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DON’T FORGET!  – MAY 31, 2024, Illinois RN/APN Nurse License Renewal Deadline

On May 31, 2024, your Illinois Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse License (APN, APN-C.S., APN – Full Practice, APN – Full Practice-C.S.) will expire.  PLEASE NOTE: The renewal notification from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) will be sent to you via email only to the most recent email address you Read More


The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) has proposed several amendments to the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act (“Act”). While these amendments are not in effect as of the date of this article, it is important to be aware of changes to the practice of clinical counseling that are coming Read More

New Rules Established for Illinois Music Therapy License

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) has made substantive changes to the Illinois Music Therapy Licensing and Practice Act on November 13, 2023. Specifically, the IDFPR has drafted new Rules for the Act. The Act allows the IDFPR to establish music therapy as a licensed profession and was originally put into effect Read More

Illinois Medical License Renewal Deadline Extended to August 31, 2023

On July 27, 2023, Cecilia Abundis, Director of the IDFPR Division of Professional Regulation, announced a Variance on behalf of Illinois-licensed physicians, extending the deadline of license renewals from July 31, 2023 to August 31, 2023. This Variance was granted due to “technological system challenges” that have caused issues for some licensed professionals when attempting Read More

Beware of Administrative Delegation

All licensed professionals should think twice when delegating the completion of various forms and applications to administrative personnel. As a licensed professional, administrative tasks such as completing and submitting applications for license renewals, credentialing, employment, etc. may seem like routine, mundane aspects of one’s career. However, these forms and applications, if not completed and submitted Read More

Important Laws to Pay Attention to in 2023

As the new year begins, there are a number of new and amended laws going into effect in Illinois starting on January 1, 2023. A good portion of these laws impact and influence the practice of licensed professionals. It is necessary to review these laws and regulations in order to properly abide and comply with Read More

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program’s New Efforts Against Overprescribing

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (ILPMP) is an electronic database that tracks controlled substances prescriptions that are dispensed within Illinois. All licensed prescribers in Illinois should be familiar with this system as they are required by statute to not only register with the ILPMP but also check it regularly when prescribing controlled substances to patients. Read More

How to Properly Prepare for your 2023 Medical License Renewal

On July 31, 2023, Illinois Chiropractic Physician (DC), Physician and Surgeon (MD and DO) and Physician and Surgeon Controlled Substance licenses will expire. It’s important to be prepared so you don’t miss the renewal notification and so you will have met all the CME requirements prior to renewal.  Failure to renew on time can result Read More

Disclaimer: This web site is addressed to those who hold professional licenses issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and by similar licensing agencies in other states. Suggestions herein are, in most circumstances, valid for any type investigation, whether administrative, criminal, or civil. However, it should be noted that in some other states, one who holds a professional license may be required to submit to an investigative interview as a condition of being licensed. Whatever the circumstances, a licensed professional who becomes the subject of an investigation would be wise to immediately retain legal counsel. No content, whole or in part, is to be considered as “legal advice,” and by reading this document, no attorney-client relationship is formed with the Crick Walanka Law Group, Ltd.