(225 ILCS 115/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 7012)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 12. Renewal and inactive status; restoration; military service.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license or certificate shall be set by rule.
    (b) A licensee who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have the license restored by making application to the Department by filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have the license restored and by paying the required fees. Proof of fitness may include sworn evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction. If the licensee has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, his or her fitness for restoration of the license and shall establish procedures and requirements for restoration.
    (c) A licensee whose license expired while the licensee was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or the State Militia called into service or training or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States before induction into the military service, may have the license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after honorable termination of the service, training, or education the licensee furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that the licensee has been so engaged and that the licensee's service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (d) Any licensee who notifies the Department in writing on the prescribed form may place the licensee's license or certification on an inactive status and shall, subject to rule, be exempt from payment of the renewal fee until the licensee notifies the Department in writing of the licensee's intention to resume active status.
    (e) Any veterinarian or certified veterinary technician requesting restoration from inactive or expired status shall be required to complete the continuing education requirements for a single license or certificate renewal period, pursuant to rule, and pay the current renewal fee to restore the renewal applicant's license or certification as provided in this Act.
    (f) Any licensee whose license is in inactive, expired, or suspended status shall not practice veterinary medicine and surgery in this State.
(Source: P.A. 103-309, eff. 1-1-24; 103-505, eff. 1-1-24.)