|Public Act 102-0399
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Professional Regulation Law
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
adding Section 2105-365 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2105/2105-365 new)
Continuing education; Alzheimer's disease
and other dementias.
(a) As used in this Section, "health care professional"
means a person licensed or registered by the Department under
the following Acts: the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the
Nurse Practice Act, the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act,
the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, the Illinois
Physical Therapy Act, the Physician Assistant Practice Act of
1987, the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act,
the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary
Act, the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act, the
Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Respiratory Care
Practice Act, the Professional Counselor and Clinical
Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act, and the
Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act.
(b) For license or registration renewals occurring on or
after January 1, 2023, a health care professional who has
continuing education requirements must complete at least a
one-hour course in training on the diagnosis, treatment, and
care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other
dementias per renewal period. This training shall include, but
not be limited to, assessment and diagnosis, effective
communication strategies, and management and care planning.
This requirement shall only apply to health care professionals
who provide health care services to, and have direct patient
interactions with, adult populations age 26 or older in the
practice of their profession. A health care professional may
count this one hour for completion of this course toward
meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing
education. Any training on Alzheimer's disease and other
dementias applied to meet any other State licensure
requirement, professional accreditation or certification
requirement, or health care institutional practice agreement
may count toward the continuing education requirement under
(c) The Department may adopt rules for the implementation
of this Section.
This Act takes effect upon