Monday, January 14, 2013

Illinois Funding Cuts Threaten Physician Licensure

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!



Anonymous said...

Illinois is just the best state in the whole wide country!


Anonymous said...

This supports need for national physician registry and removal of state barriers for treatment. This IS going to happen. Why can't we be proactive; states can still maintain medical board oversight. I keep hearing "unintended consequences"... would like to hear "critical thinking".

Anonymous said...

There will be a lot more of this throughout the entire country.

It's called "starving the beast" and firing all the evil public employees.

Hope you like the results...