out-of-state medical professionals

  • Bush asks out-of-state health care professionals to come to Illinois

    bush030920GRAYSLAKE – Due to the skyrocketing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois and more anticipated cases on the horizon, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is asking doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals from border states – especially Wisconsin – to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.

    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced several new actions to increase the number of healthcare professionals working to help combat the novel coronavirus. One of the new measures includes an IDFPR proclamation allowing out-of-state nurses, physicians, and various medical professionals to provide care to Illinois residents with COVID-19. 

    “Illinois is home to many well qualified medical professionals, but with health systems increasingly being filled to capacity, we simply won’t have enough people to care for all COVID-19 patients unless we take drastic actions,” Bush said. “The district I represent is on Illinois’ border, and I want to make sure that residents affected by COVID-19 who live close to the Wisconsin border have access to well qualified medical professionals.”

    The application for the Out of State Temporary Practice Permit is available online at www.idfpr.com/Renewals/Apply/Forms/F2398.pdf

  • Bennett calls on out-of-state health care professionals during coronavirus crisis

     bennett 031020DANVILLE –To increase the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is urging doctors, nurses and other professionals in Indiana to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.

     The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issued a proclamation Wednesday to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists who are in good standing to provide care to Illinois residents affected by COVID-19.

    “There is an urgent need to boost the number of health care professionals in Illinois during this critical time,” Bennett said. “The new measures allow us to call on our neighboring state to share their expertise and services with world-class medical providers in Illinois to reduce COVID-19’s impact.” 

     Applications for Out of State Temporary Practice Permits are available online at IDFPR’s website here. Temporary practice approval expires on Sept. 30, 2020.

     For questions or additional information, please contact IDFPR at 1-888-473-4858 or visit idfpr.com.