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225 ILCS 65/65-50
(225 ILCS 65/65-50)
(was 225 ILCS 65/15-30)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
(a) No person shall use any words, abbreviations, figures,
letters, title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that
he or she is an advanced practice registered nurse, including,
but not limited to, using the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse", "Advanced
Practice Registered Nurse", "Certified Nurse Midwife", "Certified Nurse Practitioner",
"Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist", "Clinical Nurse Specialist", "A.P.R.N.", "C.N.M.", "C.N.P.",
"C.R.N.A.", "C.N.S.", or similar titles or initials, with the
intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice registered
nurse without meeting the requirements of this
Act. For purposes of this provision, the terms "advanced practice nurse" and "A.P.N." are considered to be similar titles or initials protected by this subsection (a). No advanced practice registered nurse licensed under this Act may use the title "doctor" or "physician" in paid or approved advertising. Any advertising must contain the appropriate advanced practice registered nurse credentials.
(b) No advanced practice registered nurse shall indicate to other persons that he or she is qualified to engage in the practice of medicine.
(c) An advanced practice registered nurse shall verbally
identify himself or herself as an advanced practice registered
nurse, including specialty certification, to each
patient. If an advanced practice registered nurse has a doctorate degree, when identifying himself or herself as "doctor" in a clinical setting, the advanced practice registered nurse must clearly state that his or her educational preparation is not in medicine and that he or she is not a medical doctor or physician.
(d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to relieve
an advanced practice registered nurse of the
professional or legal responsibility for the care and
treatment of persons attended by him or her.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18