Facility Submission: Entry
To promote the safety of residents, visitors, and staff; all long-term care facilities must screen potential residents for information relevant to determining each person’s potential for placing others at risk of harm.

For each resident, within 24 hours of admission, facilities not exempted by 210 ILCS 45/201.5b must request a Uniform Criminal Information Act (UCIA) name-based criminal history record from the Illinois State Police using the Criminal History Information Response Process (CHIRP).

Per March 13, 2020 revised COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nursing homes are to restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations. Considering public health and public safety priorities and LTC resources, IDPH is instituting the following until further notice:
  • LTCs should only conduct name-based background checks for residents admitted to the facility. Fingerprinting of LTC residents should be suspended until further notice.
  • LTCs should continue to report identified offenders to IDPH using the web-based submission portal.
  • Assessments of identified offender residents will be conducted via phone as feasible, with priority for offenders who pose highest risk of harm.
Facilities are responsible for taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety of residents at all times. Please direct all questions to DPH.IOS@ILLINOIS.GOV.
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Please note: The facility shall be responsible for taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety of residents while the results of a name-based background check or a fingerprint-based background check are pending; while the results of a request for waiver of a fingerprint-based check are pending; and/or while the Identified Offender Report and Recommendation is pending.

Before clicking the NEXT button below, you must be ready to upload a pdf copy of the UCIA criminal history record, as well as either a FEAPP Fingerprint Consent form, or an approved fingerprint waiver, and the Fingerprint Vendor Receipt.
For more information:

Links to instructions for requesting and reviewing UCIA and FEAPP criminal history records, as well as a number of other resources, can be found by visiting the Identified Offenders Program website.
Contact Information:Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Patient Safety & Quality
Identified Offenders Program
122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (312) 814-2149 or (312) 793-3914
Fax: (312) 814-2757