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Public Act 094-0348




Public Act 094-0348
HB0876 Enrolled LRB094 07691 AMC 37867 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act is
amended by changing Section 15-10 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 65/15-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
    Sec. 15-10. Advanced practice nurse; qualifications;
    (a) A person shall be qualified for licensure as an
advanced practice nurse if that person:
        (1) has applied in writing in form and substance
    satisfactory to the Department and has not violated a
    provision of this Act or the rules adopted under this Act.
    The Department may take into consideration any felony
    conviction of the applicant but a conviction shall not
    operate as an absolute bar to licensure;
        (2) holds a current license to practice as a registered
    nurse in Illinois;
        (3) has successfully completed requirements to
    practice as, and holds a current, national certification
    as, a nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, nurse
    practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist
    from the appropriate national certifying body as
    determined by rule of the Department;
        (4) has paid the required fees as set by rule; and
        (5) has obtained a graduate degree appropriate for
    national certification in a clinical advanced practice
    nursing specialty or a graduate degree or post-master's
    certificate from a graduate level program in a clinical
    advanced practice nursing specialty successfully completed
    a post-basic advanced practice formal education program in
    the area of his or her nursing specialty.
    (b) Those applicants seeking licensure in more than one
advanced practice nursing category need not possess multiple
graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible for licenses for
multiple advanced practice nurse licensure categories,
provided that the applicant (i) has met the requirements for at
least one advanced practice nursing specialty under paragraphs
(3) and (5) of subsection (a) of this Section, (ii) possesses
an additional graduate education that results in a certificate
for another clinical advanced practice nurse category and that
meets the requirements for the national certification from the
appropriate nursing specialty, and (iii) holds a current
national certification from the appropriate national
certifying body for that additional advanced practice nursing
category. In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection
(a), except item (5) of that subsection, beginning July 1, 2001
or 12 months after the adoption of final rules to implement
this Section, whichever is sooner, applicants for initial
licensure shall have a graduate degree appropriate for national
certification in a clinical advanced practice nursing
    (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as
an advanced practice nurse in the category of certified
registered nurse anesthetist who applies on or before December
31, 2006 and does not have a graduate degree as described in
subsection (b) shall be qualified for licensure if that person:
        (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
    a nurse anesthesia program described in item (5) of
    subsection (a) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
        (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
    nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying
    body, as determined by rule of the Department; and
        (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
    recertification status as a certified registered nurse
    anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body,
    as determined by rule of the Department.
    (c) The Department shall provide by rule for APN licensure
of registered professional nurses who (1) apply for licensure
before July 1, 2001 and (2) submit evidence of completion of a
program described in item (5) of subsection (a) or in
subsection (b) and evidence of practice for at least 10 years
as a nurse practitioner.
    (d) The Department shall maintain a separate roster of
advanced practice nurses licensed under this Title and their
licenses shall indicate "Registered Nurse/Advanced Practice
(Source: P.A. 93-296, eff. 7-22-03.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/28/2005