Illinois licensed physicians are included in a list of “mandated reporters” who must notify the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when they have reasonable cause to believe that a child may be abused or neglected. All mandated reporters, including physicians, must now complete DCFS mandated reporter training under a recent amendment to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, effective January 1, 2020.[i]
You look over at your computer screen to access the patient’s chart, and you’re greeted with a demand for payment before you can regain access. It says you either pay the ransom immediately or your entire computer network will be locked down to the point of being unusable. What do you do? Read this article to learn more!