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Articles on Professional Regulation

Residential Mortgage License Act of 1987 restructured

December
2017
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Multiple sections of the Residential Mortgage License Act of 1987 were amended and repealed.

Amendment of Pharmacy Practice Act requires patient counseling

November
2017
Illinois Law Update
Page 20
The Pharmacy Practice Act regulations (41 Ill. Reg. 1283) have been amended to change the duty of pharmacists to provide counseling to patients about their prescription medications.

New rule requires uninsured lawyers to do self-assessment

By Matthew Hector
March
2017
LawPulse
Page 22
Beginning next year, lawyers who don't carry malpractice insurance will have to complete a four-hour assessment of their ethical knowledge and management practices.

Directors must report students who separate from post-graduate clinical training programs

May
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Department amended the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to update reporting requirements for directors of post-graduate clinical training programs. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1285 (eff. Mar. 4, 2016).

Registration and renewal of registration requirements have been increased for registered certified pharmacy technicians

March
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 26
The Pharmacy Practice Act has been amended in part to modify requirements to become a registered certified pharmacy technician.

Commission of a forcible felony may result in disqualification from obtaining or holding a professional license

February
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Department amended its definition of "forcible felony" in their "Administrative Procedures for General Professional Regulation under the Administrative Code."

Proposed amendments to the Real Estate License Act of 2000

February
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Department proposed amendments to the Real Estate License Act of 2000 clarifying the educational requirements for transferring licensees.

Noncitizens of the United States may be licensed as attorneys in Illinois

January
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Attorney Act has been amended to allow for noncitizens of the United States to be granted a license to practice law in Illinois. The amendment provides that no person shall be prohibited from receiving a license to practice law solely because he or she is not a citizen of the United States.

Revised licensing procedures for real estate appraisers

August
2015
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR) amended the Part on Real Estate Appraisers Licensing pursuant to Pub. Act 98-1109. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1455 (eff. June 1, 2015).

DFPR overhauls regulations implementing the Illinois Controlled Substances Act

June
2015
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Since its enactment in the 1970s, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act has undergone many changes. Yet, the regulations implementing the Act have failed to keep up.

The Illinois bar exam gets tougher

By Matthew Hector
May
2015
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois bar examiners are raising the passing score - but not as much as originally planned.

More States Consider Licensing Legal Technicians

By Richard D. Felice
May
2015
Column
Page 8
Oregon and California could join Washington in authorizing LLLTs.

Bill would let ‘Dreamers’ be Illinois lawyers

By Matthew Hector
March
2015
LawPulse
Page 14
Senate 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 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.

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