Bill would let ‘Dreamers’ be Illinois lawyersBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Senate Bill 23 would allow noncitizens who meet the requirements of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival to apply for admission to the bar.
New pro hac vice requirements for out-of-state attorneysFebruary 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 18Previously, 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.
Law revoking medical licenses for prior convictions conforms to due processJanuary 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 16On 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 $235.00January 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 16Whereas 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 requirementsDecember 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 572The 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).
Fingerprint-based criminal background checks required for medical licensureOctober 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 472Regulations 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 licensureAugust 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 372The 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).
Flat rate for Illinois Racing Board occupational licensesJune 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 272Applicants 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 requirementsFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The 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 licensureJanuary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 16Effective 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 waiversJanuary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 16Employees 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 technologyNovember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 560Effective 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.
Amendments to Detection of Deception Examiners ActJune 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 284The 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 ActMay 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 228Newly 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.
Illinois implements changes to Nurse Practice ActDecember 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616The 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.