- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
Illinois has altered a 2011 law that barred all convicted felons from having or obtaining a professional license in the state, says the Washington Post in an August 26 article. Rather than a blanket ban on all felons, licensing boards for many professions will now consider individuals on a case-by-case basis. Sex offenders were not affected by the new changes.
Article: The law said an ex-felon couldn’t be a nurse. So this single mom got the law changed, by Colby Itkowitz for The Washington Post.