(225 ILCS 65/50-15) (was 225 ILCS 65/5-15)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-15. Policy; application of Act.
    (a) For the protection of life and the promotion of health, and the prevention of illness and communicable diseases, any person practicing or offering to practice advanced, professional, or practical nursing in Illinois shall submit evidence that he or she is qualified to practice, and shall be licensed as provided under this Act. No person shall practice or offer to practice advanced, professional, or practical nursing in Illinois or use any title, sign, card or device to indicate that such a person is practicing professional or practical nursing unless such person has been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) This Act does not prohibit the following:
        (1) The practice of nursing in Federal employment in
    
the discharge of the employee's duties by a person who is employed by the United States government or any bureau, division or agency thereof and is a legally qualified and licensed nurse of another state or territory and not in conflict with Sections 50-50, 55-10, 60-10, and 70-5 of this Act.
        (2) Nursing that is included in the program of study
    
by students enrolled in programs of nursing or in current nurse practice update courses approved by the Department.
        (3) The furnishing of nursing assistance in an
    
emergency.
        (4) The practice of nursing by a nurse who holds an
    
active license in another state when providing services to patients in Illinois during a bonafide emergency or in immediate preparation for or during interstate transit.
        (5) The incidental care of the sick by members of the
    
family, domestic servants or housekeepers, or care of the sick where treatment is by prayer or spiritual means.
        (6) Persons from being employed as unlicensed
    
assistive personnel in private homes, long term care facilities, nurseries, hospitals or other institutions.
        (7) The practice of practical nursing by one who is a
    
licensed practical nurse under the laws of another U.S. jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a licensed practical nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under this Act, until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (ii) the withdrawal of such application, or (iii) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (8) The practice of
    
advanced practice nursing by one who is an advanced practice nurse under the laws of another state, territory of the United States, or country and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as an advanced practice nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under this Act, until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (ii) the withdrawal of such application, or (iii) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (9) The practice of professional nursing by one who
    
is a registered professional nurse under the laws of another state, territory of the United States or country and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a registered professional nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under Section 55-10, until (1) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (2) the withdrawal of such application, or (3) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (10) The practice of professional nursing that is
    
included in a program of study by one who is a registered professional nurse under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or foreign country, territory or province and who is enrolled in a graduate nursing education program or a program for the completion of a baccalaureate nursing degree in this State, which includes clinical supervision by faculty as determined by the educational institution offering the program and the health care organization where the practice of nursing occurs.
        (11) Any person licensed in this State under any
    
other Act from engaging in the practice for which she or he is licensed.
        (12) Delegation to authorized direct care staff
    
trained under Section 15.4 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act consistent with the policies of the Department.
        (13) The practice, services, or activities of
    
persons practicing the specified occupations set forth in subsection (a) of, and pursuant to a licensing exemption granted in subsection (b) or (d) of, Section 2105-350 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, but only for so long as the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Professional Licensure Exemption Law is operable.
        (14) County correctional personnel from delivering
    
prepackaged medication for self-administration to an individual detainee in a correctional facility.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, or podiatric physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other persons.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-15. Policy; application of Act.
    (a) For the protection of life and the promotion of health, and the prevention of illness and communicable diseases, any person practicing or offering to practice advanced, professional, or practical nursing in Illinois shall submit evidence that he or she is qualified to practice, and shall be licensed as provided under this Act. No person shall practice or offer to practice advanced, professional, or practical nursing in Illinois or use any title, sign, card or device to indicate that such a person is practicing professional or practical nursing unless such person has been licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) This Act does not prohibit the following:
        (1) The practice of nursing in Federal employment in
    
the discharge of the employee's duties by a person who is employed by the United States government or any bureau, division or agency thereof and is a legally qualified and licensed nurse of another state or territory and not in conflict with Sections 50-50, 55-10, 60-10, and 70-5 of this Act.
        (2) Nursing that is included in the program of study
    
by students enrolled in programs of nursing or in current nurse practice update courses approved by the Department.
        (3) The furnishing of nursing assistance in an
    
emergency.
        (4) The practice of nursing by a nurse who holds an
    
active license in another state when providing services to patients in Illinois during a bonafide emergency or in immediate preparation for or during interstate transit.
        (5) The incidental care of the sick by members of the
    
family, domestic servants or housekeepers, or care of the sick where treatment is by prayer or spiritual means.
        (6) Persons from being employed as unlicensed
    
assistive personnel in private homes, long term care facilities, nurseries, hospitals or other institutions.
        (7) The practice of practical nursing by one who is a
    
licensed practical nurse under the laws of another U.S. jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a licensed practical nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under this Act, until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (ii) the withdrawal of such application, or (iii) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (8) The practice of
    
advanced practice registered nursing by one who is an advanced practice registered nurse under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as an advanced practice registered nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under this Act, until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (ii) the withdrawal of such application, or (iii) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (9) The practice of professional nursing by one who
    
is a registered professional nurse under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction and has applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a registered professional nurse and who is qualified to receive such license under Section 55-10, until (1) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of such written application, (2) the withdrawal of such application, or (3) the denial of such application by the Department.
        (10) The practice of professional nursing that is
    
included in a program of study by one who is a registered professional nurse under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction and who is enrolled in a graduate nursing education program or a program for the completion of a baccalaureate nursing degree in this State, which includes clinical supervision by faculty as determined by the educational institution offering the program and the health care organization where the practice of nursing occurs.
        (11) Any person licensed in this State under any
    
other Act from engaging in the practice for which she or he is licensed.
        (12) Delegation to authorized direct care staff
    
trained under Section 15.4 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act consistent with the policies of the Department.
        (13) (Blank).
        (14) County correctional personnel from delivering
    
prepackaged medication for self-administration to an individual detainee in a correctional facility.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a physician, dentist, or podiatric physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other persons.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)