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(225 ILCS 85/12)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4132)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
Expiration of license; renewal.
(a) The expiration date and renewal
each license issued under this Act
shall be set by rule.
(b) As a condition for the renewal of a license as
a pharmacist, the licensee shall provide evidence to the
Department of completion of a total of 30 hours of pharmacy continuing
education during the 24 months
preceding the expiration date
of the certificate. Such continuing education shall be approved by
the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy
(c) The Department may establish by rule a means for the verification
of completion of the continuing education required by this Section.
This verification may be accomplished through audits of records maintained
by licensees, by requiring the filing of continuing education certificates
with the Department or a qualified organization selected by the Department
to maintain such records or by other means established by the Department.
(d) Rules developed under this Section may provide for a reasonable biennial
fee, not to exceed $20, to fund the cost of such recordkeeping.
The Department may, by rule, further provide an orderly process
for the restoration of licenses which have not been renewed due to
the failure to meet the continuing education requirements of this Section.
The requirements of continuing education may be waived, in whole or
in part, in cases of extreme hardship as defined by rule of the Department.
Such waivers shall be granted for not more than one of any 3 consecutive
(e) Any pharmacist who has permitted his license to expire or who has had
his license on inactive status may have his license restored by making
application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department
of his fitness to have his license restored, and by paying the required
The Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established
by rule his fitness for restoration of his license and shall establish
procedures and requirements for such restoration. However, any pharmacist
who demonstrates that he has continuously maintained active practice
in another jurisdiction pursuant to a license in good standing, and
who has substantially complied with the continuing education requirements
of this Section shall not be subject to further evaluation for purposes
of this Section.
(f) Any licensee who shall engage in the practice for which his or her
was issued while the license is expired or on inactive status
be considered to be practicing without a license which, shall be grounds
for discipline under Section 30 of this Act.
(g) Any pharmacy operating on an expired license is engaged in
practice of pharmacy and is subject to discipline under Section 30 of this
Act. A pharmacy whose license has been expired for one year or
more may not
have its license restored but must apply for a new license and meet all
requirements for licensure. Any pharmacy whose license has been expired for
less than one year may apply for restoration of its license and shall have
its license restored.
(h) However, any pharmacist whose license expired while he was (1) in
Federal Service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United
States, or the State Militia called into service or training, or (2)
in training or education under the supervision of the United States
preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his license
or certificate restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees, if
within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training
or education he furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence
to the effect that he has been so engaged and that his service, training
or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17.)