(20 ILCS 2105/2105-370)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 103-522)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 2105-370. Data on applications. In conjunction with applications for licensure, the Department shall request, and applicants may voluntarily provide, demographic information that includes sex, ethnicity, race, and disability. On or before March 1 of each calendar year, the Department shall publish a report on the Department's website that contains the demographic information it collected the preceding calendar year, the number of applications for licensure and renewal of licensure it received in the preceding calendar year, and the number of applicants who were denied licensure in the preceding calendar year regardless of whether application was made in that calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 103-522, eff. 1-1-25.)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 103-531)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 2105-370. Continuing education; cultural competency.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Cultural competency" means a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables a health care professional or organization to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities.
    "Health care professional" means a person licensed or registered by the Department under the following Acts: the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Nurse Practice Act, the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act, the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, the Illinois Physical Therapy Act, the Pharmacy Practice Act, the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act, the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act, the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act, the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Respiratory Care Practice Act, the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act, the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, the Illinois Dental Practice Act, the Illinois Dental Practice Act, or the Behavior Analyst Licensing Act.
    (b) For health care professional license or registration renewals occurring on or after January 1, 2025, a health care professional who has continuing education requirements must complete at least a one-hour course in training on cultural competency. A health care professional may count this one hour for completion of this course toward meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing education.
    (c) The Department may adopt rules for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 103-531, eff. 1-1-25.)