The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the Illinois physician licensure body) has had to cut their head count from 26 to eight due to state funding cuts. As a result, there will be only ONE employee to handle all physician licensure in Illinois.
Residents and fellows will have their training delayed as they wait for their licenses.
Physician's current licenses will expire before a renewal can be processed.
Best of all, doctors will have to stop practicing at a time when the demand for practitioners will be higher than ever.
Well done, legislators!