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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 53/) Task Force on Internationally-Licensed Health Care Professionals Act.

225 ILCS 53/1

    (225 ILCS 53/1)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Task Force on Internationally-Licensed Health Care Professionals Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-812, eff. 1-1-23.)

225 ILCS 53/5

    (225 ILCS 53/5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. The Task Force on Internationally-Licensed Health Care Professionals is created within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Task Force shall aim to:
        (1) remove barriers to licensure and practice for
    
health care professionals licensed and practicing in other countries to get licensed and practice in the State;
        (2) address the health care workforce shortage in
    
the State by increasing the supply of culturally competent physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; and
        (3) protect the safety of patients and the broader
    
public.
(Source: P.A. 102-812, eff. 1-1-23.)

225 ILCS 53/10

    (225 ILCS 53/10)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 10. Membership; appointment; vacancy; meeting; support.
    (a) The Task Force shall have the following members:
        (1) the Secretary of Financial and Professional
    
Regulation, or the Secretary's designee;
        (2) the Director of the Division of Professional
    
Regulation, or the Director's designee;
        (3) the Chief Medical Coordinator of the Division
    
of Professional Regulation;
        (4) the Nursing Coordinator of the Division of
    
Professional Regulation;
        (5) the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
    
or the Speaker's designee;
        (6) the Minority Leader of the House of
    
Representatives, or the Leader's designee;
        (7) the President of the Senate, or the President's
    
designee;
        (8) the Minority Leader of the Senate, or the
    
Leader's designee;
        (9) two representatives of an organization that
    
seek to eliminate employment barriers and advance the skills for immigrant professionals appointed by the Secretary;
        (10) a representative of an organization that
    
recruits immigrants and foreign students to work in health related areas; focusing on raising the awareness of social, political, and economic issues faced related to immigrant health appointed by the Secretary; and
        (11) a representative of an organization that seeks
    
to increase the number of internationally educated medical professionals for practice within diverse communities appointed by the Secretary.
    (b) If a vacancy occurs in the Task Force, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
    (c) The Task Force shall meet once every 2 months, indefinitely, until the Task Force votes to dissolve itself. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the Task Force from meeting more often if it deems it necessary to do so.
    (d) The Department shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
    (e) The Task Force shall only meet once a majority of members are appointed.
    (f) The Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation, or the Secretary's designee, shall be the chair of the Task Force.
(Source: P.A. 102-812, eff. 1-1-23.)

225 ILCS 53/15

    (225 ILCS 53/15)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 15. Subject matter of the Task Force. The subject matter of the Task Force is intended to:
        (1) address health care professionals, broadly
    
defined to include physicians and nurses, but also include other professionals as the need arises;
        (2) be focused on professionals who are already
    
licensed and practicing in another country and are seeking licensure in the State; and
        (3) not include students.
(Source: P.A. 102-812, eff. 1-1-23.)

225 ILCS 53/20

    (225 ILCS 53/20)
    Sec. 20. Report.
    (a) The Task Force shall prepare an annual report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study.
    (b) The report shall address barriers to licensure and practice for health care professionals in the State in professions to be determined by the Task Force. The Task Force shall address strategies for reducing barriers to licensure and practice for internationally-licensed health care professionals.
    (c) The Task Force shall submit the report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly.
    (d) The Task Force shall submit the first report one year after the first meeting of the Task Force.
(Source: P.A. 102-812, eff. 1-1-23.)