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Physician Assistant Professions Licensed by IDFPR:
  • Physician Assistant in Medicine, Licensed

License Information

    Notice Regarding 2018 Physician Assistant Renewal

    Physician Assistant renewals that are complete and are postmarked on or before March 1st will be considered timely and will not be marked as late or lapsed. Due to unique circumstances the Department has extended the time for lawful practice for Physician Assistants with currently active licenses until March 16th, 2018.  Renewal applications that are deficient (such as missing or incomplete forms or fees) may be returned or may require additional time for review.  All currently active Physician Assistant licenses will remain ‘Active’ while staff review pending renewal applications. Licensees may contact 1-800-560-6420 to verify that the Department has received the renewal application and determine if any deficiencies have been logged in the system.

    February 27, 2018
    Effective January 1, 2017, previously barred health care workers and first time applicants may become eligible for a license. Under the Department’s new process, a health care worker who was permanently revoked or denied due to a forcible felony may file a Petition for Review, which is currently available on the Department’s website. The review process does not apply to a forcible felony requiring registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, or a criminal battery against any patient in the course of patient care or treatment that is a forcible felony. Information about applying for licensure are available on the Department's website.

    Please be advised that Controlled Substances Registration applications and printed licenses will no longer specifically reference or include the 'N' designation. Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act narcotic and non-narcotic schedules are combined and the 'N' designation is not needed. The lack of 'N' designation does not prevent or affect the ability of Illinois licensed practitioners to prescribe, dispense or order narcotic drugs to the extent allowed by law. The DEA is aware of this change. Questions regarding 'N' designations on DEA registrations should be directed to the DEA at their website(www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov) or by phone at 312-353-7875.
    Effective January 1, 2017, previously barred health care workers and first time applicants may become eligible for a license. Under the Department’s new process, a health care worker who was permanently revoked or denied due to a forcible felony may file a Petition for Review, which is currently available on the Department’s website. The review process does not apply to a forcible felony requiring registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, or a criminal battery against any patient in the course of patient care or treatment that is a forcible felony. Information about applying for licensure are available on the Department's website.
    Important Notice Regarding Schedule II Changes for Controlled Substances Licenses