(225 ILCS 46/50)
Health care employer files.
The health care employer shall
retain on file for a period of
5 years records of criminal records requests for all employees. The health
care employer shall retain a copy of the disclosure and authorization forms, a copy of the livescan request form, all notifications resulting from the
fingerprint-based criminal history records check and waiver, if appropriate, for the duration of
the individual's employment. The files shall be
subject to inspection by the agency
responsible for inspecting, licensing, or certifying the health care employer.
A fine of up to $500 may be imposed by the appropriate agency for failure to
maintain these records. The Department of Public Health must keep an electronic record of criminal history background checks for an individual for as long as the individual remains active on the Health Care Worker Registry.
(Source: P.A. 95-120, eff. 8-13-07.)