Illinois is a principal license designate state for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Until recently passed legislation, Illinois was not a state of principal license designate for physicians for purposes of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issued a statement on the process in a press release: “Physicians may now elect Illinois as a ‘State of Principal Licensure’ as part […]

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Michael V. Favia is listed among 2017 Leading Lawyers

CHICAGO – This year’s list of Chicago’s Leading Lawyers as published in the Leading Lawyers publication names health law, licensing and litigation attorney, Michael V. Favia , who was selected for the honor and designation appearing among Leading Lawyers in Chicago. The peer review and selection process assures that named Leading Lawyers are top lawyers […]

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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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How safe is your day or med spa, and what do you know about regulations?

Technology has increased the options in cosmetic health and wellness beyond the days of plastic surgery being the main alternative procedure when face creams and treatments fail to do the job. Today we can go to an esthetician at a medical spa for laser treatments and Botox injections with as much ease as going to […]

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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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ISBA lawsuit seeks injunction of IDFPR discipline of two attorneys for unauthorized real estate appraisal practice

Two Illinois attorneys face potential prosecution by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) but the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction and declaration that IDFPR lacks the authority to regulate certain practices. At issue in the ISBA complaint filed July 11, 2017 in the Circuit Court of […]

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JOIN A SAFE HAVEN JULY 15 – 5K RUN TO END HOMELESSNESS

If you are looking for a way to give back and make a difference to help the homeless get back on their feet this summer, then A Safe Haven has great news! You can join a team and run/walk with A Safe Haven to end homelessness! A Safe Haven Foundation will host its 7th Annual […]

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