TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER u: MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 955 HEALTH CARE WORKER BACKGROUND CHECK CODE
SECTION 955.115 IMPLEMENTATION OF FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS AS A FEE APPLICANT INQUIRY


 

Section 955.115  Implementation of Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Checks as a Fee Applicant Inquiry

 

a)         Fingerprint-based criminal history records checks shall be initiated through the Department's web application used for the Health Care Worker Registry.  The direct care employer or its designee must log into the Health Care Worker Registry through a secure login.  (Section 33(i) of the Act)

 

1)         Educational entities and health care employers shall gain access to the secure login by having an employee register for access to the Department's secure web portal.  After the Department has authorized initial access, that employee may authorize other employees or a designee access to the secure web portal.  A health care employer may not be implemented into the process of initiating fingerprint-based criminal history records checks as a fee applicant inquiry through the Department's web application until the Department has authorized the initial access.

 

2)         When educational entities and health care employers are required in this Part to transmit information electronically to the Department, the data shall be entered into the Health Care Worker Background Check Registry web application.  The information shall be electronically transmitted to the Department when the data record is saved.

 

3)         To better provide support and instruction, the Department will bring a limited number of educational entities and health care employers into the fingerprint process at one time.  The Department will proceed across the State using such indicators as zip codes and county boundaries.

 

b)         Educational entities and health care employers shall continue to conduct background checks using the non-fingerprint-based UCIA criminal history records check until the educational entity or health care provider is brought into the Department's fingerprint process  (see Section 955.170).

 

(Source:  Added at 33 Ill. Reg. 5378, effective March 26, 2009)