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Public Act 100-0183


 

Public Act 0183 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0183
 
HB3490 EnrolledLRB100 08312 MJP 18419 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Nursing Education Scholarship Law is amended
by changing Section 3 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 975/3)  (from Ch. 144, par. 2753)
    Sec. 3. Definitions.
    The following terms, whenever used or referred to, have the
following meanings except where the context clearly indicates
otherwise:
    (1) "Board" means the Board of Higher Education created by
the Board of Higher Education Act.
    (2) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public
Health.
    (3) "Approved institution" means a public community
college, private junior college, hospital-based diploma in
nursing program, or public or private college or university
with a pre-licensure nursing education program located in this
State that has approval by the Department of Financial and
Professional Regulation for an associate degree in nursing
program, associate degree in applied sciences in nursing
program, hospital-based diploma in nursing program,
baccalaureate degree in nursing program, graduate degree in
nursing program, or certificate in a practical nursing program
or a post-licensure nursing education program approved by the
Illinois Board of Higher Education or any successor agency with
similar authority.
    (4) "Baccalaureate degree in nursing program" means a
program offered by an approved institution and leading to a
bachelor of science degree in nursing.
    (5) "Enrollment" means the establishment and maintenance
of an individual's status as a student in an approved
institution, regardless of the terms used at the institution to
describe such status.
    (6) "Academic year" means the period of time from September
1 of one year through August 31 of the next year or as
otherwise defined by the academic institution.
    (7) "Associate degree in nursing program or hospital-based
diploma in nursing program" means a program offered by an
approved institution and leading to an associate degree in
nursing, associate degree in applied sciences in nursing, or
hospital-based diploma in nursing.
    (8) "Graduate degree in nursing program" means a program
offered by an approved institution and leading to a master of
science degree in nursing or a doctorate of philosophy or
doctorate of nursing degree in nursing.
    (9) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
Department of Public Health.
    (10) "Accepted for admission" means a student has completed
the requirements for entry into an associate degree in nursing
program, associate degree in applied sciences in nursing
program, hospital-based diploma in nursing program,
baccalaureate degree in nursing program, graduate degree in
nursing program, or certificate in practical nursing program at
an approved institution, as documented by the institution.
    (11) "Fees" means those mandatory charges, in addition to
tuition, that all enrolled students must pay, including
required course or lab fees.
    (12) "Full-time student" means a student enrolled for at
least 12 hours per term or as otherwise determined by the
academic institution.
    (13) "Law" means the Nursing Education Scholarship Law.
    (14) "Nursing employment obligation" means employment in
this State as a registered professional nurse, licensed
practical nurse, or advanced practice nurse in direct patient
care for at least one year for each year of scholarship
assistance received through the Nursing Education Scholarship
Program.
    (15) "Part-time student" means a person who is enrolled for
at least one-third of the number of hours required per term by
a school for its full-time students.
    (16) "Practical nursing program" means a program offered by
an approved institution leading to a certificate in practical
nursing.
    (17) "Registered professional nurse" means a person who is
currently licensed as a registered professional nurse by the
Department of Professional Regulation under the Nurse Practice
Act.
    (18) "Licensed practical nurse" means a person who is
currently licensed as a licensed practical nurse by the
Department of Professional Regulation under the Nurse Practice
Act.
    (19) "School term" means an academic term, such as a
semester, quarter, trimester, or number of clock hours, as
defined by an approved institution.
    (20) "Student in good standing" means a student maintaining
a cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least the
academic grade of a "C".
    (21) "Total and permanent disability" means a physical or
mental impairment, disease, or loss of a permanent nature that
prevents nursing employment with or without reasonable
accommodation. Proof of disability shall be a declaration from
the social security administration, Illinois Workers'
Compensation Commission, Department of Defense, or an insurer
authorized to transact business in Illinois who is providing
disability insurance coverage to a contractor.
    (22) "Tuition" means the established charges of an
institution of higher learning for instruction at that
institution.
    (23) "Nurse educator" means a person who is currently
licensed as a registered nurse by the Department of
Professional Regulation under the Nurse Practice Act, who has a
graduate degree in nursing, and who is employed by an approved
academic institution to educate registered nursing students,
licensed practical nursing students, and registered nurses
pursuing graduate degrees.
    (24) "Nurse educator employment obligation" means
employment in this State as a nurse educator for at least 2
years for each year of scholarship assistance received under
Section 6.5 of this Law.
    Rulemaking authority to implement this amendatory Act of
the 96th General Assembly, if any, is conditioned on the rules
being adopted in accordance with all provisions of the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act and all rules and procedures of
the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; any purported rule
not so adopted, for whatever reason, is unauthorized.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07;
96-805, eff. 10-30-09.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/18/2017