(225 ILCS 65/65-55) (was 225 ILCS 65/15-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 65-55. Advertising as an APRN.
    (a) A person licensed under this Act as an advanced practice registered nurse may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where the professional services are rendered. The advertising shall be limited to the following information:
        (1) publication of the person's name, title, office
hours, address, and telephone number;
        (2) information pertaining to the person's areas of
specialization, including, but not limited to, appropriate national certification or limitation of professional practice;
        (3) publication of the person's collaborating
physician's or dentist's name, title, if such is required, and areas of specialization;
        (4) information on usual and customary fees for
routine professional services offered, which shall include notification that fees may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances;
        (5) announcements of the opening of, change of,
absence from, or return to business;
        (6) announcement of additions to or deletions from
professional licensed staff; and
        (7) the issuance of business or appointment cards.
    (b) It is unlawful for a person licensed under this Act to use claims of superior quality of care to entice the public. It shall be unlawful to advertise fee comparisons of available services with those of other licensed persons.
    (c) This Article does not authorize the advertising of professional services that the offeror of the services is not licensed or authorized to render. Nor shall the advertiser use statements that contain false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading material or guarantees of success, statements that play upon the vanity or fears of the public, or statements that promote or produce unfair competition.
    (d) It is unlawful and punishable under the penalty provisions of this Act for a person licensed under this Article to knowingly advertise that the licensee will accept as payment for services rendered by assignment from any third party payor the amount the third party payor covers as payment in full, if the effect is to give the impression of eliminating the need of payment by the patient of any required deductible or copayment applicable in the patient's health benefit plan.
    (e) A licensee shall include in every advertisement for services regulated under this Act his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act.
    (f) As used in this Section, "advertise" means solicitation by the licensee or through another person or entity by means of handbills, posters, circulars, motion pictures, radio, newspapers, or television or any other manner.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)