(225 ILCS 510/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 963)
    Sec. 13. Application for employment.
    (a) Every nurse agency shall cause each applicant for employment, assignment, or referral, as a nurse to complete an application form including the following information:
        (1) name and address of the applicant;
        (2) whether or not such applicant is a nurse
    
currently licensed by the Department of Professional Regulation;
        (3) if so licensed, the number and date of such
    
license; and
        (4) references and dates and places of previous
    
employment.
    Prior to employing, assigning, or referring a nurse, the agency shall contact the Department of Professional Regulation to determine whether the nurse's license is valid and in good standing. Written verification shall be sent by the Department of Professional Regulation within 20 working days. At least biennially thereafter, the agency shall contact the Department of Professional Regulation to verify this information in writing. The nurse agency shall review the disciplinary report published by the Department of Professional Regulation on a monthly basis to determine whether the nurse's license is valid and in good standing.
    (b) Every nurse agency shall cause each applicant for employment, assignment, or referral, as a certified nurse aide to complete an application form including the following information:
        (1) name and address of the applicant;
        (2) whether or not the nurse aide is registered as
    
having completed a certified course as approved by the Department of Public Health;
        (3) references and dates and places of previous
    
employment.
    Prior to employing, assigning, or referring a certified nurse aide, the agency shall review the information provided on the Health Care Worker Registry to verify that the certification is valid and that the certified nurse aide is not ineligible to be hired by health care employers or long-term care facilities pursuant to Section 25 of the Health Care Worker Background Check Act.
    (c) Every nurse agency shall check at least 2 recent references and the dates of employment provided by the applicant, unless the applicant has not had 2 previous employers.
    (d) Nurses or certified nurses aides employed, assigned, or referred to a health care facility by a nurse agency shall be deemed to be employees of the nurse agency while working for the nurse agency or on nurse agency employment, assignment or referral.
(Source: P.A. 99-652, eff. 1-1-17.)