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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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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Michael V. Favia speaks at CBA Administrative Law Committee Meeting Monday March 20

Come have lunch with the Chicago Bar Association Administrative Law Committee on Monday, March 20, from 12: 15 to 1:30 p.m. The topic is “Medical Cases Before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.” There are many nuances of administrative law and professional regulation that apply in the review of cases involving health care […]

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Relaxed restrictions: Health care licenses and criminal convictions

On January 1, 2017, new laws on the books in Illinois took effect. Among the new laws passed was a bill to protect applicants for professional licenses who may also have a record of a criminal offense and conviction. Prior to the new law, applicants for health care licenses[i] were barred from applying for a […]

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Experience matters: Hiring the best healthcare licensing lawyer

How much did it cost you to become a licensed and practicing healthcare professional? While doing the math, in addition to the hard cost of tuition for many years of school, remember to include the opportunity cost of all else you may have done to earn money while you dedicated your life and career path […]

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