(225 ILCS 65/50-5) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-5. Legislative purpose. The practice of professional and practical nursing in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of nursing, as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be authorized to so practice in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these subjects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)