PEORIA - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at bringing doctors and nurses out of retirement to help as volunteers in free medical clinics.
The law takes effect immediately, allowing 500 retired health professionals to get volunteer licenses at no cost. The law waives fees for the first 500 volunteer licenses and then allows for a fee waiver or reduction. The law also applies to dentists, physician assistants and optometrists.
Quinn also signed into law a measure allowing dentists to give flu vaccines under certain circumstances.