Should I Self-Report a DUI to the Licensing Board?

A DUI arrest is a serious matter for anyone. You have court dates piling up and might be working with an attorney who specializes in DUI cases. The first thing that might come to mind is to keep your arrest quiet, but in Illinois, if you are a licensed health care professional, the Illinois Department Read More

The National Practitioner Data Bank and its Effects on Practitioners

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a database operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that contains medical malpractice payment and adverse action reports on health care professionals. A negative NPDB report can have serious consequences for a physician. As a result of information contained in the NPDB, a healthcare practitioner 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

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