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(225 ILCS 60/19)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4400-19)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Licensure by endorsement.
The Department may, in its
issue a license by endorsement to any person who is currently licensed
to practice medicine in all of its branches,
or a chiropractic physician, in any other state,
territory, country or province, upon the following
conditions and submitting evidence satisfactory to the Department of the following:
(B) That the applicant is of good moral character.
In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities which would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. The Department may also request the applicant to submit, and may consider as evidence of moral character, endorsements from 2 or 3 individuals licensed under this Act;
(C) That the applicant is physically, mentally and
professionally capable of practicing medicine with reasonable judgment, skill and safety. In determining physical, mental and professional capacity under this Section the Medical Board may, upon a showing of a possible incapacity, compel an applicant to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, in the same manner as provided in Section 22 and may condition or restrict any license, subject to the same terms and conditions as are provided for the Medical Board under Section 22 of this Act.
(D) That if the applicant seeks to practice medicine
(1) if the applicant was licensed in another
jurisdiction prior to January 1, 1988, that the applicant has satisfied the educational requirements of paragraph (1) of subsection (A) or paragraph (2) of subsection (A) of Section 11 of this Act; or
(2) if the applicant was licensed in another
jurisdiction after December 31, 1987, that the applicant has satisfied the educational requirements of paragraph (A)(2) of Section 11 of this Act; and
(3) the requirements for a license to practice
medicine in all of its branches in the particular state, territory, country or province in which the applicant is licensed are deemed by the Department to have been substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice medicine in all of its branches in force in this State at the date of the applicant's license;
(E) That if the applicant seeks to treat human
ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery:
(1) the applicant is a graduate of a chiropractic
school or college approved by the Department at the time of their graduation;
(2) the requirements for the applicant's license
to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs are deemed by the Department to have been substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice in this State at the date of the applicant's license;
(F) That the Department may, in its discretion, issue
a license by endorsement to any graduate of a medical or osteopathic college, reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the Department, who has passed an examination for admission to the United States Public Health Service, or who has passed any other examination deemed by the Department to have been at least equal in all substantial respects to the examination required for admission to any such medical corps;
(G) That applications for licenses by endorsement
shall be filed with the Department, under oath, on forms prepared and furnished by the Department, and shall set forth, and applicants therefor shall supply such information respecting the life, education, professional practice, and moral character of applicants as the Department may require to be filed for its use;
(H) That the applicant undergo the criminal
background check established under Section 9.7 of this Act.
In the exercise of its discretion under this Section,
the Department is empowered to consider and evaluate each
applicant on an individual basis. It may take into account,
among other things: the extent to which the applicant will bring unique experience and skills to the State of Illinois or the extent to which there is or is not
available to the Department authentic and definitive
information concerning the quality of medical education and
clinical training which the applicant has had. Under no
circumstances shall a license be issued under the provisions
of this Section to any person who has previously taken and
failed the written examination conducted by the Department
for such license. In the exercise of its discretion under this Section, the Department may require an applicant to successfully complete an examination as recommended by the Medical Board. The Department may
also request the applicant to submit, and may consider as
evidence of moral character, evidence from 2 or 3
individuals licensed under this Act.
Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the
application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years, the
application shall be denied, the fees shall be forfeited, and the applicant
must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22