Governor signs Sen Barickman’s bill to cut ‘red tape’ for retired physicians

SPRINGFIELD – A new law will reduce the “red tape” required for doctors to register as “retired physicians”, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

“This simply makes it easier for our retired doctors to register without submitting large amounts of data that doesn’t even apply to them,” said Sen. Barickman. “Any time we can cut unnecessary ‘red tape’ it’s a win for our residents.”

Senate Bill 1205 creates a new “retired physician” status with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as well as a streamlined process for retired doctors to register with that status.

The legislation was an initiative of the Illinois State Medical Society. SB1205 passed both the House and Senate unanimously.

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