The Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative compromise with the Illinois State Medical Society that results in removing the need for a written collaborative agreement in order to practice Illinois. This agreed upon legislation still needs to be brought forward for a vote in both the Senate and House, but we anticipate these actions will take place without opposition. We will send more information as it becomes available.
We would like to thank each of you for your time and energy in helping to move our practice forward. This would have been impossible without your grassroots efforts! The time and effort in contacting legislators by all of our members and other APNs throughout this legislative session has been outstanding. Your voices have been hear in Springfield! It has been your consistent messaging and willingness to establish relationships with legislators that provided the impetus needed for this successful compromise.
Dr. Ricki Loar, APN Dr. Theresa Towle, APN
President, ISAPN Government Relations Chair, ISAPN