(105 ILCS 5/24-5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 24-5)
Physical fitness and professional growth.
(a) In this Section, "employee" means any employee of a school district, a student teacher, an employee of a contractor that provides services to students or in schools, or any other individual subject to the requirements of Section 10-21.9 or 34-18.5 of this Code.
(b) School boards shall require of new employees evidence of physical
fitness to perform duties assigned and freedom from communicable disease. Such evidence shall consist of a physical
by a physician licensed in Illinois or any other state to practice medicine
and surgery in all its branches, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, or a licensed physician assistant not more than 90 days preceding time of
presentation to the board, and the cost of such examination shall rest with the
employee. A new or existing employee may be subject to additional health examinations, including screening for tuberculosis, as required by rules adopted by the Department of Public Health or by order of a local public health official. The board may from time to time require an examination of any
employee by a physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine and
surgery in all its branches, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, or a licensed physician assistant and shall pay the expenses thereof from school
(c) School boards may require teachers in their employ to furnish from
time to time evidence of continued professional growth.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18