TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.600 EMS PERSONNEL INACTIVE STATUS
Section 515.600 EMS Personnel Inactive Status
a) Prior to the expiration of the current license, EMS Personnel may request to be placed on inactive status on a form prescribed by the Department available on the Department's website: http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/ems-inactive-request-062116.pdf. The application shall contain the following information:
1) Name of individual and contact information;
2) Applicant's current original license;
3) Level of licensure;
4) License number;
5) Circumstances requiring inactive status; and
6) Confirmation from the EMS MD of the System of primary affiliation or the Department for independent licensees that relicensure requirements have been met by the date of the application for inactive status.
b) The Department will review requests for inactive status. The Department will notify the EMS MD in writing of its decision based on subsection (a).
c) For EMS Personnel to return to active status, the EMS MD shall make application to the Department on a form prescribed by the Department available on the Department's website: http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/ default/files/forms/ems-reactivation-request-061416.pdf. The EMS MD shall confirm that the applicant has been examined (physically and mentally) and found capable of functioning within the EMS System; that the applicant's knowledge and psychomotor skills are at the active EMT level for that individual's license; and that the applicant has completed any education and evaluation deemed necessary by the EMS MD and approved by the Department. If the inactive status was based on a disability, the EMS MD shall also verify that the applicant can perform all critical functions of the requested license level.
d) During inactive status, the individual shall not perform at the level of any EMS provider.
e) EMS Personnel whose inactive status period exceeds 48 months shall pass a Department-approved licensure examination for the requested level of license upon recommendation of an EMS MD.
(Source: Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 17632, effective September 20, 2018)