(225 ILCS 65/50-50) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-50. Prohibited acts.
    (a) No person shall:
        (1) Practice as an advanced practice nurse without
    
a valid license as an advanced practice nurse, except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (2) Practice professional nursing without a valid
    
license as a registered professional nurse except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (3) Practice practical nursing without a valid
    
license as a licensed practical nurse or practice practical nursing, except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (4) Practice nursing under cover of any diploma,
    
license, or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation;
        (5) Practice nursing during the time her or his
    
license is suspended, revoked, expired or on inactive status;
        (6) Use any words, abbreviations, figures, letters,
    
title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a registered professional nurse, including the titles or initials, "Nurse," "Registered Nurse," "Professional Nurse," "Registered Professional Nurse," "Certified Nurse," "Trained Nurse," "Graduate Nurse," "P.N.," or "R.N.," or "R.P.N." or similar titles or initials with intention of indicating practice without a valid license as a registered professional nurse;
        (7) Use any words,
    
abbreviations, figures, letters, titles, signs, cards, or devices tending to imply that she or he is an advanced practice nurse, including the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Nurse", "A.P.N.", or similar titles or initials, with the intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice nurse under this Act.
        (8) Use any words, abbreviations figures, letters,
    
title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a licensed practical nurse including the titles or initials "Practical Nurse," "Licensed Practical Nurse," "P.N.," or "L.P.N.," or similar titles or initials with intention of indicated practice as a licensed practical nurse without a valid license as a licensed practical nurse under this Act;
        (9) Advertise services regulated under this Act
    
without including in every advertisement his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act;
        (10) Obtain or furnish a license by or for money or
    
any other thing of value other than the fees required under this Act, or by any fraudulent representation or act;
        (11) Make any wilfully false oath or affirmation
    
required by this Act;
        (12) Conduct a nursing education program preparing
    
persons for licensure that has not been approved by the Department;
        (13) Represent that any school or course is approved
    
or accredited as a school or course for the education of registered professional nurses or licensed practical nurses unless such school or course is approved by the Department under the provisions of this Act;
        (14) Attempt or offer to do any of the acts
    
enumerated in this Section, or knowingly aid, abet, assist in the doing of any such acts or in the attempt or offer to do any of such acts;
        (15) Employ persons not licensed under this Act to
    
practice professional nursing or practical nursing; and
        (16) Otherwise intentionally violate any provision of
    
this Act.
        (17) Retaliate against any nurse who reports unsafe,
    
unethical, or illegal health care practices or conditions.
        (18) Be deemed a supervisor when delegating nursing
    
activities or tasks as authorized under this Act.
    (b) Any person, including a firm, association or corporation who violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-50. Prohibited acts.
    (a) No person shall:
        (1) Practice as an advanced practice registered
    
nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice registered nurse, except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (2) Practice professional nursing without a valid
    
license as a registered professional nurse except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (3) Practice practical nursing without a valid
    
license as a licensed practical nurse or practice practical nursing, except as provided in Section 50-15 of this Act;
        (4) Practice nursing under cover of any diploma,
    
license, or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation;
        (5) Practice nursing during the time her or his
    
license is suspended, revoked, expired, or on inactive status;
        (6) Use any words, abbreviations, figures, letters,
    
title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a registered professional nurse, including the titles or initials, "Nurse", "Registered Nurse", "Professional Nurse", "Registered Professional Nurse", "Certified Nurse", "Trained Nurse", "Graduate Nurse", "P.N.", or "R.N.", or "R.P.N." or similar titles or initials with intention of indicating practice without a valid license as a registered professional nurse;
        (7) Use any words,
    
abbreviations, figures, letters, titles, signs, cards, or devices tending to imply that she or he is an advanced practice registered nurse, including the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse", "A.P.R.N.", or similar titles or initials, with the intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice registered nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice registered nurse under this Act. For purposes of this provision, the terms "advanced practice nurse" and "A.P.N." are considered to be similar titles or initials protected by this subsection (a).
        (8) Use any words, abbreviations figures, letters,
    
title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a licensed practical nurse including the titles or initials "Practical Nurse", "Licensed Practical Nurse", "P.N.", or "L.P.N.", or similar titles or initials with intention of indicated practice as a licensed practical nurse without a valid license as a licensed practical nurse under this Act;
        (9) Advertise services regulated under this Act
    
without including in every advertisement his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act;
        (10) Obtain or furnish a license by or for money or
    
any other thing of value other than the fees required under this Act, or by any fraudulent representation or act;
        (11) Make any willfully false oath or affirmation
    
required by this Act;
        (12) Conduct a nursing education program preparing
    
persons for licensure that has not been approved by the Department;
        (13) Represent that any school or course is approved
    
or accredited as a school or course for the education of registered professional nurses or licensed practical nurses unless such school or course is approved by the Department under the provisions of this Act;
        (14) Attempt or offer to do any of the acts
    
enumerated in this Section, or knowingly aid, abet, assist in the doing of any such acts or in the attempt or offer to do any of such acts;
        (15) Employ persons not licensed under this Act to
    
practice professional nursing or practical nursing;
        (16) (Blank);
        (17) Retaliate against any nurse who reports unsafe,
    
unethical, or illegal health care practices or conditions;
        (18) Be deemed a supervisor when delegating nursing
    
interventions or guiding the practice of a licensed practical nurse as authorized under this Act; and
        (19) Discipline or take other adverse action against
    
a nurse who refused to delegate a nursing intervention based on patient safety; and
        (20) Otherwise intentionally violate any provision of
    
this Act.
    (b) Any person, including a firm, association, or corporation who violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)