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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

Review of Elder Abuse Identification, Investigation and Resolution Procedures for Illinois Long-Term Care Facilities, Illinois Department on Aging, Illinois Department of Public Health (A-05-97-00010)

May 27, 1998

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (174 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The objectives of our reviews were to assess the effectiveness of the procedures established to identify, investigate and resolve reports of elder abuse in Illinois long-term care (LTC) facilities and to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of the certified nurse aide (CNA) registry. We also determined whether LTC facilities employed alleged abusers, who had undisclosed criminal backgrounds which would have been identified if the Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check Act (HCWBC Act) had been implemented sooner.