License Look-up - A search engine located on the IDPR website which enables its users to search the IDPR profession database. A search query returns results which contain the following profession information: name, DBA/AKA, license number, license status, city, state, original date, current expiration, other special fields, whether or not the individual has ever been disciplined and a description of the disciplined action.
Name Search - a feature within the license look-up search engine which allows the user to look up, by name, a professional who is licensed within the State of Illinois and regulated by IDPR
License Number Search - a feature within the license look-up search engine which allows the user to look up, by license number, a professional who is licensed within the State of Illinois and regulated by IDPR.
Original Date - the calendar date the professional received his/her initial license to practice their profession in the State of Illinois.
Current Expiration Date - the calendar date the existing profession license is due to expire.
Discipline Start Date - the calendar date the professional received his/her discipline.
Discipline End Date - the calendar date the imposed discipline is due to expire.
License Qualifier - A license qualifier further identifies a licensee's practicing specialty. For example, Advanced Practice Nurses may be qualified to practice under one of several specialties; the specialty for a specific license is listed under qualifier. The professions displaying this information which have special qualifiers are Dental Specialists, Advanced Practice Nurses and Optometrists.
Monthly Disciplinary Report - a monthly report published by IDPR detailing disciplinary action taken by the Department. Each report is a listing of all licensees disciplined by the Department within a given month. The information includes the name of the disciplined profession, the city where they were practicing at the time of action, the discipline imposed and a brief description of the reason for the discipline.
JCAHO - Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An independent, not for profit organization that evaluates and accredits health care organizations in the United States.
NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance. An independant, nonprofit organization that evaluates and reports on the quality of the nation's managed care organizations.