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225 ILCS 61/10

    (225 ILCS 61/10)
    Sec. 10. Physician profiles. The Department shall make available to the public a profile of each physician. The Department shall make this information available through an Internet web site and, if requested, in writing. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the physician profile shall contain the following information:
        (1) the full name of the physician;
        (2) a description of any criminal convictions for
felonies and Class A misdemeanors, as determined by the Department, within the most recent 10 years. For the purposes of this Section, a person shall be deemed to be convicted of a crime if he or she pleaded guilty or if he was found or adjudged guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction;
        (3) a description of any final Department
disciplinary actions within the most recent 10 years;
        (4) a description of any final disciplinary actions
by licensing boards in other states within the most recent 10 years;
        (5) a description of revocation or involuntary
restriction of hospital privileges for reasons related to competence or character that have been taken by the hospital's governing body or any other official of the hospital after procedural due process has been afforded, or the resignation from or nonrenewal of medical staff membership or the restriction of privileges at a hospital taken in lieu of or in settlement of a pending disciplinary case related to competence or character in that hospital. Only cases which have occurred within the most recent 10 years shall be disclosed by the Department to the public;
        (6) all medical malpractice court judgments and all
medical malpractice arbitration awards in which a payment was awarded to a complaining party during the most recent 10 years and all settlements of medical malpractice claims in which a payment was made to a complaining party within the most recent 10 years. A medical malpractice judgment or award that has been appealed shall be identified prominently as "Under Appeal" on the profile within 20 days of formal written notice to the Department. Information concerning all settlements shall be accompanied by the following statement: "Settlement of a claim may occur for a variety of reasons which do not necessarily reflect negatively on the professional competence or conduct of the physician. A payment in settlement of a medical malpractice action or claim should not be construed as creating a presumption that medical malpractice has occurred." Nothing in this subdivision (6) shall be construed to limit or prevent the Disciplinary Board from providing further explanatory information regarding the significance of categories in which settlements are reported. Pending malpractice claims shall not be disclosed by the Department to the public. Nothing in this subdivision (6) shall be construed to prevent the Disciplinary Board from investigating and the Department from disciplining a physician on the basis of medical malpractice claims that are pending;
        (7) names of medical schools attended, dates of
attendance, and date of graduation;
        (8) graduate medical education;
        (9) specialty board certification. The toll-free
number of the American Board of Medical Specialties shall be included to verify current board certification status;
        (10) number of years in practice and locations;
        (11) names of the hospitals where the physician has
        (12) appointments to medical school faculties and
indication as to whether a physician has a responsibility for graduate medical education within the most recent 10 years;
        (13) information regarding publications in
peer-reviewed medical literature within the most recent 10 years;
        (14) information regarding professional or community
service activities and awards;
        (15) the location of the physician's primary practice
        (16) identification of any translating services that
may be available at the physician's primary practice location; and
        (17) an indication of whether the physician
participates in the Medicaid program.
    A physician who has retired from active practice may use the title "Retired" in his or her physician profile. If the physician uses that title in his or her profile, he or she is not required to provide office addresses and other practice specific information.
(Source: P.A. 98-210, eff. 1-1-14; 99-330, eff. 8-10-15.)