IL APNs.....

  1. Nurses Gain New Practice Options
    Governor Quinn Signs Law expanding APN Scope of Practice
    CHICAGO - In an ongoing effort to ensure that Illinois residents have access to the health care
    they need, Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 1052, a measure to clarify and expand the role of
    advance practice nurses (APNs) in Illinois. Under the new law, these health care professionals
    will have more options to practice primary health care, and treat patients. The law prohibits
    certain limitations on what a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an APN
    can include.
    "This law reflects the growing respect of APNs among the health care community and the public
    they serve," said Manuel Flores, Acting Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Removing artificial barriers will ensure these professionals can provide vital care including
    treating minor illnesses, prescribing and dispensing necessary medicines, and conducting
    wellness exams."
    The Act changes the statutory relationship between physicians and APNs with whom they have
    collaborative agreements by prohibiting those agreements from restricting 1) the categories of
    patients an APN may treat; 2) the third party payers or government health programs payment to
    an APN or PA and 3) the geographical area of practice within Illinois.
    The new law, sponsored by State Representative John E. Bradley (D-Marion) and State Senator
    Heather Steans (D-Chicago), takes effect on January 1, 2014.
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    One step closer to independent practice in IL!!