(225 ILCS 65/70-50)
(was 225 ILCS 65/20-40)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(a) There is hereby created within the State Treasury the
Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund. The monies in the Fund may be
used by and at the direction of the Department for the administration and
enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to:
(1) Distribution and publication of this Act and
(2) Employment of secretarial, nursing,
administrative, enforcement, and other staff for the administration of this Act.
(b) Disposition of fees:
(1) $5 of every licensure fee shall be placed in a
fund for assistance to nurses enrolled in a diversionary program as approved by the Department.
(2) All of the fees, fines, and penalties collected
pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund.
(3) Each fiscal year, the moneys deposited in the
Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund shall be appropriated to the Department for expenses of the Department and the Board in the administration of this Act. All earnings received from investment of moneys in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund shall be deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund and shall be used for the same purposes as fees deposited in the Fund.
(4) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and
for each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000 of the moneys deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund each year shall be set aside and appropriated to the Department of Public Health for nursing scholarships awarded pursuant to the Nursing Education Scholarship Law. Representatives of the Department and the Nursing Education Scholarship Program Advisory Council shall review this requirement and the scholarship awards every 2 years.
(5) Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the
Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
Moneys set aside for nursing scholarships awarded pursuant to
the Nursing Education Scholarship Law as provided in item (4)
of subsection (b)
of this Section may not be transferred under Section 8h of the State Finance Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 96-805, eff. 10-30-09.)