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Stadelman encourages out-of-state health care professionals to work in Illinois

Sen. Steve StadelmanIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic

ROCKFORD – With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing daily, State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) is urging doctors, nurses and other professionals in Wisconsin to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a proclamation to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists to provide care to Illinois residents affected by COVID-19.

“With Wisconsin less than 15 minutes away from Rockford, I’d like to encourage health care professionals to cross state lines in order to help Illinoisans suffering from COVID-19,” Stadelman said. “So far, I’ve been impressed by the number of people applying for temporary licenses, but I hope that I can encourage even more to do so.”

Applications for Out of State Temporary Practice Permits are available online at IDFPR’s website here.

Sen. Steve Stadelman

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34th Legislative District

Years served: 2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Financial Institutions; Higher Education; Public Health; Revenue; Telecommunications & InfoTechnology (Chairperson); Transportation.

Biography: Earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Worked as a news anchor/reporter for WTVO-Channel 17 for 25 years, In 2003, his coverage of the state's death penalty earned him an Associated Press award for Best Documentary.

Associated Representatives:
John M. Cabello
Maurice A. West II