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 955.140 POLICIES DEFINING EMPLOYEE WORK POSITIONS


 

Section 955.140  Policies Defining Employee Work Positions

 

For purposes of the Act and this Part, the health care employer shall establish a policy defining which employees provide direct care.  If a long-term care employer has unlicensed employees who do not have access to long-term care residents or the living quarters or the financial, medical, or personal records of long-term care residents, the long-term care employer shall establish a policy defining those employee positions.  In making these determinations, the health care employer shall consider the following:

 

a)         For direct care employees:

 

1)         The employee's assigned job responsibilities as set forth in the employee's job description;

 

2)         Whether the employee is required to or has the opportunity to be alone with residents, patients, or clients to provide nursing care or to assist with feeding, dressing, movement, bathing, toileting or other personal needs (Section 15 of the Act), with the exception of infrequent or unusual occasions; and

 

3)         Whether the employee's responsibilities include physical contact with residents, patients, or clients, for example to provide therapy or to draw blood.

 

b)         For employees in long-term care facilities:

 

1)         The employee's assigned job responsibilities as set forth in the employee's job description; and

 

2)         The employee's ingress and egress of the building to get to his or her normal work station.

 

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