Illinois Regulatory Update

DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Noon – 1 p.m. CST


With so much change, keeping up with state regulations can feel like a moving target. Yet remaining informed is critical to your success. Join Sheila Baker, Bureau Chief of Long-Term Care, Office of Regulation at the Illinois Department of Public Health, who  will detail the latest regulatory updates for the state. Also included is a review of this year’s ten most-cited deficiencies, so you can stay ahead of survey.

Join this free webinar to:

  • Learn the top-most cited deficiencies in long-term care and assisted living settings.

  • Review the current enforcement process and timeline used by state surveyors.

  • Gain insight into the Illinois policy and regulatory agenda.

Sheila joined the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Healthcare Regulation, as the Bureau Chief of Long-Term Care in 2021. She is responsible for long-term care Federal, State and licensure surveys in Illinois as well as the Special Investigations Unit, Compliance Assurance, and Certification and Licensures. Before joining IDPH, Sheila served as the Vice President of Operations for Cigna and as the Director of the Post-Acute Preferred Provider Network for Presence Health, where she developed quality care criteria for skilled and long-term nursing care providers.

Sheila is a member of the Illinois State Bar and practiced law for several years, focusing on employee/labor relations, contracts, and healthcare compliance. Sheila holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Medical Group Management Association.


Nursing: This program has been submitted for one clock hour and fifteen minutes of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators: This program has been submitted for one clock hour and fifteen minutes of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).


PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.


Sheila Baker, RN, MBA, JD
Sheila Baker, RN, MBA, JDBureau Chief of Long-Term Care at Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Healthcare Regulation

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