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Full Text of HB0366  102nd General Assembly

HB0366 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0366

 

Introduced 1/29/2021, by Rep. Sue Scherer

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
225 ILCS 65/55-10  was 225 ILCS 65/10-30
225 ILCS 65/55-11
225 ILCS 65/60-10
225 ILCS 65/60-11
225 ILCS 65/65-5  was 225 ILCS 65/15-10

    Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must issue or deny a license no later than 30 days after completion of the application for practical nurse and registered professional nurse licensure. Provides that the Department must issue or deny a license no later than 30 days after receiving the required documentation for advanced practice registered nurse licensure. Effective immediately.


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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Nurse Practice Act is amended by changing
5Sections 55-10, 55-11, 60-10, 60-11, and 65-5 as follows:
 
6    (225 ILCS 65/55-10)   (was 225 ILCS 65/10-30)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
8    Sec. 55-10. LPN licensure by examination.
9    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
10of this Section is eligible for licensure as a licensed
11practical nurse.
12    (b) An applicant for licensure by examination to practice
13as a practical nurse is eligible for licensure when the
14following requirements are met:
15        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed written
16    application on forms provided by the Department and fees
17    as established by the Department;
18        (2) the applicant has graduated from a practical
19    nursing education program approved by the Department or
20    has been granted a certificate of completion of
21    pre-licensure requirements from another United States
22    jurisdiction;
23        (3) the applicant has successfully completed a

 

 

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1    licensure examination approved by the Department;
2        (4) (blank);
3        (5) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
4    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this
5    Act;
6        (6) the applicant has submitted either to the
7    Department or its designated testing service, a fee
8    covering the cost of providing the examination. Failure to
9    appear for the examination on the scheduled date at the
10    time and place specified after the applicant's application
11    for examination has been received and acknowledged by the
12    Department or the designated testing service shall result
13    in the forfeiture of the examination fee; and
14        (7) the applicant has met all other requirements
15    established by rule.
16    (b-5) If an applicant for licensure by examination
17neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to
18pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years
19of the date of initial application, the application shall be
20denied. When an applicant's application is denied due to the
21failure to pass the examination within the 3-year period, that
22applicant must undertake an additional course of education as
23defined by rule prior to submitting a new application for
24licensure. Any new application must be accompanied by the
25required fee, evidence of meeting the requirements in force at
26the time of the new application, and evidence of completion of

 

 

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1the additional course of education prescribed by rule.
2    An applicant may take and successfully complete a
3Department-approved examination in another jurisdiction.
4However, an applicant who has never been licensed previously
5in any jurisdiction that utilizes a Department-approved
6examination and who has taken and failed to pass the
7examination within 3 years after filing the application must
8submit proof of successful completion of a
9Department-authorized nursing education program or
10recompletion of an approved licensed practical nursing program
11prior to re-application.
12    (c) An applicant for licensure by examination shall have
13one year from the date of notification of successful
14completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a
15license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the
16applicant shall be required to retake and pass the examination
17unless licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States.
18    (d) A licensed practical nurse applicant who passes the
19Department-approved licensure examination and has applied to
20the Department for licensure may obtain employment as a
21license-pending practical nurse and practice as delegated by a
22registered professional nurse or an advanced practice
23registered nurse or physician. An individual may be employed
24as a license-pending practical nurse if all of the following
25criteria are met:
26        (1) He or she has completed and passed the

 

 

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1    Department-approved licensure exam and presents to the
2    employer the official written notification indicating
3    successful passage of the licensure examination.
4        (2) He or she has completed and submitted to the
5    Department an application for licensure under this Section
6    as a practical nurse.
7        (3) He or she has submitted the required licensure
8    fee.
9        (4) He or she has met all other requirements
10    established by rule, including having submitted to a
11    criminal history records check.
12    (e) The privilege to practice as a license-pending
13practical nurse shall terminate with the occurrence of any of
14the following:
15        (1) Three months have passed since the official date
16    of passing the licensure exam as inscribed on the formal
17    written notification indicating passage of the exam. This
18    3-month period may be extended as determined by rule.
19        (2) Receipt of the practical nurse license from the
20    Department.
21        (3) Notification from the Department that the
22    application for licensure has been denied.
23        (4) A request by the Department that the individual
24    terminate practicing as a license-pending practical nurse
25    until an official decision is made by the Department to
26    grant or deny a practical nurse license.

 

 

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1    (f) (Blank).
2    (g) All applicants for practical nurse licensure by
3examination who are graduates of nursing educational programs
4in a country other than the United States or its territories
5shall have their nursing education credentials evaluated by a
6Department-approved nursing credentialing evaluation service.
7No such applicant may be issued a license under this Act unless
8the applicant's program is deemed by the nursing credentialing
9evaluation service to be equivalent to a professional nursing
10education program approved by the Department. An applicant who
11has graduated from a nursing educational program outside of
12the United States or its territories and whose first language
13is not English shall submit evidence of English proficiency,
14as defined by rule.
15    (h) (Blank).
16    (i) (Blank).
17    (j) (Blank).
18    (k) (Blank).
19    (l) (Blank).
20    (m) All applicants for practical nurse licensure have 3
21years from the date of application to complete the application
22process. The Department must issue or deny a license no later
23than 30 days after completion of the application. If the
24process has not been completed within 3 years from the date of
25application, the application shall be denied, the fee
26forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the

 

 

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1requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
2(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
3    (225 ILCS 65/55-11)
4    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
5    Sec. 55-11. LPN licensure by endorsement.
6    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
7of this Section is eligible for licensure as a licensed
8practical nurse.
9    (b) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is a
10licensed practical nurse licensed by examination under the
11laws of another United States jurisdiction or a foreign
12jurisdiction is eligible for licensure when the following
13requirements are met:
14        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed written
15    application on forms supplied by the Department and fees
16    as established by the Department;
17        (2) the applicant has graduated from a practical
18    nursing education program approved by the Department;
19        (2.5) the applicant has successfully completed a
20    licensure examination approved by the Department;
21        (3) the applicant has been issued a licensed practical
22    nurse license by another United States or foreign
23    jurisdiction, which shall be verified, as defined by rule;
24        (4) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
25    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this

 

 

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1    Act; and
2        (5) the applicant has met all other requirements as
3    established by the Department by rule.
4    (c) An applicant licensed in another state or territory
5who is applying for licensure and has received her or his
6education in a country other than the United States or its
7territories shall have her or his nursing education
8credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing
9credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be
10issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program
11is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to
12be equivalent to a professional nursing education program
13approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated
14from a nursing education program outside of the United States
15or its territories and whose first language is not English
16shall submit evidence of English proficiency, as defined by
17rule.
18    (d) A licensed practical nurse who holds an unencumbered
19license in good standing in another United States jurisdiction
20and who has applied for practical nurse licensure under this
21Act by endorsement may be issued a temporary permit if
22satisfactory proof of such licensure in another jurisdiction
23is presented to the Department. The Department shall not issue
24an applicant a temporary practical nurse permit until it is
25satisfied that the applicant holds an active, unencumbered
26license in good standing in another jurisdiction. If the

 

 

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1applicant holds more than one current active license or one or
2more active temporary permits from another jurisdiction, the
3Department may not issue a temporary permit until the
4Department is satisfied that each current active license held
5by the applicant is unencumbered. The temporary permit, which
6shall be issued no later than 14 working days following
7receipt by the Department of an application for the temporary
8permit, shall be granted upon the submission of all of the
9following to the Department:
10        (1) a completed application for licensure as a
11    practical nurse;
12        (2) proof of a current, active license in at least one
13    other jurisdiction of the United States and proof that
14    each current active license or temporary permit held by
15    the applicant within the last 5 years is unencumbered;
16        (3) a signed and completed application for a temporary
17    permit; and
18        (4) the required temporary permit fee.
19    (e) The Department may refuse to issue an applicant a
20temporary permit authorized pursuant to this Section if,
21within 14 working days following its receipt of an application
22for a temporary permit, the Department determines that:
23        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
24    the laws of a jurisdiction of the United States that is:
25    (i) a felony; or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to
26    the practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;

 

 

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1        (2) the applicant has had a license or permit related
2    to the practice of practical nursing revoked, suspended,
3    or placed on probation by another jurisdiction within the
4    last 5 years and at least one of the grounds for revoking,
5    suspending, or placing on probation is the same or
6    substantially equivalent to grounds in Illinois; or
7        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
8    endorsement.
9    (f) The Department may revoke a temporary permit issued
10pursuant to this Section if it determines that:
11        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
12    the law of any jurisdiction of the United States that is
13    (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the
14    practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
15        (2) within the last 5 years the applicant has had a
16    license or permit related to the practice of nursing
17    revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another
18    jurisdiction, and at least one of the grounds for
19    revoking, suspending, or placing on probation is the same
20    or substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary
21    action under this Act; or
22        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
23    endorsement.
24    (g) A temporary permit shall expire 6 months after the
25date of issuance. Further renewal may be granted by the
26Department in hardship cases, as defined by rule and upon

 

 

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1approval of the Secretary. However, a temporary permit shall
2automatically expire upon issuance of a valid license under
3this Act or upon notification that the Department intends to
4deny licensure, whichever occurs first.
5    (h) All applicants for practical nurse licensure have 3
6years after the date of application to complete the
7application process. The Department must issue or deny a
8license no later than 30 days after completion of the
9application. If the process has not been completed within 3
10years after the date of application, the application shall be
11denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and
12meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
13(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
14    (225 ILCS 65/60-10)
15    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
16    Sec. 60-10. RN licensure by examination.
17    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
18of this Section is eligible for licensure as a registered
19professional nurse.
20    (b) An applicant for licensure by examination to practice
21as a registered professional nurse is eligible for licensure
22when the following requirements are met:
23        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed written
24    application, on forms provided by the Department, and
25    fees, as established by the Department;

 

 

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1        (2) the applicant has graduated from a professional
2    nursing education program approved by the Department or
3    has been granted a certificate of completion of
4    pre-licensure requirements from another United States
5    jurisdiction;
6        (3) the applicant has successfully completed a
7    licensure examination approved by the Department;
8        (4) (blank);
9        (5) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
10    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this
11    Act;
12        (6) the applicant has submitted, either to the
13    Department or its designated testing service, a fee
14    covering the cost of providing the examination; failure to
15    appear for the examination on the scheduled date at the
16    time and place specified after the applicant's application
17    for examination has been received and acknowledged by the
18    Department or the designated testing service shall result
19    in the forfeiture of the examination fee; and
20        (7) the applicant has met all other requirements
21    established by the Department by rule.
22    An applicant for licensure by examination may take the
23Department-approved examination in another jurisdiction.
24    (b-5) If an applicant for licensure by examination
25neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to
26pass an examination for a license within 3 years of the date of

 

 

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1initial application, the application shall be denied. When an
2applicant's application is denied due to the failure to pass
3the examination within the 3-year period, that applicant must
4undertake an additional course of education as defined by rule
5prior to submitting a new application for licensure. Any new
6application must be accompanied by the required fee, evidence
7of meeting the requirements in force at the time of the new
8application, and evidence of completion of the additional
9course of education prescribed by rule.
10    (c) An applicant for licensure by examination shall have
11one year after the date of notification of the successful
12completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a
13license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the
14applicant shall be required to retake and pass the examination
15unless licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States.
16    (d) An applicant for licensure by examination who passes
17the Department-approved licensure examination for professional
18nursing may obtain employment as a license-pending registered
19nurse and practice under the direction of a registered
20professional nurse or an advanced practice registered nurse
21until such time as he or she receives his or her license to
22practice or until the license is denied. In no instance shall
23any such applicant practice or be employed in any management
24capacity. An individual may be employed as a license-pending
25registered nurse if all of the following criteria are met:
26        (1) He or she has completed and passed the

 

 

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1    Department-approved licensure exam and presents to the
2    employer the official written notification indicating
3    successful passage of the licensure examination.
4        (2) He or she has completed and submitted to the
5    Department an application for licensure under this Section
6    as a registered professional nurse.
7        (3) He or she has submitted the required licensure
8    fee.
9        (4) He or she has met all other requirements
10    established by rule, including having submitted to a
11    criminal history records check.
12    (e) The privilege to practice as a license-pending
13registered nurse shall terminate with the occurrence of any of
14the following:
15        (1) Three months have passed since the official date
16    of passing the licensure exam as inscribed on the formal
17    written notification indicating passage of the exam. The
18    3-month license pending period may be extended if more
19    time is needed by the Department to process the licensure
20    application.
21        (2) Receipt of the registered professional nurse
22    license from the Department.
23        (3) Notification from the Department that the
24    application for licensure has been refused.
25        (4) A request by the Department that the individual
26    terminate practicing as a license-pending registered nurse

 

 

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1    until an official decision is made by the Department to
2    grant or deny a registered professional nurse license.
3    (f) (Blank).
4    (g) (Blank).
5    (h) (Blank).
6    (i) (Blank).
7    (j) (Blank).
8    (k) All applicants for registered professional nurse
9licensure have 3 years after the date of application to
10complete the application process. The Department must issue or
11deny a license no later than 30 days after completion of the
12application. If the process has not been completed within 3
13years after the date of application, the application shall be
14denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and
15meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
16    (l) All applicants for registered nurse licensure by
17examination who are graduates of practical nursing educational
18programs in a country other than the United States and its
19territories shall have their nursing education credentials
20evaluated by a Department-approved nursing credentialing
21evaluation service. No such applicant may be issued a license
22under this Act unless the applicant's program is deemed by the
23nursing credentialing evaluation service to be equivalent to a
24professional nursing education program approved by the
25Department. An applicant who has graduated from a nursing
26educational program outside of the United States or its

 

 

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1territories and whose first language is not English shall
2submit evidence of English proficiency, as defined by rule.
3    (m) (Blank).
4(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
5    (225 ILCS 65/60-11)
6    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
7    Sec. 60-11. RN licensure by endorsement.
8    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
9of this Section is eligible for licensure as a registered
10professional nurse.
11    (b) An applicant for registered professional nurse
12licensure by endorsement who is a registered professional
13nurse licensed by examination under the laws of another United
14States jurisdiction or a foreign jurisdiction is eligible for
15licensure when the following requirements are met:
16        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed written
17    application, on forms supplied by the Department, and fees
18    as established by the Department;
19        (2) the applicant has graduated from a registered
20    professional nursing education program approved by the
21    Department;
22        (2.5) the applicant has successfully completed a
23    licensure examination approved by the Department;
24        (3) the applicant has been issued a registered
25    professional nurse license by another United States or

 

 

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1    foreign jurisdiction, which shall be verified, as defined
2    by rule;
3        (4) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
4    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this
5    Act; and
6        (5) the applicant has met all other requirements as
7    established by the Department by rule.
8    (c) Pending the issuance of a license under this Section,
9the Department may grant an applicant a temporary permit to
10practice nursing as a registered professional nurse if the
11Department is satisfied that the applicant holds an active,
12unencumbered license in good standing in another United States
13jurisdiction. If the applicant holds more than one current
14active license or one or more active temporary licenses from
15another jurisdiction, the Department may not issue a temporary
16permit until the Department is satisfied that each current
17active license held by the applicant is unencumbered. The
18temporary permit, which shall be issued no later than 14
19working days after receipt by the Department of an application
20for the temporary permit, shall be granted upon the submission
21of all of the following to the Department:
22        (1) a completed application for licensure as a
23    registered professional nurse;
24        (2) proof of a current, active license in at least one
25    other jurisdiction of the United States and proof that
26    each current active license or temporary license held by

 

 

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1    the applicant within the last 5 years is unencumbered;
2        (3) a completed application for a temporary permit;
3    and
4        (4) the required temporary permit fee.
5    (d) The Department may refuse to issue an applicant a
6temporary permit authorized pursuant to this Section if,
7within 14 working days after its receipt of an application for
8a temporary permit, the Department determines that:
9        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
10    the laws of a jurisdiction of the United States that is (i)
11    a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the
12    practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
13        (2) the applicant has had a license or permit related
14    to the practice of nursing revoked, suspended, or placed
15    on probation by another jurisdiction within the last 5
16    years, if at least one of the grounds for revoking,
17    suspending, or placing on probation is the same or
18    substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary
19    action under this Act; or
20        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
21    endorsement.
22    (e) The Department may revoke a temporary permit issued
23pursuant to this Section if it determines that:
24        (1) the applicant has been convicted of a crime under
25    the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is
26    (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor directly related to the

 

 

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1    practice of the profession, within the last 5 years;
2        (2) within the last 5 years, the applicant has had a
3    license or permit related to the practice of nursing
4    revoked, suspended, or placed on probation by another
5    jurisdiction, if at least one of the grounds for revoking,
6    suspending, or placing on probation is the same or
7    substantially equivalent to grounds for disciplinary
8    action under this Act; or
9        (3) the Department intends to deny licensure by
10    endorsement.
11    (f) A temporary permit issued under this Section shall
12expire 6 months after the date of issuance. Further renewal
13may be granted by the Department in hardship cases, as defined
14by rule and upon approval of the Secretary. However, a
15temporary permit shall automatically expire upon issuance of
16the Illinois license or upon notification that the Department
17intends to deny licensure, whichever occurs first.
18    (g) All applicants for registered professional nurse
19licensure have 3 years after the date of application to
20complete the application process. The Department must issue or
21deny a license no later than 30 days after completion of the
22application. If the process has not been completed within 3
23years after the date of application, the application shall be
24denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and
25meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
26    (h) An applicant licensed in another state or territory

 

 

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1who is applying for licensure and has received her or his
2education in a country other than the United States or its
3territories shall have her or his nursing education
4credentials evaluated by a Department-approved nursing
5credentialing evaluation service. No such applicant may be
6issued a license under this Act unless the applicant's program
7is deemed by the nursing credentialing evaluation service to
8be equivalent to a professional nursing education program
9approved by the Department. An applicant who has graduated
10from a nursing education program outside of the United States
11or its territories and whose first language is not English
12shall submit evidence of English proficiency, as defined by
13rule.
14(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
15    (225 ILCS 65/65-5)   (was 225 ILCS 65/15-10)
16    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
17    Sec. 65-5. Qualifications for APRN licensure.
18    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
19of this Section is eligible for licensure as an advanced
20practice registered nurse.
21    (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced
22practice registered nurse is eligible for licensure when the
23following requirements are met:
24        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed
25    application and any fees as established by the Department;

 

 

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1        (2) the applicant holds a current license to practice
2    as a registered professional nurse under this Act;
3        (3) the applicant has successfully completed
4    requirements to practice as, and holds and maintains
5    current, national certification as, a nurse midwife,
6    clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or
7    certified registered nurse anesthetist from the
8    appropriate national certifying body as determined by rule
9    of the Department;
10        (4) the applicant has obtained a graduate degree
11    appropriate for national certification in a clinical
12    advanced practice registered nursing specialty or a
13    graduate degree or post-master's certificate from a
14    graduate level program in a clinical advanced practice
15    registered nursing specialty;
16        (5) (blank);
17        (6) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
18    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this
19    Act; and
20        (7) if applicable, the applicant has submitted
21    verification of licensure status in another jurisdiction,
22    as provided by rule.
23    The Department must issue or deny a license no later than
2430 days after receiving the required documentation.
25    (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as
26an advanced practice registered nurse in the category of

 

 

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1certified registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a
2graduate degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section
3shall be qualified for licensure if that person:
4        (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
5    a nurse anesthesia program described in item (4) of
6    subsection (b) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
7        (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
8    nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying
9    body; and
10        (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
11    recertification status as a certified registered nurse
12    anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body.
13    The Department must issue or deny a license no later than
1430 days after receiving the required documentation.
15    (b-10) The Department may issue a certified registered
16nurse anesthetist license to an APRN who (i) does not have a
17graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1,
182023, and (iii) submits all of the following to the
19Department:
20        (1) His or her current State registered nurse license
21    number.
22        (2) Proof of current national certification, which
23    includes the completion of an examination from either of
24    the following:
25            (A) the Council on Certification of the American
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1            (B) the Council on Recertification of the American
2        Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
3        (3) Proof of the successful completion of a post-basic
4    advanced practice formal education program in the area of
5    nurse anesthesia prior to January 1, 1999.
6        (4) His or her complete work history for the 5-year
7    period immediately preceding the date of his or her
8    application.
9        (5) Verification of licensure as an advanced practice
10    registered nurse from the state in which he or she was
11    originally licensed, current state of licensure, and any
12    other state in which he or she has been actively
13    practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse within
14    the 5-year period immediately preceding the date of his or
15    her application. If applicable, this verification must
16    state:
17            (A) the time during which he or she was licensed in
18        each state, including the date of the original
19        issuance of each license; and
20            (B) any disciplinary action taken or pending
21        concerning any nursing license held, currently or in
22        the past, by the applicant.
23        (6) The required fee.
24    The Department must issue or deny a license no later than
2530 days after receiving the required documentation.
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1advanced practice registered nursing specialty need not
2possess multiple graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible
3for licenses for multiple advanced practice registered nurse
4licensure specialties, provided that the applicant (i) has met
5the requirements for at least one advanced practice registered
6nursing specialty under paragraph paragraphs (3) and (5) of
7subsection (b) (a) of this Section, (ii) possesses an
8additional graduate education that results in a certificate
9for another clinical advanced practice registered nurse
10specialty and that meets the requirements for the national
11certification from the appropriate nursing specialty, and
12(iii) holds a current national certification from the
13appropriate national certifying body for that additional
14advanced practice registered nursing specialty.
15(Source: P.A. 100-231, eff. 1-1-18; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18;
16revised 8-21-20.)
 
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.