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Full Text of HB2776  102nd General Assembly

HB2776eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
5amended by adding Section 5-518 as follows:
 
6    (20 ILCS 5/5-518 new)
7    Sec. 5-518. Exception to professional state licensure for
8service members and spouses.
9    (a) In this Section:
10    "Service member" means any person who, at the time of
11notification under this Section, is an active duty member of
12the United States Armed Forces or any reserve component of the
13United States Armed Forces, the Coast Guard, or the National
14Guard of any state, commonwealth, or territory of the United
15States or the District of Columbia or whose active duty
16service concluded within the preceding 2 years.
17    "Military spouse" means a resident or nonresident spouse,
18at the time of notification under this Section, of an active
19duty member of the United States Armed Forces or any reserve
20component of the United States Armed Forces, the Coast Guard,
21or the National Guard of any state, commonwealth, or territory
22of the United States or the District of Columbia or whose
23active duty service concluded within the preceding 2 years.

 

 

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1    (b) Except as otherwise provided by statute or rule,
2service member or military spouse may engage in the practice
3of his or her occupation or profession while the individual is
4stationed within this State, subject to the stated
5circumstances and limitations, without being licensed:
6        (i) the service member or military spouse holds a
7    valid license to practice a regulated occupation or
8    profession issued by another state, commonwealth,
9    territory of the United States, or the District of
10    Columbia;
11        (ii) the license is current and the service member or
12    military spouse is in good standing in the state of
13    licensure, the individual has not had a license or
14    certificate revoked, the individual has not voluntarily
15    surrendered a license or certificate in any other state or
16    country while under investigation for unprofessional
17    conduct, the individual has not had discipline imposed by
18    any other regulating entity, and the individual does not
19    have a complaint, allegation or investigation pending
20    before another regulating entity in another state or
21    country that relates to unprofessional conduct;
22        (iii) when the service member or military spouse was
23    licensed or certified by another state, commonwealth,
24    territory of the United States, or the District of
25    Columbia, there were minimum education requirements and,
26    if applicable, work experience and clinical supervision

 

 

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1    requirements in effect and the other state, commonwealth,
2    territory of the United States, or the District of
3    Columbia verifies that the individual met those
4    requirements in order to be licensed or certified;
5        (iv) the service member or military spouse previously
6    passed an examination required for the license or
7    certification if required by the other state;
8        (v) a complete set of the service member's or military
9    spouse's fingerprints has been submitted to the Illinois
10    State Police for statewide and national criminal history
11    checks; the service member or military spouse shall pay
12    the fee to the Illinois State Police or to the fingerprint
13    vendor for electronic fingerprint processing; exception to
14    licensure is not applicable if the statewide or national
15    criminal history check discloses information that would
16    cause the denial of licensure under any applicable
17    occupational or professional licensing Act; and
18        (vi) the service member or military spouse is not
19    ineligible for licensure pursuant to Section 2105-165 of
20    the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil
21    Administrative Code of Illinois.
22    (c) A service member or military spouse who is exempted
23from licensure under subsection (a) shall comply with each
24requirement of the licensing jurisdiction from which the
25practitioner derives authority to practice.
26    (d) A service member or military spouse who is authorized

 

 

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1under this Section to practice or engage in an occupation or
2profession may engage in the lawful, professional, and
3competent practice of that occupation or profession without
4additional licensure under other State law, except as
5otherwise provided by this Section.
6    (e) Violation of a limitation imposed by this Section
7constitutes grounds for removal of exempt status, denial of
8license, or other disciplinary proceedings.
9    (f) Each director of a department that issues an
10occupational or professional license shall verify that the
11existing license of a service member or military spouse is in
12good standing from any state, commonwealth, or territory of
13the United States or the District of Columbia.
14    (g) If an existing license of a service member or military
15spouse is in good standing, the Department of Financial and
16Professional Regulation shall waive any examination,
17educational, or experience requirements enabling exception to
18State licensure requirements.
19    (h) A department may adopt any rules necessary for the
20implementation and administration of this Section and by rule
21shall provide for fees for the administration of this Section.