(225 ILCS 125/25)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
Board of Licensing for Perfusionists.
(a) The Secretary shall appoint a Board of Licensing for Perfusionists which
shall serve in
an advisory capacity to the Secretary. The Board shall be comprised of 5 persons appointed by the Secretary, who shall give due consideration to recommendations by members of the profession of
perfusion and perfusion organizations within the State.
(b) Two members must hold an active license
to engage in the practice of perfusion in this State, one member must be a
physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 who is board
certified in and actively engaged in the practice of cardiothoracic surgery,
one member must be a licensed registered professional nurse certified by the
Association of Operating Room Nurses, and one member must be a member of the
public who is not licensed under this Act or a similar Act of another
jurisdiction and who has no connection with the profession.
(c) Members shall serve 4-year terms and until their successors are appointed and
qualified, except that, of the initial appointments, 2 members shall be
appointed to serve for 2 years, 2 members shall be appointed to serve for 3
years, and 1
member shall be appointed to serve for 4 years, and until their successors are
appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a
term that would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to be longer
than 8 consecutive years.
(d) Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the
same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated
(e) The Board shall annually elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson who shall
preside in the absence of the chairperson.
(f) Insofar as possible, the licensed professionals appointed to serve on the Board shall be generally representative of the occupational and geographical distribution of licensed professionals within this State.
(g) The Secretary
may remove or suspend any member for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause.
(h) The Secretary
may give due consideration to all recommendations of the Board.
(i) Three Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
(j) Except for willful or wanton misconduct, members of the Board shall be immune from liability
in any action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other
activity performed in good faith as a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-682, eff. 8-25-09.)