According to Illinois Nurse Practice Act, Sec. 60-30, any registered professional nurse, who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may elect to place his or her license on inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until notice is given to the Department, in writing, of his or her intent to restore the license.
    Any registered professional nurse requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided by rule of the Department.
    Any registered professional nurse whose license is on inactive status shall not practice professional nursing as defined by this Act in the State of Illinois.

If you ever find yourself in need of any legal help related to your nursing license, please contact Illinois Nurse Defense Attorney James B. Goldberg at (312) 735-1185 or visit his website