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Public Act 095-0987




Public Act 095-0987
HB5318 Re-Enrolled LRB095 18273 RAS 44357 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Health Care Worker Background Check Act is
amended by changing Section 65 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 46/65)
    Sec. 65. Health Care Worker Task Force. A Health Care
Worker Task Force shall be appointed to study and make
recommendations on statutory changes to this Act.
    (a) The Task Force shall monitor the status of the
implementation of this Act and monitor complaint
investigations relating to this Act by the Department on Aging,
Department of Public Health, Department of Professional
Regulation, and the Department of Human Services to determine
the criminal background, if any, of health care workers who
have had findings of abuse, theft, or exploitation.
    (b) The Task Force shall make recommendations concerning
modifications to the list of offenses enumerated in Section 25,
including time limits on all or some of the disqualifying
offenses, and any other necessary or desirable changes to the
    (c) In the event that proposed rules or changes are
properly submitted to the Task Force and the Task Force fails
to advise the Department within 90 days after receipt of the
proposed rules or changes, final action shall be deemed to have
been taken by the Task Force concerning the proposed rules or
changes The Task Force shall issue an interim report to the
Governor and General Assembly no later than January 1, 2004.
The final report shall be issued no later than September 30,
2005, and shall include specific statutory changes
recommended, if any.
    (d) The Task Force shall be composed of the following
members, who shall serve without pay:
        (1) a chairman knowledgeable about health care issues,
    who shall be appointed by the Governor;
        (2) the Director of Public Health or his or her
        (3) the Director of State Police or his or her
        (3.5) the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or
    his or her designee;
        (3.6) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
        (3.7) the Director of Aging or his or her designee;
        (4) 2 representatives of health care providers, who
    shall be appointed by the Governor;
        (5) 2 representatives of health care employees, who
    shall be appointed by the Governor;
        (5.5) a representative of a Community Care homemaker
    program, who shall be appointed by the Governor;
        (6) a representative of the general public who has an
    interest in health care, who shall be appointed by the
    Governor; and
        (7) 4 members of the General Assembly, one appointed by
    the Speaker of the House, one appointed by the House
    Minority Leader, one appointed by the President of the
    Senate, and one appointed by the Senate Minority Leader.
    (e) The Task Force shall meet at least quarterly, and more
frequently at the discretion of the chairperson. Task Force
members shall serve until a replacement is sworn and qualified.
Nine members appointed to the Task Force constitutes a quorum.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 10/3/2008