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HB 313

Governor Rauner signed the Nurse Practice Act today (September 20, 2017). The Act was set to expire at the end of the year. The overarching goal of this bill was to grant authority for all nurses (LPN, RN, and APRN) to practice to the fullest level of their education and expertise, while providing safe and quality nursing care in all settings. Recognizing that healthcare is moving to the community instead of traditional facilities, we focused on addressing the changing role of the nurse as a provider of direct care services, virtual services, and care coordination.

A coalition of 25 nursing organizations worked for two years to update and make more efficient the regulations that address our education and practice. While HB 313 retains current provisions for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (left unchanged), it does provide for the grandfathering of CRNAs without a master’s degree consistent with Senate Bill 1094 which you signed into law on August 18th – Public Act 100-0231. 


If you have questions regarding legislative action, please contact Micah Roderick at micahroderick@ilcrna.com.