Medical license renewal and child support are tied to one another in Illinois. If you are delinquent on child support your medical license renewal can be refused and withheld. While some individuals are months or years behind in child support, a licensed physician may not be more than 30 days delinquent in complying with a child support order. Illinois physicians renewing their medical license are required to make an affirmative statement that they are not delinquent in child support.
IDFPR Medical License Renewal Instructions
Part C of the IDFPR Medical License Renewal Instructions is the required Child Support Statement, which reads: “Illinois law requires you to respond to the Child Support question in Part C. Licensees required to pay child support must certify on the renewal form to not being more than 30 days delinquent in complying with a child support order. If you are not subject to a child support order, answer “No.”[i]”
Note that making false statements to the Department can lead to an independent disciplinary issue, in the event an individual falsely responds to the child support statement when attempting to renew a medical license.
There are many reasons a child support obligation could become delinquent. Issues with a withholding order and payroll department errors could cause child support payment failures. Being between jobs or temporarily unemployed is also a common cause of accrued child support arrearages. As your professional licensing attorneys, we can certainly work with your family law attorney to work towards resolution of child support issues so that you are no longer in violation of an order to pay child support.
Once your child support obligations are resolved and you can affirmatively state that you are not more than 30 days delinquent in complying with a child support order you may ask the Department to process your application for medial license renewal.
For assistance with medical license renewals and child support obligations, contact Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago.
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