(225 ILCS 46/20)
    Sec. 20. Exceptions. This Act shall not apply to:
        (1) an individual who is licensed by the Department
of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Department of Public Health under another law of this State;
        (2) an individual employed or retained by a health
care employer for whom a criminal background check is required by another law of this State; or
        (3) a student in a licensed health care field
including, but not limited to, a student nurse, a physical therapy student, or a respiratory care student unless he or she is (i) employed by a health care employer in a position with duties involving direct care for clients, patients, or residents or (ii) employed by a long-term care facility in a position that involves or may involve contact with residents or access to the living quarters or the financial, medical, or personal records of residents.
(Source: P.A. 95-120, eff. 8-13-07.)