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92_HB2595sam001 LRB9202314LBgcam01 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2595 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 2595 on page 1, 3 line 5, after "12" by inserting ", 16, 17,"; and 4 on page 2, before line 2, by inserting the following: 5 "(225 ILCS 80/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 3916) 6 Sec. 16. Renewal, reinstatement or restoration of 7 licenses; military service. The expiration date and renewal 8 period for each license and certificate issued under this Act 9 shall be set by rule. 10 All renewal applicants shall provide proof of having met 11 the requirements of continuing education set forth in the 12 rules of the Department. The Department shall, by rule, 13 provide for an orderly process for the reinstatement of 14 licenses which have not been renewed due to failure to meet 15 the continuing education requirements. The continuing 16 education requirement may be waived in cases of extreme 17 hardship as defined by rules of the Department. 18 The Department shall establish by rule a means for the 19 verification of completion of the continuing education 20 required by this Section. This verification may be 21 accomplished through audits of records maintained by 22 registrants; by requiring the filing of continuing education -2- LRB9202314LBgcam01 1 certificates with the Department; or by other means 2 established by the Department. 3 Any optometrist who has permitted his or her license to 4 expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status 5 may have his or her license restored by making application to 6 the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department 7 of his or her fitness to have his or her license restored and 8 by paying the required fees. Such proof of fitness may 9 include evidence certifying to active lawful practice in 10 another jurisdiction and must include proof of the completion 11 of the continuing education requirements specified in the 12 rules for the preceding license renewal period for the 13 applicant's level of certification that has been completed 14 during the 2 years prior to the application for license 15 restoration. 16 The Department shall determine, by an evaluation program 17 established by rule, his or her fitness for restoration of 18 his or her license and shall establish procedures and 19 requirements for such restoration. 20 However, any optometrist whose license expired while he 21 or she was (1) in Federal Service on active duty with the 22 Armed Forces of the United States, or the State Militia 23 called into service or training, or (2) in training or 24 education under the supervision of the United States 25 preliminary to induction into the military service, may have 26 his or her license restored without paying any lapsed renewal 27 fees if within 2 years after honorable termination of such 28 service, training, or education, he or she furnishes the 29 Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he 30 or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, 31 training, or education has been so terminated. 32 (Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.) 33 (225 ILCS 80/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 3917) -3- LRB9202314LBgcam01 1 Sec. 17. Inactive status. Any optometrist who notifies 2 the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the 3 Department, may elect to place his or her license on an 4 inactive status and shall be excused from payment of renewal 5 fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of 6 his intent to restore his or her license. 7 Any optometrist requesting restoration from inactive 8 status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee, to 9 provide proof of completion of the continuing education 10 requirements specified in the rules for the preceding license 11 renewal period for the applicant's level of certification 12 that has been completed during the 2 years prior to the 13 application for restoration, and
shall be requiredto restore 14 his or her license as provided by rule of the Department. 15 Any optometrist whose license is in an inactive status 16 shall not practice optometry in the State of Illinois. 17 Any licensee who shall practice while his or her license 18 is lapsed or on inactive status shall be considered to be 19 practicing without a license which shall be grounds for 20 discipline under Section 24 subsection (a) of this Act. 21 (Source: P.A. 89-702, eff. 7-1-97.)".
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