Pursuant to Public Act 97-622 an individual applying for a physician or chiropractic physician license shall submit to a criminal background check. This requirement is effective for applications postmarked on or after February 2, 2015. Please note that individuals applying for temporary physician and visiting physician licenses are not required to submit to a criminal history background check. Criminal background checks will not be required for renewal or restoration applications. Instructions and information regarding this requirement are in the application packets. Please see the Fingerprint Information Bulletin below for important links and detailed information.