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(820 ILCS 310/17)
(from Ch. 48, par. 172.52)
The Commission shall cause to be printed and shall furnish
free of charge upon request by any employer or employee such blank forms
as it shall deem requisite to facilitate or promote the efficient
administration of this Act, 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 election
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 a notice of election, 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, in its discretion, may destroy
all papers and documents except notices of election and waivers which
have been on file for more than five years where there is no claim for
compensation pending, or where more than two 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 person or person with a disability.
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 Technology Management Revolving Fund and credited to the account of
the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)