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Visiting Physician Permits in the State of Illinois

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Illinois defense attorneyWorking toward your physician’s license takes a lot of time and effort. There is a lot of schooling and experience required before ever obtaining the physician’s license. However, there are different requirements to become a visiting physician in the state of Illinois, and the experience is often different than becoming a fully licensed physician in the state.

What Is a Visiting Physician?

A visiting physician is anyone who is not licensed in Illinois to practice medicine, but who has been invited or appointed to study a certain medical, osteopathic, chiropractic or clinical subject or technique in a medical, osteopathic, or chiropractic school or hospital in Illinois. The visiting physician must hold a visiting physician permit issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.

Visiting Physician Permit Requirements

To apply for a visiting physician permit, the applicant must include in his or her application:

  • A $100 application fee;
  • A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae;
  • Certification from the jurisdiction of current licensure indicating the date and current status of licensure; and
  • Certification from the program director of the school or hospital indicating the term of the contract, the nature of the educational services provided to the applicant, and proof that the applicant has received an invitation or appointment to study a specific clinical subject or technique.

When the application for the visiting physician permit has been approved, the permit will be delivered to the assigned medical program. Until the program receives a written notice regarding the approval of the application from the Division, the applicant may not start his or her appointment as a visiting physician.

The permit for the visiting physician will be valid for up to 180 days or until the clinical studies or techniques have been completed, whichever comes first.

If a visiting physician has been discharged or terminated from the appointment, then the permit will become null and void at the time of the discharge or termination. The school or hospital must submit a notice in writing to the Division stating the reason for the discharge or termination of the applicant.

Call a DuPage County License Defense Lawyer

If you have any questions regarding licensing requirements to become a practicing physician in the state of Illinois, it is important to seek effective legal advice. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, we have represented our DuPage County area clients for over 17 years in various matters regarding licensing requirements. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Lisle, IL license defense attorneys, please call 630-310-1267 for further assistance.




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