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Full Text of SB2696  95th General Assembly


Sen. William Delgado

Filed: 4/11/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2696 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Nurse Practice Act is amended by changing
5 Section 65-5 as follows:
6     (225 ILCS 65/65-5)   (was 225 ILCS 65/15-10)
7     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
8     Sec. 65-5. Qualifications for APN licensure.
9     (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
10 of this Section shall be entitled to licensure as an advanced
11 practice nurse.
12     (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced
13 practice nurse must do each of the following:
14         (1) Submit a completed application and any fees as
15     established by the Department.
16         (2) Hold a current license to practice as a registered



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1     professional nurse under this Act.
2         (3) Have successfully completed requirements to
3     practice as, and holds a current, national certification
4     as, a nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, nurse
5     practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist
6     from the appropriate national certifying body as
7     determined by rule of the Department.
8         (4) Have obtained a graduate degree appropriate for
9     national certification in a clinical advanced practice
10     nursing specialty or a graduate degree or post-master's
11     certificate from a graduate level program in a clinical
12     advanced practice nursing specialty.
13         (5) Have not violated the provisions of this Act
14     concerning the grounds for disciplinary action. The
15     Department may take into consideration any felony
16     conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction may not
17     operate as an absolute bar to licensure.
18         (6) Submit to the criminal history records check
19     required under Section 50-35 of this Act.
20     (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as
21 an advanced practice nurse in the category of certified
22 registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a graduate
23 degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section shall be
24 qualified for licensure if that person:
25         (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
26     a nurse anesthesia program described in item (4) of



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1     subsection (b) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
2         (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
3     nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying
4     body; and
5         (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
6     recertification status as a certified registered nurse
7     anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body.
8     (b-10) The Department shall issue a certified registered
9 nurse anesthetist license to an APN who (i) does not have a
10 graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1,
11 2018, and (iii) submits all of the following to the Department:
12         (1) His or her current State registered nurse license
13     number.
14         (2) Proof of current national certification, which
15     includes the completion of an examination from either of
16     the following:
17             (A) the Council on Certification of the American
18         Association of Nurse Anesthetists; or
19             (B) the Council on Recertification of the American
20         Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
21         (3) Proof of the successful completion of a post-basic
22     advanced practice formal education program in the area of
23     nurse anesthesia prior to January 1, 1999.
24         (4) His or her complete work history for the 5-year
25     period immediately preceding the date of his or her
26     application.



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1         (5) Verification of licensure as an advanced practice
2     nurse from the state in which he or she was originally
3     licensed, current state of licensure, and any other state
4     in which he or she has been actively practicing as an
5     advanced practice nurse within the 5-year period
6     immediately preceding the date of his or her application.
7     If applicable, this verification must state:
8             (A) the time during which he or she was licensed in
9         each state, including the date of the original issuance
10         of each license; and
11             (B) any disciplinary action taken or pending
12         concerning any nursing license held, currently or in
13         the past, by the applicant.
14         (6) The required fee.
15     (c) Those applicants seeking licensure in more than one
16 advanced practice nursing specialty need not possess multiple
17 graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible for licenses for
18 multiple advanced practice nurse licensure specialties,
19 provided that the applicant (i) has met the requirements for at
20 least one advanced practice nursing specialty under paragraphs
21 (3) and (5) of subsection (a) of this Section, (ii) possesses
22 an additional graduate education that results in a certificate
23 for another clinical advanced practice nurse specialty and that
24 meets the requirements for the national certification from the
25 appropriate nursing specialty, and (iii) holds a current
26 national certification from the appropriate national



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1 certifying body for that additional advanced practice nursing
2 specialty.
3     (d) Any person who holds a valid license as an advanced
4 practice nurse issued under this Act as this Act existed before
5 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General
6 Assembly shall be subject only to the advanced practice nurse
7 license renewal requirements of this Act as this Act exists on
8 and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th
9 General Assembly upon the expiration of that license.
10 (Source: P.A. 94-348, eff. 7-28-05; 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)
11     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12 becoming law.".