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Public Act 099-0206





Public Act 099-0206
SB0785 EnrolledLRB099 03634 HAF 23642 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Professional Regulation Law of
the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
Section 2105-360 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-360 new)
    Sec. 2105-360. Licensing exemptions for athletic team
health care professionals.
    (a) Definitions. For purposes of this Section:
    "Athletic team" means any professional or amateur level
group from outside the State of Illinois organized for the
purpose of engaging in athletic events that employs the
services of a health care professional.
    "Health care professional" means a physician, physical
therapist, athletic trainer, or acupuncturist.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health
care professional who is licensed to practice in another state
or country shall be exempt from licensure requirements under
the applicable Illinois professional Act while practicing his
or her profession in this State if all of the following
conditions are met:
        (1) The health care professional has an oral or written
    agreement with an athletic team to provide health care
    services to the athletic team members, coaching staff, and
    families traveling with the athletic team for a specific
    sporting event to take place in this State.
        (2) The health care professional may not provide care
    or consultation to any person residing in this State other
    than a person described in paragraph (1) of this subsection
    (b) unless the care is covered under the Good Samaritan
    (c) The exemption from licensure shall remain in force
while the health care professional is traveling with the
athletic team, but shall be no longer than 10 days per
individual sporting event.
    (d) The Secretary, upon prior written request by the health
care professional, may grant the health care professional
additional time of up to 20 additional days per sporting event.
The total number of days the health care professional may be
exempt, including additional time granted upon request, may not
exceed 30 days per sporting event.
    (e) A health care professional who is exempt from licensure
requirements under this Section is not authorized to practice
at a health care clinic or facility, including an acute care
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect September
1, 2015.

Effective Date: 9/1/2015