(225 ILCS 80/12)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3912)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
Applications for licenses.
original licenses shall be
made to the Department in writing or electronically on forms prescribed by the Department and
shall be accompanied by the required fee, which shall not be refundable.
Any such application shall require such information as in the judgment of
the Department will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of
the applicant for a license.
Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the
application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years, the
application shall be denied, the application fees shall be forfeited, and the
applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of
Applicants who meet all other conditions for licensure and who will be
optometry in a residency program approved by the Board may apply for and
limited one year license to practice optometry as a resident in the program. The holder of a valid one-year residency license may perform those acts prescribed by and incidental to the residency license holder's program of residency training, with the same privileges and responsibilities as a fully licensed optometrist, but may not otherwise engage in the practice of optometry in this State, unless fully licensed under this Act.
The Department may revoke a one-year residency license upon proof that the residency license holder has engaged in the practice of optometry in this State outside of his or her residency program or if the residency license holder fails to supply the Department, within 10 days after its request, with information concerning his or her current status and activities in the residency program.
(Source: P.A. 94-787, eff. 5-19-06.)