State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/15/2023, by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.


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    Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Repeals the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004 on January 1, 2029 (rather than January 1, 2024). Amends the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004. Adds provisions concerning an email address of record and for electronic delivery of certain notices to an email address of records. Provides for instances in which telehealth may be used. Provides that a veterinarian shall not substitute telehealth, teleadvice, telemedicine, or teletriage when a physical examination is warranted or necessary for an accurate diagnosis of any medical condition or creation of an appropriate treatment plan. Makes changes to provisions concerning: application for licensure; reports; procedures for refusal to license or issue certificate; and hearing officers, reports, and review. Removes provisions concerning: refusing to issue or renew, or revoking, suspending, placing on probation, reprimanding, or taking other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action for a conviction by any court of competent jurisdiction, either within or outside this State, of any violation of any law governing the practice of veterinary medicine; and certifying exhibits without cost. Repeals a provision requiring the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to maintain a roster. Makes corresponding and other changes. Provisions amending the Regulatory Sunset Act are effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Regulatory Sunset Act is amended by
5changing Sections 4.34 and 4.39 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 80/4.34)
7    Sec. 4.34. Acts and Section repealed on January 1, 2024.
8The following Acts and Section of an Act are repealed on
9January 1, 2024:
10        The Crematory Regulation Act.
11        The Electrologist Licensing Act.
12        The Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of
13    1984.
14        The Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act.
15        The Illinois Public Accounting Act.
16        The Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private
17    Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.
18        The Registered Surgical Assistant and Registered
19    Surgical Technologist Title Protection Act.
20        Section 2.5 of the Illinois Plumbing License Law.
21        The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of
22    2004.
23(Source: P.A. 102-291, eff. 8-6-21.)



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1    (5 ILCS 80/4.39)
2    Sec. 4.39. Acts repealed on January 1, 2029 and December
331, 2029.
4    (a) The following Act is repealed on January 1, 2029:
5        The Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act.
6        The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of
7    2004.
8    (b) The following Act is repealed on December 31, 2029:
9        The Structural Pest Control Act.
10(Source: P.A. 100-716, eff. 8-3-18; 100-796, eff. 8-10-18;
11101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)
12    Section 10. The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice
13Act of 2004 is amended by changing Sections 3, 4, 8, 10, 10.5,
1411, 12, 14.1, 25, 25.2, 25.6, 25.7, 25.9, 25.15, 25.17, and 27
15and by adding Sections 3.5 and 4.5 as follows:
16    (225 ILCS 115/3)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7003)
17    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
18    Sec. 3. Definitions. The following terms have the meanings
19indicated, unless the context requires otherwise:
20    "Accredited college of veterinary medicine" means a
21veterinary college, school, or division of a university or
22college that offers the degree of Doctor of Veterinary
23Medicine or its equivalent and that is accredited by the



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1Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical
2Association (AVMA).
3    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded
4by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application
5file or license file as maintained by the Department's
6licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or
7licensee to inform the Department of any change of address,
8and those changes must be made either through the Department's
9website or by contacting the Department.
10    "Accredited program in veterinary technology" means any
11post-secondary educational program that is accredited by the
12AVMA's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and
13Activities or any veterinary technician program that is
14recognized as its equivalent by the AVMA's Committee on
15Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.
16    "Animal" means any animal, vertebrate or invertebrate,
17other than a human.
18    "Board" means the Veterinary Licensing and Disciplinary
20    "Certified veterinary technician" means a person who is
21validly and currently licensed to practice veterinary
22technology in this State.
23    "Client" means an entity, person, group, or corporation
24that has entered into an agreement with a veterinarian for the
25purposes of obtaining veterinary medical services.
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1means a heterogeneous group of diagnostic and therapeutic
2philosophies and practices, which at the time they are
3performed may differ from current scientific knowledge, or
4whose theoretical basis and techniques may diverge from
5veterinary medicine routinely taught in accredited veterinary
6medical colleges, or both. "Complementary, alternative, and
7integrative therapies" include, but are not limited to,
8veterinary acupuncture, acutherapy, and acupressure;
9veterinary homeopathy; veterinary manual or manipulative
10therapy or therapy based on techniques practiced in
11osteopathy, chiropractic medicine, or physical medicine and
12therapy; veterinary nutraceutical therapy; veterinary
13phytotherapy; and other therapies as defined by rule.
14    "Consultation" means when a veterinarian receives advice
15in person, telephonically, electronically, or by any other
16method of communication from a veterinarian licensed in this
17or any other state or other person whose expertise, in the
18opinion of the veterinarian, would benefit a patient. Under
19any circumstance, the responsibility for the welfare of the
20patient remains with the veterinarian receiving consultation.
21    "Department" means the Department of Financial and
22Professional Regulation.
23    "Direct supervision" means the supervising veterinarian is
24readily available on the premises where the animal is being
26    "Email address of record" means the designated email



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1address recorded by the Department in the applicant's
2application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained
3by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
4    "Immediate supervision" means the supervising veterinarian
5is in the immediate area, within audible and visual range of
6the animal patient and the person treating the patient.
7    "Impaired veterinarian" means a veterinarian who is unable
8to practice veterinary medicine with reasonable skill and
9safety because of a physical or mental disability as evidenced
10by a written determination or written consent based on
11clinical evidence, including deterioration through the aging
12process, loss of motor skills, or abuse of drugs or alcohol of
13sufficient degree to diminish a person's ability to deliver
14competent patient care.
15    "Indirect supervision" means the supervising veterinarian
16need not be on the premises, but has given either written or
17oral instructions for the treatment of the animal and is
18available by telephone or other form of communication.
19    "Licensed veterinarian" means a person who is validly and
20currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this
22    "Patient" means an animal that is examined or treated by a
24    "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership (general,
25limited, or limited liability), association, joint venture,
26cooperative, corporation, limited liability company, or any



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1other group or combination acting in concert, whether or not
2acting as a principal, partner, member, trustee, fiduciary,
3receiver, or any other kind of legal or personal
4representative, or as the successor in interest, assignee,
5agent, factor, servant, employee, director, officer, or any
6other representative of such person.
7    "Practice of veterinary medicine" means to diagnose,
8prognose, treat, correct, change, alleviate, or prevent animal
9disease, illness, pain, deformity, defect, injury, or other
10physical, dental, or mental conditions by any method or mode,
11such as telehealth, ; including the performance of one or more
12of the following:
13        (1) Prescribing, dispensing, administering, applying,
14    or ordering the administration of any drug, medicine,
15    biologic, apparatus, anesthetic, or other therapeutic or
16    diagnostic substance, or medical or surgical technique.
17        (2) (Blank).
18        (3) Performing upon an animal a surgical or dental
19    operation.
20        (3.5) Performing upon an animal complementary,
21    alternative, or integrative therapy.
22        (4) Performing upon an animal any manual or mechanical
23    procedure for reproductive management, including the
24    diagnosis or treatment of pregnancy, sterility, or
25    infertility.
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1    means, including telephonic and other electronic
2    communications, with regard to the performing upon an
3    animal any manual or mechanical procedure for reproductive
4    management, including the diagnosis or treatment of
5    pregnancy, sterility, or infertility.
6        (5) Determining the health and fitness of an animal.
7        (6) Representing oneself, directly or indirectly, as
8    engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine.
9        (7) Using any word, letters, or title under such
10    circumstances as to induce the belief that the person
11    using them is qualified to engage in the practice of
12    veterinary medicine or any of its branches. Such use shall
13    be prima facie evidence of the intention to represent
14    oneself as engaging in the practice of veterinary
15    medicine.
16    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
17Professional Regulation.
18    "Supervising veterinarian" means a veterinarian who
19assumes responsibility for the professional care given to an
20animal by a person working under his or her direction in either
21an immediate, direct, or indirect supervision arrangement. The
22supervising veterinarian must have examined the animal at such
23time as acceptable veterinary medical practices requires,
24consistent with the particular delegated animal health care
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1information, opinion, guidance, or recommendation concerning
2prudent actions that are not specific to a particular
3patient's health, illness, or injury. This general advice is
4not intended to diagnose, prognose, treat, correct, change,
5alleviate, or prevent animal disease, illness, pain,
6deformity, defect, injury, or other physical or mental
7conditions. "Teleadvice" includes recommendations made by
8veterinarians or non-veterinarians via phone, text, or online
9that all animals should receive physical exams or premise
10visits as part of a comprehensive healthcare plan or reference
11to the importance of attending to regular vaccination or
12parasite prevention as a key part of preventive care.
13    "Telehealth" means all uses of technology to remotely
14gather and deliver health information, advice, education, and
15care. "Telehealth" may be divided into categories based on who
16is involved in the communication. For communication between
17veterinarians and animal owners, 2 telehealth categories exist
18that are distinguished by whether a
19veterinarian-client-patient relationship has been
20established, including:
21        (1) telemedicine includes the delivery of information
22    specific to a particular patient and is allowable only
23    within the context of an established
24    veterinarian-client-patient relationship; and
25        (2) without a veterinarian-client-patient
26    relationship, telehealth includes the delivery of general



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1    advice, educational information, and teletriage to support
2    the care of animals in emergency situations.
3    "Telemedicine" means the use of a tool to exchange
4information about a patient's clinical health status
5electronically from one site to another. "Telemedicine"
6includes using technology to communicate with a client and
7visually observe the patient during a postoperative follow-up
8examination and discussion.
9    "Telesupervision" means the supervision of certified
10veterinary technicians using mediums such as audio conference,
11audio and video conference, text message, and email.
12    "Teletriage" means the safe, appropriate, and timely
13assessment and management, including an immediate referral to
14a veterinarian or not, of a patient via electronic
15consultation with the patient's owners. In assessing a
16patient's condition electronically, the assessor determines
17urgency and the need for immediate referral to a veterinarian
18based on the owner's or responsible party's report of history
19and clinical signs, which is sometimes supplemented by visual
20information, such as photographs or video. During teletriage,
21a diagnosis is not rendered.
22    "Therapeutic" means the treatment, control, and prevention
23of disease.
24    "Veterinarian" means a person who is validly and currently
25licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this State.
26    "Veterinarian-client-patient relationship" means that all



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1of the following conditions have been met:
2        (1) The veterinarian has assumed the responsibility
3    for making clinical judgments regarding the health of an
4    animal and the need for medical treatment and the client,
5    owner, or other caretaker has agreed to follow the
6    instructions of the veterinarian;
7        (2) There is sufficient knowledge of an animal by the
8    veterinarian to initiate at least a general or preliminary
9    diagnosis of the medical condition of the animal. This
10    means that the veterinarian has recently seen and is
11    personally acquainted with the keeping and care of the
12    animal by virtue of an examination of the animal or by
13    medically appropriate and timely visits to the premises
14    where the animal is kept, or the veterinarian has access
15    to the animal patient's records and has been designated by
16    the veterinarian with the prior relationship to provide
17    reasonable and appropriate medical care if the
18    veterinarian with the prior relationship he or she is
19    unavailable; and
20        (3) The practicing veterinarian is readily available
21    for follow-up in case of adverse reactions or failure of
22    the treatment regimen or, if unavailable, has designated
23    another available veterinarian who has access to the
24    animal patient's records to provide reasonable and
25    appropriate medical care.
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1relationship solely based on telephonic or other electronic
3    "Veterinary medicine" means all branches and specialties
4included within the practice of veterinary medicine.
5    "Veterinary premises" means any premises or facility where
6the practice of veterinary medicine occurs, including, but not
7limited to, a mobile clinic, outpatient clinic, satellite
8clinic, or veterinary hospital or clinic. "Veterinary
9premises" does not mean the premises of a veterinary client,
10research facility, a federal military base, or an accredited
11college of veterinary medicine.
12    "Veterinary prescription drugs" means those drugs
13restricted to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian
14in accordance with Section 503(f) of the Federal Food, Drug,
15and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 353).
16    "Veterinary specialist" means that a veterinarian is a
17diplomate within an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty
19    "Veterinary technology" means the performance of services
20within the field of veterinary medicine by a person who, for
21compensation or personal profit, is employed by a licensed
22veterinarian to perform duties that require an understanding
23of veterinary medicine necessary to carry out the orders of
24the veterinarian. Those services, however, shall not include
25diagnosing, prognosing, writing prescriptions, or surgery.
26(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)



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1    (225 ILCS 115/3.5 new)
2    Sec. 3.5. Address of record; email address of record. All
3applicants and licensees shall:
4        (1) provide a valid address and email address to the
5    Department, which shall serve as the address of record and
6    email address of record, respectively, at the time of
7    application for licensure or renewal of a license; and
8        (2) inform the Department of any change of address of
9    record or email address of record within 14 days after
10    such change either through the Department's website or by
11    contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
12    (225 ILCS 115/4)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7004)
13    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
14    Sec. 4. Exemptions. Nothing in this Act shall apply to any
15of the following:
16        (1) Veterinarians employed by the federal or State
17    government while engaged in their official duties.
18        (2) Licensed veterinarians from other states who are
19    invited to Illinois for consultation by a veterinarian
20    licensed in Illinois.
21        (3) Veterinarians employed by colleges or universities
22    while engaged in the performance of their official duties,
23    or faculty engaged in animal husbandry or animal
24    management programs of colleges or universities.



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1        (3.5) A veterinarian or veterinary technician from
2    another state or country who (A) is not licensed under
3    this Act; (B) is currently licensed as a veterinarian or
4    veterinary technician in another state or country, or
5    otherwise exempt from licensure in the other state; (C) is
6    an invited guest of a professional veterinary association,
7    veterinary training program, or continuing education
8    provider approved by the Department; and (D) engages in
9    professional education through lectures, clinics, or
10    demonstrations.
11        (4) A veterinarian employed by an accredited college
12    of veterinary medicine providing assistance requested by a
13    veterinarian licensed in Illinois, acting with informed
14    consent from the client and acting under the direct or
15    indirect supervision and control of the licensed
16    veterinarian. Providing assistance involves hands-on
17    active participation in the treatment and care of the
18    patient. The licensed veterinarian shall maintain
19    responsibility for the veterinarian-client-patient
20    relationship.
21        (5) Veterinary students in an accredited college of
22    veterinary medicine, university, department of a
23    university, or other institution of veterinary medicine
24    and surgery engaged in duties assigned by their
25    instructors or working under the immediate or direct
26    supervision of a licensed veterinarian.



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1        (5.5) Students of an accredited program in veterinary
2    technology performing veterinary technology duties or
3    actions assigned by instructors or working under the
4    immediate or direct supervision of a licensed
5    veterinarian.
6        (6) Any person engaged in bona fide scientific
7    research which requires the use of animals.
8        (7) An owner of livestock and any of the owner's
9    employees or the owner and employees of a service and care
10    provider of livestock caring for and treating livestock
11    belonging to the owner or under a provider's care,
12    including but not limited to, the performance of husbandry
13    and livestock management practices such as dehorning,
14    castration, emasculation, or docking of cattle, horses,
15    sheep, goats, and swine, artificial insemination, and
16    drawing of semen. Nor shall this Act be construed to
17    prohibit any person from administering in a humane manner
18    medicinal or surgical treatment to any livestock in the
19    care of such person. However, any such services shall
20    comply with the Humane Care for Animals Act.
21        (8) An owner of an animal, or an agent of the owner
22    acting with the owner's approval, in caring for, training,
23    or treating an animal belonging to the owner, so long as
24    that individual or agent does not represent himself or
25    herself as a veterinarian or use any title associated with
26    the practice of veterinary medicine or surgery or



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1    diagnose, prescribe drugs, or perform surgery. The agent
2    shall provide the owner with a written statement
3    summarizing the nature of the services provided and obtain
4    a signed acknowledgment from the owner that they accept
5    the services provided. The services shall comply with the
6    Humane Care for Animals Act. The provisions of this item
7    (8) do not apply to a person who is exempt under item (7).
8        (9) A member in good standing of another licensed or
9    regulated profession within any state or a member of an
10    organization or group approved by the Department by rule
11    providing assistance that is requested in writing by a
12    veterinarian licensed in this State acting within a
13    veterinarian-client-patient relationship and with
14    informed consent from the client and the member is acting
15    under the immediate, direct, or indirect supervision and
16    control of the licensed veterinarian. Providing assistance
17    involves hands-on active participation in the treatment
18    and care of the patient, as defined by rule. The licensed
19    veterinarian shall maintain responsibility for the
20    veterinarian-client-patient relationship, but shall be
21    immune from liability, except for willful and wanton
22    conduct, in any civil or criminal action if a member
23    providing assistance does not meet the requirements of
24    this item (9).
25        (10) A graduate of a non-accredited college of
26    veterinary medicine who is in the process of obtaining a



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1    certificate of educational equivalence and is performing
2    duties or actions assigned by instructors in an approved
3    college of veterinary medicine.
4        (10.5) A veterinarian who is enrolled in a
5    postgraduate instructional program in an accredited
6    college of veterinary medicine performing duties or
7    actions assigned by instructors or working under the
8    immediate or direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian
9    or a faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine
10    at the University of Illinois.
11        (11) A certified euthanasia technician who is
12    authorized to perform euthanasia in the course and scope
13    of his or her employment only as permitted by the Humane
14    Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act.
15        (12) A person who, without expectation of
16    compensation, provides emergency veterinary care in an
17    emergency or disaster situation so long as the person he
18    or she does not represent oneself himself or herself as a
19    veterinarian or use a title or degree pertaining to the
20    practice of veterinary medicine and surgery.
21        (13) Any certified veterinary technician or other
22    employee of a licensed veterinarian performing permitted
23    duties other than diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, or
24    surgery under the appropriate direction and supervision of
25    the veterinarian, who shall be responsible for the
26    performance of the employee.



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1        (13.5) Any pharmacist licensed in the State, merchant,
2    or manufacturer selling at a his or her regular place of
3    business medicines, feed, appliances, or other products
4    used in the prevention or treatment of animal diseases as
5    permitted by law and provided that the services provided
6    he or she provides do not include diagnosing, prognosing,
7    writing prescriptions, or surgery.
8        (14) An approved humane investigator regulated under
9    the Humane Care for Animals Act or employee of a shelter
10    licensed under the Animal Welfare Act, working under the
11    indirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
12        (15) An individual providing equine dentistry services
13    requested by a veterinarian licensed to practice in this
14    State, an owner, or an owner's agent. For the purposes of
15    this item (15), "equine dentistry services" means floating
16    teeth without the use of drugs or extraction.
17        (15.5) In the event of an emergency or disaster, a
18    veterinarian or veterinary technician not licensed in this
19    State who (A) is responding to a request for assistance
20    from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Illinois
21    Department of Public Health, the Illinois Emergency
22    Management Agency, or other State agency as determined by
23    the Department; (B) is licensed and in good standing in
24    another state; and (C) has been granted a temporary waiver
25    from licensure by the Department.
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1    provided by law.
2(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)
3    (225 ILCS 115/4.5 new)
4    Sec. 4.5. Telehealth. Telehealth occurs when either the
5animal who is receiving the care is located in the State when
6receiving telehealth treatment or the veterinarian providing
7the care to the animal is located in the State when providing
8telehealth treatment, pursuant to the provisions of Section 5.
9Telehealth may only be used when a veterinarian has an
10established veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
11Telehealth may be used in the following circumstances:
12        (1) when a physical examination of the patient has
13    been conducted within one year; or
14        (2) if it is possible to make a diagnosis and create a
15    treatment plan without a recent physical examination based
16    on professional standards of care.
17    A veterinarian shall not substitute telehealth,
18teleadvice, telemedicine, or teletriage when a physical
19examination is warranted or necessary for an accurate
20diagnosis of any medical condition or creation of an
21appropriate treatment plan. All minimum standards of practice
22and provisions under this Act and rules shall be maintained.
23    A veterinarian shall ensure that any technology used in
24the provision of telehealth is sufficient and of appropriate
25quality to provide accurate remote assessment and diagnosis. A



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1veterinarian shall meet all recordkeeping requirements
2pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 25.17.
3    A supervising veterinarian may delegate telehealth
4services to a certified veterinary technician who is acting
5under direct or indirect supervision and in accordance with
6the Act and rules. A valid veterinarian-client-patient
7relationship established by a physical examination conducted
8by the supervising veterinarian must exist for the certified
9veterinary technician to provide delegated telehealth
11    A veterinarian and a certified veterinary technician
12providing telehealth services shall, at the time of service,
13provide the veterinarian or certified veterinary technician's
14contact information, including the veterinarian or certified
15veterinary technician's full name, to the client or practice
16using the service. All telehealth records shall be provided to
17the client upon request.
18    (225 ILCS 115/8)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7008)
19    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
20    Sec. 8. Qualifications. A person is qualified to receive a
21license if the applicant he or she: (1) is of good moral
22character; (2) has graduated from an accredited college or
23school of veterinary medicine; and (3) has passed the
24examination authorized by the Department to determine fitness
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1    Applicants for licensure from non-accredited veterinary
2schools are required to successfully complete a program of
3educational equivalency as established by rule. At a minimum,
4this program shall include all of the following:
5        (1) A certified transcript indicating graduation from
6    such college.
7        (2) Successful completion of a communication ability
8    examination designed to assess communication skills,
9    including a command of the English language.
10        (3) Successful completion of an examination or
11    assessment mechanism designed to evaluate educational
12    equivalence, including both preclinical and clinical
13    competencies.
14        (4) Any other reasonable assessment mechanism designed
15    to ensure an applicant possesses the educational
16    background necessary to protect the public health and
17    safety.
18    Successful completion of the criteria set forth in this
19Section shall establish education equivalence as one of the
20criteria for licensure set forth in this Act. Applicants under
21this Section must also meet all other statutory criteria for
22licensure prior to the issuance of any such license, including
23graduation from veterinary school.
24    A graduate of a non-approved veterinary school who was
25issued a work permit by the Department before the effective
26date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly may



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1continue to work under the direct supervision of a licensed
2veterinarian until the expiration of his or her permit.
3    In determining moral character under this Section, the
4Department may take into consideration any felony conviction
5of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as a
6bar to obtaining a license. The Department may also request
7the applicant to submit and may consider as evidence of moral
8character, endorsements from 2 individuals licensed under this
10(Source: P.A. 93-281, eff. 12-31-03.)
11    (225 ILCS 115/10)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7010)
12    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
13    Sec. 10. Application for licensure. A person who desires
14to obtain a license as a veterinarian or a certificate as a
15veterinary technician shall apply to the Department on forms
16provided by the Department. Each application shall be
17accompanied by proof of qualifications and shall be verified
18by the applicant under oath and be accompanied by the required
20    If an applicant neglects, fails, or refuses to take an
21examination or fails to pass an examination for a license or
22otherwise fails to complete the application process under this
23Act within 3 years after filing the applicant's application,
24the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may
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1required fee and must furnish proof of meeting qualifications
2for examination in effect at the time of new application.
3(Source: P.A. 88-424.)
4    (225 ILCS 115/10.5)
5    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
6    Sec. 10.5. Social Security Number or federal individual
7taxpayer identification number on license application. In
8addition to any other information required to be contained in
9the application, every application for an original license
10under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security
11Number or federal individual taxpayer identification number,
12which shall be retained in the agency's records pertaining to
13the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign
14a customer's identification number to each applicant for a
16    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall
17require the applicant's customer identification number.
18(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12.)
19    (225 ILCS 115/11)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7011)
20    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
21    Sec. 11. Practice pending licensure. A person holding the
22degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or its equivalent,
23from an accredited college of veterinary medicine, and who has
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1veterinary medicine and surgery in any of its branches, and
2who has fulfilled the requirements of Section 8 of this Act,
3with the exception of receipt of notification of his or her
4examination results, may practice under the direct supervision
5of a veterinarian who is licensed in this State, until: (1) the
6applicant has been notified of his or her failure to pass the
7examination authorized by the Department; (2) the applicant
8has withdrawn his or her application; (3) the applicant has
9received a license from the Department after successfully
10passing the examination authorized by the Department; or (4)
11the applicant has been notified by the Department to cease and
12desist from practicing.
13    The applicant shall perform only those acts that may be
14prescribed by and incidental to his or her employment and
15those acts shall be performed under the direction of a
16supervising veterinarian who is licensed in this State. The
17applicant shall not be entitled to otherwise engage in the
18practice of veterinary medicine until fully licensed in this
20    The Department shall immediately notify, by certified
21mail, the supervising veterinarian employing the applicant and
22the applicant that the applicant shall immediately cease and
23desist from practicing if the applicant (1) practices outside
24his or her employment under a licensed veterinarian; (2)
25violates any provision of this Act; or (3) becomes ineligible
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1(Source: P.A. 96-571, eff. 8-18-09; 96-638, eff. 8-24-09;
296-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
3    (225 ILCS 115/12)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7012)
4    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
5    Sec. 12. Renewal and inactive status; restoration;
6military service.
7    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each
8license or certificate shall be set by rule.
9    (b) A licensee who has permitted his or her license to
10expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may
11have the license restored by making application to the
12Department by filing proof acceptable to the Department of his
13or her fitness to have the license restored and by paying the
14required fees. Proof of fitness may include sworn evidence
15certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction.
16If the licensee has not maintained an active practice in
17another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the
18Department shall determine, by an evaluation program
19established by rule, his or her fitness for restoration of the
20license and shall establish procedures and requirements for
22    (c) A licensee whose license expired while the licensee he
23or she was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed
24Forces of the United States or the State Militia called into
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1supervision of the United States before induction into the
2military service, may have the license restored without paying
3any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after honorable
4termination of the service, training, or education the
5licensee he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory
6evidence to the effect that the licensee he or she has been so
7engaged and that the licensee's his or her service, training,
8or education has been so terminated.
9    (d) Any licensee who notifies the Department in writing on
10the prescribed form may place the licensee's his or her license
11or certification on an inactive status and shall, subject to
12rule, be exempt from payment of the renewal fee until the
13licensee he or she notifies the Department in writing of the
14licensee's his or her intention to resume active status.
15    (e) Any veterinarian or certified veterinary technician
16requesting restoration from inactive or expired status shall
17be required to complete the continuing education requirements
18for a single license or certificate renewal period, pursuant
19to rule, and pay the current renewal fee to restore the renewal
20applicant's his or her license or certification as provided in
21this Act.
22    (f) Any licensee whose license is in inactive, expired, or
23suspended status shall not practice veterinary medicine and
24surgery in this State.
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1    (225 ILCS 115/14.1)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7014.1)
2    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
3    Sec. 14.1. Returned checks; fines. Any person who delivers
4a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to
5the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which
6it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the
7amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines
8imposed by this Section are in addition to any other
9discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or
10practice on a nonrenewed license or certificate. The
11Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and
12fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or
13money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If,
14after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the
15notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary
16remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the
17license or certificate or deny the application, without
18hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a
19license or certificate, the person he or she shall apply to the
20Department for restoration or issuance of the license or
21certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department.
22The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an
23application for restoration of a license or certificate to pay
24all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may
25waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases
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1or unnecessarily burdensome.
2(Source: P.A. 96-1322, eff. 7-27-10.)
3    (225 ILCS 115/25)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7025)
4    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
5    Sec. 25. Disciplinary actions.
6    1. The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may
7revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or take other
8disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may
9deem appropriate, including imposing fines not to exceed
10$10,000 for each violation and the assessment of costs as
11provided for in Section 25.3 of this Act, with regard to any
12license or certificate for any one or combination of the
14        A. Material misstatement in furnishing information to
15    the Department.
16        B. Violations of this Act, or of the rules adopted
17    pursuant to this Act.
18        C. Conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
19    finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by
20    sentencing of any crime, including, but not limited to,
21    convictions, preceding sentences of supervision,
22    conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under
23    the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is
24    (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor, an essential element
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1    practice of the profession.
2        D. Fraud or any misrepresentation in applying for or
3    procuring a license under this Act or in connection with
4    applying for renewal of a license under this Act.
5        E. Professional incompetence.
6        F. Malpractice.
7        G. Aiding or assisting another person in violating any
8    provision of this Act or rules.
9        H. Failing, within 60 days, to provide information in
10    response to a written request made by the Department.
11        I. Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
12    unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive,
13    defraud, or harm the public.
14        J. Habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs defined
15    in law as controlled substances, alcohol, or any other
16    substance that results in the inability to practice with
17    reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
18        K. Discipline by another state, unit of government,
19    government agency, District of Columbia, territory, or
20    foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the
21    discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to
22    those set forth herein.
23        L. Charging for professional services not rendered,
24    including filing false statements for the collection of
25    fees for which services are not rendered.
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1    certificate holder, after having his license or
2    certificate placed on probationary status, has violated
3    the terms of probation.
4        N. Willfully making or filing false records or reports
5    in his practice, including but not limited to false
6    records filed with State agencies or departments.
7        O. Physical illness, including but not limited to,
8    deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor
9    skill which results in the inability to practice under
10    this Act with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
11        P. Solicitation of professional services other than
12    permitted advertising.
13        Q. Allowing one's license under this Act to be used by
14    an unlicensed person in violation of this Act.
15        R. Conviction of or cash compromise of a charge or
16    violation of the Harrison Act or the Illinois Controlled
17    Substances Act, regulating narcotics.
18        S. Fraud or dishonesty in applying, treating, or
19    reporting on tuberculin or other biological tests.
20        T. Failing to report, as required by law, or making
21    false report of any contagious or infectious diseases.
22        U. Fraudulent use or misuse of any health certificate,
23    shipping certificate, brand inspection certificate, or
24    other blank forms used in practice that might lead to the
25    dissemination of disease or the transportation of diseased
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1    neglect, or misrepresentation in the inspection of milk,
2    meat, poultry, and the by-products thereof.
3        V. Conviction on a charge of cruelty to animals.
4        W. Failure to keep one's premises and all equipment
5    therein in a clean and sanitary condition.
6        X. Failure to provide satisfactory proof of having
7    participated in approved continuing education programs.
8        Y. Mental illness or disability that results in the
9    inability to practice under this Act with reasonable
10    judgment, skill, or safety.
11        Z. (Blank). Conviction by any court of competent
12    jurisdiction, either within or outside this State, of any
13    violation of any law governing the practice of veterinary
14    medicine, if the Department determines, after
15    investigation, that the person has not been sufficiently
16    rehabilitated to warrant the public trust.
17        AA. Promotion of the sale of drugs, devices,
18    appliances, or goods provided for a patient in any manner
19    to exploit the client for financial gain of the
20    veterinarian.
21        BB. Gross, willful, or continued overcharging for
22    professional services.
23        CC. Practicing under a false or, except as provided by
24    law, an assumed name.
25        DD. Violating state or federal laws or regulations
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1        EE. Cheating on or attempting to subvert the licensing
2    examination administered under this Act.
3        FF. Using, prescribing, or selling a prescription drug
4    or the extra-label use of a prescription drug by any means
5    in the absence of a valid veterinarian-client-patient
6    relationship.
7        GG. Failing to report a case of suspected aggravated
8    cruelty, torture, or animal fighting pursuant to Section
9    3.07 or 4.01 of the Humane Care for Animals Act or Section
10    26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal
11    Code of 2012.
12    All fines imposed under this Section shall be paid within
1360 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine
14or in accordance with the terms set forth in the order imposing
15the fine.
16    2. The determination by a circuit court that a licensee or
17certificate holder is subject to involuntary admission or
18judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and
19Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic
20suspension. The suspension will end only upon a finding by a
21court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary
22admission or judicial admission and issues an order so finding
23and discharging the patient. In any case where a license is
24suspended under this provision, the licensee shall file a
25petition for restoration and shall include evidence acceptable
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1compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards of his or
2her profession.
3    3. All proceedings to suspend, revoke, place on
4probationary status, or take any other disciplinary action as
5the Department may deem proper, with regard to a license or
6certificate on any of the foregoing grounds, must be commenced
7within 5 years after receipt by the Department of a complaint
8alleging the commission of or notice of the conviction order
9for any of the acts described in this Section. Except for
10proceedings brought for violations of items (CC), (DD), or
11(EE), no action shall be commenced more than 5 years after the
12date of the incident or act alleged to have violated this
13Section. In the event of the settlement of any claim or cause
14of action in favor of the claimant or the reduction to final
15judgment of any civil action in favor of the plaintiff, the
16claim, cause of action, or civil action being grounded on the
17allegation that a person licensed or certified under this Act
18was negligent in providing care, the Department shall have an
19additional period of one year from the date of the settlement
20or final judgment in which to investigate and begin formal
21disciplinary proceedings under Section 25.2 of this Act,
22except as otherwise provided by law. The time during which the
23holder of the license or certificate was outside the State of
24Illinois shall not be included within any period of time
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1    4. The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend
2without hearing, as provided for in the Illinois Code of Civil
3Procedure, the license of any person who fails to file a
4return, to pay the tax, penalty, or interest shown in a filed
5return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or
6interest as required by any tax Act administered by the
7Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the
8requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied in accordance
9with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Civil
10Administrative Code of Illinois.
11    5. In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a
12showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual who
13is registered under this Act or any individual who has applied
14for registration to submit to a mental or physical examination
15or evaluation, or both, which may include a substance abuse or
16sexual offender evaluation, at the expense of the Department.
17The Department shall specifically designate the examining
18physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches
19or, if applicable, the multidisciplinary team involved in
20providing the mental or physical examination and evaluation.
21The multidisciplinary team shall be led by a physician
22licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and may
23consist of one or more or a combination of physicians licensed
24to practice medicine in all of its branches, licensed
25chiropractic physicians, licensed clinical psychologists,
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1professional counselors, and other professional and
2administrative staff. Any examining physician or member of the
3multidisciplinary team may require any person ordered to
4submit to an examination and evaluation pursuant to this
5Section to submit to any additional supplemental testing
6deemed necessary to complete any examination or evaluation
7process, including, but not limited to, blood testing,
8urinalysis, psychological testing, or neuropsychological
10    The Department may order the examining physician or any
11member of the multidisciplinary team to provide to the
12Department any and all records, including business records,
13that relate to the examination and evaluation, including any
14supplemental testing performed. The Department may order the
15examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary
16team to present testimony concerning this examination and
17evaluation of the registrant or applicant, including testimony
18concerning any supplemental testing or documents relating to
19the examination and evaluation. No information, report,
20record, or other documents in any way related to the
21examination and evaluation shall be excluded by reason of any
22common law or statutory privilege relating to communication
23between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician
24or any member of the multidisciplinary team. No authorization
25is necessary from the registrant or applicant ordered to
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1physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to
2provide information, reports, records, or other documents or
3to provide any testimony regarding the examination and
4evaluation. The individual to be examined may have, at his or
5her own expense, another physician of his or her choice
6present during all aspects of the examination.
7    Failure of any individual to submit to mental or physical
8examination or evaluation, or both, when directed, shall
9result in an automatic suspension without hearing, until such
10time as the individual submits to the examination. If the
11Department finds a registrant unable to practice because of
12the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department shall
13require such registrant to submit to care, counseling, or
14treatment by physicians approved or designated by the
15Department as a condition for continued, reinstated, or
16renewed registration.
17    In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a
18registration under this Section, a hearing upon such person's
19registration must be convened by the Department within 15 days
20after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay.
21The Department shall have the authority to review the
22registrant's record of treatment and counseling regarding the
23impairment to the extent permitted by applicable federal
24statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of
25medical records.
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1under this Section, shall be afforded an opportunity to
2demonstrate to the Department that they can resume practice in
3compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the
4provisions of their registration.
5    6. (Blank).
6    7. In cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family
7Services has previously determined a licensee or a potential
8licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of
9child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency
10to the Department, the Department may refuse to issue or renew
11or may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take
12other disciplinary action against that person based solely
13upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department
14of Healthcare and Family Services in accordance with paragraph
15(5) of subsection (a) of Section 2105-15 of the Civil
16Administrative Code of Illinois.
17(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 100-872, eff. 8-14-18.)
18    (225 ILCS 115/25.2)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7025.2)
19    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
20    Sec. 25.2. Investigation; notice and hearing. The
21Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of
22any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license or
23certificate. The Department shall, before refusing to issue,
24to renew or discipline a license or certificate under Section
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1notify the applicant or licensee in writing of the nature of
2the charges and the time and place for a hearing on the
3charges. The Department shall direct the applicant,
4certificate holder, or licensee to file a written answer to
5the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the
6service of the notice and inform the applicant, certificate
7holder, or licensee that failure to file an answer will result
8in default being taken against the applicant, certificate
9holder, or licensee. At the time and place fixed in the notice,
10the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the
11parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity
12to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and
13arguments. The Department may continue the hearing from time
14to time. In case the person, after receiving the notice, fails
15to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of
16the Department, be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary
17status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary
18action considered proper, including limiting the scope,
19nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition
20of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged
21constitute sufficient grounds for that action under the Act.
22The written notice and any notice in the subsequent proceeding
23may be served by regular registered or certified mail to the
24licensee's address or electronically to the licensee's email
25address of record.
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1    (225 ILCS 115/25.6)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7025.6)
2    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
3    Sec. 25.6. Board report. At the conclusion of the hearing
4the Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of
5its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations.
6The report shall contain a finding whether or not the accused
7person violated this Act or failed to comply with the
8conditions required in this Act. The Board shall specify the
9nature of the violation or failure to comply, and shall make
10its recommendations to the Secretary.
11    The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law and
12recommendation of the Board shall be the basis for the
13Secretary's Department's order for refusing to issue, restore,
14or renew a license, or otherwise disciplining a licensee, or
15for the granting of a license, certificate, or permit. If the
16Secretary disagrees in any regard with the report of the
17Board, then the Secretary may issue an order in contravention
18thereof. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the
19person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of
20this Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a
21criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
22(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)
23    (225 ILCS 115/25.7)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7025.7)
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1    Sec. 25.7. Motion for rehearing; procedure upon refusal to
2license or issue certificate. In any hearing involving the
3refusal to issue, renew, or discipline a license or
4certificate, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon
5the respondent by the Department, either personally or as
6provided in this Act for the service of the notice of hearing.
7Within 20 days after service, the respondent may present to
8the Secretary Department a motion in writing for a rehearing.
9The motion shall specify the particular grounds for the
10rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the
11expiration of the time specified for filing a motion, or if a
12motion for rehearing is denied, then upon the denial, then the
13Secretary may enter an order in accordance with
14recommendations of the Board except as provided in Section
1525.6 of this Act. If the respondent orders from the reporting
16service, and pays for a transcript of the record within the
17time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20-day 20 day
18period within which such a motion may be filed shall commence
19upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
20(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)
21    (225 ILCS 115/25.9)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7025.9)
22    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
23    Sec. 25.9. Hearing officers; reports; review. The
24Secretary shall have the authority to appoint any attorney
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1as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue,
2renew, or discipline of a license, certificate, or permit. The
3hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the
4hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings
5of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Board
6and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of
7the report to review the report of the hearing officer and
8present its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and
9recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to
10present its report within the 60-day 60 day period, then the
11Secretary may issue an order based on the report of the hearing
12officer. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendation of
13the Board or hearing officer, then the Secretary may issue an
14order in contravention of the report.
15(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)
16    (225 ILCS 115/25.15)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7025.15)
17    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
18    Sec. 25.15. Certification of record. The Department shall
19not be required to certify any record to the Court or file any
20answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial
21review proceeding, unless and until the Department has
22received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing
23and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by
24the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost.
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1shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
2(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)
3    (225 ILCS 115/25.17)
4    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
5    Sec. 25.17. Disclosure of patient records; maintenance.
6    (a) No veterinarian shall be required to disclose any
7information concerning the veterinarian's care of an animal
8except on written authorization or other waiver by the
9veterinarian's client or on appropriate court order or
10subpoena. Any veterinarian releasing information under written
11authorization, or other waiver by the client, or court order
12of subpoena is not liable to the client or any other person.
13The privilege provided by this Section is waived to the extent
14that the veterinarian's client or the owner of the animal
15places the care and treatment or the nature and extent of
16injuries to the animal at issue in any civil or criminal
17proceeding. When communicable disease laws, cruelty to animal
18laws, or laws providing for public health and safety are
19involved, the privilege provided by this Section is waived.
20    (b) Copies of patient records must be released to the
21client upon written request as provided for by rule.
22    (c) Each person who provides veterinary medical services
23shall maintain appropriate patient records as defined by rule.
24The patient records are the property of the practice and the
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1the following:
2        (1) patient identification;
3        (2) client identification;
4        (3) dated reason for visit and pertinent history;
5        (4) physical exam findings;
6        (5) diagnostic, medical, surgical or therapeutic
7    procedures performed;
8        (6) all medical treatment must include identification
9    of each medication given in the practice, together with
10    the date, dosage, and route of administration and
11    frequency and duration of treatment;
12        (7) all medicines dispensed or prescribed must be
13    recorded, including directions for use and quantity;
14        (8) any changes in medications or dosages, including
15    telephonically or electronically initiated changes, must
16    be recorded;
17        (9) if a necropsy is performed, then the record must
18    reflect the findings;
19        (10) any written records and notes, radiographs,
20    sonographic images, video recordings, photographs or other
21    images, and laboratory reports;
22        (11) other information received as the result of
23    consultation;
24        (12) identification of any designated agent of the
25    client for the purpose of authorizing veterinary medical
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1        (13) any authorizations, releases, waivers, or other
2    related documents.
3    (d) Patient records must be maintained for a minimum of 5
4years from the date of the last known contact with a an animal
6    (e) Information and records related to patient care shall
7remain confidential except as provided in subsections (a) and
8(b) of this Section.
9(Source: P.A. 96-1322, eff. 7-27-10.)
10    (225 ILCS 115/27)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7027)
11    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
12    Sec. 27. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois
13Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and
14incorporated into this Act as if all of the provisions of that
15Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of
16subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative
17Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the licensee or
18certificate holder has the right to show compliance with all
19lawful requirements for retention, continuation, or renewal of
20the license or certificate is specifically excluded. For the
21purpose of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of
22the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is considered
23sufficient when mailed to the last known address of record or
24sent electronically to the last known email address of record.
25(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)



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1    (225 ILCS 115/23 rep.)
2    Section 15. The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice
3Act of 2004 is amended by repealing Section 23.
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Section and Section 5
5take effect upon becoming law.



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2 Statutes amended in order of appearance
3    5 ILCS 80/4.34
4    5 ILCS 80/4.39
5    225 ILCS 115/3from Ch. 111, par. 7003
6    225 ILCS 115/3.5 new
7    225 ILCS 115/4from Ch. 111, par. 7004
8    225 ILCS 115/4.5 new
9    225 ILCS 115/8from Ch. 111, par. 7008
10    225 ILCS 115/10from Ch. 111, par. 7010
11    225 ILCS 115/10.5
12    225 ILCS 115/11from Ch. 111, par. 7011
13    225 ILCS 115/12from Ch. 111, par. 7012
14    225 ILCS 115/14.1from Ch. 111, par. 7014.1
15    225 ILCS 115/25from Ch. 111, par. 7025
16    225 ILCS 115/25.2from Ch. 111, par. 7025.2
17    225 ILCS 115/25.6from Ch. 111, par. 7025.6
18    225 ILCS 115/25.7from Ch. 111, par. 7025.7
19    225 ILCS 115/25.9from Ch. 111, par. 7025.9
20    225 ILCS 115/25.15from Ch. 111, par. 7025.15
21    225 ILCS 115/25.17
22    225 ILCS 115/27from Ch. 111, par. 7027
23    225 ILCS 115/23 rep.