Work Comp Act Section 17

(820 ILCS 305/17) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.17)

Sec. 17. The Commission shall cause to be printed and furnish free of charge upon request by any employer or employee such blank forms as may facilitate or promote efficient administration and the performance of the duties of the Commission. It shall provide a proper record in which shall be entered and indexed the name of any employer who shall file a notice of declination or withdrawal under this Act, and the date of the filing thereof; and a proper record in which shall be entered and indexed the name of any employee who shall file such notice of declination or withdrawal, and the date of the filing thereof; and such other notices as may be required by this Act; and records in which shall be recorded all proceedings, orders and awards had or made by the Commission or by the arbitration committees, and such other books or records as it shall deem necessary, all such records to be kept in the office of the Commission.

The Commission may destroy all papers and documents which have been on file for more than 5 years where there is no claim for compensation pending or where more than 2 years have elapsed since the termination of the compensation period.

The Commission shall compile and distribute to interested persons aggregate statistics, taken from any records and reports in the possession of the Commission. The aggregate statistics shall not give the names or otherwise identify persons sustaining injuries or disabilities or the employer of any injured or disabled person.

The Commission is authorized to establish reasonable fees and methods of payment limited to covering only the costs to the Commission for processing, maintaining and generating records or data necessary for the computerized production of documents, records and other materials except to the extent of any salaries or compensation of Commission officers or employees.

All fees collected by the Commission under this Section shall be deposited in the Statistical Services Revolving Fund and credited to the account of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

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