Adult Protective Services (APS) Registry
The APS Registry is a confidential list of caregivers who have a finding of verified and substantiated abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation based on an Adult Protective Services (APS) investigation. The APS Registry will include the identity of caregivers who are found to have abused, neglected, or financially exploited persons age 60 or over and adults with a disability age 18-59 who reside in a domestic living situation, at the time of report. Access to the APS Registry is limited to direct care providers and state agencies.
The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) APS Registry was enabled through Public Act 98-49 and developed and implemented to protect victims or potential victims receiving in-home or community-based services from caregivers. IDoA places a caregiver’s identity on the APS Registry after appeal, challenge, and review, if any, have been completed and a finding for placement on the APS Registry has been sustained or upheld. The sole issue heard on appeal is whether the placement of the caregiver’s identity on the APS Registry is in the public interest.
Placement of a caregiver’s identity on the APS Registry serves to prohibit the initial or re-employment, retention, compensation, or use of an individual to provide direct care in a position that is regulated by or paid with public funds from the IDoA; Department of Healthcare and Family Services; Department of Human Services; and Department of Public Health; or an entity or direct care provider licensed, certified, or regulated by or paid with public funds from the state of Illinois.
All questions regarding the APS Registry should be forwarded to Aging.APSQuestions@illinois.gov.
Under the Adult Protective Services Act, a caregiver is defined as, “A person who either, as a result of a family relationship, voluntarily, or in exchange for compensation has assumed responsibility for all or a portion of the care of an eligible adult who needs assistance with activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living.” [320 ILCS 20/2(a-7)]
Definitions of allegation and types of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.