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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Professional Regulation

New pro hac vice requirements for out-of-state attorneys February 2015 Illinois Law Update, Page 18 Previously, out-of-state attorneys required special leave of a Hearing Examiner to appear in Illinois courts. Now, foreign attorneys may provide legal services in Illinois Commerce Commission proceedings so long as the attorneys comply with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 707.
Barbering programs now allowed in cosmetology schools January 2015 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation now allows cosmetology schools to implement barbering programs as a part of their regular curriculum.
Illinois bar examiners give breastfeeding moms extra time By Matthew Hector January 2015 LawPulse, Page 10 After initially denying a mother's request, the board of admissions will grant breastfeeding women extra time to express milk during the Illinois bar exam.
Law revoking medical licenses for prior convictions conforms to due process January 2015 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On October 17, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that section 2105-165 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law, which requires permanent revocation of medical licenses for certain criminal convictions, applies to convictions entered before the statute's 2011 effective date.
Pawn brokers license fees increase by $235.00 January 2015 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Whereas the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation had previously charged $765 for a pawn broker license, the Department has increased this fee to $1,000 per year-a thirty-percent increase.
Revisions to physical therapy licensing requirements December 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 572 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has adopted revisions to the Illinois Physical Therapy Act that changes certain licensing requirements for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1340 (eff. Oct. 10, 2014).
Requirements for broker price opinions and comparative market analyses November 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 524 This new section of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 adds requirements for broker price opinions and comparative market analyses.
Fingerprint-based criminal background checks required for medical licensure October 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 472 Regulations concerning the Medical Practice Act of 1987 have been amended to comply with the provisions of Public Act 97-0622, which requires fingerprint-based background checks for individuals seeking medical licenses. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1285 (eff. Aug. 1, 2014).
Educator licensure August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 The State Board of Education has amended Article 21 of the School Code to comply with new state law regarding educator certification. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25 (eff. May 6, 2014).
Licensing requirements for private detectives, private alarm and security contractors, fingerprint vendors, and locksmiths July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 Applicants seeking licensure as a private detective, private alarm contractor, private security contractor, fingerprint vendor, or locksmith must submit their applications within three years of receiving a passing license examination score. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1240 (eff. March 25, 2014).
Flat rate for Illinois Racing Board occupational licenses June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 Applicants for occupational licenses from the Illinois Racing Board are now subject to paying a blanket annual fee of $25, regardless of job position. 11 Ill. Adm. Code 502 (eff. Mar. 1, 2014).
New real estate appraiser licensing requirements February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation adopted amendments regarding real estate appraiser licensing. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1455 (eff. Dec. 31, 2013).
Amendments to social worker licensure January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Effective October 11, 2013, applications to become a licensed clinical social worker or a licensed social worker no longer require the applicant's complete work history post receipt of a master's or doctorate degree in education. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1470.
No license needed to perform valuation waivers January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation ("IDOT") without a state real estate appraisal license may now perform valuation waivers if they have: (1) completed at least forty-five hours of course work in real estate appraisal; and (2) have had at least two years of experience in a field "closely related to real estate."
Accreditation changes for practice in medical radiation technology November 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 560 Effective August 22, 2013, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the "Agency") amended the regulations governing the accreditation standards for persons practicing in the field of medical radiation technology. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 401.
New requirements for obtaining massage licenses November 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 560 As of January 1, 2014, applicants for massage licenses will be required to meet higher licensing standards. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1284
Increased medical license fees. PA 098-0003 September 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 The Medical Practice Act has been amended to increase the various fees for state licensure.
Amendments to Detection of Deception Examiners Act June 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing requirements for detection of deception trainees and examiners. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1230.
Implementation of the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act May 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 Newly enacted section 1452 of Title 68 of the Illinois Administrative Code, promulgated by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department"), is directed towards appraisal services and specifies rules implementing provisions of the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act, 225 ILCS 459. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1452.
Procedures implementing limitations on licensing health care workers upon criminal charges or conviction April 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 Recently adopted administrative rules issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department") establish procedures implementing amendments to the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (the "Code"), 20 ILCS 2105/2105-15(i), barring licensing of health care workers who have been convicted of enumerated offenses. See 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1130.
New specifications for plumbers’ license cards. PA 097-1137 March 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Plumbing License Law (225 ILCS 320/11, 16) to provide new requirements for plumbers' license cards.
Illinois implements changes to Nurse Practice Act December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended section 1300 of the Nurse Practice Act, which lays out many of the regulations governing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). 68 Ill Adm Code 1300 et seq.
Requirements for training, use of anesthesia in dental procedures strengthened August 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 400 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended regulations that create enforcement mechanisms for several sections of the Illinois Dental Practice Act, 225 ILCS 25/1 et seq.
Registered nurses allowed to administer anesthesia December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 The Illinois Department of Public Health modified the rules concerning the licensing requirements for ambulatory surgical treatment centers.  
Illinois updates medical prescription prescribing protocol August 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has updated the rules regulating the dispensing of prescription drugs by physicians, dentists, and podiatrists.
Amendments made to Teacher Certification Criteria and a new Master Principal Program May 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 The State Board of Education added two new sections to 23 Ill Adm Code 25 and made changes to several sections. 23 Ill Adm Code 25. 
Licensing of physicians tied to maintenance of profiles December 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 632 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which regulates the licensing of physicians, has created rules to implement the Medical Practice Act of 1987, 225 ILCS 60 et seq, which required that the department make publicly available profiles of all physicians licensed in Illinois. 68 Ill Adm Code 1285. 
Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program Implemented September 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 The Board of Education has created 23 Ill Adm Code 2758 to implement the Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program, effective July 1, 2007. 
An Overview of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation By Michael V. Favia and Marlene E. Siedlarz August 2007 Article, Page 428 Attorneys representing doctors, dentists, and other licensees before the IDFPR need to know the agency's policies and procedures. Here's a primer.
Professional licenses can be withheld for non-payment of taxes August 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 A new sub-section, 1100.560, has been added to 68 Ill Adm Code 1100, effective May 16, 2007.