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SB0677 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB0677

 

Introduced 2/25/2021, by Sen. Ram Villivalam

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
225 ILCS 60/11  from Ch. 111, par. 4400-11
225 ILCS 60/20.1 new

    Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that not later than 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall adopt rules that require a person seeking licensure to practice medicine in all of its branches to have completed 3 hours of education on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specifies that the education requirement shall only apply to applicants who serve or will serve adult populations and have or will have direct patient interactions in their capacity as physicians. Provides that not later than 12 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department shall adopt rules that require any continuing education for persons licensed to practice medicine under all of its branches to include an average of one hour of continuing education per license year on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specifies that the continuing education requirement shall only apply to persons who serve adult populations and have direct patient interactions in their capacity as physicians. Provides that the curriculum used for the education and continuing education requirements shall cover the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, including recognizing the signs and symptoms of dementia; person-centered care; assessment and care planning; and culturally competent health care.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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 Medical Practice Act of 1987 is amended by
5changing Section 11 and by adding Section 20.1 as follows:
 
6    (225 ILCS 60/11)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-11)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
8    Sec. 11. Minimum education standards. The minimum
9standards of professional education to be enforced by the
10Department in conducting examinations and issuing licenses
11shall be as follows:
12        (A) Practice of medicine. For the practice of medicine
13    in all of its branches:
14            (1) For applications for licensure under
15        subsection (D) of Section 19 of this Act:
16                (a) that the applicant is a graduate of a
17            medical or osteopathic college in the United
18            States, its territories or Canada, that the
19            applicant has completed a 2 year course of
20            instruction in a college of liberal arts, or its
21            equivalent, and a course of instruction in a
22            medical or osteopathic college approved by the
23            Department or by a private, not for profit

 

 

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1            accrediting body approved by the Department, and
2            in addition thereto, a course of postgraduate
3            clinical training of not less than 12 months as
4            approved by the Department; or
5                (b) that the applicant is a graduate of a
6            medical or osteopathic college located outside the
7            United States, its territories or Canada, and that
8            the degree conferred is officially recognized by
9            the country for the purposes of licensure, that
10            the applicant has completed a 2 year course of
11            instruction in a college of liberal arts or its
12            equivalent, and a course of instruction in a
13            medical or osteopathic college approved by the
14            Department, which course shall have been not less
15            than 132 weeks in duration and shall have been
16            completed within a period of not less than 35
17            months, and, in addition thereto, has completed a
18            course of postgraduate clinical training of not
19            less than 12 months, as approved by the
20            Department, and has complied with any other
21            standards established by rule.
22                For the purposes of this subparagraph (b) an
23            applicant is considered to be a graduate of a
24            medical college if the degree which is conferred
25            is officially recognized by that country for the
26            purposes of receiving a license to practice

 

 

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1            medicine in all of its branches or a document is
2            granted by the medical college which certifies the
3            completion of all formal training requirements
4            including any internship and social service; or
5                (c) that the applicant has studied medicine at
6            a medical or osteopathic college located outside
7            the United States, its territories, or Canada,
8            that the applicant has completed a 2 year course
9            of instruction in a college of liberal arts or its
10            equivalent and all of the formal requirements of a
11            foreign medical school except internship and
12            social service, which course shall have been not
13            less than 132 weeks in duration and shall have
14            been completed within a period of not less than 35
15            months; that the applicant has submitted an
16            application to a medical college accredited by the
17            Liaison Committee on Medical Education and
18            submitted to such evaluation procedures, including
19            use of nationally recognized medical student tests
20            or tests devised by the individual medical
21            college, and that the applicant has satisfactorily
22            completed one academic year of supervised clinical
23            training under the direction of such medical
24            college; and, in addition thereto has completed a
25            course of postgraduate clinical training of not
26            less than 12 months, as approved by the

 

 

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1            Department, and has complied with any other
2            standards established by rule.
3                (d) Any clinical clerkships must have been
4            completed in compliance with Section 10.3 of the
5            Hospital Licensing Act, as amended.
6            (2) Effective January 1, 1988, for applications
7        for licensure made subsequent to January 1, 1988,
8        under Sections 9 or 17 of this Act by individuals not
9        described in paragraph (3) of subsection (A) of
10        Section 11 who graduated after December 31, 1984:
11                (a) that the applicant: (i) graduated from a
12            medical or osteopathic college officially
13            recognized by the jurisdiction in which it is
14            located for the purpose of receiving a license to
15            practice medicine in all of its branches, and the
16            applicant has completed, as defined by the
17            Department, a 6 year postsecondary course of study
18            comprising at least 2 academic years of study in
19            the basic medical sciences; and 2 academic years
20            of study in the clinical sciences, while enrolled
21            in the medical college which conferred the degree,
22            the core rotations of which must have been
23            completed in clinical teaching facilities owned,
24            operated or formally affiliated with the medical
25            college which conferred the degree, or under
26            contract in teaching facilities owned, operated or

 

 

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1            affiliated with another medical college which is
2            officially recognized by the jurisdiction in which
3            the medical school which conferred the degree is
4            located; or (ii) graduated from a medical or
5            osteopathic college accredited by the Liaison
6            Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on
7            Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools in
8            conjunction with the Liaison Committee on Medical
9            Education, or the Bureau of Professional Education
10            of the American Osteopathic Association; and,
11            (iii) in addition thereto, has completed 24 months
12            of postgraduate clinical training, as approved by
13            the Department; or
14                (b) that the applicant has studied medicine at
15            a medical or osteopathic college located outside
16            the United States, its territories, or Canada,
17            that the applicant, in addition to satisfying the
18            requirements of subparagraph (a), except for the
19            awarding of a degree, has completed all of the
20            formal requirements of a foreign medical school
21            except internship and social service and has
22            submitted an application to a medical college
23            accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical
24            Education and submitted to such evaluation
25            procedures, including use of nationally recognized
26            medical student tests or tests devised by the

 

 

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1            individual medical college, and that the applicant
2            has satisfactorily completed one academic year of
3            supervised clinical training under the direction
4            of such medical college; and, in addition thereto,
5            has completed 24 months of postgraduate clinical
6            training, as approved by the Department, and has
7            complied with any other standards established by
8            rule.
9            (3) (Blank).
10            (4) Any person granted a temporary license
11        pursuant to Section 17 of this Act who shall
12        satisfactorily complete a course of postgraduate
13        clinical training and meet all of the requirements for
14        licensure shall be granted a permanent license
15        pursuant to Section 9.
16            (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
17        Section an individual holding a temporary license
18        under Section 17 of this Act shall be required to
19        satisfy the undergraduate medical and post-graduate
20        clinical training educational requirements in effect
21        on the date of their application for a temporary
22        license, provided they apply for a license under
23        Section 9 of this Act and satisfy all other
24        requirements of this Section while their temporary
25        license is in effect.
26            (6) Not later than 12 months after the effective

 

 

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1        date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
2        Assembly, the Department shall adopt rules that
3        require a person seeking licensure under this Act to
4        have completed 3 hours of education on the diagnosis,
5        treatment, and care of individuals with cognitive
6        impairments, including, but not limited to,
7        Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This
8        requirement shall only apply to applicants who serve
9        or will serve adult populations and have or will have
10        direct patient interactions in their capacity as
11        physicians. The curriculum used for the training shall
12        cover the following topics: diagnosis of Alzheimer's
13        disease and other dementias, including recognizing the
14        signs and symptoms of dementia; person-centered care;
15        assessment and care planning; and culturally competent
16        health care, as defined in subsection (b) of Section
17        2310-216 of the Department of Public Health Powers and
18        Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of
19        Illinois.
20        (B) Treating human ailments without drugs and without
21    operative surgery. For the practice of treating human
22    ailments without the use of drugs and without operative
23    surgery:
24            (1) For an applicant who was a resident student
25        and who is a graduate after July 1, 1926, of a
26        chiropractic college or institution, that such school,

 

 

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1        college or institution, at the time of the applicant's
2        graduation required as a prerequisite to admission
3        thereto a 4 year course of instruction in a high
4        school, and, as a prerequisite to graduation
5        therefrom, a course of instruction in the treatment of
6        human ailments, of not less than 132 weeks in duration
7        and which shall have been completed within a period of
8        not less than 35 months except that as to students
9        matriculating or entering upon a course of
10        chiropractic study during the years 1940, 1941, 1942,
11        1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, and 1947, such elapsed time
12        shall be not less than 32 months, such high school and
13        such school, college or institution having been
14        reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the
15        Department.
16            (2) For an applicant who is a matriculant in a
17        chiropractic college after September 1, 1969, that
18        such applicant shall be required to complete a 2 year
19        course of instruction in a liberal arts college or its
20        equivalent and a course of instruction in a
21        chiropractic college in the treatment of human
22        ailments, such course, as a prerequisite to graduation
23        therefrom, having been not less than 132 weeks in
24        duration and shall have been completed within a period
25        of not less than 35 months, such college of liberal
26        arts and chiropractic college having been reputable

 

 

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1        and in good standing in the judgment of the
2        Department.
3            (3) For an applicant who is a graduate of a United
4        States chiropractic college after August 19, 1981, the
5        college of the applicant must be fully accredited by
6        the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on
7        Chiropractic Education or its successor at the time of
8        graduation. Such graduates shall be considered to have
9        met the minimum requirements which shall be in
10        addition to those requirements set forth in the rules
11        and regulations promulgated by the Department.
12            (4) For an applicant who is a graduate of a
13        chiropractic college in another country; that such
14        chiropractic college be equivalent to the standards of
15        education as set forth for chiropractic colleges
16        located in the United States.
17(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)
 
18    (225 ILCS 60/20.1 new)
19    Sec. 20.1. Continuing education; cognitive impairments.
20Not later than 12 months after the effective date of this
21amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the Department
22shall adopt rules that require any continuing education for
23persons licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches
24under this Act to include an average of one hour of continuing
25education per license year on the diagnosis, treatment, and

 

 

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1care of individuals with cognitive impairments, including, but
2not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This
3requirement shall only apply to persons licensed under this
4Act who serve adult populations and have direct patient
5interactions in their capacity as physicians. The curriculum
6used for the training shall cover the following topics:
7diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias,
8including recognizing the signs and symptoms of dementia;
9person-centered care; assessment and care planning; and
10culturally competent health care, as defined in subsection (b)
11of Section 2310-216 of the Department of Public Health Powers
12and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.