Physician self-reporting requirements

Physician self-reporting requirements for Illinois-licensed physicians is covered in the Medical Practice Act (“Act”). Within 60 days of adverse action taken against a physician, they must complete and submit a Physician Adverse Action Report to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) Division of Professional Regulation.

Illinois Licensing Attorney can assist with Physician self-reporting requirements
Attorney Michael V. Favia can assist with physician self-reporting requirements.

Illinois physicians have a legal duty to self-report adverse final actions taken against them such as the following, which are listed in the same bullet points on the Physician Adverse Action Report form which is online and available directly from the IDFPR.[i]

Adverse final action taken against you by any of the following:

  • Another licensing jurisdiction;
  • Peer review body;
  • Health care institution;
  • Professional society or association related to practice under the Act;
  • Governmental agency;
  • Law enforcement agency;
  • Court for acts or conduct which would constitute grounds for action as defined in the Act, or
  • State or federal agency that restricts or prohibits you from providing services to the agency’s participants.

Failure to self-report can lead to a new and separate disciplinary matter in addition to that which the physician first failed to report.

Physicians with a duty to report any type of adverse action should necessarily be represented by licensing defense attorney with direct knowledge and experience working with the IDFPR Division of Professional Regulation.

Attorney Michael V. Favia advises and represents Illinois-licensed physicians and healthcare professionals. Favia worked for the IDFPR as the Chief of Prosecution and has intimate knowledge about how the Department operates and how they meet their duty to the people of the State of Illinois.

Favia works with physicians to prepare adverse action reports in the form and fashion leading to the best possible results. Making a self-report to the Department does not mean that the Department will take action against you. Failing to self-report, however, can cause a much more serious problem.

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[i] Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Division of Professional Regulation, Physician Adverse Action Report.