March 23, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) today has announced several actions to increase the number of healthcare professionals to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. IDFPR has issued a proclamation to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists to provide care to Illinois residents affected by COVID-19. Additionally, the department has prepared a series of variances allowing Illinois physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists whose license status is inactive, non-renewed, or expired that also satisfy an additional set of specific criteria, to restore their licenses temporarily during this crisis. Out-of-state licensed physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists may practice in the state of Illinois in a limited set of circumstances as provided for by the IDFPR proclamation.
Complete details including applications for reinstatement can be found in an IDFPR press release. To view the proclamation and variances issued, click here.
With these new measures in place, IDFPR encourages medical professionals to volunteer their expertise and services at all levels during this critical time.