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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

225 ILCS 140/8

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Volunteer Health or Veterinary Practitioner

Summary

An out-of-state licensed volunteer health or veterinary practitioner must follow the scope of practice of a similarly licensed practitioner in Illinois. This does not allow a practitioner to practice outside of their personal scope of practice. A proclamation can be made to alter or limit the scope of practice of a practitioner.

Full Title

Provision of volunteer health or veterinary services administrative sanctions

Full Text

(a) Subject to subsections (b) and (c), a volunteer health practitioner shall adhere to the scope of practice for a similarly licensed practitioner established by the licensing provisions, practice Acts, or other laws of this State. (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), this Act does not authorize a volunteer health practitioner to provide services that are outside the practitioner’s scope of practice, even if a similarly licensed practitioner in this State would be permitted to provide the services. (c) Consistent with the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois [20 ILCS 2105/2105-1 et seq.] and the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois [20 ILCS 2310/2310-1 et seq.], the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, or the Illinois Department of Public Health may modify or restrict the health or veterinary services that volunteer health practitioners may provide pursuant to this Act during an emergency. A proclamation under this subsection may take effect immediately, without prior notice or comment, and is not a rule within the meaning of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act [5 ILCS 100/1-1 et seq.]. (d) A host entity or disaster relief organization may restrict the health or veterinary services that a volunteer health practitioner may provide pursuant to this Act.