(20 ILCS 2405/17)
(from Ch. 23, par. 3448)
Child Abuse and Neglect Reports.
(a) All applicants for
employment at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, the Illinois
School for the Deaf, and the Illinois Center for the Rehabilitation and
Education shall as a
condition of employment authorize, in writing on a form prescribed by
the Department of Children and Family Services, an investigation of the
Central Register, as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
Act, to ascertain if the applicant has been determined to be a perpetrator
in an indicated report of child abuse or neglect.
(b) The information concerning a prospective employee obtained by the
Department shall be confidential and exempt from public inspection and
copying, as provided under Section 7 of The Freedom of Information Act, and
the information shall not be transmitted outside the Department, except as
provided in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and shall not be
transmitted to anyone within the Department except as needed for the
purposes of evaluation of an application for employment.
(Source: P.A. 88-172.)