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Full Text of HB0312  100th General Assembly


Rep. Sara Feigenholtz

Filed: 3/21/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 312 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Nurse Practice Act is amended by changing
5Section 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7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)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 the
10requirements of this Section shall be entitled to licensure as
11an advanced practice nurse.
12    (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced
13practice 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 and maintains current, national
4    certification as, a nurse midwife, clinical nurse
5    specialist, nurse practitioner, or certified registered
6    nurse anesthetist from the appropriate national certifying
7    body as 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
21an advanced practice nurse in the category of certified
22registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a graduate
23degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section shall be
24qualified 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
9nurse anesthetist license to an APN who (i) does not have a
10graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1,
112018, 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
16advanced practice nursing specialty need not possess multiple
17graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible for licenses for
18multiple advanced practice nurse licensure specialties,
19provided that the applicant (i) has met the requirements for at
20least one advanced practice nursing specialty under paragraphs
21(3) and (5) of subsection (a) of this Section, (ii) possesses
22an additional graduate education that results in a certificate
23for another clinical advanced practice nurse specialty and that
24meets the requirements for the national certification from the
25appropriate nursing specialty, and (iii) holds a current
26national certification from the appropriate national



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1certifying body for that additional advanced practice nursing
3(Source: P.A. 98-837, eff. 1-1-15.)".