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(225 ILCS 100/20.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Delegation of authority to advanced practice registered nurses.
(a) A podiatric physician in active clinical practice may collaborate with an advanced practice registered nurse in accordance with the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act. Collaboration shall be for the purpose of providing podiatric care and no employment relationship shall be required. A written collaborative agreement shall conform to the requirements of Section 65-35 of the Nurse Practice Act. A written collaborative agreement and podiatric physician collaboration and consultation shall be adequate with respect to advanced practice registered nurses if all of the following apply:
(1) With respect to the provision of anesthesia
services by a certified registered nurse anesthetist, the collaborating podiatric physician must have training and experience in the delivery of anesthesia consistent with Department rules.
(2) Methods of communication are available with the
collaborating podiatric physician in person or through telecommunications or electronic communications for consultation, collaboration, and referral as needed to address patient care needs.
(3) With respect to the provision of anesthesia
services by a certified registered nurse anesthetist, an anesthesiologist, physician, or podiatric physician shall participate through discussion of and agreement with the anesthesia plan and shall remain physically present and be available on the premises during the delivery of anesthesia services for diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of emergency medical conditions. The anesthesiologist or operating podiatric physician must agree with the anesthesia plan prior to the delivery of services.
(b) The collaborating podiatric physician shall have access to the records of all patients attended to by an advanced practice registered nurse.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or duties by a podiatric physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other appropriately trained persons.
(d) A podiatric physician shall not be liable for the acts or omissions of an advanced practice registered nurse solely on the basis of having signed guidelines or a collaborative agreement, an order, a standing order, a standing delegation order, or other order or guideline authorizing an advanced practice registered nurse to perform acts, unless the podiatric physician has reason to believe the advanced practice registered nurse lacked the competency to perform the act or acts or commits willful or wanton misconduct.
(e) A podiatric physician, may, but is not required to delegate prescriptive authority to an advanced practice registered nurse as part of a written collaborative agreement and the delegation of prescriptive authority shall conform to the requirements of Section 65-40 of the Nurse Practice Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18