(225 ILCS 510/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 964)
    Sec. 14. Minimum Standards. (a) The Department, by rule, shall establish minimum standards for the operation of nurse agencies. Those standards shall include, but are not limited to: (1) the maintenance of written policies and procedures; and (2) the development of personnel policies which include a personal interview, a reference check, an annual evaluation of each employee (which may be based in part upon information provided by health care facilities utilizing nurse agency personnel) and periodic health examinations.
    (b) Each nurse agency shall have a nurse serving as a manager or supervisor of all nurses and certified nurses aides.
    (c) Each nurse agency shall ensure that its employees meet the minimum licensing, training, and orientation standards for which those employees are licensed or certified.
    (d) A nurse agency shall not employ, assign, or refer for use in an Illinois health care facility a nurse or certified nurse aide unless certified or licensed under applicable provisions of State and federal law or regulations. Each certified nurse aide shall comply with all pertinent regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health relating to the health and other qualifications of personnel employed in health care facilities.
    (e) The Department may adopt rules to monitor the usage of nurse agency services to determine their impact.
    (f) Nurse agencies are prohibited from requiring, as a condition of employment, assignment, or referral, that their employees recruit new employees for the nurse agency from among the permanent employees of the health care facility to which the nurse agency employees have been employed, assigned, or referred, and the health care facility to which such employees are employed, assigned, or referred is prohibited from requiring, as a condition of employment, that their employees recruit new employees from these nurse agency employees. Violation of this provision is a business offense.
(Source: P.A. 86-817.)