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Full Text of HB4922  102nd General Assembly




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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 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7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
8    Sec. 65-5. Qualifications for APRN licensure.
9    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
10of this Section is eligible for licensure as an advanced
11practice registered nurse.
12    (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced
13practice registered nurse is eligible for licensure when the
14following requirements are met:
15        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed
16    application and any fees as established by the Department;
17        (2) the applicant holds a current license to practice
18    as a registered professional nurse under this Act;
19        (3) the applicant has successfully completed
20    requirements to practice as, and holds and maintains
21    current, national certification as, a nurse midwife,
22    clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or
23    certified registered nurse anesthetist from the



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1    appropriate national certifying body as determined by rule
2    of the Department;
3        (4) the applicant has obtained a graduate degree
4    appropriate for national certification in a clinical
5    advanced practice registered nursing specialty or a
6    graduate degree or post-master's certificate from a
7    graduate level program in a clinical advanced practice
8    registered nursing specialty;
9        (5) (blank);
10        (6) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
11    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this
12    Act; and
13        (7) if applicable, the applicant has submitted
14    verification of licensure status in another jurisdiction,
15    as provided by rule.
16    (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as
17an advanced practice registered nurse in the category of
18certified registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a
19graduate degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section
20shall be qualified for licensure if that person:
21        (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
22    a nurse anesthesia program described in item (4) of
23    subsection (b) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
24        (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
25    nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying
26    body; and



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1        (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
2    recertification status as a certified registered nurse
3    anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body.
4    (b-10) The Department may issue a certified registered
5nurse anesthetist license to an APRN who (i) does not have a
6graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1,
72028 July 1, 2023, and (iii) submits all of the following to
8the Department:
9        (1) His or her current State registered nurse license
10    number.
11        (2) Proof of current national certification, which
12    includes the completion of an examination from either of
13    the following:
14            (A) the Council on Certification of the American
15        Association of Nurse Anesthetists; or
16            (B) the Council on Recertification of the American
17        Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
18        (3) Proof of the successful completion of a post-basic
19    advanced practice formal education program in the area of
20    nurse anesthesia prior to January 1, 1999.
21        (4) His or her complete work history for the 5-year
22    period immediately preceding the date of his or her
23    application.
24        (5) Verification of licensure as an advanced practice
25    registered nurse from the state in which he or she was
26    originally licensed, current state of licensure, and any



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



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1registered nursing specialty.
2(Source: P.A. 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)