Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that any licensed health care worker, who has been (1) convicted of committing a sexual criminal act that requires registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act against a patient in the course of patient care or treatment, (2) has been convicted of a criminal battery against any patient, (3) a forcible felony, or (4) required as part of a criminal sentence to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act, then the license of the health care worker shall by operation of law be permanently revoked without a hearing. Provides that no person registered as a sex offender may receive a license as a health care worker in Illinois. Requires that within 15 business days after receiving notice from the State's Attorney of the filing of criminal charges against the health care worker, the Secretary shall issue an administrative order that the health care worker may only practice with a chaperone during all patient encounters pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings. Adds provisions concerning the confidentiality of certain information and documents. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with changes. Provides that no person who has been convicted of any specified offense or is required to register as a sex offender may receive a license as a health care worker in Illinois. Provides that a chaperone must be a licensed health care worker and the chaperone shall provide written notice to all the health care worker's patients explaining the Department's order to use a chaperone. Provides that each patient shall sign an acknowledgement that they received the notice. Provides that the notice to the patient of criminal charges shall include a statement that the health care worker is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Provides that the Department may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions. Makes other changes. Effective 30 days after becoming law.