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Articles on Licensing

Hunting licenses for adolescents

June
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 272
The Illinois Wildlife Code has been amended to authorize Illinois residents that are 16 years of age or under to acquire a Youth Hunting License.

Changes to the Massage Licensing Act

May
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 220
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation amended the Massage Licensing Act to require applicants to submit fingerprints within sixty days of submitting their application for licensure. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1284 (eff. Feb. 24, 2014).

License renewal application fees changed for new and used car dealers

April
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 168
The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to require both new and used car dealers to pay a license renewal application fee to be determined by the amount of automobiles sold by the dealer in the prior year, as per the following scheme: for 25-200 automobiles sold, a fee of $150; for 200-300 automobiles sold, a fee of $300; and for 300 automobiles or more sold, a fee of $500.

Amended reporting requirements for meat sellers

March
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 120
The Meat and Poultry Inspection Act has been amended to add new reporting requirements for "Type 1" licensees, or facilities that sell meat, poultry, and other meat products.

New ground for funeral license denial or revocation

March
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 120
The Illinois Funeral or Burial Funds Act has been amended to allow for the revocation, suspension, or denial of licensure to a funeral service provider if the applicant or licensee engages in a lockout in response to a strike, and the Comptroller has reason to believe that the lockout has negatively impacted consumers.

New rules apply to state educator licenses

March
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 120
The School Code has been amended to add and change requirements for renewal and reinstatement of professional educator licenses.

Department of Revenue can refuse registration and permit for tax default

February
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
The Department of Revenue may now refuse to issue a license, registration, or permit if the owner, partner, or, in the case of a limited liability company, a manager or member whose name is on the application is in default for money due under any tax or fee act administered by the Department.

Licensing standards for child welfare agencies, day care homes, and group day care homes

February
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recently adopted amendments that alter the licensing standards for child welfare agencies, day care homes, and group day care homes. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 401, 406, 408 (eff. Nov. 30, 2013).

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).

New rules affecting commercial driver training schools

February
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
The Secretary of State adopted several amendments affecting Commercial Driver Training Schools and applicants for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). 91 Ill. Adm. Code 1060 (eff. Nov. 5, 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.

License required for distribution of medications in shortage

January
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Wholesale Drug Distribution Licensing Act has been amended to require wholesale distributors of drugs in shortage to be specially licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

New requirements for educator licenses

January
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois State Board of Education adopted amendments effective October 2, 2013, that implement new requirements for individuals seeking endorsements for elementary and middle school education. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.

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.

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.

Implementing the Illinois Athlete Agents Act

October
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 496
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently enacted rules to implement the Illinois Athlete Agents Act [225 ILCS 401].

Licensed health care workers now subject to actions concerning sex crimes. PA 097-0156.

September
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 440
The Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois has been amended to establish health care worker licensure actions relating to sex crimes (20 ILCS 2105/2105-165 new).

New regulations for real estate licensing

June
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently repealed and replaced the majority of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 with an updated and reorganized version. 68 Ill Adm Code 1450.

Amendments to regulations governing barbershops and related entities

April
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently adopted amendments adding more stringent sanitary, safety and compliance standards for barbershops and other related entities including cosmetology centers.

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.

Illinois amends standards for foster family homes

October
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 496
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services amended its standards for foster family homes.

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. 

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. 

Licensing program for Illinois auctioneers

January
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On October 25, 1999, the Office of Banks and Real Estate adopted emergency rules to section 1440 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 68 Ill Adm Code 1440.

Day-Care Licensing Records — PA 90-670

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
Public Act 90-670 amends the Freedom of Information Act to allow the public access to records including complaints, results of complaints, and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff findings of licensing violations at day care facilities.

Pre-qualification of Architects and Engineers

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
On November 9, 1998, the Capital Development Board adopted an amendment to section 980 of its administrative rules. 44 Ill Adm Code 980.

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