(225 ILCS 65/80-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 80-40. Licensure by examination. An applicant for licensure by examination to practice as a licensed medication aide must:
        (1) submit a completed written application on forms
    
provided by the Department and fees as established by the Department;
        (2) be age 18 or older;
        (3) have a high school diploma or a high school
    
equivalency certificate;
        (4) demonstrate the ability to speak, read, and write
    
the English language, as determined by rule;
        (5) demonstrate competency in math, as determined by
    
rule;
        (6) be currently certified in good standing as a
    
certified nursing assistant and provide proof of 2,000 hours of practice as a certified nursing assistant within 3 years before application for licensure;
        (7) submit to the criminal history records check
    
required under Section 50-35 of this Act;
        (8) have not engaged in conduct or behavior
    
determined to be grounds for discipline under this Act;
        (9) be currently certified to perform cardiopulmonary
    
resuscitation by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross;
        (10) have successfully completed a course of study
    
approved by the Department as defined by rule; to be approved, the program must include a minimum of 60 hours of classroom-based medication aide education, a minimum of 10 hours of simulation laboratory study, and a minimum of 30 hours of registered nurse-supervised clinical practicum with progressive responsibility of patient medication assistance;
        (11) have successfully completed the Medication Aide
    
Certification Examination or other examination authorized by the Department; and
        (12) submit proof of employment by a qualifying
    
facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-990, eff. 8-18-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)