(210 ILCS 47/2-201.5)
Screening prior to admission.
(a) All persons age 18 or older seeking admission to a facility must be screened to determine the need for facility services prior to being admitted, regardless of income, assets, or funding source. In addition, any person who seeks to become eligible for medical assistance from the Medical Assistance Program under the Illinois Public Aid Code to pay for services while residing in a facility must be screened prior to receiving those benefits. Screening for facility services shall be administered through procedures established by administrative rule. Screening may be done by agencies other than the Department as established by administrative rule.
(a-1) Any screening shall also include an evaluation of whether there are residential supports and services or an array of community services that would enable the person to live in the community. The person shall be told about the existence of any such services that would enable the person to live safely and humanely in the least restrictive environment, that is appropriate, that the individual or guardian chooses, and the person shall be given the assistance necessary to avail himself or herself of any available services.
(b) In addition to the screening required by subsection (a), a facility shall, within 24 hours after admission, request a criminal history background check pursuant to the Uniform Conviction Information Act for all persons age 18 or older seeking admission to the facility. Background checks conducted pursuant to this Section shall be based on the resident's name, date of birth, and other identifiers as required by the Department of State Police. If the results of the background check are inconclusive, the facility shall initiate a fingerprint-based check, unless the fingerprint-based check is waived by the Director of Public Health based on verification by the facility that the resident is completely immobile or that the resident meets other criteria related to the resident's health or lack of potential risk which may be established by Departmental rule. A waiver issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid only while the resident is immobile or while the criteria supporting the waiver exist. The facility shall provide for or arrange for any required fingerprint-based checks. If a fingerprint-based check is required, the facility shall arrange for it to be conducted in a manner that is respectful of the resident's dignity and that minimizes any emotional or physical hardship to the resident.
(c) If the results of a resident's criminal history background check reveal that the resident is an identified offender as defined in Section 1-114.01 of this Act, the facility shall do the following:
(1) Immediately notify the Department of State
Police, in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, that the resident is an identified offender.
(2) Within 72 hours, arrange for a fingerprint-based
criminal history record inquiry to be requested on the identified offender resident. The inquiry shall be based on the subject's name, sex, race, date of birth, fingerprint images, and other identifiers required by the Department of State Police. The inquiry shall be processed through the files of the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to locate any criminal history record information that may exist regarding the subject. The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall furnish to the Department of State Police, pursuant to an inquiry under this paragraph (2), any criminal history record information contained in its files. The facility shall comply with all applicable provisions contained in the Uniform Conviction Information Act. All name-based and fingerprint-based criminal history record inquiries shall be submitted to the Department of State Police electronically in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police may charge the facility a fee for processing name-based and fingerprint-based criminal history record inquiries. The fee shall be deposited into the State Police Services Fund. The fee shall not exceed the actual cost of processing the inquiry.
(d) The Department shall develop and maintain a de-identified database of residents who have injured facility staff, facility visitors, or other residents, and the attendant circumstances, solely for the purposes of evaluating and improving resident pre-screening and assessment procedures (including the Criminal History Report prepared under Section 2-201.6 of this Act) and the adequacy of Department requirements concerning the provision of care and services to residents. A resident shall not be listed in the database until a Department survey confirms the accuracy of the listing. The names of persons listed in the database and information that would allow them to be individually identified shall not be made public. Neither the Department nor any other agency of State government may use information in the database to take any action against any individual, licensee, or other entity unless the Department or agency receives the information independent of this subsection (d). All information collected, maintained, or developed under the authority of this subsection (d) for the purposes of the database maintained under this subsection (d) shall be treated in the same manner as information that is subject to Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)