TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.10 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 1300.10  Definitions

 

The following definitions shall apply to this Part:

 

"Act" means the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65].

 

"Address of Record" means the address recorded by the Division in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file, as maintained by the Division's licensure maintenance unit.

 

"Advanced Practice Nurse" or "APN" means a person who has met the qualifications for a:

 

certified nurse midwife (CNM);

 

certified nurse practitioner (CNP);

 

certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA); or

 

clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and has been licensed by the Division.

 

All advanced practice nurses licensed and practicing in the State of Illinois shall use the title APN and may use specialty credentials after their name. 

 

"APN Practice Pending Licensure" means practice by an APN, under a temporary permit, who is scheduled to take the National Certification Examination.  This period of practice cannot exceed 6 months from date of application for the license. APN Practice Pending Licensure does not include prescriptive authority.

 

"Bilingual Nurse Consortium Course or Other Comparable Course Approved by the Division" means a course specifically designed to prepare a nurse trained in another jurisdiction, and for whom English is a second language, to take the Illinois required licensure examination.

 

"Board" means the Board of Nursing.

 

"Collaboration" means a process involving 2 or more health care professionals working together, each contributing one's respective area of expertise to provide more comprehensive patient care.  (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Consultation" means the process by which an advanced practice nurse seeks the advice or opinion of another health care professional.  (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Dentist" means a person licensed to practice dentistry under the Illinois Dental Practice Act [225 ILCS 25]. (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

 

"Direction" means to give authoritative instruction to another regarding tasks and/or professional responsibilities.

 

"Director" means the Director of the Division of Professional Regulation, with the authority delegated by the Secretary.

 

"Division" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation.

 

"Externship" means a two-year program allowing a registered nurse who is licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States to practice as a nurse extern under the direct supervision of a registered professional nurse while preparing for the NCLEX-RN examination.

 

"Impaired Nurse" means a nurse licensed under this Act who is unable to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or safety because of a physical or mental disability, as evidenced by a written determination or written consent based on clinical evidence, including loss of motor skills, abuse of drugs or alcohol, or a psychiatric disorder, of sufficient degree to diminish his or her ability to deliver competent patient care. (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Medication Aide" means a person who has met the qualifications for licensure under the Act who assists with medication administration while under the supervision of a registered professional nurse (RN) in a long term care facility. (Section 80-5 of the Act)

 

"Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60]. (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Physician Assistant" means a person licensed under the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 95]. (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Podiatrist" means a person licensed to practice podiatry under the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 100]. (Section 50-10 of the Act)

 

"Professional Responsibility" includes making decisions and judgments requiring use of knowledge acquired by completion of an approved program for licensure as a practical, professional or advanced practice nurse.

 

"Qualified Facility/Employer" means a long term care facility licensed by the Department of Public Health that meets the qualifications set forth in Section 80-10 of the Act and Section 1300.630, and is chosen to participate in the pilot program established pursuant to Section 80-10 of the Act.

 

"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

 

"Task" means work not requiring professional knowledge, judgment and/or decision making. (Section 50-75 of the Act)

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 15764, effective November 24, 2015)