The Health Care Worker Background Check Act, as amended in 1998, 2004, 2007, and 2009, requires all students in a Nurse Aide Training Program to submit to a fingerprint-based background check before working directly with patients (225 ILCS 46/33).
Prior to the clinical portion of HLTH 141, all students will undergo a fingerprint-based background check. A student with a positive background check containing disqualifying convictions as defined by state law will not be allowed to enter the clinical portion of this course, unless a waiver granted by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is documented on the Health Care Worker Registry. Students who are not eligible to perform the clinical portion will not be able to successfully complete the class and will be administratively dropped from the course.
Please refer to the Health Care Worker Registry for more information about waivers. Students who suspect they may have a disqualifying conviction on record should complete the waiver application process before registering for the course.