TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.610 APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION OR LICENSURE AS A MEDICATION AIDE


 

Section 1300.610  Application for Examination or Licensure as a Medication Aide

 

a)         Each applicant shall file with the Division, or the testing service designated by the Division, a signed and completed application, on forms furnished by the Division, that includes:

 

1)         evidence of good standing on the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) Health Care Worker Registry as an Illinois certified nursing assistant;

 

2)         proof of completion of 2,000 hours of practice as a certified nursing assistant within 3 years prior to application for licensure;

 

3)         proof of completion of a medication aide education program, as defined in Section 1300.660, provided by a qualified facility;

 

4)         current certification to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or the American Safety and Health Institute;

 

5)         verification of fingerprint processing from the Illinois Department of State Police (ISP), or its designated agent. (Medication Aides licensed in Illinois are not required to be fingerprinted when applying for a license as a practical nurse.) Applicants shall contact an ISP approved fingerprint vendor for fingerprint processing. Out-of-state residents unable to utilize an electronic fingerprint process may submit to a Division recommended fingerprint vendor one set of fingerprint cards issued by ISP or one set of fingerprint cards issued by the FBI, accompanied by the processing fee specified in Section 1300.30(c)(7). Fingerprints shall be taken within the 60 days prior to application;

 

6)         proof of employment by a qualified facility;

 

7)         the required fees set forth in Section 1300.30;

 

8)         proof of high school diploma or certificate of general education development (GED). Upon review, the Division has determined that proof of a high school diploma or GED shall demonstrate competency in math and the ability to speak, read and write the English language.

 

b)         The Division shall not endorse applicants who have been licensed or certified as medication aides outside this State.

 

c)         After filing the original application, any change of name must be supported by an affidavit satisfactory to the Division.

 

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