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subsections (c) and (d) of this Section, each
practice nurse is required to show proof of continued, current
national certification in the specialty.
(c) An advanced practice nurse who does not meet the
educational requirements necessary to obtain national
certification but has continuously held an unencumbered
license under this Act since 2001 shall not be required to show
proof of national certification in the specialty to renew his
or her advanced practice nurse license.
(d) The Department may renew the license of an advanced
practice nurse who applies for renewal of his or her license on
or before May 30, 2016 and is unable to provide proof of
continued, current national certification in the specialty but
complies with all other renewal requirements.
(e) Any advanced practice nurse license renewed on and
after May 31, 2016 based on the changes made to this Section by
this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall be
retroactive to the expiration date.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)
This Act takes effect upon