Information obtained by a CFC is considered confidential under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and security must be maintained as described under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
The only exceptions to the 45-day time frame are:
If the child is homeless and the family cannot provide an address, accept the referral and refer to the Cornerstone Reference Manual for instructions on how to enter the referral. Cornerstone Reference Manual is also accessible at:
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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