TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT ON AGING
PART 270 ELDER RIGHTS
SECTION 270.285 SELECTION AND SCREENING
Section 270.285 Selection and Screening
a) Each elder abuse provider agency utilizing volunteers under this Subpart shall create a Volunteer Plan, approved by the Department, to recruit, select, screen, train, appoint, assign, supervise and evaluate volunteers.
b) The recruitment, selection, and screening of volunteer applicants shall be the responsibility of the elder abuse provider agency. Each volunteer applicant shall submit the required personal, professional and background information (see subsection (c)) on a form prescribed by the Department.
c) The elder abuse provider agency shall conduct a screening of each volunteer applicant. This screening process may include, but is not limited to, personal interviews; reference checks; fingerprint checks; credit checks; medical and mental health checks; background checks; driving record checks; and reviews of professional disciplinary actions, criminal prosecutions, and police records.
d) The purpose of the screening process is solely to determine the suitability of the volunteer applicant to serve as an appointed volunteer. The elder abuse provider agency shall not seek any personal information on a volunteer applicant beyond that which is necessary to complete the screening process. The screening process of the volunteer applicant shall be the same regardless of expected assignment of the individual volunteer.
e) Each volunteer applicant shall be required to sign an authorization for the release of the information the elder abuse provider agency has determined to be necessary to complete the screening process. All such information gathered in the course of the background checks and reviews of volunteer candidates shall be held in the strictest confidence permitted by law.
f) Upon the completion of the screening process, the elder abuse provider agency shall notify the volunteer applicant whether he or she will be designated as a volunteer. The elder abuse provider agency shall also inform those volunteer applicants who are not so selected of the basis for the decision. The decision of the elder abuse provider agency is final.
(Source: Added at 35 Ill. Reg. 8180, effective May 12, 2011)