An article in Crain's draws attention to a state health facilities board proposal to expand background checks on applicants, and examine expunged criminal convictions.

If approved, the rule would be one of the most stringent in the nation, experts say. But the Health Care Council of Illinois, a group that advocates for nursing home operators, calls it “overboard.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois said consideration of expunged criminal records would violate state law.

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