(820 ILCS 305/17)
(from Ch. 48, par. 138.17)
The Commission shall cause to be printed and furnish free of
charge upon request by any employer or employee such blank forms as may
facilitate or promote efficient administration and the performance of
the duties of the Commission. It shall provide a proper record in which
shall be entered and indexed the name of any employer who shall file a
notice of declination or withdrawal under this Act, and the date of the
filing thereof; and a proper record in which shall be entered and
indexed the name of any employee who shall file such notice of
declination or withdrawal, and the date of the filing thereof; and such
other notices as may be required by this Act; and records in which shall
be recorded all proceedings, orders and awards had or made by the
Commission or by the arbitration committees, and such other books or
records as it shall deem
necessary, all such records to be kept in the
office of the Commission.
The Commission may destroy all papers and documents which have been
on file for more than 5 years where there is no claim for compensation
pending or where more than 2 years have elapsed since the termination of
the compensation period.
The Commission shall compile and distribute to interested persons aggregate
statistics, taken from any records and reports in the possession of the
Commission. The aggregate statistics shall not give the names or otherwise
identify persons sustaining injuries or disabilities or the employer of
any injured or disabled person.
The Commission is authorized to establish reasonable fees and methods
of payment limited to covering only the costs to the Commission for processing,
maintaining and generating records or data necessary for the computerized
production of documents, records and other materials except to the extent
of any salaries or compensation of Commission officers or employees.
All fees collected by the Commission under this Section shall be deposited
in the Statistical Services Revolving Fund and credited to the account of
the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)