If you have had the unfortunate opportunity to deal with one of these unethical nurses, please report the nurse to the :
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
Complaint Intake Unit
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
The following website will allow you to file a complaint by email; however, you will not be able to submit your supporting documents with this method.
Unfortunately, there are also unethical social workers as well; these social workers may be reported to this agency as well.
"Pursuant to Public Act 91-0244, effective January 1, 2000, if you are a licensed health care worker such as registered nurse or social worker, and you have reason to believe that an adult 60 years of age or older who resides in a domestic living situation who, because of dysfunction is unable to seek assistance for himself or herself has, within the previous 12 months been subject to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, the mandated reporter shall, within 24 hours after developing such belief, report this suspicion to the Department on Aging. DEPARTMENT ON AGING AT 1-800-252-8966."
AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION STANDARDS OF CARE:
AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICS:
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE ACT MAY BE READ AT THIS LINK: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801470sections.html
VIOLATIONS OF THE NURSING AND SOCIAL WORKER PRACTICE ACTS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF LICENSURE FOR NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS. PLEASE REPORT UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR TO THE IL DEPT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AS NOTED ABOVE.