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(225 ILCS 510/14)
(from Ch. 111, par. 964)
(a) The Department, by rule, shall
establish minimum standards for the operation of nurse agencies. Those
standards shall include, but are not limited to: (1) the maintenance of written
policies and procedures; and (2) the development of personnel policies which
include a personal interview, a reference check, an annual
evaluation of each employee (which may be based in part upon information provided by
health care facilities utilizing nurse agency personnel) and periodic
(b) Each nurse agency shall have a nurse serving as a manager or
supervisor of all nurses and certified nurses aides.
(c) Each nurse agency shall
ensure that its employees meet the minimum
licensing, training, and orientation standards for
which those employees
are licensed or certified.
(d) A nurse agency shall not employ, assign, or refer for use in an Illinois
health care facility a nurse or certified nurse aide unless certified or
licensed under applicable provisions of State and federal law or regulations.
Each certified nurse aide shall comply with all pertinent
regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health relating to the
health and other qualifications of personnel employed in health care facilities.
(e) The Department may adopt rules to monitor the usage of nurse agency services to
determine their impact.
(f) Nurse agencies are prohibited from requiring, as a condition of
employment, assignment, or referral, that their employees
recruit new employees for the nurse agency from
among the permanent employees of the health care facility to which the
nurse agency employees have been employed,
assigned, or referred,
and the health care facility to which such employees are employed, assigned,
or referred is prohibited from requiring, as a condition of employment,
that their employees recruit new employees from these nurse agency
employees. Violation of this provision is a business offense.
(Source: P.A. 86-817.)