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(110 ILCS 57/) Medical School Matriculant Criminal History Records Check Act.

110 ILCS 57/1

    (110 ILCS 57/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Medical School Matriculant Criminal History Records Check Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-709, eff. 12-5-05.)

110 ILCS 57/5

    (110 ILCS 57/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions.
    "Matriculant" means an individual who is conditionally admitted as a student to a medical school located in Illinois, pending the medical school's consideration of his or her criminal history records check under this Act.
    "Sex offender" means any person who is convicted pursuant to Illinois law or any substantially similar federal, Uniform Code of Military Justice, sister state, or foreign country law with any of the following sex offenses set forth in the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012:
        (1) Indecent solicitation of a child.
        (2) Sexual exploitation of a child.
        (3) Custodial sexual misconduct.
        (4) Exploitation of a child.
        (5) Child pornography.
        (6) Aggravated child pornography.
    "Violent felony" means any of the following offenses, as defined by the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012:
        (1) First degree murder.
        (2) Second degree murder.
        (3) Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
        (4) Aggravated criminal sexual assault.
        (5) Criminal sexual assault.
        (6) Aggravated arson.
        (7) Aggravated kidnapping.
        (8) Kidnapping.
        (9) Aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm
    
or permanent disability or disfigurement.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

110 ILCS 57/10

    (110 ILCS 57/10)
    Sec. 10. Criminal history records check for matriculants.
    (a) A public medical school located in Illinois must conduct an inquiry into the Department of State Police's Statewide Sex Offender Database for each matriculant and must require that each matriculant submit to a fingerprint-based criminal history records check for violent felony convictions, conducted by the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as part of the medical school admissions process. The medical school shall forward the name, sex, race, date of birth, social security number, and fingerprints of each of its matriculants to the Department of State Police to be searched against the fingerprint records now and hereafter filed in the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records databases. The fingerprints of each matriculant must be submitted in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of a matriculant's violent felony convictions to the medical school that requested the criminal history records check. Compliance with the criminal history record checks required by this subsection (a) may also be accomplished through the use of a private entity that checks criminal history records for violent felony convictions.
    (b) A private medical school located in Illinois must conduct an inquiry into the Department of State Police's Statewide Sex Offender Database for each matriculant and must require that each matriculant submit to an Illinois Uniform Conviction Information Act fingerprint-based, criminal history records check for violent felony convictions, conducted by the Department of State Police, as part of the medical school admissions process. The medical school shall forward the name, sex, race, date of birth, social security number, and fingerprints of each of its matriculants to the Department of State Police to be searched against the fingerprint records now and hereafter filed in the Department of State Police criminal history records database. The fingerprints of each matriculant must be submitted in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of a matriculant's violent felony convictions to the medical school that requested the criminal history records check. Compliance with the criminal history record checks required by this subsection (b) may also be accomplished through the use of a private entity that checks criminal history records for violent felony convictions.
(Source: P.A. 96-1044, eff. 7-14-10.)

110 ILCS 57/15

    (110 ILCS 57/15)
    Sec. 15. Fees. The Department of State Police shall charge each requesting medical school a fee for conducting the criminal history records check under Section 10 of this Act, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the cost of the inquiry. Each requesting medical school is solely responsible for payment of this fee to the Department of State Police. Each requesting medical school is solely responsible for payment of any fees associated with the use of a private entity that checks criminal history records for violent felony convictions. Each medical school may impose its own fee upon a matriculant to cover the cost of the criminal history records check at the time the matriculant submits to the criminal history records check.
(Source: P.A. 96-1044, eff. 7-14-10.)

110 ILCS 57/20

    (110 ILCS 57/20)
    Sec. 20. Admissions decision. The information collected under this Act as a result of the criminal history records check must be considered by the requesting medical school in determining whether or not to officially admit a matriculant. Upon a medical school's evaluation of a matriculant's criminal history records check, a matriculant who has been convicted of a violent felony conviction or adjudicated a sex offender may be precluded from gaining official admission to that medical school; however, a violent felony conviction or an adjudication as a sex offender shall not serve as an automatic bar to official admission to a medical school located in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 94-709, eff. 12-5-05.)

110 ILCS 57/25

    (110 ILCS 57/25)
    Sec. 25. Civil immunity. Except for wilful or wanton misconduct, no medical school acting under the provisions of this Act shall be civilly liable to any matriculant for reporting any required information to the Department of State Police or for any decision made pursuant to Section 20 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-709, eff. 12-5-05; 94-837, eff. 6-6-06.)

110 ILCS 57/30

    (110 ILCS 57/30)
    Sec. 30. Applicability. This Act applies only to matriculants who are conditionally admitted to a medical school located in Illinois on or after the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-709, eff. 12-5-05.)

110 ILCS 57/90

    (110 ILCS 57/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 94-709, eff. 12-5-05; text omitted.)

110 ILCS 57/99

    (110 ILCS 57/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 94-709, eff. 12-5-05.)