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Public Act 099-0505





Public Act 099-0505
SB0460 EnrolledLRB099 03188 MLM 23196 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 65-15 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 65/65-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65-15. Expiration of APN license; renewal.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each
advanced practice nurse license issued under this Act shall be
set by rule. The holder of a license may renew the license
during the month preceding the expiration date of the license
by paying the required fee. It is the responsibility of the
licensee to notify the Department in writing of a change of
    (b) On and after May 30, 2020, except as provided in
subsections (c) and (d) of this Section, each Each advanced
practice nurse is required to show proof of continued, current
national certification in the specialty.
    (c) An advanced practice nurse who does not meet the
educational requirements necessary to obtain national
certification but has continuously held an unencumbered
license under this Act since 2001 shall not be required to show
proof of national certification in the specialty to renew his
or her advanced practice nurse license.
    (d) The Department may renew the license of an advanced
practice nurse who applies for renewal of his or her license on
or before May 30, 2016 and is unable to provide proof of
continued, current national certification in the specialty but
complies with all other renewal requirements.
    (e) Any advanced practice nurse license renewed on and
after May 31, 2016 based on the changes made to this Section by
this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall be
retroactive to the expiration date.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 05/27/2016