(410 ILCS 325/4)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7404)
(a) A physician licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act
of 1987, an advanced practice nurse licensed under the provisions of the Nurse Practice Act who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the provision of services for a sexually transmissible disease, or a physician assistant licensed under the provisions of the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 who has been delegated authority to provide services for a sexually transmissible disease
who makes a diagnosis of or treats a person with a sexually
transmissible disease and each laboratory that performs a test for a sexually
transmissible disease which concludes with a positive result shall report such
facts as may be required by the Department by rule, within such time period as
the Department may require by rule, but in no case to exceed 2 weeks.
(b) The Department shall adopt rules specifying the information
required in reporting a sexually transmissible disease, the method of
reporting and specifying a minimum time period for reporting. In adopting
such rules, the Department shall consider the need for information,
protections for the privacy and confidentiality of the patient, and the
practical abilities of persons and laboratories to report in a reasonable
(c) Any person who knowingly or maliciously disseminates any false
information or report concerning the existence of any sexually
transmissible disease under this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) Any person who violates the provisions of this Section or the rules
adopted hereunder may be fined by the Department up to $500 for each
violation. The Department shall report each violation of this Section to
the regulatory agency responsible for licensing a health care professional
or a laboratory to which these provisions apply.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)