(410 ILCS 535/25.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-25.1)
    Sec. 25.1. (a) When the State Registrar of Vital Records receives or prepares a death certificate the Registrar shall make an appropriate notation in the birth certificate record of that person that the person is deceased. The Registrar shall also notify the appropriate municipal or county custodian of such birth record that the person is deceased, and such custodian shall likewise make an appropriate notation in its records.
    (b) In response to any inquiry, the Registrar or a custodian shall not provide a copy of a birth certificate or information concerning the birth record of any deceased person except as provided in this subsection (b) or as otherwise provided in this Act or as approved by the Department. When a copy of the birth certificate of a deceased person is requested, the Registrar or custodian shall require the person making the request to complete an information form, which shall be developed and furnished by the Department and shall include, at a minimum, the name, address, telephone number, social security number and driver's license number of the person making the request. Before furnishing the copy, the custodian shall prominently stamp on the copy the word "DECEASED" and write or stamp on the copy the date of death of the deceased person. The custodian shall retain the information form completed by the person making the request, and note on the birth certificate record that such a request was made. The custodian shall make the information form available to the Department of State Police or any local law enforcement agency upon request. A city or county custodian shall promptly submit copies of all completed forms to the Registrar. The word "DECEASED" and the date of death shall not appear on a copy of a birth certificate furnished to a parent of a child who died within 3 months of birth, provided no other copy of a birth certificate was furnished to the parent prior to the child's death.
    (c) The Registrar shall furnish, no later than 60 days after receipt of a form used to request a birth certificate record of a deceased person, a copy of the form and a copy of the corresponding birth certificate record to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services shall, upon receipt of such information, check their records to ensure that no claim for public assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code is being made either by a person purporting to be the deceased person or by any person on behalf of the deceased person.
    (d) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (b), when the death of a child occurs within 90 days of that child's live birth, the mother listed on the birth certificate of that child may request the issuance of a copy of a certificate of live birth from the State Registrar. Such request shall be made in accordance with subsection (b), shall indicate the requestor's relationship to the child, and shall be made not later than 9 months from the date of the death of the child. Except as provided herein, the Registrar shall conform to all requirements of this Act in issuing copies of certificates under this subsection (d).
(Source: P.A. 94-7, eff. 6-6-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)