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Full Text of SR0610  97th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, Nursys ( is the national nurse
3licensure database operated by the National Council of State
4Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), located in Chicago; and
5    WHEREAS, Boards of nursing in 48 states and territories
6presently participate in Nursys and 3 additional jurisdictions
7have signed agreements to fully participate in Nursys; and
8    WHEREAS, Nursys is a vital tool for boards of nursing to
9protect the public; and
10    WHEREAS, Full-participating boards of nursing contribute
11licensure and discipline data to Nursys; and
12    WHEREAS, Participation in Nursys is a no-cost benefit to
13members of NCSBN and allows member boards of nursing to share
14licensure and discipline data with other boards of nursing; and
15    WHEREAS, Participating boards of nursing retain complete
16control of their data and are thus responsible and accountable
17for their data in Nursys; and
18    WHEREAS, Nursys contains personal, licensure, education,
19verification, and discipline information supplied as regular



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1updates by boards of nursing in the U.S. and its territories;
3    WHEREAS, Nursys provides centralized license information
4to boards of nursing, which in turn, use this data to verify
5applicant license information, enter and review disciplinary
6actions, and send electronic communications between boards of
7nursing for information requests; and
8    WHEREAS, Employers and the public have free online access
9to information about nurses who hold a license in a Nursys
10fully-participating jurisdiction, including past disciplinary
11history via the "Licensure Quick Confirm" feature on; and
13    WHEREAS, The Illinois Board of Nursing's current online
14licensure lookup service will only display Illinois licenses
15and does not display additional licenses held by Illinois
16licensees in other jurisdictions; and
17    WHEREAS, The Illinois Board of Nursing is a dues-paying
18member of NCSBN, but does not fully participate in the Nursys
19database; and
20    WHEREAS, The Illinois Board of Nursing will not incur any
21revenue loss by full participation in Nursys in view of



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1participation in the license verification service being
2optional; and
3    WHEREAS, As a public protection function of Nursys, a board
4of nursing that fully participates in Nursys receives immediate
5notification whenever one of its state licensees is disciplined
6in another jurisdiction, while, as a non-participant in Nursys,
7Illinois does not benefit from such instant notifications;
8therefore, be it
10ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we urge the Illinois
11Board of Nursing of the Illinois Department of Financial and
12Professional Regulation to take the necessary steps to become a
13full participant of the Nursys national nurse licensure
14database; and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That we further urge the Illinois Board of
16Nursing to sign the Nursys participation agreement in 2012; and
17be it further
18    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19delivered to the Illinois Board of Nursing of the Illinois
20Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.