(210 ILCS 45/2-201.7)
Expanded criminal history background check pilot program.
(a) The purpose of this Section is to establish a pilot program based in Cook and Will counties in which an expanded criminal history background check screening process will be utilized to better identify residents of licensed long term care facilities who, because of their criminal histories, may pose a risk to other vulnerable residents.
(b) In this Section, "mixed population facility" means a facility that has more than 25 residents with a diagnosis of serious mental illness and residents 65 years of age or older.
(c) Every mixed population facility located in Cook County or Will County shall participate in the pilot program and shall employ expanded criminal history background check screening procedures for all residents admitted to the facility who are at least 18 years of age but less than 65 years of age. Under the pilot program, criminal history background checks required under this Act shall employ fingerprint-based criminal history record inquiries or comparably comprehensive name-based criminal history background checks. Fingerprint-based criminal history record inquiries shall be conducted pursuant to subsection (c-2) of Section 2-201.5. A Criminal History Report and an Identified Offender Report and Recommendation shall be completed pursuant to Section 2-201.6 if the results of the expanded criminal history background check reveal that a resident is an identified offender as defined in Section 1-114.01.
(d) If an expanded criminal history background check reveals that a resident is an identified offender as defined in Section 1-114.01, the facility shall be notified within 72 hours.
(e) The cost of the expanded criminal history background checks conducted pursuant to the pilot program shall not exceed $50 per resident and shall be paid by the facility. The Illinois State Police shall implement all potential measures to minimize the cost of the expanded criminal history background checks to the participating long term care facilities.
(f) The pilot program shall run for a period of one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. Promptly after the end of that one-year period, the Department shall report the results of the pilot program to the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)