In Illinois, health care employers are required to obtain access to the Department of Public Health web portal and the Health Care Worker Registry’s web application. The health care employer must indicate employment dates and termination dates of the CNAs hired and separated from employment, respectively.
If the CNA continues to work at that facility, the health care employer must provide verification no less than annually. The health care employer enters these dates directly into the registry’s web application. This employment information is what keeps the CNA active on the registry. For additional help or to verify the accuracy of this answer, you may access the registry’s web site, email the registry at DPH.HCWR@Illinois.gov or call the registry’s help desk at 217-785-5133.