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Full Text of HB5081  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski


225 ILCS 46/26.1 new

    Amends the Health Care Worker Background Check Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall provide access to the Health Care Worker Registry to health care employers, staffing agencies, digital staffing platforms, workforce intermediaries, organizations that provide pro bono legal services, and educational entities. Provides that nothing shall prevent the Department from providing access to other types of entities to the extent that the Department deems appropriate.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Health Care Worker Background Check Act is
5amended by adding Section 26.1 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 46/26.1 new)
7    Sec. 26.1. Access to Health Care Worker Registry.
8    (a) The Department shall provide access to the Health Care
9Worker Registry, which includes the information as stated in
10Section 26, to:
11        (1) health care employers;
12        (2) staffing agencies;
13        (3) digital staffing platforms;
14        (4) workforce intermediaries;
15        (5) organizations that provide pro bono legal
16    services; and
17        (6) educational entities.
18    (b) Nothing in this Section shall prevent the Department
19from providing access to other types of entities to the extent
20the Department deems appropriate.
21    (c) As used in this Section:
22    "Digital staffing platform" means an organization,
23including, but not limited to, a corporation, limited



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1liability company, partnership, sole proprietor, or any other
2entity, that both (i) operates a digital website or digital
3application that facilitates the provision of health care
4services by health care providers to individuals or entities
5seeking such services, and (ii) accepts service requests only
6through its digital website or digital application, and does
7not accept service requests by telephone, by facsimile, or
8in-person at physical locations.
9    "Educational entity" means a community college, community
10agency, or private business that conducts educational programs
11in which individuals learn the skills to provide direct care
12services to clients, residents, or patients.
13    "Health care employers" has the same meaning as in Section
15    "Organization providing pro bono legal services" has the
16same meaning as in subsection (n) of Section 33.
17    "Staffing agency" means any individual or business entity
18whose profession is job counseling or that contracts or
19subcontracts its workers or services to a health care
21    "Workforce intermediary" has the same meaning as in
22subsection (n) of Section 33.