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
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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
On October 31, 2019, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) sent out a mass email to nurses with professional nursing licenses in Illinois. Understandably, many nurses around the state were quite surprised and frightened to receive this official message from the IDFPR. However, this mass-email should not necessarily cause undue stress.
An aspect of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s (IDFPR’s) practice has been altered in a possible attempt to enter into the 21st century – but at a burden and cost to many licensed professionals with consequences that could result in a default suspension of a license to practice one’s profession.