I am hoping I can get some help with someone who may have some experience. I am currently a licensed practical nurse in Illinois. I received my license in October after going through the rigorous process because I have a felony on my record. However, the conviction was 13 years ago and I was granted my license!!!
I got hired at an Assisted living facility and now I was called today and let go because my background had a disqualifying conviction that is on the Illinois Department of Public Health list. How can this be? I cleared all background and received my license from Illinois Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation. I know I could apply for a waiver
Of course, this happens on a Sunday and now can't call until tomorrow.
On the website of the IDPH, it states that licensed professionals with a license from IDPFR are exempt from the Healthcare Background Check Act.
Am I missing something or could this possibly be a mistake?
I am just looking for helpful comments and appreciate any insight. Thank you.