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

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

Midwifery: The Newest Licensed Profession in Illinois

On December 14, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that allows for the licensure of midwives in Illinois, expanding their role during the pregnancy and child-birth process. Illinois will soon join over 35 other states by allowing midwives to become a licensed profession. Regarding the new legislation, Governor Pritzker says that it will ensure 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

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

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