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Physicians Required to Enroll in PMP With 2017 Licensure Renewal
Posted on: 10/10/2016

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website is not yet open for renewing medical and controlled substance licenses. Licensure renewal in Illinois for physicians will begin sometime in late spring of 2017.

While Illinois’ medical license and controlled substance license renewal deadline is not until next summer, here are steps you can take now to get a jump on the process:

  1. For the first time, physicians will be required to register in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) when they renew their license by the deadline of July 31, 2017.

    To get a head start, register for the PMP today! There is no cost for registration or to use this helpful program.

  2. Do you collaborate with advanced practice nurses (APNs) and/or physician assistants (PAs)?

    APNs and PAs may also access the PMP. However, state rules require a collaborating/supervising physician to enter this delegation authority into the PMP. Here’s how: Sign into the PMP and choose “PMP Collaborative Practice Agreement Registration.”

    Illinois law allows physicians to delegate to mid-level health care professionals the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances for Schedules III through V or any specific controlled substances in Schedule II.

    The state indicates that a low number of collaborating/supervising physicians have entered the delegation of prescriptive authority in the PMP, so your effort is critical. Be sure to empower your collaborating professionals to use this important tool in the fight against prescription drug abuse.

If you accomplish these two tasks now, you’ll already be registered with the PMP when it’s time to renew your license and your APNs and/or PAs will be encouraged to use the PMP right now!

Watch videos featuring an overview of the PMP, how to register and log in.

Access a PMP brochure.

Questions about the PMP? Call 217-524-1311 or submit a question online via the Question Form.

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