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(305 ILCS 5/5-8)
(from Ch. 23, par. 5-8)
In supplying medical assistance, the Illinois
Department may provide for the legally authorized services of (i) persons
licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, as amended, except as
hereafter in this Section stated, whether under a
general or limited license, (ii) persons licensed under the Nurse Practice Act as advanced practice nurses, regardless of whether or not the persons have written collaborative agreements, (iii) persons licensed or registered
other laws of this State to provide dental, medical, pharmaceutical,
optometric, podiatric, or nursing services, or other remedial care
recognized under State law, and (iv) persons licensed under other laws of
this State as a clinical social worker. The Department shall adopt rules, no later than 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, for the legally authorized services of persons licensed under other laws of this State as a clinical social worker.
The Department may not provide for legally
authorized services of any physician who has been convicted of having performed
an abortion procedure in a wilful and wanton manner on a woman who was not
pregnant at the time such abortion procedure was performed. The
utilization of the services of persons engaged in the treatment or care of
the sick, which persons are not required to be licensed or registered under
the laws of this State, is not prohibited by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 99-621, eff. 1-1-17