Chicago Nursing License Attorney

Helping Nurses Protect Their Licenses in the Chicago Area

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regulates nursing licenses in Chicago and throughout the State of Illinois. Many issues can arise for nurses regarding their professional licenses that may put their entire career in jeopardy. It is important for nurses to discuss any IDFPR concerns with an experienced Chicago nursing attorney. For a free consultant contact 1818 – An Advocacy Group

Nursing Regulations and IDFPR Enforcement

Just like all types of medical professionals, the nursing industry is strictly regulated to protect patients. The Illinois Nurse Practice Act sets out the primary laws relating to this profession, and there are additional administrative rules that Nurses must be familiar with. Some important regulations and laws, including the following: 

  • Standards and requirements for nursing licensing
  • Standards of care and limitations for nursing practice
  • Standards and requirements for nursing education programs
  • Disciplinary measures for nurses who violate regulations and laws

Nursing and licensing regulations are needed to protect the safety and health of the public, and to ensure that only qualified nurses with the proper education and training are allowed to provide certain types of care to patients. Nurses may face accusations that threaten their license and their ability to continued as a licensed professional. 

Nursing License Issues

The IDFPR issues licenses for several types of nursing professionals, such as:

  • Registered nurses (RNs)
  • Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
  • Advanced practice nurses (APNs)
  • APNs for controlled substance care
  • Medication aides
  • Continuing education sponsors for RNs, LPNs, and APNs

Many types of conduct can result in disciplinary action by the IDFPR, including suspension or revocation of a nursing license. Some common forms of misconduct that might cause licensing issues include:

  • Providing false information to IDFPR
  • Being convicted of certain criminal offenses under Illinois law
  • Violating the Illinois Nurse Practice Act or administrative regulations
  • Engaging in conduct that demonstrates a nurse is incompetent or incapable of practicing nursing
  • Unlawful drug use and related acts
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Unethical or unprofessional behavior
  • Not filing necessary reports or properly maintaining records
  • Falsifying reports or records
  • Violating laws relating to patient confidentiality 

If you receive communications from IDFPR regarding a possible issue with your nursing license, you should not delay in discussing the matter with an experienced license defense attorney.

Do You Need Legal Representation?

Many professionals try representing themselves before IDFPR. In most cases, nurses have spent years and thousands of dollars to become licensed and hiring an attorney to protect that investment is wise. Representing professionals before IDPFR is a mixture of knowing the law and regulations and ensuring that IDFPR is aware of the relevant facts. Negotiating with IDFPR officials can be a difficult task, and you want the right law firm on your side.  

Contact a Chicago Nursing License Attorney for Assistance Today

Attorney Jordan Matyas has more than 20 years of experience working in local, state, and federal government, as well as handling IDFPR and administrative law cases. Initial consultations with 1818 – An Advocacy Group are always free of charge. 1818 will evaluate the facts of your situation and identify your legal options. 1818 works closely with clients to develop effective strategies for defending professional licenses, including nursing licenses. Contact us to set up your consultation.

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