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

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