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If you have already paid the initial $35.00 fee to the Department for your Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC), then the fee for a duplicate is $10.00.
You can request an original or duplicate using this form: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/fssmcprogramrequestform.pdf
Are you asking about food manager certification or food handler training?
Food manager certification is based on the risk category assigned by your local health department. A LTC facility should be a Category I, High Risk, so you would need a minimum of 1 employee with an Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC)on duty at all times when food is being prepared and served.
Food handler training is required beginning July 1, 2016 for anyone meeting the definition of a food handler that works in the area of the facility that the IL Food Code covers, so in the food preparation/service area. This would not include the nursing or therapy staff that assists patients with eating, etc.
As the FSSMC, you are responsible for "operational supervision" of the food safety and sanitation activities at the food service establishment. The facility itself will receive the violations on the inspection report, but you are documented on the report as the FSSMC. Any FSSMC certificate may be revoked or suspended by the State or local health department if they feel this is justified. The FSSMC holder would be given the opportunity for a hearing prior to the suspension or revocation.