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New Law Makes It Easier For Felons To Work In Health Care Field

A new law will make it easier for people with certain felony convictions to work in the health care field. Until now those convicted of “forcible felonies” in Illinois, like robbery or assault, were barred for life from getting a job in the state that requires a health care license, like being a registered nurse. 

Now ex-offenders - with the exception of those convicted of a sex crime - can petition for that ban to be lifted for them.

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