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 Bill Status of SB3513  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Pamela J. Althoff - John M. Sullivan - David S. Luechtefeld - Christine Radogno, Mike Jacobs, Michael E. Hastings, Michael Connelly, Iris Y. Martinez, Darin M. LaHood and Patricia Van Pelt

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sandra M. Pihos  and David R. Leitch)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 65/Art. 80 heading new
225 ILCS 65/80-5 new
225 ILCS 65/80-10 new
225 ILCS 65/80-15 new
225 ILCS 65/80-20 new
225 ILCS 65/50-10was 225 ILCS 65/5-10
225 ILCS 65/50-15was 225 ILCS 65/5-15
225 ILCS 65/55-10was 225 ILCS 65/10-30
225 ILCS 65/60-10


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Ratifies and adopts the Nurse Licensure Compact. Allows for reciprocity of licensure of licensed practical nurses and registered nurses among the states. Provides for administration of the Compact by the Nursing Act Coordinator. Provides that the licensing board shall participate in a Compact Evaluation Initiative designed to evaluate the effectiveness and operability of the Compact. Provides that the Compact does not relieve employers from complying with statutorily imposed obligations. Provides that the Compact does not supersede existing State labor laws. Makes changes relating to the purposes of the Compact. Provides that any practical nurse or registered nurse exercising the practice privilege afforded under the Nurse Licensure Compact who provides direct patient care in Illinois shall be registered with the eNotify Nurses Database system which can be assessed at no cost by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that the Department may revoke or limit the multistate licensure privilege of any practical nurse or registered nurse to practice in Illinois necessary to protect the health and safety of the public. Further provides that a practical nurse or registered nurse shall be denied the privilege to practice by the Department if he or she has been convicted of certain criminal offenses or has been required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Provides that each practical nurse or registered nurse licensed by a party state under the Nurse Licensure Compact that is applying for the privilege to practice in this State shall have his or her fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police for the purposes of a criminal history records check.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the employer of a practical nurse or a registered nurse exercising the practice privilege afforded under the Nurse Licensure Compact who provides direct patient care in Illinois shall file a report with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (rather than the practical nurse or registered nurse shall be registered with the eNotify Nurses Database system). Further provides that the report shall be in a form and manner designated by the Department and shall include without limitation the name, address, social security number, and current licensure information of the nurse and any other information deemed necessary by the Department, as defined by rule. Provides that a practical nurse or registered nurse licensed by a party state under the Nurse Licensure Compact who is convicted of any crime or engages in any conduct that would be grounds for discipline under certain provisions of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois shall be denied the privilege to practice by the Department. Deletes provisions concerning fingerprint submission requirements for any practical nurse or registered nurse applying for the privilege to practice in Illinois. Requires any practical nurse or registered nurse licensed by a party state who intends to provide direct patient care in Illinois to submit his or her fingerprints to the Department of State Police in accordance with certain provisions of the Nurse Practice Act and provides that fingerprints shall be submitted within 60 days prior to practice in this State.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/14/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  2/28/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  3/6/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  3/6/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/6/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David S. Luechtefeld
  3/6/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  3/7/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/7/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/13/2014SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/21/2014SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities and Pensions; 010-000-000
  3/21/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2014
  3/27/2014SenateSecond Reading
  3/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2014
  3/28/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/1/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/2/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  4/2/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Darin M. LaHood
  4/2/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Christine Radogno
  4/3/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/3/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/3/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/4/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/4/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/7/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/9/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities and Pensions; 009-000-000
  4/9/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/9/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/9/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Althoff
  4/9/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/9/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  4/9/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/10/2014HouseArrived in House
  4/10/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/10/2014HouseFirst Reading
  4/10/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2014HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/6/2014HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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