Medical Practice Extension Act

ISMS-Backed Medical Practice Act Extension Signed into Law

Governor Rauner recently signed Senate Bill 1348, which extends the sunset of the Medical Practice Act until Dec. 31, 2019. The bill had passed the General Assembly unanimously.

This two-year renewal is an important move in the right direction. In recent years, the General Assembly has only authorized one-year renewals. Having to reauthorize the Act each year opens the door to unnecessary chicanery and tinkering with the legal foundation for the practice of medicine.

The Medical Practice Act spells out the licensure standards and disciplinary proceedings for Illinois physicians. Without it, any person – regardless of qualification – could practice medicine in Illinois without restriction or penalty.

Learn more with ISMS’ brochure, What is the Medical Practice Act and Why Is it Important?

In the meantime, watch the Legislative Action Hub and Physician Advocate for future legislative developments.