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 1        AN ACT to amend the Children and Family Services  Act  by
 2    changing Section 5c.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The  Children  and  Family  Services  Act  is
 6    amended by changing Section 5c as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 505/5c)
 8        Sec. 5c. Direct child welfare service employee license.
 9        (a)  By  January 1, 2000, the Department, in consultation
10    with  private  child  welfare  agencies,  shall  develop  and
11    implement a direct child welfare  service  employee  license.
12    By  January  1,  2001  all child protective investigators and
13    supervisors and child  welfare  specialists  and  supervisors
14    employed  by  the  Department  or  its  contractors  shall be
15    required to demonstrate sufficient knowledge  and  skills  to
16    obtain and maintain the license, except as otherwise provided
17    in  subsection  (b).  The Department shall have the authority
18    to revoke or suspend  the  license  of  anyone  who  after  a
19    hearing is found to be guilty of misfeasance.  The Department
20    shall  promulgate  such  rules as necessary to implement this
21    Section.
22        On or before January 1, 2000, and every year  thereafter,
23    the  Department  shall submit an annual report to the General
24    Assembly on the implementation of this Section.
25        (b)  A child protective investigator or supervisor  or  a
26    child welfare specialist or supervisor who is employed by the
27    Department  on  the  effective date of this amendatory Act of
28    1999 is deemed to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills
29    to be granted a direct child welfare service employee license
30    and shall be granted the license if he or she  has  completed
31    his or her probationary period and is a certified employee of
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 1    the  Department.   The license may be revoked or suspended if
 2    the employee is found guilty of misfeasance after  a  hearing
 3    pursuant to subsection (a).
 4    (Source: P.A. 90-608, eff. 6-30-98.)

 5        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 6    becoming law.

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