Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Nurse Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Defines "focused assessment", "full practice authority", "oversight", and "postgraduate advanced practice nurse". Changes references of "advanced practice nurse" and "APN" to "advanced practice registered nurse" and "APRN" throughout the Act. Replaces provisions regarding nursing delegation with provisions that prohibit specified actions. Provides other guidelines for delegation of nursing activities and medication administration. Makes changes to education program requirements, qualifications for licensure, the scope of practice, and continuing education for LPN and RN licensees. Provides that a written collaborative agreement is required for all postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses until specific requirements have been met. Provides that postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses may enter into written collaborative agreements with collaborating advanced practice registered nurses or physicians (rather than collaborating physicians or podiatric physicians). In provisions concerning prescriptive authority for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses, sets forth the requirements for postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses to have prescriptive authority and the limitations of such authority. Makes changes to provisions concerning the grounds for disciplinary action under the Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to prepare a report regarding the moneys appropriated from the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Nurse Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Eliminates the position of Assistant Nursing Coordinator. Eliminates the Advanced Practice Nursing Board. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may provide notice to a licensee or applicant by certified or registered mail to the address of record or by email to the email address of record. Provides provisions for change of address of record and email address of record, application for license, confidentiality of any information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a license or applicant, and disposition by a consent order. Changes references to "advanced practice nurse" to references to "advanced practice registered nurse" throughout the Act and in other Acts. Changes references to "Illinois Center for Nursing" to references to "Illinois Nursing Workforce Center". Makes changes concerning definitions, application of the Act, unlicensed practice, prohibited acts, Department powers and duties, nursing delegation, qualifications for licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, and advanced practice registered nurse licensure, registered nurse education program requirements, registered nurse scope of practice, grounds for disciplinary action, intoxication and drug abuse, the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund, investigations, notices, hearings, use of stenographers and transcripts, review under the Administrative Review Law, certification of records, the Center for Nursing Advisory Board, and medication aide licensure requirements. Repeals provisions concerning registered nurse externship permits, rosters, liability of the State, hearing officers, and orders for rehearings. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 In provisions amending the Nurse Practice Act concerning definitions, defines "comprehensive nursing assessment", makes changes to various definitions, and removes the definition of "monitoring". In provisions concerning prohibited acts, provides that no person shall discipline or take adverse action against a nurse who refused to delegate a nursing intervention based on patient safety. In provisions concerning nursing delegation by a registered professional nurse, removes references to "advanced practice registered nurses". Makes changes to actions a registered professional nurse is authorized to take. Makes changes to the scope of practice for a licensed practical nurse and registered professional nurse. Makes other changes.
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. In provisions concerning physician delegation of authority, provides that the provisions apply to advanced practice registered nurses who have not been granted full practice authority. Provides that a licensee under the Act may not directly or indirectly divide, share, or split any professional fee or other form of compensation for professional services with anyone in exchange for a referral or otherwise. Further amends the Nurse Practice Act. Defines "full practice authority". Adds language concerning the scope of practice of advanced practices nurses with full practice authority, including provisions concerning prescriptive authority. Makes changes to continuing education requirements for advanced practice registered nurses. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Expands the definition of "prescriber" to include full practice authority advanced practice registered nurses and makes a conforming change in the definition of "prescription". In provisions concerning mid-level practitioner licenses, provides that the mid-level practitioner license applies to advanced practice registered nurses who do not have full practice authority. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2018, except that some provisions take effect immediately.