Pursuant to Public Act 97-622 an individual applying for an initial license as a physician or a chiropractic physician shall submit to a criminal history background check. Effective February 2, 2015, criminal background checks are required for all physicians and chiropractic physicians applying for an initial license. Any application received by our office with a postmark on or after February 2, 2015 shall submit to a criminal history background check. Instructions and information regarding this requirement are the applications packets.
Please note that individuals applying for temporary physician and visiting physician licenses will not be required to submit a criminal history background check. Criminal background checks will not be required for renewal and restoration applications.