(225 ILCS 65/70-15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
Disciplinary and non-disciplinary options for the impaired nurse.
The Department shall establish by rule a program of care, counseling, and treatment for the impaired nurse. This program shall allow an impaired nurse to self-refer to the program. Individual licensee health care records shall be privileged and confidential, unavailable for use in any proceeding, and not subject to disclosure. Nothing in this Section nor the rules adopted under this Section shall impair or prohibit the Department from taking disciplinary action based upon the grounds set forth in Section 70-5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)