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Full Text of SB0677  102nd General Assembly




SB0677 EnrolledLRB102 15823 SPS 21191 b

1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Professional Regulation Law
5of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
6adding Section 2105-365 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-365 new)
8    Sec. 2105-365. Continuing education; Alzheimer's disease
9and other dementias.
10    (a) As used in this Section, "health care professional"
11means a person licensed or registered by the Department under
12the following Acts: the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the
13Nurse Practice Act, the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act,
14the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, the Illinois
15Physical Therapy Act, the Physician Assistant Practice Act of
161987, the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act,
17the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary
18Act, the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act, the
19Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Respiratory Care
20Practice Act, the Professional Counselor and Clinical
21Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act, and the
22Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act.
23    (b) For license or registration renewals occurring on or



SB0677 Enrolled- 2 -LRB102 15823 SPS 21191 b

1after January 1, 2023, a health care professional who has
2continuing education requirements must complete at least a
3one-hour course in training on the diagnosis, treatment, and
4care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other
5dementias per renewal period. This training shall include, but
6not be limited to, assessment and diagnosis, effective
7communication strategies, and management and care planning.
8This requirement shall only apply to health care professionals
9who provide health care services to, and have direct patient
10interactions with, adult populations age 26 or older in the
11practice of their profession. A health care professional may
12count this one hour for completion of this course toward
13meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing
14education. Any training on Alzheimer's disease and other
15dementias applied to meet any other State licensure
16requirement, professional accreditation or certification
17requirement, or health care institutional practice agreement
18may count toward the continuing education requirement under
19this Section.
20    (c) The Department may adopt rules for the implementation
21of this Section.
22    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.