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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 1999

Ryan Announces Internet Access To Database Of Licensed Professionals

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced a feature on the worldwide web which makes available state licensing records held by doctors, nurses, cosmetologists and 43 other professional groups.

Information on all licensees of the Department of Professional Regulation (DPR) can be found on the Internet, 24 hours a day at www.dpr.state.il.us/.

"This is an excellent addition to the State of Illinois home page," Ryan said. "The information provided on the 600,000 professionals actively licensed in Illinois will allow consumers to make informed decisions, from choosing a dentist to getting prescription information."

Internet users may quickly and easily search for licenses by either the individual's name or license number. Information provided on individuals includes name, city, state, the date the license was originally issued, expiration date of the license, the license status and any disciplinary action.

License "look up" is one way DPR is offering "Express Access" to information and services on its Internet home page.

"My top priority is to become more user-friendly for the professionals we regulate and the citizens they serve," said Leonard A. Sherman, Director of DPR. "Hospitals, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies and other institutions no longer have to write our agency, or spend time and resources calling long distance, in order to collect vital information. Instead, they may now reach us instantly, day or night, to receive the information they need," he said.

Also available on the Department of Professional Regulation's Web site is:

  • An online complaint form which can be e-mailed directly to DPR;

  • A monthly news release announcing professionals who have been disciplined;

  • A change of address form which professionals may e-mail and;

  • Laws pertaining to professions regulated by DPR.

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    PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS REGULATED BY IDPR Acupuncturists
    Architects
    Athletic Trainers
    Barbers
    Chiropractors
    Collection Agencies
    Controlled Substances
    Cosmetologists
    Dentists/Dental Hygienists
    Detection of Deception
    Dietitians/Nutrition Counselors
    Estheticians
    Environmental Health Practitioners
    Funeral Directors/Embalmers
    Home Medical Equipment and
    Service Providers
    Interior Designers
    Land Surveyors
    Landscape Architects
    Locksmiths
    Marriage and Family Therapists
    Medical Corporations
    Nail Technicians
    Naprapaths
    Nurses
    Nursing Home Administrators
    Occupational Therapists
    Optometrists
    Pharmacists/Pharmacies
    Physical Therapists
    Physicians
    Physicians Assistants
    Podiatrists
    Private Alarm Contractors
    Private Detectives
    Private Security Contractors
    Professional Boxing/Wrestling
    Professional Counselors/Clinical
    Professional Counselors
    Professional Engineers
    Professional Geologists
    Professional Service Corporations
    Psychologists
    Public Accountants
    Roofers
    Respiratory Care Practitioners
    Shorthand Reporters
    Social Workers
    Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists Structural Engineers
    Veterinarians
    Wholesale Drug Distributors


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