Illinois

  • RN Title Protection Law
  • DR Title Protection Law
  • Workplace Violence Laws
  • RN Procedural Sedation Rules
  • RN Safe Staffing Laws

  • RN Title Protection Law


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    225 IL Statutes § 65/50-50

     

    Relevant Text: 

    No person shall:
     
    (6) Use any words, abbreviations, figures, letters, title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a 
    registered professional nurse, including the titles or initials, "Nurse," "Registered Nurse," "Professional Nurse," 
    "Registered Professional Nurse," "Certified Nurse," "Trained Nurse," "Graduate Nurse," "P.N.," or "R.N.," or 
    "R.P.N." or similar titles or initials with intention of indicating practice without a valid license as a registered professional nurse 

     
    (7) Use any words, abbreviations, figures, letters, titles, signs, cards, or devices tending to imply that she or he is an advanced practice nurse, including the titles or initials "Advanced Practice Nurse", "A.P.N.", or similar titles or initials, with the intention of indicating practice as an advanced practice nurse without a valid license as an advanced practice nurse under this Act. 

     
    (8) Use any words, abbreviations figures, letters, title, sign, card, or device tending to imply that she or he is a licensed practical nurse including the titles or initials "Practical Nurse," "Licensed Practical Nurse," "P.N.," or "L.P.N.," or similar titles or initials with intention of indicated practice as a licensed practical nurse without a valid license as a licensed practical nurse under this Act 

     
    (b) Any person, including a firm, association or corporation who violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. 

     

    Status:

    Effective

    DR Title Protection Law

    Statute/Regulation:

    225 IL Statutes § 60/49

     

    Relevant Text: 

    If any person attaches the title Doctor, Physician, Surgeon, M.D., D.O. or D.C. or any other word or abbreviation to his or her name indicating that he or she is engaged in the treatment of human ailments or conditions as a business he or she is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Any person who has been previously convicted and who subsequently violates this Section is guilty of a Class 3 felony.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

    Statute/Regulation:

    225 IL Statutes § 145/15

     

    Relevant Text: 

    A health care professional providing health care services in this State must only use the licensure titles or initials authorized by his or her licensing Act, examination designations required for licensure under his or her licensing Act, or the titles authorized by the professional licensing Act for students in training.

     

    Status:

    Effective

     

     

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    Workplace Violence Laws

     

    Statute/Regulation:

    720 IL Statutes § 5/12-2

     

    Relevant Text: 

    A person commits an aggravated assault, when, in committing an assault, he: Knows the individual assaulted to be an emergency medical technician -- intermediate, emergency medical technician -- other medical assistance or first aid personnel engaged in the execution of any of his official duties, or to prevent the emergency medical technician -- ambulance, emergency medical technician -- intermediate, emergency medical technician from performing his official duties, or in retaliation for the emergency medical technician -- ambulance, emergency medical technician -- intermediate, emergency medical technician performing his official duties. Aggravated assault is a Class A misdemeanor if a firearm was not used in the commission of the assault. If a 
    firearm was used, aggravated assault is a Class 4 felony.

     

    Status:

    Effective

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    Statute/Regulation:

    720 IL Statutes § 5/12 3.05

     

    Relevant Text: 

    (d) A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be A nurse while in the performance of his or her duties as a nurse. Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (b)(1) is a Class X felony, except that:
    (1) if the person committed the offense while armed with a firearm, 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
    (2) if, during the commission of the offense, the person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
    (3) if, during the commission of the offense, the person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court. 

     

    Status:

    Effective

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    Statute/Regulation:

    720 IL Statutes § 5/12-4

     

    Relevant Text: 

    In committing a battery, a person commits aggravated battery if he: Knows the individual harmed to be an emergency medical technician -- ambulance, emergency medical technician -- intermediate, emergency medical technician -- paramedic, ambulance driver, other medical assistance, first aid personnel, or hospital personnel engaged in the performance of any of his or her official duties, or to prevent the emergency medical technician -- ambulance, emergency medical technician -- intermediate, emergency medical technician -- paramedic, ambulance driver, other medical assistance, first aid personnel, or hospital personnel from performing official duties, or in retaliation for performing official duties. Aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony 

     

    Status:

    Effective

     
     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

    Statute/Rule:

    N/A

     

    Relevant Text: 

    No direct guidance is offered by the State Board of Nursing regarding the administration of moderate or deep sedation by Registered Nurses in a hospital setting within the state of Illinois.

     

    Agency

    N/A

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

    Statute/Rule:

    210 ILCS § 85/10.10

     

    Relevant Text: 

    (1)Every hospital shall implement a written hospital-wide staffing plan, recommended by a nursing care committee or committees, that provides for minimum direct care professional registered nurse-to-patient staffing needs for each inpatient care unit.
    (2) In order to provide staffing flexibility to meet patient needs, every hospital shall identify an acuity model for adjusting the staffing plan for each inpatient care unit.

     

    Status:

    Enacted

     

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