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92_HB2595ham001 LRB9202314ACsbam 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2595 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 2595 by replacing 3 everything after the enacting clause with the following: 4 "Section 5. The Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987 5 is amended by changing Sections 12 and 22 as follows: 6 (225 ILCS 80/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 3912) 7 Sec. 12. Applications for licenses and certificates. 8 Applications for original licenses and certificates shall be 9 made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the 10 Department and shall be accompanied by the required fee, 11 which shall not be refundable. Any such application shall 12 require such information as in the judgment of the Department 13 will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of 14 the applicant for a license or certificate. 15 An applicant for initial licensure in Illinois shall 16 apply for and be qualified to receive and shall maintain 17 certification to use diagnostic and therapeutic ocular 18 pharmaceuticals. 19 Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to 20 complete the application process. If the process has not 21 been completed within 3 years, the application shall be 22 denied, the application fees shall be forfeited, and the -2- LRB9202314ACsbam 1 applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at 2 the time of reapplication. 3 Applicants who meet all other conditions for licensure 4 and who will be practicing optometry in a residency program 5 approved by the Board may apply for and receive a limited one 6 year license to practice optometry as a resident in the 7 program. A licensee who receives a limited license under 8 this Section shall have the same privileges and 9 responsibilities as a therapeutically certified licensee. 10 (Source: P.A. 91-141, eff. 7-16-99.) 11 (225 ILCS 80/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 3922) 12 Sec. 22. Any person licensed under this Act may 13 advertise the availability of professional services in the 14 public media or on the premises where such professional 15 services are rendered provided that such advertising is 16 truthful and not misleading and is in conformity with rules 17 promulgated by the Department. 18 It is unlawful for any person licensed under this Act to 19 use testimonials or claims of superior quality of care to 20 entice the public. 21 (Source: P.A. 85-896.) 22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 23 becoming law.".
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