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20 ILCS 2105/2105-15.7
(20 ILCS 2105/2105-15.7)
Implicit bias awareness training.
(a) As used in this Section, "health care professional" means a person licensed or registered by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation under the following Acts: Medical Practice Act of 1987, Nurse Practice Act, Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act, Illinois Dental Practice Act, Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, Pharmacy Practice Act, Illinois Physical Therapy Act, Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, Acupuncture Practice Act, Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act, Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act, Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act, Home Medical Equipment and Services Provider License Act, Naprapathic Practice Act, Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act, Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act, Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, Respiratory Care Practice Act, Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act, Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Provider Act, Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, Perfusionist Practice Act, Registered Surgical Assistant and Registered Surgical Technologist Title Protection Act, and Genetic Counselor Licensing Act.
(b) For license or registration renewals occurring on or after January 1, 2023, a health care professional who has continuing education requirements must complete at least a one-hour course in training on implicit bias awareness per renewal period. A health care professional may count this one hour for completion of this course toward meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing education. Any training on implicit bias awareness applied to meet any other State licensure requirement, professional accreditation or certification requirement, or health care institutional practice agreement may count toward the one-hour requirement under this Section.
(c) The Department may adopt rules for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-4, eff. 4-27-21; 102-674, eff. 11-30-21.)