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Public Act 102-0786


Public Act 0786 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0786
HB4922 EnrolledLRB102 25209 AMQ 34479 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Nurse Practice Act is amended by changing
Section 65-5 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 65/65-5)   (was 225 ILCS 65/15-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 65-5. Qualifications for APRN licensure.
    (a) Each applicant who successfully meets the requirements
of this Section is eligible for licensure as an advanced
practice registered nurse.
    (b) An applicant for licensure to practice as an advanced
practice registered nurse is eligible for licensure when the
following requirements are met:
        (1) the applicant has submitted a completed
    application and any fees as established by the Department;
        (2) the applicant holds a current license to practice
    as a registered professional nurse under this Act;
        (3) the applicant has successfully completed
    requirements to practice as, and holds and maintains
    current, national certification as, a nurse midwife,
    clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or
    certified registered nurse anesthetist from the
    appropriate national certifying body as determined by rule
    of the Department;
        (4) the applicant has obtained a graduate degree
    appropriate for national certification in a clinical
    advanced practice registered nursing specialty or a
    graduate degree or post-master's certificate from a
    graduate level program in a clinical advanced practice
    registered nursing specialty;
        (5) (blank);
        (6) the applicant has submitted to the criminal
    history records check required under Section 50-35 of this
    Act; and
        (7) if applicable, the applicant has submitted
    verification of licensure status in another jurisdiction,
    as provided by rule.
    (b-5) A registered professional nurse seeking licensure as
an advanced practice registered nurse in the category of
certified registered nurse anesthetist who does not have a
graduate degree as described in subsection (b) of this Section
shall be qualified for licensure if that person:
        (1) submits evidence of having successfully completed
    a nurse anesthesia program described in item (4) of
    subsection (b) of this Section prior to January 1, 1999;
        (2) submits evidence of certification as a registered
    nurse anesthetist by an appropriate national certifying
    body; and
        (3) has continually maintained active, up-to-date
    recertification status as a certified registered nurse
    anesthetist by an appropriate national recertifying body.
    (b-10) The Department may issue a certified registered
nurse anesthetist license to an APRN who (i) does not have a
graduate degree, (ii) applies for licensure before July 1,
2028 July 1, 2023, and (iii) submits all of the following to
the Department:
        (1) His or her current State registered nurse license
        (2) Proof of current national certification, which
    includes the completion of an examination from either of
    the following:
            (A) the Council on Certification of the American
        Association of Nurse Anesthetists; or
            (B) the Council on Recertification of the American
        Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
        (3) Proof of the successful completion of a post-basic
    advanced practice formal education program in the area of
    nurse anesthesia prior to January 1, 1999.
        (4) His or her complete work history for the 5-year
    period immediately preceding the date of his or her
        (5) Verification of licensure as an advanced practice
    registered nurse from the state in which he or she was
    originally licensed, current state of licensure, and any
    other state in which he or she has been actively
    practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse within
    the 5-year period immediately preceding the date of his or
    her application. If applicable, this verification must
            (A) the time during which he or she was licensed in
        each state, including the date of the original
        issuance of each license; and
            (B) any disciplinary action taken or pending
        concerning any nursing license held, currently or in
        the past, by the applicant.
        (6) The required fee.
    (c) Those applicants seeking licensure in more than one
advanced practice registered nursing specialty need not
possess multiple graduate degrees. Applicants may be eligible
for licenses for multiple advanced practice registered nurse
licensure specialties, provided that the applicant (i) has met
the requirements for at least one advanced practice registered
nursing specialty under paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of
this Section, (ii) possesses an additional graduate education
that results in a certificate for another clinical advanced
practice registered nurse specialty and that meets the
requirements for the national certification from the
appropriate nursing specialty, and (iii) holds a current
national certification from the appropriate national
certifying body for that additional advanced practice
registered nursing specialty.
(Source: P.A. 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2023