(225 ILCS 46/5)
The General Assembly finds that it is in the public
interest to protect the most frail and disabled citizens of the State of
Illinois from possible harm
through a criminal background check of certain health care workers and all employees of licensed and certified long-term care facilities who have or may have contact with residents or have access to the living quarters or the financial, medical, or personal records of residents.
(Source: P.A. 94-665, eff. 1-1-06.)