(225 ILCS 65/60-11)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 60-11. RN licensure by endorsement.
    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements of this Section is eligible for licensure as a registered professional nurse.
    (b) An applicant for registered professional nurse licensure by endorsement who is a registered professional nurse licensed by examination under the laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction is eligible for licensure when the following requirements are met:
        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed written
    
application, on forms supplied by the Department, and fees as established by the Department;
        (2) the applicant has graduated from a registered
    
professional nursing education program approved by the Department;
        (2.5) the applicant has successfully completed a
    
licensure examination approved by the Department;
        (3) the applicant has been issued a registered
    
professional nurse license by another United States or foreign jurisdiction, which shall be verified, as defined by rule;
        (4) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
    
history records check required under Section 50-35 of this Act; and
        (5) the applicant has met all other requirements as
    
established by the Department by rule.
    (c) Pending the issuance of a license under this Section, the Department may grant an applicant a temporary permit to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse if the Department is satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another United States jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current active license or one or more active temporary licenses from another jurisdiction, the Department may not issue a temporary permit until the Department is satisfied that each current active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary permit, which shall be issued no later than 14 working days after receipt by the Department of an application for the temporary permit, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the following to the Department:
        (1) a completed application for licensure as a
    
registered professional nurse;
        (2) proof of a current, active license in at least
    
one other jurisdiction of the United States and proof that each current active license or temporary license held by the applicant within the last 5 years is unencumbered;
        (3) a completed application for a temporary permit;
    
and
        (4) the required temporary permit fee.
    (d) The Department may refuse to issue an applicant a temporary permit authorized pursuant to this Section if, within 14 working days after its receipt of an application for a temporary permit, the Department determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
    
the laws of a jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
        (2) the applicant has had a license or permit related
    
to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction within the last 5 years, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
    
endorsement.
    (e) The Department may revoke a temporary permit issued pursuant to this Section if it determines that:
        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
    
the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant has had a
    
license or permit related to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another jurisdiction, if at least one of the grounds for revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary action under this Act; or
        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
    
endorsement.
    (f) A temporary permit issued under this Section shall expire 6 months after the date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the Department in hardship cases, as defined by rule and upon approval of the Secretary. However, a temporary permit shall automatically expire upon issuance of the Illinois license or upon notification that the Department intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first.
    (g) All applicants for registered professional nurse licensure have 3 years after the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years after the date of application, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    (h) An applicant licensed in another state or territory who is applying for licensure and has received her or his education in a country other than the United States or its territories shall have her or his nursing education credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to be equivalent to a professional nursing education program approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated from a nursing education program outside of the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English shall submit evidence of English proficiency, as defined by rule.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)