Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues

Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues The increasing popularity and flexibility of home health agencies is making life better for many patients, and for physicians there are special laws and regulations of which to be aware in protecting against license and discipline liability. The rules at the hospital may not apply in home […]

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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 physicians have a legal duty to […]

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Online Real Estate Licensing in Illinois

Online real estate licensing makes work easier in Illinois in 2018. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) now uses online real estate licensing in Illinois, an upgrade from paper applications. Not only are licensing applications online, but also the real estate license renewals and applications to transfer from one firm to another […]

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Student loan default: It can cost your professional license

Student loan default can cost your professional or occupational license to practice your profession. Under Illinois law, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may refuse to issue or renew your license. Who could be affected by the student loan default and licensing law? In addition to healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, […]

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IDFPR: Healthcare licensing podcast with Michael V. Favia

  Today’s podcast interview with healthcare law and licensing attorney Michael V. Favia, focuses on the key purpose and functions of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Doctors, nurses, dentists and similar healthcare professionals should know what to do when communicating with the IDFPR in the event of complaints and disciplinary matters. Illinois […]

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Full practice authority: Illinois nurses empowered by new law

House Bill 313 amends the Illinois Nurse Practice Act with the addition of certain practice definitions and guidelines for certain nurses in a path to full practice authority, making better use of the education and hours of experience held by nurse professionals in their advancing career paths.

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How do you know if you have an opioid problem?

Anyone can develop an addiction to painkillers. Doctors, nurses and all healthcare professionals are tasked with monitoring patients to whom opioids are prescribed. We hear news stories about pill mills, billing fraud and monitoring programs to keep patients safe and prevent drug diversion and downstream black market sales. Meanwhile, who is monitoring the healthcare professionals […]

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Financial services industry and IDFPR issue prevention and regulation – Podcast

Today’s interview with Illinois licensing and regulation attorney, Jordan Matyas, focuses on the financial services industry and regulation by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and its Division of Financial Institutions.  In addition to working with financial businesses in defending and responding to regulatory inquiries and discipline, Mr. Matyas also works with […]

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Health Practice Advisors Panel Discussion on Understandings (and Misunderstandings) of Addiction – Sept. 27 in Rosemont

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Licensed healthcare professionals can also suffer and recover from opiate abuse and addiction

Opiate addiction is something that can sneak up on good people who might not realize they are becoming dependent on painkillers. People from all walks of life are prescribed an opiate or opioid narcotic for pain management following for injuries and chronic conditions. Like other addictions, an opiate use can turn into abuse and reliance […]

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