(225 ILCS 46/5)
The General Assembly finds that it is in the public
interest to protect the citizens of the State of
Illinois who are the most frail and who are persons with disabilities from possible harm
through a criminal background check of certain health care workers and all employees of licensed and certified long-term care facilities who have or may have contact with residents or have access to the living quarters or the financial, medical, or personal records of residents.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)