(720 ILCS 5/17-8.3)
(was 720 ILCS 5/17-22)
False information on an application for employment with
certain public or private agencies; use of false academic degree.
(a) It is unlawful for an applicant for employment with a public or private
agency that provides State funded services to persons with mental illness or
developmental disabilities to knowingly furnish false information regarding
professional certification, licensing, criminal background, or employment
history for the 5 years immediately preceding the date of application
employment with the agency if the position of employment requires or provides
opportunity for contact with persons with mental illness or developmental
(b) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly use a false academic
degree for the purpose of obtaining employment or admission to an
institution of higher learning or admission to an advanced degree
program at an institution of higher learning or for the purpose of obtaining
a promotion or higher compensation in employment.
(c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11