited acts.
    (a) No person shall:
        (1) Practice as an advanced practice nurse without
    
a valid license as an advanced practice 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 nurse, including the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Nurse", "A.P.N.", or similar titles or initials, with the intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice nurse under this Act.
        (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 wilfully 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; and
        (16) Otherwise intentionally violate any provision of
    
this Act.
        (17) Retaliate against any nurse who reports unsafe,
    
unethical, or illegal health care practices or conditions.
        (18) Be deemed a supervisor when delegating nursing
    
activities or tasks as authorized under 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-55

    (225 ILCS 65/50-55) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 50-55. Department powers and duties.
    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for administration of licensing acts and shall exercise other powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purpose of this Act. None of the functions, powers, or duties of the Department with respect to licensure and examination shall be exercised by the Department except upon review by the Board. The Department shall adopt rules to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions and purposes of this Act; however no such rules shall be adopted by the Department except upon review by the Board.
    (b) The Department shall 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.
    (c) The Department may act upon the recommendations of the Center for Nursing Advisory Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-60

    (225 ILCS 65/50-60) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 50-60. Nursing Coordinator; Assistant Nursing Coordinator. The Secretary shall appoint, pursuant to the Personnel Code, a Nursing Coordinator and an Assistant Nursing Coordinator. The Nursing Coordinator and Assistant Nursing Coordinator shall be registered professional nurses licensed in this State who have graduated from an approved school of nursing and hold at least a master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-65

    (225 ILCS 65/50-65) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 50-65. Board.
    (a) The term of each member of the Board of Nursing and the Advanced Practice Nursing Board serving before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall terminate on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, 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 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.
    Members of the Board of Nursing and the Advanced Practice Nursing Board whose terms were terminated by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall be considered for membership positions on the Board.
    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) With the exception of emergency rules, any proposed rules, amendments, second notice materials, and adopted rule or amendment materials or policy statements concerning advanced practice nurses shall be presented to the Medical Licensing Board for review and comment. The recommendations of both the Board of Nursing and the Medical Licensing Board shall be presented to the Secretary for consideration in making final decisions. Whenever the Board of Nursing and Medical Licensing Board disagree on a proposed rule or policy, the Secretary shall convene a joint meeting of the officers of each Board to discuss resolution of any disagreements.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-70

    (225 ILCS 65/50-70) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    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 correspondence course or 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/50-75

    (225 ILCS 65/50-75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 50-75. Nursing delegation.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Delegation" means transferring to an individual the authority to perform a selected nursing activity or task, in a selected situation.
    "Nursing activity" means any work requiring the use of knowledge acquired by completion of an approved program for licensure, including advanced education, continuing education, and experience as a licensed practical nurse or professional nurse, as defined by the Department by rule.
    "Task" means work not requiring nursing knowledge, judgment, or decision-making, as defined by the Department by rule.
    (b) Nursing shall be practiced by licensed practical nurses, registered professional nurses, and advanced practice nurses. In the delivery of nursing care, nurses work with many other licensed professionals and other persons. An advanced practice nurse may delegate to registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and others persons.
    (c) A registered professional nurse shall not delegate any nursing activity requiring the specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill of a licensed nurse to an unlicensed person, including medication administration. A registered professional nurse may delegate nursing activities to other registered professional nurses or licensed practical nurses.
    A registered nurse may delegate tasks to other licensed and unlicensed persons. A licensed practical nurse who has been delegated a nursing activity shall not re-delegate the nursing activity. A registered professional nurse or advanced practice nurse retains the right to refuse to delegate or to stop or rescind a previously authorized delegation.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/Art. 55

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 55 heading) (was 225 ILCS 65/Tit. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 55. NURSING LICENSURE - LICENSED
PRACTICAL NURSES
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/55-5

    (225 ILCS 65/55-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-5. LPN education program requirements.
    (a) All Illinois practical nurse education programs must be reviewed by the Board and approved by the Department before the successful completion of such a program may be applied toward meeting the requirements for practical nurse licensure under this Act. Any program changing the level of educational preparation or the relationship with or to the parent institution or establishing an extension of an existing program must request a review by the Board and approval by the Department. The Board shall review and make a recommendation for the approval or disapproval of a program by the Department based on the following criteria:
        (1) a feasibility study that describes the need for
    
the program and the facilities used, the potential of the program to recruit faculty and students, financial support for the program, and other criteria, as established by rule;
        (2) program curriculum that meets all State
    
requirements;
        (3) the administration of the program by a Nurse
    
Administrator and the involvement of a Nurse Administrator in the development of the program; and
        (4) the occurrence of a site visit prior to approval.
    (b) In order to obtain initial Department approval and to maintain Department approval, a practical nursing program must meet all of the following requirements:
        (1) The program must continually be administered by
    
a Nurse Administrator.
        (2) The institution responsible for conducting the
    
program and the Nurse Administrator must ensure that individual faculty members are academically and professionally competent.
        (3) The program curriculum must contain all
    
applicable requirements established by rule, including both theory and clinical components.
        (4) The passage rates of the program's graduating
    
classes on the State-approved licensure exam must be deemed satisfactory by the Department.
    (c) Program site visits to an institution conducting or hosting a practical nursing program may be made at the discretion of the Nursing Coordinator or upon recommendation of the Board.
    (d) Any institution conducting a practical nursing program that wishes to discontinue the program must do each of the following:
        (1) Notify the Department, in writing, of its intent
    
to discontinue the program.
        (2) Continue to meet the requirements of this Act
    
and the rules adopted thereunder until the official date of termination of the program.
        (3) Notify the Department of the date on which the
    
last student shall graduate from the program and the program shall terminate.
        (4) Assist remaining students in the continuation of
    
their education in the event of program termination prior to the graduation of the program's final student.
        (5) Upon the closure of the program, notify the
    
Department, in writing, of the location of student and graduate records storage.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/55-10

    (225 ILCS 65/55-10) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-10. Qualifications for LPN licensure.
    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements of this Section shall be entitled to licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
    (b) An applicant for licensure by examination to practice as a practical nurse must do each of the following:
        (1) Submit a completed written application, on forms
    
provided by the Department and fees as established by the Department.
        (2) Have graduated from a practical nursing education
    
program approved by the Department or have been granted a certificate of completion of pre-licensure requirements from another United States jurisdiction.
        (3) Successfully complete a licensure examination
    
approved by the Department.
        (4) Have not violated the provisions of this Act
    
concerning the grounds for disciplinary action. The Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
        (5) Submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
        (6) Submit either to the Department or its designated
    
testing service, a fee covering the cost of 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.
        (7) Meet all other requirements established by rule.
    An applicant for licensure by examination may take the Department-approved examination in another jurisdiction.
    (b-5) If an applicant for licensure by examination neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years after filing the application, the application shall be denied. The applicant must enroll in and complete an approved practical nursing education program prior to submitting an additional application for the licensure exam.
    An applicant may take and successfully complete a Department-approved examination in another jurisdiction. However, an applicant who has never been licensed previously in any jurisdiction that utilizes a Department-approved examination and who has taken and failed to pass the examination within 3 years after filing the application must submit proof of successful completion of a Department-authorized nursing education program or recompletion of an approved licensed practical nursing program prior to re-application.
    (c) An applicant for licensure by examination shall have one year from the date of notification of successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the applicant shall be required to retake and pass the examination unless licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States.
    (d) A licensed practical nurse applicant who passes the Department-approved licensure examination and has applied to the Department for licensure may obtain employment as a license-pending practical nurse and practice as delegated by a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice nurse or physician. An individual may be employed as a license-pending practical nurse if all of the following criteria are met:
        (1) He or she has completed and passed the
    
Department-approved licensure exam and presents to the employer the official written notification indicating successful passage of the licensure examination.
        (2) He or she has completed and submitted to the
    
Department an application for licensure under this Section as a practical nurse.
        (3) He or she has submitted the required licensure
    
fee.
        (4) He or she has met all other requirements
    
established by rule, including having submitted to a criminal history records check.
    (e) The privilege to practice as a license-pending practical nurse shall terminate with the occurrence of any of the following:
        (1) Three months have passed since the official date
    
of passing the licensure exam as inscribed on the formal written notification indicating passage of the exam. This 3-month period may be extended as determined by rule.
        (2) Receipt of the practical nurse license from the
    
Department.
        (3) Notification from the Department that the
    
application for licensure has been denied.
        (4) A request by the Department that the individual
    
terminate practicing as a license-pending practical nurse until an official decision is made by the Department to grant or deny a practical nurse license.
    (f) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is a licensed practical nurse licensed by examination under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or a foreign country, jurisdiction, territory, or province must do each of the following:
        (1) Submit a completed written application, on forms
    
supplied by the Department, and fees as established by the Department.
        (2) Have graduated from a practical nursing education
    
program approved by the Department.
        (3) Submit verification of licensure status directly
    
from the United States jurisdiction of licensure, if applicable, as defined by rule.
        (4) Submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
        (5) Meet all other requirements as established by the
    
Department by rule.
    (g) All applicants for practical nurse licensure by examination or endorsement who are graduates of nursing educational programs in a country other than the United States or its territories shall have their nursing education credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to be equivalent to a professional nursing education program approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated from a nursing educational program outside of the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English shall submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as defined by rule. The Department may, upon recommendation from the nursing evaluation service, waive the requirement that the applicant pass the TOEFL examination if the applicant submits verification of the successful completion of a nursing education program conducted in English. The requirements of this subsection (d) may be satisfied by the showing of proof of a certificate from the Certificate Program or the VisaScreen Program of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
    (h) An applicant licensed in another state or territory who is applying for licensure and has received her or his education in a country other than the United States or its territories shall have her or his nursing education credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to be equivalent to a professional nursing education program approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated from a nursing educational program outside of the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English shall submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as defined by rule. The Department may, upon recommendation from the nursing evaluation service, waive the requirement that the applicant pass the TOEFL examination if the applicant submits verification of the successful completion of a nursing education program conducted in English or the successful passage of an approved licensing examination given in English. The requirements of this subsection (d-5) may be satisfied by the showing of proof of a certificate from the Certificate Program or the VisaScreen Program of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
    (i) A licensed practical nurse who holds an unencumbered license in good standing in another United States jurisdiction and who has applied for practical nurse licensure under this Act by endorsement may be issued a temporary license, if satisfactory proof of such licensure in another jurisdiction is presented to the Department. The Department shall not issue an applicant a temporary practical nurse license until it is satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current active license or one or more active temporary licenses from another jurisdiction, the Department may not issue a temporary license until the Department is satisfied that each current active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary license, which shall be issued no later than 14 working days following receipt by the Department of an application for the temporary license, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the following to the Department:
        (1) A completed application for licensure as a
    
practical nurse.
        (2) Proof of a current, active license in at least
    
one other jurisdiction of the United States and proof that each current active license or temporary license held by the applicant within the last 5 years is unencumbered.
        (3) A signed and completed application for a
    
temporary license.
        (4) The required temporary license fee.
    (j) The Department may refuse to issue an applicant a temporary license authorized pursuant to this Section if, within 14 working days following its receipt of an application for a temporary license, the Department determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
    
the laws of a jurisdiction of the United States that is: (i) a felony; or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
        (2) the applicant has had a license or permit related
    
to the practice of practical nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction within the last 5 years and at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds in Illinois; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
    
endorsement.
    (k) The Department may revoke a temporary license issued pursuant to this Section if it determines any of the following:
        (1) That the applicant has been convicted of a crime
    
under the law of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years.
        (2) That within the last 5 years the applicant has
    
had a license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction, and at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act.
        (3) That the Department intends to deny licensure by
    
endorsement.
    (l) A temporary license shall expire 6 months from the date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the Department in hardship cases, as defined by rule and upon approval of the Secretary. However, a temporary license shall automatically expire upon issuance of a valid license under this Act or upon notification that the Department intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first.
    (m) All applicants for practical nurse licensure have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years from the date of application, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 94-352, eff. 7-28-05; 94-932, eff. 1-1-07; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/55-15

    (225 ILCS 65/55-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-15. LPN license expiration; renewal. The expiration date and renewal period for each license to practice practical nursing issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew the license during the month preceding the expiration date of the license by paying the required fee. It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the Department in writing of a change of address.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/55-20

    (225 ILCS 65/55-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-20. Restoration of LPN license; temporary permit.
    (a) Any license to practice practical nursing issued under this Act that has expired or that is on inactive status may be restored by making application to the Department and filing proof of fitness acceptable to the Department, as specified by rule, to have the license restored, and by paying the required restoration fee. Such proof of fitness may include evidence certifying active lawful practice in another jurisdiction.
    (b) A practical nurse licensee seeking restoration of a license after it has expired or been placed on inactive status for more than 5 years shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Department, and submit the restoration or renewal fees set forth by the Department. The licensee must also submit proof of fitness to practice, including one of the following:
        (1) certification of active practice in another
    
jurisdiction, which may include a statement from the appropriate board or licensing authority in the other jurisdiction that the licensee was authorized to practice during the term of said active practice;
        (2) proof of the successful completion of a
    
Department-approved licensure examination; or
        (3) an affidavit attesting to military service as
    
provided in subsection (c) of this Section; however, if application is made within 2 years after discharge and if all other provisions of subsection (c) of this Section are satisfied, the applicant shall be required to pay the current renewal fee.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any license to practice practical nursing issued under this Act that expired while the licensee was (i) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or in the State Militia and called into service or training or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service may have the license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training, or education, the applicant furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that the applicant has been so engaged and that the individual's service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (d) Any practical nurse licensee who shall engage in the practice of practical nursing with a lapsed license or while on inactive status shall be considered to be practicing without a license, which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 70-5 of this Act.
    (e) Pending restoration of a license under this Section, the Department may grant an applicant a temporary permit to practice as a practical nurse if the Department is satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current active license or one or more active temporary licenses from another jurisdiction, the Department shall not issue a temporary permit until it is satisfied that each current active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary permit, which shall be issued no later than 14 working days after receipt by the Department of an application for the permit, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the following to the Department:
        (1) A signed and completed application for
    
restoration of licensure under this Section as a licensed practical nurse.
        (2) Proof of (i) a current, active license in at
    
least one other jurisdiction and proof that each current, active license or temporary permit held by the applicant is unencumbered or (ii) fitness to practice nursing in this State, as specified by rule.
        (3) A signed and completed application for a
    
temporary permit.
        (4) The required permit fee.
    (f) The Department may refuse to issue to an applicant a temporary permit authorized under this Section if, within 14 working days after its receipt of an application for a temporary permit, the Department determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted within the last
    
5 years of any crime under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant has had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny restoration of
    
the license.
    (g) The Department may revoke a temporary permit issued under this Section if:
        (1) the Department determines that the applicant has
    
been convicted within the last 5 years of any crime under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction and at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny restoration of
    
the license.
    (h) A temporary permit or renewed temporary permit shall expire (i) upon issuance of a valid license under this Act or (ii) upon notification that the Department intends to deny restoration of licensure. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the temporary permit shall expire 6 months after the date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the Department in hardship cases that shall automatically expire upon issuance of a valid license under this Act or upon notification that the Department intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first. No extensions shall be granted beyond the 6-month period, unless approved by the Secretary. Notification by the Department under this Section must be by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/55-25

    (225 ILCS 65/55-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-25. Inactive status of a LPN license. Any licensed practical nurse who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until notice is given to the Department, in writing, of his or her intent to restore the license.
    Any practical nurse requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided by rule of the Department.
    Any practical nurse whose license is on an inactive status shall not practice nursing as defined by this Act in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/55-30

    (225 ILCS 65/55-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-30. LPN scope of practice.
    (a) Practice as a licensed practical nurse means a scope of basic nursing practice, with or without compensation, as delegated by a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice nurse or as directed by a physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatric physician, and includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
        (1) Collecting data and collaborating in the
    
assessment of the health status of a patient.
        (2) Collaborating in the development and
    
modification of the registered professional nurse's or advanced practice nurse's comprehensive nursing plan of care for all types of patients.
        (3) Implementing aspects of the plan of care as
    
delegated.
        (4) Participating in health teaching and counseling
    
to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level of patients, as delegated.
        (5) Serving as an advocate for the patient by
    
communicating and collaborating with other health service personnel, as delegated.
        (6) Participating in the evaluation of patient
    
responses to interventions.
        (7) Communicating and collaborating with other
    
health care professionals as delegated.
        (8) Providing input into the development of policies
    
and procedures to support patient safety.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/55-35

    (225 ILCS 65/55-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55-35. Continuing education for LPN licensees. The Department may adopt rules of continuing education for licensed practical nurses that require 20 hours of continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. The rules shall address variances in part or in whole for good cause, including without limitation illness or hardship. The continuing education rules must ensure that licensees are given the opportunity to participate in programs sponsored by or through their State or national professional associations, hospitals, or other providers of continuing education. 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/Art. 60

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 60 heading)
ARTICLE 60. NURSING LICENSURE - RN
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-5

    (225 ILCS 65/60-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-5. RN education program requirements; out-of-State programs.
    (a) All registered professional nurse education programs must be reviewed by the Board and approved by the Department before the successful completion of such a program may be applied toward meeting the requirements for registered professional nurse licensure under this Act. Any program changing the level of educational preparation or the relationship with or to the parent institution or establishing an extension of an existing program must request a review by the Board and approval by the Department. The Board shall review and make a recommendation for the approval or disapproval of a program by the Department based on the following criteria:
        (1) a feasibility study that describes the need for
    
the program and the facilities used, the potential of the program to recruit faculty and students, financial support for the program, and other criteria, as established by rule;
        (2) program curriculum that meets all State
    
requirements;
        (3) the administration of the program by a Nurse
    
Administrator and the involvement of a Nurse Administrator in the development of the program; and
        (4) the occurrence of a site visit prior to approval.
    (b) In order to obtain initial Department approval and to maintain Department approval, a registered professional nursing program must meet all of the following requirements:
        (1) The institution responsible for conducting the
    
program and the Nurse Administrator must ensure that individual faculty members are academically and professionally competent.
        (2) The program curriculum must contain all
    
applicable requirements established by rule, including both theory and clinical components.
        (3) The passage rates of the program's graduating
    
classes on the State-approved licensure exam must be deemed satisfactory by the Department.
    (c) Program site visits to an institution conducting or hosting a professional nursing program may be made at the discretion of the Nursing Coordinator or upon recommendation of the Board. Full routine site visits shall be conducted by the Department for periodic evaluation. The visits shall be used to determine compliance with this Act. Full routine site visits must be announced and may be waived at the discretion of the Department if the program maintains accreditation with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    (d) Any institution conducting a registered professional nursing program that wishes to discontinue the program must do each of the following:
        (1) Notify the Department, in writing, of its intent
    
to discontinue the program.
        (2) Continue to meet the requirements of this Act
    
and the rules adopted thereunder until the official date of termination of the program.
        (3) Notify the Department of the date on which the
    
last student shall graduate from the program and the program shall terminate.
        (4) Assist remaining students in the continuation of
    
their education in the event of program termination prior to the graduation of the program's final student.
        (5) Upon the closure of the program, notify the
    
Department, in writing, of the location of student and graduate records' storage.
    (e) Out-of-State registered professional nursing education programs planning to offer clinical practice experiences in this State must meet the requirements set forth in this Section and must meet the clinical and faculty requirements for institutions outside of this State, as established by rule. The institution responsible for conducting an out-of-State registered professional nursing education program and the administrator of the program shall be responsible for ensuring that the individual faculty and preceptors overseeing the clinical experience are academically and professionally competent.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-10

    (225 ILCS 65/60-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-10. Qualifications for RN licensure.
    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements of this Section shall be entitled to licensure as a registered professional nurse.
    (b) An applicant for licensure by examination to practice as a registered professional nurse must do each of the following:
        (1) Submit a completed written application, on forms
    
provided by the Department, and fees, as established by the Department.
        (2) Have graduated from a professional nursing
    
education program approved by the Department or have been granted a certificate of completion of pre-licensure requirements from another United States jurisdiction.
        (3) Successfully complete a licensure examination
    
approved by the Department.
        (4) Have not violated the provisions of this Act
    
concerning the grounds for disciplinary action. The Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction may not operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
        (5) Submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
        (6) Submit, either to the Department or its
    
designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of 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.
        (7) Meet all other requirements established by the
    
Department by rule. An applicant for licensure by examination may take the Department-approved examination in another jurisdiction.
    (b-5) If an applicant for licensure by examination neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license within 3 years after filing the application, the application shall be denied. The applicant may make a new application accompanied by the required fee, evidence of meeting the requirements in force at the time of the new application, and proof of the successful completion of at least 2 additional years of professional nursing education.
    (c) An applicant for licensure by examination shall have one year after the date of notification of the successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the applicant shall be required to retake and pass the examination unless licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States.
    (d) An applicant for licensure by examination who passes the Department-approved licensure examination for professional nursing may obtain employment as a license-pending registered nurse and practice under the direction of a registered professional nurse or an advanced practice nurse until such time as he or she receives his or her license to practice or until the license is denied. In no instance shall any such applicant practice or be employed in any management capacity. An individual may be employed as a license-pending registered nurse if all of the following criteria are met:
        (1) He or she has completed and passed the
    
Department-approved licensure exam and presents to the employer the official written notification indicating successful passage of the licensure examination.
        (2) He or she has completed and submitted to the
    
Department an application for licensure under this Section as a registered professional nurse.
        (3) He or she has submitted the required licensure
    
fee.
        (4) He or she has met all other requirements
    
established by rule, including having submitted to a criminal history records check.
    (e) The privilege to practice as a license-pending registered nurse shall terminate with the occurrence of any of the following:
        (1) Three months have passed since the official date
    
of passing the licensure exam as inscribed on the formal written notification indicating passage of the exam. The 3-month license pending period may be extended if more time is needed by the Department to process the licensure application.
        (2) Receipt of the registered professional nurse
    
license from the Department.
        (3) Notification from the Department that the
    
application for licensure has been refused.
        (4) A request by the Department that the individual
    
terminate practicing as a license-pending registered nurse until an official decision is made by the Department to grant or deny a registered professional nurse license.
    (f) An applicant for registered professional nurse licensure by endorsement who is a registered professional nurse licensed by examination under the laws of another state or territory of the United States must do each of the following:
        (1) Submit a completed written application, on forms
    
supplied by the Department, and fees as established by the Department.
        (2) Have graduated from a registered professional
    
nursing education program approved by the Department.
        (3) Submit verification of licensure status directly
    
from the United States jurisdiction of licensure, if applicable, as defined by rule.
        (4) Submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
        (5) Meet all other requirements as established by
    
the Department by rule.
    (g) Pending the issuance of a license under this Section, the Department may grant an applicant a temporary license to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse if the Department is satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another U.S. jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current active license or one or more active temporary licenses from another jurisdiction, the Department may not issue a temporary license until the Department is satisfied that each current active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary license, which shall be issued no later than 14 working days after receipt by the Department of an application for the temporary license, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the following to the Department:
        (1) A completed application for licensure as a
    
registered professional nurse.
        (2) Proof of a current, active license in at least
    
one other jurisdiction of the United States and proof that each current active license or temporary license held by the applicant within the last 5 years is unencumbered.
        (3) A completed application for a temporary license.
        (4) The required temporary license fee.
    (h) The Department may refuse to issue an applicant a temporary license authorized pursuant to this Section if, within 14 working days after its receipt of an application for a temporary license, the Department determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime
    
under the laws of a jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
        (2) the applicant has had a license or permit
    
related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction within the last 5 years, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
    
endorsement.
    (i) The Department may revoke a temporary license issued pursuant to this Section if it determines any of the following:
        (1) That the applicant has been convicted of a crime
    
under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years.
        (2) That within the last 5 years, the applicant has
    
had a license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act.
        (3) That it intends to deny licensure by endorsement.
    (j) A temporary license issued under this Section shall expire 6 months after the date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the Department in hardship cases, as defined by rule and upon approval of the Secretary. However, a temporary license shall automatically expire upon issuance of the Illinois license or upon notification that the Department intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first.
    (k) All applicants for registered professional nurse licensure have 3 years after the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years after the date of application, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    (l) All applicants for registered nurse licensure by examination or endorsement who are graduates of practical nursing educational programs in a country other than the United States and its territories shall have their nursing education credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to be equivalent to a professional nursing education program approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated from a nursing educational program outside of the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English shall submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as defined by rule. The Department may, upon recommendation from the nursing evaluation service, waive the requirement that the applicant pass the TOEFL examination if the applicant submits verification of the successful completion of a nursing education program conducted in English. The requirements of this subsection (l) may be satisfied by the showing of proof of a certificate from the Certificate Program or the VisaScreen Program of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
    (m) An applicant licensed in another state or territory who is applying for licensure and has received her or his education in a country other than the United States or its territories shall have her or his nursing education credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to be equivalent to a professional nursing education program approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated from a nursing educational program outside of the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English shall submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as defined by rule. The Department may, upon recommendation from the nursing evaluation service, waive the requirement that the applicant pass the TOEFL examination if the applicant submits verification of the successful completion of a nursing education program conducted in English or the successful passage of an approved licensing examination given in English. The requirements of this subsection (m) may be satisfied by the showing of proof of a certificate from the Certificate Program or the VisaScreen Program of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-15

    (225 ILCS 65/60-15) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-37)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-15. Registered nurse externship permit.
    (a) The Department shall establish a program under which the Department may issue a nurse externship permit to a registered nurse who is licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States and who has not taken the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). A nurse who is issued a permit shall be allowed to practice as a nurse extern under the direct, on-site supervision of a registered professional nurse licensed under this Act. There shall be one supervising registered professional nurse for every one nurse extern.
    (b) An applicant shall be qualified to receive a nurse externship permit if that applicant:
        (1) Has submitted a completed written application
    
to the Department, on forms provided by the Department, and submitted any fees established by the Department.
        (2) Has graduated from a professional nursing
    
education program approved by the Department.
        (3) Is licensed as a professional nurse in another
    
state or territory of the United States and has submitted a verification of active and unencumbered licensure in all of the states and territories in which the applicant is licensed.
        (4) Has submitted verification of an offer of
    
employment in Illinois as a nurse extern. The Department may prescribe the information necessary to determine if this employment meets the requirements of the permit program. This information shall include a copy of the written employment offer.
        (5) Has submitted a written statement from the
    
applicant's prospective employer stating that the prospective employer agrees to pay the full tuition for the Bilingual Nurse Consortium course or other course approved by rule.
        (6) Has submitted proof of taking the Test of
    
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score as set by rule. Applicants with the highest TOEFL scores shall be given first consideration to entrance into an extern program.
        (7) Has submitted written verification that the
    
applicant has been enrolled in the Bilingual Nurse Consortium course or other course approved by rule. This verification must state that the applicant shall be able to complete the course within the year for which the permit is issued.
        (8) Has agreed to submit to the Department a mid-year
    
exam as determined by rule that demonstrates proficiency towards passing the NCLEX.
        (9) Has not violated the provisions of Section 70-5
    
of this Act. The Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
        (10) Has met all other requirements established by
    
rule.
    (c) A nurse extern shall be issued no more than one permit in a lifetime. The permit shall expire one calendar year after it is issued. Before being issued a license under this Act, the nurse extern must submit proof of the successful completion of the Bilingual Nurse Consortium course or other course approved by rule and successful passage of the NCLEX. The nurse extern shall not practice autonomous, professional nursing until he or she is licensed under this Act. The nurse extern shall carry out progressive nursing skills under the direct supervision of a registered nurse licensed under this Act and shall not be employed in a supervisory capacity. The nurse extern shall work only in the sponsoring facility. A nurse extern may work for a period not to exceed one calendar year from the date of issuance of the permit or until he or she fails the NCLEX. While working as a nurse extern, the nurse extern is subject to the provisions of this Act and all rules adopted by the Department for the administration of this Act.
    (d) The Secretary shall convene a task force to establish clinical guidelines that allow for the gradual progression of nursing skills in culturally diverse practice settings. The Nursing Act Coordinator or his or her designee shall serve as chairperson of the task force. The task force shall include, but not be limited to, 2 representatives of the Illinois Nurses Association, 2 representatives of the Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association, a nurse engaged in nursing education who possesses a master's degree or higher, one representative from the Humboldt Park Vocational Educational Center, 2 registered nurses from United States territories who each hold a current State nursing license, one representative from the Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium, and one member of the Illinois Hospital Association. The task force shall complete this work no longer than 4 months after convening. After the nurse externship permit program has been in effect for 2 years, the task force shall evaluate the effectiveness of the program and make appropriate recommendations to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 94-351, eff. 7-28-05; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-20

    (225 ILCS 65/60-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-20. Expiration of RN license; renewal. The expiration date and renewal period for each registered professional nurse license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew the license during the month preceding the expiration date of the license by paying the required fee. It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the Department in writing of a change of address.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-25

    (225 ILCS 65/60-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-25. Restoration of RN license; temporary permit.
    (a) Any license to practice professional nursing issued under this Act that has expired or that is on inactive status may be restored by making application to the Department and filing proof of fitness acceptable to the Department as specified by rule to have the license restored and by paying the required restoration fee. Such proof of fitness may include evidence certifying active lawful practice in another jurisdiction.
    (b) A licensee seeking restoration of a license after it has expired or been placed on inactive status for more than 5 years shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Department, and submit the restoration or renewal fees set forth by the Department. The licensee shall also submit proof of fitness to practice, including one of the following:
        (1) Certification of active practice in another
    
jurisdiction, which may include a statement from the appropriate board or licensing authority in the other jurisdiction that the licensee was authorized to practice during the term of said active practice.
        (2) Proof of the successful completion of a
    
Department-approved licensure examination.
        (3) An affidavit attesting to military service as
    
provided in subsection (c) of this Section; however, if application is made within 2 years after discharge and if all other provisions of subsection (c) of this Section are satisfied, the applicant shall be required to pay the current renewal fee.
    (c) Any registered professional nurse license issued under this Act that expired while the licensee was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or in the State Militia called into service or training or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service may have the license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training, or education, the applicant furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that the applicant has been so engaged and that the individual's service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (d) Any licensee who engages in the practice of professional nursing with a lapsed license or while on inactive status shall be considered to be practicing without a license, which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 70-5 of this Act.
    (e) Pending restoration of a registered professional nurse license under this Section, the Department may grant an applicant a temporary permit to practice as a registered professional nurse if the Department is satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current active license or one or more active temporary licenses from another jurisdiction, the Department shall not issue a temporary permit until it is satisfied that each current active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary permit, which shall be issued no later than 14 working days after receipt by the Department of an application for the permit, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the following to the Department:
        (1) A signed and completed application for
    
restoration of licensure under this Section as a registered professional nurse.
        (2) Proof of (i) a current, active license in at
    
least one other jurisdiction and proof that each current, active license or temporary permit held by the applicant is unencumbered or (ii) fitness to practice nursing in Illinois, as specified by rule.
        (3) A signed and completed application for a
    
temporary permit.
        (4) The required permit fee.
    (f) The Department may refuse to issue to an applicant a temporary permit authorized under this Section if, within 14 working days after its receipt of an application for a temporary permit, the Department determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted within the last
    
5 years of any crime under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (2) within the last 5 years the applicant had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny restoration of
    
the license.
    (g) The Department may revoke a temporary permit issued under this Section if:
        (1) the Department determines that the applicant has
    
been convicted within the last 5 years of any crime under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds in Illinois; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny restoration of
    
the license.
    (h) A temporary permit or renewed temporary permit shall expire (i) upon issuance of an Illinois license or (ii) upon notification that the Department intends to deny restoration of licensure. A temporary permit shall expire 6 months from the date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the Department, in hardship cases, that shall automatically expire upon issuance of the Illinois license or upon notification that the Department intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first. No extensions shall be granted beyond the 6-month period unless approved by the Secretary. Notification by the Department under this Section must be by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-30

    (225 ILCS 65/60-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-30. Inactive status of a RN license. Any registered professional nurse, who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may elect to place his or her license on inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until notice is given to the Department, in writing, of his or her intent to restore the license.
    Any registered professional nurse requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided by rule of the Department.
    Any registered professional nurse whose license is on inactive status shall not practice professional nursing as defined by this Act in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-35

    (225 ILCS 65/60-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-35. RN scope of practice.
    (a) Practice as a registered professional nurse means the full scope of nursing, with or without compensation, that incorporates caring for all patients in all settings, through nursing standards recognized by the Department, and includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
        (1) The comprehensive nursing assessment of the
    
health status of patients that addresses changes to patient conditions.
        (2) The development of a plan of nursing care to be
    
integrated within the patient-centered health care plan that establishes nursing diagnoses, and setting goals to meet identified health care needs, determining nursing interventions, and implementation of nursing care through the execution of nursing strategies and regimens ordered or prescribed by authorized healthcare professionals.
        (3) The administration of medication or delegation
    
of medication administration to licensed practical nurses.
        (4) Delegation of nursing interventions to implement
    
the plan of care.
        (5) The provision for the maintenance of safe and
    
effective nursing care rendered directly or through delegation.
        (6) Advocating for patients.
        (7) The evaluation of responses to interventions and
    
the effectiveness of the plan of care.
        (8) Communicating and collaborating with other
    
health care professionals.
        (9) The procurement and application of new knowledge
    
and technologies.
        (10) The provision of health education and counseling.
        (11) Participating in development of policies,
    
procedures, and systems to support patient safety.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/60-40

    (225 ILCS 65/60-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 60-40. Continuing education for RN licensees. The Department may adopt rules of continuing education for registered professional nurses licensed under this Act that require 20 hours of continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. The rules shall address variances in part or in whole for good cause, including without limitation illness or hardship. The continuing education rules must ensure that licensees are given the opportunity to participate in programs sponsored by or through their State or national professional associations, hospitals, or other providers of continuing education. 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/Art. 65

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 65 heading) (was 225 ILCS 65/Tit. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 65. ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-5

    (225 ILCS 65/65-5) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-10)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-837)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-5. Qualifications for APN licensure.
    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements of this Section shall be entitled to licensure as an advanced practice nurse.
    (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced practice nurse must do each of the following:
        (1) Submit a completed application and any fees as
    
established by the Department.
        (2) Hold a current license to practice as a
    
registered professional nurse under this Act.
        (3) Have successfully completed requirements to
    
practice as, and holds a current, national certification as, a nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist from the appropriate national certifying body as determined by rule of the Department.
        (4) Have obtained a graduate degree appropriate for
    
national certification in a clinical advanced practice nursing specialty or a graduate degree or post-master's certificate from a graduate level program in a clinical advanced practice nursing specialty.
        (5) Have not violated the provisions of this Act
    
concerning the grounds for disciplinary action. The Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction may not operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
        (6) Submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
    (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as an advanced practice nurse in the category of certified registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a graduate degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section shall be qualified for licensure if that person:
        (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
    
a nurse anesthesia program described in item (4) of subsection (b) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
        (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
    
nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying body; and
        (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
    
recertification status as a certified registered nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body.
    (b-10) The Department shall issue a certified registered nurse anesthetist license to an APN who (i) does not have a graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1, 2018, and (iii) submits all of the following to the Department:
        (1) His or her current State registered nurse license
    
number.
        (2) Proof of current national certification, which
    
includes the completion of an examination from either of the following:
            (A) the Council on Certification of the American
        
Association of Nurse Anesthetists; or
            (B) the Council on Recertification of the
        
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
        (3) Proof of the successful completion of a
    
post-basic advanced practice formal education program in the area of nurse anesthesia prior to January 1, 1999.
        (4) His or her complete work history for the 5-year
    
period immediately preceding the date of his or her application.
        (5) Verification of licensure as an advanced practice
    
nurse from the state in which he or she was originally licensed, current state of licensure, and any other state in which he or she has been actively practicing as an advanced practice nurse within the 5-year period immediately preceding the date of his or her application. If applicable, this verification must state:
            (A) the time during which he or she was licensed
        
in each state, including the date of the original issuance of each license; and
            (B) any disciplinary action taken or pending
        
concerning any nursing license held, currently or in the past, by the applicant.
        (6) The required fee.
    (c) Those applicants seeking licensure in more than one advanced practice nursing specialty need not possess multiple graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible for licenses for multiple advanced practice nurse licensure specialties, provided that the applicant (i) has met the requirements for at least one advanced practice nursing specialty under paragraphs (3) and (5) of subsection (a) of this Section, (ii) possesses an additional graduate education that results in a certificate for another clinical advanced practice nurse specialty and that meets the requirements for the national certification from the appropriate nursing specialty, and (iii) holds a current national certification from the appropriate national certifying body for that additional advanced practice nursing specialty.
    (d) Any person who holds a valid license as an advanced practice nurse issued under this Act as this Act existed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall be subject only to the advanced practice nurse license renewal requirements of this Act as this Act exists on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly upon the expiration of that license.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07; 96-189, eff. 8-10-09.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-837)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-5. Qualifications for APN licensure.
    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements of this Section shall be entitled to licensure as an advanced practice nurse.
    (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced practice nurse must do each of the following:
        (1) Submit a completed application and any fees as
    
established by the Department.
        (2) Hold a current license to practice as a
    
registered professional nurse under this Act.
        (3) Have successfully completed requirements to
    
practice as, and holds and maintains current, national certification as, a nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist from the appropriate national certifying body as determined by rule of the Department.
        (4) Have obtained a graduate degree appropriate for
    
national certification in a clinical advanced practice nursing specialty or a graduate degree or post-master's certificate from a graduate level program in a clinical advanced practice nursing specialty.
        (5) Have not violated the provisions of this Act
    
concerning the grounds for disciplinary action. The Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction may not operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
        (6) Submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
    (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as an advanced practice nurse in the category of certified registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a graduate degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section shall be qualified for licensure if that person:
        (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
    
a nurse anesthesia program described in item (4) of subsection (b) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
        (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
    
nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying body; and
        (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
    
recertification status as a certified registered nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body.
    (b-10) The Department shall issue a certified registered nurse anesthetist license to an APN who (i) does not have a graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1, 2018, and (iii) submits all of the following to the Department:
        (1) His or her current State registered nurse license
    
number.
        (2) Proof of current national certification, which
    
includes the completion of an examination from either of the following:
            (A) the Council on Certification of the American
        
Association of Nurse Anesthetists; or
            (B) the Council on Recertification of the
        
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
        (3) Proof of the successful completion of a
    
post-basic advanced practice formal education program in the area of nurse anesthesia prior to January 1, 1999.
        (4) His or her complete work history for the 5-year
    
period immediately preceding the date of his or her application.
        (5) Verification of licensure as an advanced practice
    
nurse from the state in which he or she was originally licensed, current state of licensure, and any other state in which he or she has been actively practicing as an advanced practice nurse within the 5-year period immediately preceding the date of his or her application. If applicable, this verification must state:
            (A) the time during which he or she was licensed
        
in each state, including the date of the original issuance of each license; and
            (B) any disciplinary action taken or pending
        
concerning any nursing license held, currently or in the past, by the applicant.
        (6) The required fee.
    (c) Those applicants seeking licensure in more than one advanced practice nursing specialty need not possess multiple graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible for licenses for multiple advanced practice nurse licensure specialties, provided that the applicant (i) has met the requirements for at least one advanced practice nursing specialty under paragraphs (3) and (5) of subsection (a) of this Section, (ii) possesses an additional graduate education that results in a certificate for another clinical advanced practice nurse specialty and that meets the requirements for the national certification from the appropriate nursing specialty, and (iii) holds a current national certification from the appropriate national certifying body for that additional advanced practice nursing specialty.
(Source: P.A. 98-837, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 65/65-10

    (225 ILCS 65/65-10) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-10. APN license pending status.
    (a) A graduate of an advanced practice nursing program may practice in the State of Illinois in the role of certified clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist for not longer than 6 months provided he or she submits all of the following:
        (1) An application for licensure as an advanced
    
practice nurse in Illinois and all fees established by rule.
        (2) Proof of an application to take the national
    
certification examination in the specialty.
        (3) Proof of completion of a graduate advanced
    
practice education program that allows the applicant to be eligible for national certification in a clinical advanced practice nursing specialty and that allows the applicant to be eligible for licensure in Illinois in the area of his or her specialty.
        (4) Proof that he or she is licensed in Illinois as a
    
registered professional nurse.
    (b) License pending status shall preclude delegation of prescriptive authority.
    (c) A graduate practicing in accordance with this Section must use the title "license pending certified clinical nurse specialist", "license pending certified nurse midwife", "license pending certified nurse practitioner", or "license pending certified registered nurse anesthetist", whichever is applicable.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

225 ILCS 65/65-15

     (225 ILCS 65/65-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-15. Expiration of APN license; renewal. The expiration date and renewal period for each advanced practice nurse license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew the license during the month preceding the expiration date of the license by paying the required fee. It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the Department in writing of a change of address. Each advanced practice nurse is required to show proof of continued, current national certification in the specialty.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-20

    (225 ILCS 65/65-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-20. Restoration of APN license; temporary permit.
    (a) Any license issued under this Act that has expired or that is on inactive status may be restored by making application to the Department and filing proof of fitness acceptable to the Department as specified by rule to have the license restored and by paying the required restoration fee. Such proof of fitness may include evidence certifying active lawful practice in another jurisdiction.
    (b) A licensee seeking restoration of a license after it has expired or been placed on inactive status for more than 5 years shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Department, and submit the restoration or renewal fees set forth by the Department. The licensee shall also submit proof of fitness to practice, including one of the following:
        (1) Certification of active practice in another
    
jurisdiction, which may include a statement from the appropriate board or licensing authority in the other jurisdiction in which the licensee was authorized to practice during the term of said active practice.
        (2) Proof of the successful completion of a
    
Department-approved licensure examination.
        (3) An affidavit attesting to military service as
    
provided in subsection (c) of this Section; however, if application is made within 2 years after discharge and if all other provisions of subsection (c) of this Section are satisfied, the applicant shall be required to pay the current renewal fee.
        (4) Other proof as established by rule.
    (c) Any advanced practice nurse license issued under this Act that expired while the licensee was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or in the State Militia called into service or training or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service may have the license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training, or education, the applicant furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that the applicant has been so engaged and that the individual's service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (d) Any licensee who engages in the practice of advanced practice nursing with a lapsed license or while on inactive status shall be considered to be practicing without a license, which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 70-5 of this Act.
    (e) Pending restoration of an advanced practice nurse license under this Section, the Department may grant an applicant a temporary permit to practice as an advanced practice nurse if the Department is satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current active license or one or more active temporary licenses from another jurisdiction, the Department shall not issue a temporary permit until it is satisfied that each current active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary permit, which shall be issued no later than 14 working days after receipt by the Department of an application for the permit, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the following to the Department:
        (1) A signed and completed application for
    
restoration of licensure under this Section as an advanced practice nurse.
        (2) Proof of (i) a current, active license in at
    
least one other jurisdiction and proof that each current, active license or temporary permit held by the applicant is unencumbered or (ii) fitness to practice nursing in Illinois, as specified by rule.
        (3) A signed and completed application for a
    
temporary permit.
        (4) The required permit fee.
        (5) Other proof as established by rule.
    (f) The Department may refuse to issue to an applicant a temporary permit authorized under this Section if, within 14 working days after its receipt of an application for a temporary permit, the Department determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted within the last
    
5 years of any crime under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny restoration of
    
the license.
    (g) The Department may revoke a temporary permit issued under this Section if:
        (1) the Department determines that the applicant has
    
been convicted within the last 5 years of any crime under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds in Illinois; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny restoration of
    
the license.
    (h) A temporary permit or renewed temporary permit shall expire (i) upon issuance of an Illinois license or (ii) upon notification that the Department intends to deny restoration of licensure. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, a temporary permit shall expire 6 months from the date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the Department in hardship cases that shall automatically expire upon issuance of the Illinois license or upon notification that the Department intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first. No extensions shall be granted beyond the 6-month period unless approved by the Secretary. Notification by the Department under this Section must be by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-25

    (225 ILCS 65/65-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-25. Inactive status of a APN license. Any advanced practice nurse who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until notice is given to the Department in writing of his or her intent to restore the license.
    Any advanced practice nurse requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided by rule of the Department.
    Any advanced practice nurse whose license is on inactive status shall not practice advanced practice nursing, as defined by this Act in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-30

    (225 ILCS 65/65-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-30. APN scope of practice.
    (a) Advanced practice nursing by certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, or clinical nurse specialists is based on knowledge and skills acquired throughout an advanced practice nurse's nursing education, training, and experience.
    (b) Practice as an advanced practice nurse means a scope of nursing practice, with or without compensation, and includes the registered nurse scope of practice.
    (c) The scope of practice of an advanced practice nurse includes, but is not limited to, each of the following:
        (1) Advanced nursing patient assessment and diagnosis.
        (2) Ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures, performing those tests and procedures when using health care equipment, and interpreting and using the results of diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures ordered by the advanced practice nurse or another health care professional.
        (3) Ordering treatments, ordering or applying appropriate medical devices, and using nursing medical, therapeutic, and corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
        (4) Providing palliative and end-of-life care.
        (5) Providing advanced counseling, patient education, health education, and patient advocacy.
        (6) Prescriptive authority as defined in Section 65-40 of this Act.
        (7) Delegating selected nursing activities or tasks to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other personnel.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-35

    (225 ILCS 65/65-35) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-35. Written collaborative agreements.
    (a) A written collaborative agreement is required for all advanced practice nurses engaged in clinical practice, except for advanced practice nurses who are authorized to practice in a hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center.
    (a-5) If an advanced practice nurse engages in clinical practice outside of a hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center in which he or she is authorized to practice, the advanced practice nurse must have a written collaborative agreement.
    (b) A written collaborative agreement shall describe the working relationship of the advanced practice nurse with the collaborating physician or podiatric physician and shall authorize the categories of care, treatment, or procedures to be performed by the advanced practice nurse. A collaborative agreement with a dentist must be in accordance with subsection (c-10) of this Section. Collaboration does not require an employment relationship between the collaborating physician and advanced practice nurse. Collaboration means the relationship under which an advanced practice nurse works with a collaborating physician or podiatric physician in an active clinical practice to deliver health care services in accordance with (i) the advanced practice nurse's training, education, and experience and (ii) collaboration and consultation as documented in a jointly developed written collaborative agreement.
    The agreement shall promote the exercise of professional judgment by the advanced practice nurse commensurate with his or her education and experience. The services to be provided by the advanced practice nurse shall be services that the collaborating physician or podiatric physician is authorized to and generally provides or may provide in his or her clinical medical or podiatric practice, except as set forth in subsection (b-5) or (c-5) of this Section. 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 which authorized procedures require the presence of the collaborating physician or podiatric physician as the procedures are being performed. The collaborative relationship under an agreement shall not be construed to require the personal presence of a physician or podiatric physician at the place where services are rendered. Methods of communication shall be available for consultation with the collaborating physician or podiatric physician in person or by telecommunications in accordance with established written guidelines as set forth in the written agreement.
    (b-5) Absent an employment relationship, a written collaborative agreement may not (1) restrict the categories of patients of an advanced practice nurse within the scope of the advanced practice nurses training and experience, (2) limit third party payors or government health programs, such as the medical assistance program or Medicare with which the advanced practice nurse contracts, or (3) limit the geographic area or practice location of the advanced practice nurse in this State.
    (c) Collaboration and consultation under all collaboration agreements shall be adequate if a collaborating physician or podiatric physician does each of the following:
        (1) Participates in the joint formulation and joint
    
approval of orders or guidelines with the advanced practice nurse and he or she periodically reviews such orders and the services provided patients under such orders in accordance with accepted standards of medical practice or podiatric practice and advanced practice nursing practice.
        (2) Provides collaboration and consultation with the
    
advanced practice nurse at least once a month. In the case of anesthesia services provided by a certified registered nurse anesthetist, an anesthesiologist, a physician, a dentist, or a podiatric physician must participate through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and remain physically present and available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions.
        (3) Is available through telecommunications for
    
consultation on medical problems, complications, or emergencies or patient referral. In the case of anesthesia services provided by a certified registered nurse anesthetist, an anesthesiologist, a physician, a dentist, or a podiatric physician must participate through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and remain physically present and available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions.
    The agreement must contain provisions detailing notice for termination or change of status involving a written collaborative agreement, except when such notice is given for just cause.
    (c-5) A certified registered nurse anesthetist, who provides anesthesia services outside of a hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center shall enter into a written collaborative agreement with an anesthesiologist or the physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or the podiatric physician performing the procedure. Outside of a hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center, the certified registered nurse anesthetist may provide only those services that the collaborating podiatric physician is authorized to provide pursuant to the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 and rules adopted thereunder. A certified registered nurse anesthetist may select, order, and administer medication, including controlled substances, and apply appropriate medical devices for delivery of anesthesia services under the anesthesia plan agreed with by the anesthesiologist or the operating physician or operating podiatric physician.
    (c-10) A certified registered nurse anesthetist who provides anesthesia services in a dental office shall enter into a written collaborative agreement with an anesthesiologist or the physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or the operating dentist performing the procedure. The agreement shall describe the working relationship of the certified registered nurse anesthetist and dentist and shall authorize the categories of care, treatment, or procedures to be performed by the certified registered nurse anesthetist. In a collaborating dentist's office, the certified registered nurse anesthetist may only provide those services that the operating dentist with the appropriate permit is authorized to provide pursuant to the Illinois Dental Practice Act and rules adopted thereunder. For anesthesia services, an anesthesiologist, physician, or operating dentist shall participate through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and shall remain physically present and be available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions. A certified registered nurse anesthetist may select, order, and administer medication, including controlled substances, and apply appropriate medical devices for delivery of anesthesia services under the anesthesia plan agreed with by the operating dentist.
    (d) A copy of the signed, written collaborative agreement must be available to the Department upon request from both the advanced practice nurse and the collaborating physician or podiatric physician.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other persons in accordance with Section 54.2 of the Medical Practice Act of 1987. 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.
    (f) An advanced practice nurse shall inform each collaborating physician, dentist, or podiatric physician of all collaborative agreements he or she has signed and provide a copy of these to any collaborating physician, dentist, or podiatric physician upon request.
    (g) For the purposes of this Act, "generally provides or may provide in his or her clinical medical practice" means categories of care or treatment, not specific tasks or duties, 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.
    For the purposes of this Act, "generally provides or may provide in his or her clinical podiatric practice" means services, not specific tasks or duties, that the podiatric physician routinely provides individually or through delegation to other persons so that the podiatric physician has the experience and ability to provide collaboration and consultation.
(Source: P.A. 97-358, eff. 8-12-11; 98-192, eff. 1-1-14; 98-214, eff. 8-9-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

225 ILCS 65/65-40

    (225 ILCS 65/65-40) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-40. Written collaborative agreement; prescriptive authority.
    (a) A collaborating physician or podiatric physician may, but is not required to, delegate prescriptive authority to an advanced practice nurse as part of a written collaborative agreement. This authority may, but is not required to, include prescription of, selection of, orders for, administration of, storage of, acceptance of samples of, and dispensing over the counter medications, legend drugs, medical gases, and controlled substances categorized as any Schedule III through V controlled substances, as defined in Article II of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and other preparations, including, but not limited to, botanical and herbal remedies. The collaborating physician or podiatric physician must have a valid current Illinois controlled substance license and federal registration to delegate authority to prescribe delegated controlled substances.
    (b) To prescribe controlled substances under this Section, an advanced practice nurse must obtain a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license. Medication orders shall be reviewed periodically by the collaborating physician or podiatric physician.
    (c) The collaborating physician or podiatric physician shall file with the Department notice of delegation of prescriptive authority and termination of such delegation, in accordance with rules of the Department. Upon receipt of this notice delegating authority to prescribe any Schedule III through V controlled substances, the licensed advanced practice nurse shall be eligible to register for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license under Section 303.05 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    (d) In addition to the requirements of subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Section, a collaborating physician or podiatric physician may, but is not required to, delegate authority to an advanced practice nurse to prescribe any Schedule II controlled substances, if all of the following conditions apply:
        (1) Specific Schedule II controlled substances by
    
oral dosage or topical or transdermal application may be delegated, provided that the delegated Schedule II controlled substances are routinely prescribed by the collaborating physician or podiatric physician. This delegation must identify the specific Schedule II controlled substances by either brand name or generic name. Schedule II controlled substances to be delivered by injection or other route of administration may not be delegated.
        (2) Any delegation must be controlled substances that
    
the collaborating physician or podiatric physician prescribes.
        (3) Any prescription must be limited to no more than
    
a 30-day supply, with any continuation authorized only after prior approval of the collaborating physician or podiatric physician.
        (4) The advanced practice nurse must discuss the
    
condition of any patients for whom a controlled substance is prescribed monthly with the delegating physician.
        (5) The advanced practice nurse meets the education
    
requirements of Section 303.05 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other persons. 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.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to any medication authority including Schedule II controlled substances of an advanced practice nurse for care provided in a hospital, hospital affiliate, or ambulatory surgical treatment center pursuant to Section 65-45.
    (g) Any advanced practice nurse who writes a prescription for a controlled substance without having a valid appropriate authority may be fined by the Department not more than $50 per prescription, and the Department may take any other disciplinary action provided for in this Act.
    (h) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit generic substitution.
(Source: P.A. 97-358, eff. 8-12-11; 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/65-45

    (225 ILCS 65/65-45) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-45. Advanced practice nursing in hospitals, hospital affiliates, or ambulatory surgical treatment centers.
    (a) An advanced practice nurse may provide services in a hospital or a hospital affiliate as those terms are defined in the Hospital Licensing Act or the University of Illinois Hospital Act or a licensed ambulatory surgical treatment center without a written collaborative agreement pursuant to Section 65-35 of this Act. An advanced practice nurse must possess clinical privileges recommended by the hospital medical staff and granted by the hospital or the consulting medical staff committee and ambulatory surgical treatment center in order to provide services. The medical staff or consulting medical staff committee shall periodically review the services of advanced practice nurses granted clinical privileges, including any care provided in a hospital affiliate. Authority may also be granted when recommended by the hospital medical staff and granted by the hospital or recommended by the consulting medical staff committee and ambulatory surgical treatment center to individual advanced practice nurses to select, order, and administer medications, including controlled substances, to provide delineated care. In a hospital, hospital affiliate, or ambulatory surgical treatment center, the attending physician shall determine an advanced practice nurse's role in providing care for his or her patients, except as otherwise provided in the medical staff bylaws or consulting committee policies.
    (a-2) An advanced practice nurse granted authority to order medications including controlled substances may complete discharge prescriptions provided the prescription is in the name of the advanced practice nurse and the attending or discharging physician.
    (a-3) Advanced practice nurses practicing in a hospital or an ambulatory surgical treatment center are not required to obtain a mid-level controlled substance license to order controlled substances under Section 303.05 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    (a-5) For anesthesia services provided by a certified registered nurse anesthetist, an anesthesiologist, physician, dentist, or podiatric physician shall participate through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and shall remain physically present and be available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions, unless hospital policy adopted pursuant to clause (B) of subdivision (3) of Section 10.7 of the Hospital Licensing Act or ambulatory surgical treatment center policy adopted pursuant to clause (B) of subdivision (3) of Section 6.5 of the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act provides otherwise. A certified registered nurse anesthetist may select, order, and administer medication for anesthesia services under the anesthesia plan agreed to by the anesthesiologist or the physician, in accordance with hospital alternative policy or the medical staff consulting committee policies of a licensed ambulatory surgical treatment center.
    (b) An advanced practice nurse who provides services in a hospital shall do so 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.
(Source: P.A. 97-358, eff. 8-12-11; 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/65-50

    (225 ILCS 65/65-50) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-50. APN title.
    (a) No person shall use any words, abbreviations, figures, letters, title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that he or she is an advanced practice nurse, including but not limited to using the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Nurse", "Certified Nurse Midwife", "Certified Nurse Practitioner", "Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist", "Clinical Nurse Specialist", "A.P.N.", "C.N.M.", "C.N.P.", "C.R.N.A.", "C.N.S.", or similar titles or initials, with the intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice nurse without meeting the requirements of this Act.
    (b) No advanced practice nurse shall indicate to other persons that he or she is qualified to engage in the practice of medicine.
    (c) An advanced practice nurse shall verbally identify himself or herself as an advanced practice nurse, including specialty certification, to each patient.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to relieve an advanced practice nurse of the professional or legal responsibility for the care and treatment of persons attended by him or her.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-55

    (225 ILCS 65/65-55) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-55. Advertising as an APN.
    (a) A person licensed under this Act as an advanced practice nurse may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where the professional services are rendered. The advertising shall be limited to the following information:
        (1) publication of the person's name, title, office
    
hours, address, and telephone number;
        (2) information pertaining to the person's areas of
    
specialization, including but not limited to appropriate board certification or limitation of professional practice;
        (3) publication of the person's collaborating
    
physician's, dentist's, or podiatric physician's name, title, and areas of specialization;
        (4) information on usual and customary fees for
    
routine professional services offered, which shall include notification that fees may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances;
        (5) announcements of the opening of, change of,
    
absence from, or return to business;
        (6) announcement of additions to or deletions from
    
professional licensed staff; and
        (7) the issuance of business or appointment cards.
    (b) It is unlawful for a person licensed under this Act as an advanced practice nurse to use testimonials or 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 licensed persons.
    (c) This Article does not authorize the advertising of professional services that the offeror of the services is not licensed or authorized to render. Nor shall the advertiser use statements that contain false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading material or guarantees of success, statements that play upon the vanity or fears of the public, or statements that promote or produce unfair competition.
    (d) It is unlawful and punishable under the penalty provisions of this Act for a person licensed under this Article 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.
    (e) 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.
    (f) As used in this Section, "advertise" means solicitation by the licensee or through another person or entity by means of handbills, posters, circulars, motion pictures, radio, newspapers, or television or any other manner.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/65-60

    (225 ILCS 65/65-60) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-60. Continuing education. The Department shall adopt rules of continuing education for persons licensed under this Article that require 50 hours of continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. Completion of the 50 hours of continuing education shall be deemed to satisfy the continuing education requirements for renewal of a registered professional nurse license as required by this Act. The rules shall not be inconsistent with requirements of relevant national certifying bodies or State or national professional associations. The rules shall also address variances in part or in whole for good cause, including but not limited to illness or hardship. The continuing education rules shall assure that licensees are given the opportunity to participate in programs sponsored by or through their State or national professional associations, hospitals, or other providers of continuing education. 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/65-65

    (225 ILCS 65/65-65) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-65. Reports relating to APN professional conduct and capacity.
    (a) Entities Required to Report.
        (1) Health Care Institutions. The chief
    
administrator or executive officer of a health care institution licensed by the Department of Public Health, which provides the minimum due process set forth in Section 10.4 of the Hospital Licensing Act, shall report to the Board when an advanced practice nurse's organized professional staff clinical privileges are terminated or are restricted based on a final determination, in accordance with that institution's bylaws or rules and regulations, that (i) a person has either committed an act or acts that may directly threaten patient care and that are not of an administrative nature or (ii) that a person may be mentally or physically disabled in a manner that may endanger patients under that person's care. The chief administrator or officer shall also report if an advanced practice nurse accepts voluntary termination or restriction of clinical privileges in lieu of formal action based upon conduct related directly to patient care and not of an administrative nature, or in lieu of formal action seeking to determine whether a person may be mentally or physically disabled in a manner that may endanger patients under that person's care. The Board shall provide by rule for the reporting to it of all instances in which a person licensed under this Article, 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. Reports submitted under this subsection shall be strictly confidential and may be reviewed and considered only by the members of the Board or authorized staff as provided by rule of the Board. Provisions shall be made for the periodic report of the status of any such reported person not less than twice annually in order that the Board shall have current information upon which to determine the status of that person. Initial and periodic reports of impaired advanced practice nurses shall not be considered records within the meaning of the State Records Act and shall be disposed of, following a determination by the Board that such reports are no longer required, in a manner and at an appropriate time as the Board shall determine by rule. The filing of reports submitted under this subsection shall be construed as the filing of a report for purposes of subsection (c) of this Section.
        (2) Professional Associations. The President or
    
chief executive officer of an association or society of persons licensed under this Article, operating within this State, shall report to the Board when the association or society renders a final determination that a person licensed under this Article has committed unprofessional conduct related directly to patient care or that a person may be mentally or physically disabled in a manner that may endanger patients under the person's care.
        (3) Professional Liability Insurers. Every insurance
    
company that offers policies of professional liability insurance to persons licensed under this Article, or any other entity that seeks to indemnify the professional liability of a person licensed under this Article, shall report to the Board the settlement of any claim or cause of action, or final judgment rendered in any cause of action, that alleged negligence in the furnishing of patient care by the licensee when the 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 Board all instances in which a person licensed under this Article is convicted or otherwise found guilty of the commission of a felony.
        (5) State Agencies. All agencies, boards,
    
commissions, departments, or other instrumentalities of the government of this State shall report to the Board any instance arising in connection with the operations of the agency, including the administration of any law by the agency, in which a person licensed under this Article has either committed an act or acts that may constitute a violation of this Article, that may constitute unprofessional conduct related directly to patient care, or that indicates that a person licensed under this Article may be mentally or physically disabled in a manner that may endanger patients under that person's care.
    (b) Mandatory Reporting. All reports required under items (16) and (17) of subsection (a) of Section 70-5 shall be submitted to the Board in a timely fashion. The reports shall be filed in writing within 60 days after a determination that a report is required under this Article. 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 or other means of identification of any
    
patient or patients whose treatment is a subject of the report, except that no medical records may be revealed without the written consent of the patient or patients.
        (4) A brief description of the facts that gave rise
    
to the issuance of the report, including but not limited to 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, the docket number, and date of filing of the action.
        (6) Any further pertinent information that the
    
reporting party deems to be an aid in the evaluation of the report.
    Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed 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 Board, the Board's attorneys, the investigative staff, and authorized clerical staff 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.
    (c) Immunity from Prosecution. An individual or organization acting in good faith, and not in a wilful and wanton manner, in complying with this Section by providing a report or other information to the Board, by assisting in the investigation or preparation of a report or information, by participating in proceedings of the Board, or by serving as a member of the Board shall not, as a result of such actions, be subject to criminal prosecution or civil damages.
    (d) Indemnification. Members of the Board, the Board's attorneys, the investigative staff, advanced practice nurses or physicians retained under contract to assist and advise in the investigation, and authorized clerical staff shall be indemnified by the State for any actions (i) occurring within the scope of services on the Board, (ii) performed in good faith, and (iii) not wilful and wanton in nature. The Attorney General shall defend all actions taken against those persons unless he or she determines either that there would be a conflict of interest in the representation or that the actions complained of were not performed in good faith or were wilful and wanton in nature. If the Attorney General declines 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 performed in good faith or were wilful and wanton in nature. The member shall notify the Attorney General within 7 days of receipt of notice of the initiation of an action involving services of the 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 the notice whether he or she will undertake to represent the member.
    (e) Deliberations of Board. Upon the receipt of a report called for by this Section, other than those reports of impaired persons licensed under this Article required pursuant to the rules of the Board, the Board shall notify in writing by certified mail the person who is the subject of the report. The notification shall be made within 30 days of receipt by the Board of the report. The notification shall include a written notice setting forth the person's right to examine the report. Included in the 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 to, clarifying, adding to, or proposing to amend the report previously filed. The statement shall become a permanent part of the file and shall be received by the Board no more than 30 days after the date on which the person was notified of the existence of the original report. The Board shall review all reports received by it and any supporting information and responding statements submitted by persons who are the subject of reports. The review by the Board shall be in a timely manner but in no event shall the 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 Board. When the Board makes its initial review of the materials contained within its disciplinary files, the Board shall, in writing, make a determination as to whether there are sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action. Failure to make that 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 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. 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 Board of any final action on their report or complaint.
    (f) Summary Reports. The Board shall prepare, on a timely basis, but in no event less than one every other month, a summary report of final actions taken upon disciplinary files maintained by the 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 Internet website.
    (g) Any violation of this Section shall constitute a Class A misdemeanor.
    (h) If a 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 the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Section. Upon filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order without notice or bond and may preliminarily or permanently enjoin the violation, and if it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this subsection shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided for by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/Art. 70

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 70 heading) (was 225 ILCS 65/Tit. 20 heading)
ARTICLE 70. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-5

    (225 ILCS 65/70-5) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-5. Grounds for disciplinary action.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or to renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem appropriate, including fines not to exceed $10,000 per violation, with regard to a license for any one or combination of the causes set forth in subsection (b) below. All fines collected under this Section shall be deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund.
    (b) Grounds for disciplinary action include the following:
        (1) Material deception in furnishing information to
    
the Department.
        (2) Material violations of any provision of this Act
    
or violation of the rules of or final administrative action of the Secretary, after consideration of the recommendation of the Board.
        (3) Conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
    
finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing of any crime, 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: (i) that is a felony; or (ii) that is a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (4) A pattern of practice or other behavior which
    
demonstrates incapacity or incompetency to practice under this Act.
        (5) Knowingly aiding or assisting another person in
    
violating any provision of this Act or rules.
        (6) Failing, within 90 days, to provide a response to
    
a request for information in response to a written request made by the Department by certified mail.
        (7) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public, as defined by rule.
        (8) Unlawful taking, theft, selling, distributing, or
    
manufacturing of any drug, narcotic, or prescription device.
        (9) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that could result in a licensee's inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (10) Discipline by another U.S. jurisdiction or
    
foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Section.
        (11) A finding that the licensee, after having her or
    
his license placed on probationary status or subject to conditions or restrictions, has violated the terms of probation or failed to comply with such terms or conditions.
        (12) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services and 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.
        (13) Willful omission to file or record, or willfully
    
impeding the filing or recording or inducing another person to omit to file or record medical reports as required by law or willfully failing to report an instance of suspected child abuse or neglect as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (14) Gross negligence in the practice of practical,
    
professional, or advanced practice nursing.
        (15) Holding oneself out to be practicing nursing
    
under any name other than one's own.
        (16) Failure of a licensee to report to the
    
Department any adverse final action taken against him or her by another licensing jurisdiction of the United States or any foreign state or country, any peer review body, any health care institution, any professional or nursing society or association, any governmental agency, any law enforcement agency, or any court or a nursing liability claim related to acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct that would constitute grounds for action as defined in this Section.
        (17) Failure of a licensee to report to the
    
Department surrender by the licensee of a license or authorization to practice nursing or advanced practice nursing in another state or jurisdiction or current surrender by the licensee of membership on any nursing staff or in any nursing or advanced practice nursing 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 that would constitute grounds for action as defined by this Section.
        (18) Failing, within 60 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request made by the Department.
        (19) Failure to establish and maintain records of
    
patient care and treatment as required by law.
        (20) Fraud, deceit 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.
        (21) Allowing another person or organization to use
    
the licensees' license to deceive the public.
        (22) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in the licensee's practice, 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.
        (23) Attempting to subvert or cheat on a licensing
    
examination administered under this Act.
        (24) Immoral conduct in the commission of an act,
    
including, but not limited to, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, or sexual exploitation, related to the licensee's practice.
        (25) Willfully or negligently violating the
    
confidentiality between nurse and patient except as required by law.
        (26) Practicing under a false or assumed name, except
    
as provided by law.
        (27) The use of any false, fraudulent, or deceptive
    
statement in any document connected with the licensee's practice.
        (28) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
    
from a person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association a fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for professional services not actually or personally rendered. Nothing in this paragraph (28) affects any bona fide independent contractor or employment arrangements among health care professionals, health facilities, health care providers, or other entities, except as otherwise prohibited by law. Any employment arrangements may include provisions for compensation, health insurance, pension, or other employment benefits for the provision of services within the scope of the licensee's practice under this Act. Nothing in this paragraph (28) shall be construed to require an employment arrangement to receive professional fees for services rendered.
        (29) A violation of the Health Care Worker
    
Self-Referral Act.
        (30) Physical illness, including but not limited to
    
deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill, mental illness, or disability that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (31) Exceeding the terms of a collaborative
    
agreement or the prescriptive authority delegated to a licensee by his or her collaborating physician or podiatric physician in guidelines established under a written collaborative agreement.
        (32) Making a false or misleading statement
    
regarding a licensee's skill or the efficacy or value of the medicine, treatment, or remedy prescribed by him or her in the course of treatment.
        (33) Prescribing, selling, administering,
    
distributing, giving, or self-administering a drug classified as a controlled substance (designated product) or narcotic for other than medically accepted therapeutic purposes.
        (34) Promotion of the sale of drugs, devices,
    
appliances, or goods provided for a patient in a manner to exploit the patient for financial gain.
        (35) Violating State or federal laws, rules, or
    
regulations relating to controlled substances.
        (36) Willfully or negligently violating the
    
confidentiality between an advanced practice nurse, collaborating physician, dentist, or podiatric physician and a patient, except as required by law.
        (37) A violation of any provision of this Act or any
    
rules promulgated under this Act.
    (c) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, as amended, operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension will end only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and issues an order so finding and discharging the patient; and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume his or her practice.
    (d) The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend or otherwise discipline 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 the tax, penalty, or interest as required by any tax Act administered by the Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    (e) In enforcing this Act, the Department or Board, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel an individual licensed to practice under this Act or who has applied for licensure under this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The Department or Board may order the examining physician to present testimony concerning the mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician. The examining physicians shall be specifically designated by the Board or Department. 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 this examination. Failure of an individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall result in an automatic suspension without hearing.
    All substance-related violations shall mandate an automatic substance abuse assessment. Failure to submit to an assessment by a licensed physician who is certified as an addictionist or an advanced practice nurse with specialty certification in addictions may be grounds for an automatic suspension, as defined by rule.
    If the Department or Board finds an individual unable to practice or unfit for duty because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department or Board may require that individual to submit to a substance abuse evaluation or treatment by individuals or programs approved or designated by the Department or Board, as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice; or, in lieu of evaluation or treatment, the Department may file, or the Board may recommend to the Department to file, a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. An individual whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined or supervised subject to such terms, conditions, or restrictions, and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions, or restrictions, shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the individual shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department.
    In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department and Board shall have the authority to review the subject individual'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 and affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department that he or she can resume practice in compliance with nursing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/70-10

    (225 ILCS 65/70-10) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-10. Intoxication and drug abuse.
    (a) Any nurse who is an administrator or officer in any hospital, nursing home, other health care agency or facility, or nurse agency and has knowledge of any action or condition which reasonably indicates that a registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse is impaired due to the use of alcohol or mood altering drugs to the extent that such impairment adversely affects such nurse's professional performance, or unlawfully possesses, uses, distributes or converts mood altering drugs belonging to the place of employment, shall promptly report the individual to the Department or designee of the Department; provided however, an administrator or officer need not file the report if the nurse participates in a course of remedial professional counseling or medical treatment for substance abuse, as long as such nurse actively pursues such treatment under monitoring by the administrator or officer or by the hospital, nursing home, health care agency or facility, or nurse agency and the nurse continues to be employed by such hospital, nursing home, health care agency or facility, or nurse agency. The Department shall review all reports received by it in a timely manner. Its initial review shall be completed no later than 60 days after receipt of the report. Within this 60 day period, the Department shall, in writing, make a determination as to whether there are sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action. Any nurse participating in mandatory reporting to the Department under this Section or in good faith assisting another person in making such a report shall have immunity from any liability, either criminal or civil, that might result by reason of such action.
    Should the Department find insufficient facts to warrant further investigation, or action, the report shall be accepted for filing and the matter shall be deemed closed and so reported.
    Should the Department find sufficient facts to warrant further investigation, such investigation shall be completed within 60 days of the date of the determination of sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action. Final action shall be determined no later than 30 days after the completion of the investigation. If there is a finding which verifies habitual intoxication or drug addiction which adversely affects professional performance or the unlawful possession, use, distribution or conversion of habit-forming drugs by the reported nurse, the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend or revoke that nurse's license as a registered professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse.
    Any of the aforementioned actions or a determination that there are insufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action shall be considered a final action. The nurse administrator or officer who filed the original report or complaint, and the nurse who is the subject of the report, shall be notified in writing by the Department within 15 days of any final action taken by the Department.
    (b) Each year on March 1, the Department shall submit a report to the General Assembly. The report shall include the number of reports made under this Section to the Department during the previous year, the number of reports reviewed and found insufficient to warrant further investigation, the number of reports not completed and the reasons for incompletion. This report shall be made available also to nurses requesting the report.
    (c) Any person making a report under this Section or in good faith assisting another person in making such a report shall have immunity from any liability, either criminal or civil, that might result by reason of such action. For the purpose of any legal proceeding, criminal or civil, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that any person making a report under this Section or assisting another person in making such report was acting in good faith. All such reports and any information disclosed to or collected by the Department pursuant to this Section shall remain confidential records of the Department and shall not be disclosed nor be subject to any law or regulation of this State relating to freedom of information or public disclosure of records.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-15

    (225 ILCS 65/70-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-15. Disciplinary and non-disciplinary options for the impaired nurse. The Department shall establish by rule a program of care, counseling, and treatment for the impaired nurse. This program shall allow an impaired nurse to self-refer to the program. Individual licensee health care records shall be privileged and confidential, unavailable for use in any proceeding, and not subject to disclosure. Nothing in this Section nor the rules adopted under this Section shall impair or prohibit the Department from taking disciplinary action based upon the grounds set forth in Section 70-5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-20

    (225 ILCS 65/70-20) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-20. Suspension of license or registration 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 65/70-25

    (225 ILCS 65/70-25) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-25. Returned checks; fines. 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 deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license 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 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-30

    (225 ILCS 65/70-30) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-30. Roster. The Department shall maintain a roster of the names and addresses of all licensees and of all persons whose licenses have been suspended or revoked. This roster shall be available upon written request and payment of the required fees.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-35

    (225 ILCS 65/70-35) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-31)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-35. Licensure requirements; internet site. The Department shall make available to the public the requirements for licensure in English and Spanish on the internet through the Department's World Wide Web site. This information shall include the requirements for licensure of individuals currently residing in another state or territory of the United States or a foreign country, territory, or province. The Department shall establish an e-mail link to the Department for information on the requirements for licensure, with replies available in English and Spanish.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-40

    (225 ILCS 65/70-40) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-32)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-40. Educational resources; internet link. The Department shall work with the Board, the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Statewide organizations, and community-based organizations to develop a list of Department-approved nursing programs and other educational resources related to the Test of English as a Foreign Language and the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools Examination. The Department shall provide a link to a list of these resources, in English and Spanish, on the Department's World Wide Web site.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-45

    (225 ILCS 65/70-45) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-45. Fees.
    (a) The Department shall provide by rule for a schedule of fees to be paid for licenses by all applicants.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section, the fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to original licensure, renewal, and restoration, shall be set by rule. The fees shall not be refundable.
    (c) In addition, applicants for any examination as a Registered Professional Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse shall be required to pay, either to the Department or to the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of 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.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-50

    (225 ILCS 65/70-50) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-50. Fund.
    (a) There is hereby created within the State Treasury the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund. The monies in the Fund may be used by and at the direction of the Department for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to:
        (1) Distribution and publication of this Act and
    
rules.
        (2) Employment of secretarial, nursing,
    
administrative, enforcement, and other staff for the administration of this Act.
    (b) Disposition of fees:
        (1) $5 of every licensure fee shall be placed in a
    
fund for assistance to nurses enrolled in a diversionary program as approved by the Department.
        (2) All of the fees, fines, and penalties collected
    
pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund.
        (3) Each fiscal year, the moneys deposited in the
    
Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund shall be appropriated to the Department for expenses of the Department and the Board in the administration of this Act. All earnings received from investment of moneys in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund shall be deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund and shall be used for the same purposes as fees deposited in the Fund.
        (4) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and
    
for each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000 of the moneys deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund each year shall be set aside and appropriated to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships awarded pursuant to the Nursing Education Scholarship Law. Representatives of the Department and the Nursing Education Scholarship Program Advisory Council shall review this requirement and the scholarship awards every 2 years.
        (5) 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).
    (c) Moneys set aside for nursing scholarships awarded pursuant to the Nursing Education Scholarship Law as provided in item (4) of subsection (b) of this Section may not be transferred under Section 8h of the State Finance Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 96-805, eff. 10-30-09.)

225 ILCS 65/70-55

    (225 ILCS 65/70-55) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-55. Statute of limitations. All proceedings to suspend, revoke, or take any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, with regard to a license on any of the grounds under Section 70-5 of this Act may not be commenced later than 5 years next after the commission of any act which is a ground for discipline or a final conviction order for any of the acts described. In the event of the settlement of any claim or cause of action in favor of the claimant or the reduction to the final judgment of any civil action in favor of the plaintiff, such claim, cause of action or civil action being rounded 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 such settlement or final judgment in which to investigate and commence formal disciplinary proceedings under 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 Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-60

    (225 ILCS 65/70-60) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-60. Summary suspension; imminent danger. 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, 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 Department within 30 days after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay, such hearing held to determine whether to recommend to the Secretary that the person's license be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status or reinstated, or such person be subject to other disciplinary action. In such hearing, the written communication and any other evidence submitted therewith may be introduced as evidence against such person; provided, however, the person, or his or her counsel, shall have the opportunity to discredit or impeach and submit evidence rebutting such evidence.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-65

    (225 ILCS 65/70-65) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-65)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-65. Liability of State. 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, then the State of Illinois shall be liable to the injured party for those special damages suffered as a direct result of such order.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-70

    (225 ILCS 65/70-70) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-70. Right to legal counsel. No action of a disciplinary nature that is predicated on charges alleging unethical or unprofessional conduct of a person who is licensed under this Act and that can be reasonably expected to affect adversely that person's maintenance of her or his present, or her or his securing of future, employment as such a nurse may be taken by the Department, unless the person against whom such charges are made is afforded the right to be represented by legal counsel of her or his choosing and to present any witness, whether an attorney or otherwise to testify on matters relevant to such charges.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-75

    (225 ILCS 65/70-75) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-75. Injunctive remedies.
    (a) If any person violates the provision of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, or the State's Attorney of any county in which the action is brought, petition for an order enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and 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 Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If any person shall practice as a nurse or hold herself or himself out as a nurse without being licensed under the provisions of this Act, then any licensed nurse, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (b-5) Whoever knowingly practices or offers to practice nursing in this State without a license for that purpose shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and for each subsequent conviction, shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. All criminal fines, monies, or other property collected or received by the Department under this Section or any other State or federal statute, including, but not limited to, property forfeited to the Department under Section 505 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or Section 85 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, shall be deposited into the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against him. 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 forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-80

    (225 ILCS 65/70-80) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-80. Investigation; notice; hearing. Prior to bringing an action before the Board, the Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license. 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 Board, direct her or him to file a written answer thereto to the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of such notice and inform the licensee that if she or he fails to file such answer default will be taken against the licensee and such license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or have other disciplinary action, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of her or his practice, as the Department may deem proper taken with regard thereto. Such written notice may be served by personal delivery or certified or registered mail to the respondent at the address of her or his last notification to the Department. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to the defense to the charges. The Department may continue a hearing from time to time. In case the accused person, after receiving notice, fails to file an answer, her or his license may in the discretion of the Secretary, having received first the recommendation of the Board, be suspended, revoked, 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.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-85

    (225 ILCS 65/70-85) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-85. 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 any disciplinary action is taken regarding a license. 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 Board and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in the 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-90

    (225 ILCS 65/70-90) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-90)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-90. Compelled testimony and production of documents. Any circuit court may, upon application of the Department or designee or of the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings upon Section 70-80 of this Act are pending, enter an order requiring the attendance of witnesses and their testimony, and the production of documents, papers, files, books and records in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-95

    (225 ILCS 65/70-95) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-95. Subpoena power; oaths. The Department shall have 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 prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this State.
    The Secretary and any member of the Board designated by the Secretary shall each have power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized to conduct under this Act, and any other oaths required or authorized to be administered by the Department under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-100

    (225 ILCS 65/70-100) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-100. Board report. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding whether or not the accused person violated this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act. The report shall specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply, and the Board shall make its recommendations to the Secretary.
    The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation of the Board shall be the basis for the Department's order of refusal or for the granting of a license or permit unless the Secretary shall determine that the report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, in which case the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the report. The findings are not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act, but the hearing and findings are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-105

    (225 ILCS 65/70-105) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-105. Hearing officer. 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 formal action before the Board of Nursing to revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, fine, or take any other disciplinary action against a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the formal hearing. The Board shall have the right to have at least one member present at any hearing conducted by such hearing officer. The Board members shall have equal or greater licensing qualifications than those of the licensee being prosecuted. The hearing officer shall report her or his findings and recommendations to the Board within 30 days of the receipt of the record. The Board shall have up to 90 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. If the Board fails to present its report within the 90-day period, the Secretary may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. However, if the Board does present its report within the specified 90 days, the Secretary's order shall be based upon the report of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-110

    (225 ILCS 65/70-110) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-110. Motion for rehearing. In any case involving refusal to issue, renew, or the discipline of a license, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the respondent by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act, for the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 days after such service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing, which motion shall specify the particular grounds for a rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time then upon such denial the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board except as provided in Sections 70-100 and 70-105 of this Act. If the respondent shall order from the reporting service, and pay for a transcript of the record within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 day period within which such a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-115

    (225 ILCS 65/70-115) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-115. Order for rehearing. Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or renew a license, the Secretary may order a hearing by the same or another hearing officer or the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-120

    (225 ILCS 65/70-120) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-120. Order of Secretary. An order regarding any disciplinary action or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, shall be prima facie evidence that:
        (a) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (b) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (c) the Board and the Board members are qualified to
    
act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-125

    (225 ILCS 65/70-125) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-125. Restoration after suspension or revocation. At any time after the suspension or revocation of any license, the Department may restore it to the accused person unless, after an investigation and a hearing, the Department determines that restoration is not in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-130

    (225 ILCS 65/70-130) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-130. Surrender of license. Upon revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall forthwith surrender the license to the Department and if the licensee fails to do so, the Department shall have the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-135

    (225 ILCS 65/70-135) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-135)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-135. Temporary suspension. The Secretary may temporarily suspend the license of a licensee without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in Section 70-80 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary suspends, temporarily, this license without a hearing, a hearing by the Department must be held within 30 days after the suspension has occurred, and be concluded without appreciable delay.
    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.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-140

    (225 ILCS 65/70-140) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-140)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-140. Administrative Review Law. All final administrative decisions of the Department hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the revisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rule adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-145

    (225 ILCS 65/70-145) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-145)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-145. Certification of record. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the Court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless there is filed in the court, with the complaint, a receipt from the Department acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file such receipt in Court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-150

    (225 ILCS 65/70-150) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-150. Criminal penalties. Any person who is found to have violated any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. On conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the violator shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-155

    (225 ILCS 65/70-155) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-155)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-155. Pending actions. All disciplinary actions taken or pending pursuant to the Illinois Nursing Act, approved June 14, 1951, as amended, shall, for the actions taken, remain in effect, and for the actions pending, shall be continued, on the effective date of this Act without having separate actions filed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-160

    (225 ILCS 65/70-160) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-160. Illinois 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 last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-165

    (225 ILCS 65/70-165) (was 225 ILCS 65/20-165)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-165. Home rule preemption. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraph (h) 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. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/70-170

    (225 ILCS 65/70-170)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70-170. 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.)

225 ILCS 65/Art. 75

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 75 heading) (was 225 ILCS 65/Tit. 17 heading)
ARTICLE 75. ILLINOIS CENTER FOR NURSING
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/75-5

    (225 ILCS 65/75-5) (was 225 ILCS 65/17-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 75-5. Definitions. In this Article:
    "Advisory Board" means the Center for Nursing Advisory Board.
    "Center" means the Illinois Center for Nursing.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/75-10

    (225 ILCS 65/75-10) (was 225 ILCS 65/17-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 75-10. Illinois Center for Nursing. There is created the Illinois Center for Nursing to address issues of supply and demand in the nursing profession, including issues of recruitment, retention, and utilization of nurse manpower resources. The General Assembly finds that the Center will enhance the delivery of quality health care services by providing an ongoing strategy for the allocation of the State's resources directed towards nursing. Each of the following objectives shall serve as the primary goals for the Center:
        (1) To develop a strategic plan for nursing manpower
    
in Illinois by selecting priorities that must be addressed.
        (2) To convene various groups of representatives of
    
nurses, other health care providers, businesses and industries, consumers, legislators, and educators to:
            (A) review and comment on data analysis prepared
        
for the Center;
            (B) recommend systemic changes, including
        
strategies for implementation of recommended changes; and
            (C) evaluate and report the results of the
        
Advisory Board's efforts to the General Assembly and others.
        (3) To enhance and promote recognition, reward, and
    
renewal activities for nurses in Illinois by:
            (A) proposing and creating reward, recognition,
        
and renewal activities for nursing; and
            (B) promoting media and positive image-building
        
efforts for nursing.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/75-15

    (225 ILCS 65/75-15) (was 225 ILCS 65/17-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 75-15. Center for Nursing Advisory Board.
    (a) There is created the Center for Nursing Advisory Board, which shall consist of 11 members appointed by the Governor, with 6 members of the Advisory Board being nurses representative of various nursing specialty areas. The other 5 members may include representatives of associations, health care providers, nursing educators, and consumers.
    (b) The membership of the Advisory Board shall reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
    (c) Members of the Advisory Board appointed by the Governor shall serve for terms of 4 years, with no member serving more than 10 successive years, except that, initially, 4 members shall be appointed to the Advisory Board for terms that expire on June 30, 2009, 4 members shall be appointed to the Advisory Board for terms that expire on June 30, 2008, and 3 members shall be appointed to the Advisory Board for terms that expire on June 30, 2007. A member shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and has qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments, and any member so appointed shall serve during the remainder of the term for which the vacancy occurred.
    (d) A quorum of the Advisory Board shall consist of a majority of Advisory Board members currently serving. A majority vote of the quorum is required for Advisory Board decisions. A vacancy in the membership of the Advisory Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all of the rights and perform all of the duties of the Advisory Board.
    (e) The Governor may remove any appointed member of the Advisory Board for misconduct, incapacity, or neglect of duty and shall be the sole judge of the sufficiency of the cause for removal.
    (f) Members of the Advisory Board are immune from suit in any action based upon any activities performed in good faith as members of the Advisory Board.
    (g) Members of the Advisory Board shall not receive compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual traveling, incidentals, and expenses necessarily incurred in carrying out their duties as members of the Advisory Board, as approved by the Department.
    (h) The Advisory Board shall meet annually to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-247, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 65/75-20

    (225 ILCS 65/75-20) (was 225 ILCS 65/17-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 75-20. Powers and duties of the Advisory Board.
    (a) The Advisory Board shall be advisory to the Department and shall possess and perform each of the following powers and duties:
        (1) determine operational policy;
        (2) administer grants, scholarships, internships, and
    
other programs, as defined by rule, including the administration of programs, as determined by law, that further those goals set forth in Section 75-10 of this Article, in consultation with other State agencies, as provided by law;
        (3) establish committees of the Advisory Board as
    
needed;
        (4) recommend the adoption and, from time to time,
    
the revision of those rules that may be adopted and necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act;
        (5) implement the major functions of the Center, as
    
established in the goals set forth in Section 75-10 of this Article; and
        (6) seek and accept non-State funds for carrying out
    
the policy of the Center.
    (b) The Center shall work in consultation with other State agencies as necessary.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)

225 ILCS 65/Art. 80

 
    (225 ILCS 65/Art. 80 heading)
ARTICLE 80. MEDICATION AIDE PILOT PROGRAM
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-5

    (225 ILCS 65/80-5)
    Sec. 80-5. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article only:
    "Direct-care assignment" means an assignment as defined for staffing requirements as direct care staff under 77 CFR 300.1230.
    "Medication aide" means a person who has met the qualifications for licensure under this Article who assists with medication administration while under the supervision of a registered professional nurse (RN) in a long-term care facility.
    "Qualified employer" means a long-term care facility licensed by the Department of Public Health that meets the qualifications set forth in Section 80-10.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-10

    (225 ILCS 65/80-10)
    Sec. 80-10. Pilot program.
    (a) The Department shall administer and enforce a Licensed Medication Aide Pilot Program. The program shall last for a period of 3 years, as determined by rule. During the 3-year pilot program, the Department shall license and regulate licensed medication aides. As part of the pilot program, no more than 10 skilled nursing homes, which shall be geographically located throughout the State, shall be authorized to employ licensed medication aides, as approved by the Department. The Department may consult with the Department of Public Health as necessary to properly administer and enforce this Article.
    (b) To be approved as a qualified facility for the duration of the pilot program, a facility must:
        (1) be licensed in good standing as a skilled nursing
    
facility by the Department of Public Health;
        (2) have an overall Five Star Quality Rating of 3, 4,
    
or 5 from the most recent data available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' website;
        (3) certify that the employment of a licensed
    
medication aide will not replace or diminish the employment of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse at the facility;
        (4) certify that a registered nurse will be on-duty
    
and present in the facility to delegate and supervise the medication administration by a licensed medication aide at all times;
        (5) certify that, with the exception of licensed
    
health care professionals, only licensed medication aides will be employed in the capacity of administering medication; and
        (6) provide information regarding patient safety,
    
efficiency, and errors as determined by the Department; failure to submit any required report may be grounds for discipline or sanctions under this Act, the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act, or the Nursing Home Care Act.
    The Department shall submit a report regarding patient safety, efficiency, and errors, as determined by rule, to the General Assembly no later than 6 months after termination of the pilot program.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-15

    (225 ILCS 65/80-15)
    Sec. 80-15. Licensure requirement; exempt activities.
    (a) On and after January 1, 2015, no person shall practice as a medication aide or hold himself or herself out as a licensed medication aide in this State unless he or she is licensed under this Article.
    (b) Nothing in this Article shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of:
        (1) any person licensed in this State by any other
    
law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or she is licensed;
        (2) any person employed as a medication aide by the
    
government of the United States, if such person practices as a medication aide solely under the direction or control of the organization by which he or she is employed; or
        (3) any person pursuing a course of study leading to
    
a certificate in medication aide at an accredited or approved educational program if such activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study and if such person is designated by a title which clearly indicates his or her status as a student or trainee.
    (c) Nothing in this Article shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, advanced practice nurse, or podiatric physician as authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-20

    (225 ILCS 65/80-20)
    Sec. 80-20. Scope of practice.
    (a) A licensed medication aide may only practice in a qualified facility.
    (b) Licensed medication aides must be supervised by and receive delegation by a registered nurse that is on-duty and present in the facility at all times.
    (c) Licensed medication aides shall not have a direct-care assignment when scheduled to work as a licensed medication aide, but may assist residents as needed.
    (d) Licensed medication aides shall not administer any medication until a physician has conducted an initial assessment of the resident.
    (e) Licensed medication aides shall not administer any Schedule II controlled substances as set forth in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and may not administer any subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or intravenous medication.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-25

    (225 ILCS 65/80-25)
    Sec. 80-25. 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 as a medication aide 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. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-30

    (225 ILCS 65/80-30)
    Sec. 80-30. Applications for original licensure. Applications for original licensure shall be made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by the required fee, which shall not be returnable. The application shall require such information as, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for licensure. Applicants have 3 years after 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 fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-35

    (225 ILCS 65/80-35)
    Sec. 80-35. Examinations. The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for a license under this Article at the times and place as it may designate. The examination shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice as a medication aide.
    Applicants for examination as a medication aide shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of 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.
    If an applicant fails to pass an examination for registration under this Act within 3 years after filing his or her application, the application shall be denied. The applicant may thereafter make a new application accompanied by the required fee; however, the applicant shall meet all requirements in effect at the time of subsequent application before obtaining licensure. The Department may employ consultants for the purposes of preparing and conducting examinations.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-40

    (225 ILCS 65/80-40)
    Sec. 80-40. Licensure by examination. An applicant for licensure by examination to practice as a licensed medication aide must:
        (1) submit a completed written application on forms
    
provided by the Department and fees as established by the Department;
        (2) be age 18 or older;
        (3) have a high school diploma or a certificate of
    
general education development (GED);
        (4) demonstrate the able to speak, read, and write
    
the English language, as determined by rule;
        (5) demonstrate competency in math, as determined by
    
rule;
        (6) be currently certified in good standing as a
    
certified nursing assistant and provide proof of 2,000 hours of practice as a certified nursing assistant within 3 years before application for licensure;
        (7) submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act;
        (8) have not engaged in conduct or behavior
    
determined to be grounds for discipline under this Act;
        (9) be currently certified to perform cardiopulmonary
    
resuscitation by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross;
        (10) have successfully completed a course of study
    
approved by the Department as defined by rule; to be approved, the program must include a minimum of 60 hours of classroom-based medication aide education, a minimum of 10 hours of simulation laboratory study, and a minimum of 30 hours of registered nurse-supervised clinical practicum with progressive responsibility of patient medication assistance;
        (11) have successfully completed the Medication Aide
    
Certification Examination or other examination authorized by the Department; and
        (12) submit proof of employment by a qualifying
    
facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-45

    (225 ILCS 65/80-45)
    Sec. 80-45. Expiration of license. The expiration date for each license to practice as a licensed medication aide shall be set by the rule. Licenses under this Article may not be renewed or restored.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-50

    (225 ILCS 65/80-50)
    Sec. 80-50. Administration and enforcement. Licenses issued under this Article are subject to Article 70, including grounds for disciplinary action under Section 70-5.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-55

    (225 ILCS 65/80-55)
    Sec. 80-55. Title. Any person who is issued a license as a medication aide under the terms of this Act shall use the words "licensed medication aide" in connection with his or her name to denote his or her licensure under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)

225 ILCS 65/80-60

    (225 ILCS 65/80-60)
    Sec. 80-60. Rules. The Department shall file rules to administer this Article within 90 days of the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14.)