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Failing to File Taxes May Impact your Ability to Practice

Not paying or filing your Illinois state taxes can cause consequences related to your Illinois professional license.  This means that your license can be suspended, revoked, or not renewed related to allegations of unpaid Illinois income tax or unfiled Illinois income tax returns. The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will first try and resolve the Read More

Extended Deadline to Renew Nursing License

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR“) has recently announced that the deadline to renew Illinois Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse licenses have been extended from May 31, 2022 to August 31, 2022. Usually during renewal periods, nurses would expect to receive renewal information from the IDFPR via email in the beginning Read More

Illinois Legislature Adds Additional Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals

Medical and healthcare workers licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to practice in Illinois are required to complete a certain number of continuing education (CE) credits to renew their licenses depending on their specific profession. Recently, the Illinois legislature has started to add specific types of courses to existing CE Read More

What Every Physician Needs to Know About License Renewals

Did you know your Illinois Physician license and your Illinois Physician Controlled Substance license are two separate renewals?  This means that renewing one license does not automatically renew the other. You must renew each license individually.  Failing to renew your Controlled Substance license along with your Physician license could cause problems for your practice. Renewal Read More

Important Information Regarding Your Illinois RN/APN Nurse License Renewal

On May 31, 2022, your Illinois Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse License will expire. You should expect to receive renewal information from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) via email only. You will not receive a nurse license renewal notice through the U.S. Postal Service. You will receive an email from Read More

Can IDFPR Discipline be Expunged?

A very common question we are asked is whether the discipline placed on a professional license can be expunged. “Expungement” of a disciplinary sanction by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”), unlike the expungement of certain criminal convictions, is actually a fairly recent phenomenon and may be allowed in limited circumstances. Anyone Read More

COVID-19: Year in Review

One year ago on March 16, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that 105 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed within 15 counties in Illinois. Unbeknownst to us, that would also be the last day we would spend together as a firm for at least the next year. Like the majority of other businesses Read More

Practical Nursing License Renewal

REMINDER TO ALL LPNs: The deadline to renew Practical Nursing Licenses is January 31, 2021. This process can be completed by visiting the IDFPR’s website. You can either opt to renew online with a credit card or print the renewal application to fill out by hand. Applicants for renewal must have completed at least 20 hours of continuing education prior Read More

Legal Update: Required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Continuing Education

On January 1, 2020 the State of Illinois passed a law requiring at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training continuing education for many individuals who hold a professional license issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation and the profession requires continuing education for renewal. (“The Department”) Read More

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