Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Ratifies and adopts the Nurse Licensure Compact. Allows for reciprocity of licensure of licensed practical nurses and registered nurses among the states. Provides for administration of the Compact by the Nursing Act Coordinator. Provides that the licensing board shall participate in a Compact Evaluation Initiative designed to evaluate the effectiveness and operability of the Compact. Provides that the Compact does not relieve employers from complying with statutorily imposed obligations. Provides that the Compact does not supersede existing State labor laws. Makes changes relating to the purposes of the Compact. Effective January 1, 2013.
Fiscal Note (Financial & Professional Regulation)
SB 1305 (S-AM 1) has a negative fiscal impact of approximately $221,675 annually to the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation due to expenses and loss of revenues related to inclusion in the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact.