(225 ILCS 85/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 4128)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 8. Licensure by endorsement; emergency licensure. The Department may, in its discretion, license as a pharmacist, without examination, on payment of the required fee, an applicant who is so licensed under the laws of another U.S. jurisdiction or another country, if the requirements for licensure in the other jurisdiction in which the applicant was licensed, were, at the date of his or her licensure deemed by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State.
    A person holding an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction who applies for a license pursuant to Section 7 of this Act due to a natural disaster or catastrophic event in another jurisdiction may be temporarily authorized by the Secretary to practice pharmacy pending the issuance of the license. This temporary authorization shall expire upon issuance of the license or upon notification that the Department has denied licensure.
    Upon a declared Executive Order due to an emergency caused by a natural or manmade disaster or any other exceptional situation that causes an extraordinary demand for pharmacist services, the Department may issue a pharmacist who holds a license to practice pharmacy in another state an emergency license to practice in this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)