(225 ILCS 65/50-55) (was 225 ILCS 65/10-10)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50-55. Department powers and duties.
    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for administration of licensing acts and shall exercise other powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purpose of this Act. None of the functions, powers, or duties of the Department with respect to licensure and examination shall be exercised by the Department except upon review by the Board. The Department shall adopt rules to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions and purposes of this Act; however no such rules shall be adopted by the Department except upon review by the Board.
    (b) The Department shall prepare and maintain a list of approved programs of professional nursing education and programs of practical nursing education in this State, whose graduates, if they have the other necessary qualifications provided in this Act, shall be eligible to apply for a license to practice nursing in this State.
    (c) The Department may act upon the recommendations of the Center for Nursing Advisory Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-1020, eff. 7-11-06; 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    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)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. 50-55. Department powers and duties. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department is authorized to exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
        (1) Conduct or authorize examinations to ascertain
    
the fitness and qualifications of applicants for all licenses governed by this Act, pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licenses, and issue licenses to applicants found to be fit and qualified.
        (2) Adopt rules required for the administration of
    
this Act, in consultation with the Board where necessary.
        (3) Prescribe rules for a method of examination of
    
candidates.
        (4) Prescribe rules defining what constitutes an
    
approved program, school, college, or department of a university, except that no program, school, college, or department of a university that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin shall be approved.
        (5) Conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke or
    
suspend licenses or on objection to the issuance of licenses and to revoke, suspend, or refuse to issue such licenses.
        (6) Prepare and maintain a list of approved programs
    
of professional nursing education and programs of practical nursing education in this State, whose graduates, if they have the other necessary qualifications provided in this Act, shall be eligible to apply for a license to practice nursing in this State.
        (7) Act upon the recommendations of the Board of
    
Nursing and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board.
        (8) Exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the
    
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing Acts.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)