(410 ILCS 535/26)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-26)
(1) Every person in charge of an institution shall keep a record
of personal particulars and data concerning each person admitted or
confined to such institution. This record shall include such information as
required by the standard certificate of birth, death, and fetal death forms
issued under the provisions of this Act. The record shall be made at the
time of admission from information provided by such person, but when it
cannot be so obtained, the same shall be obtained from relatives or other
persons acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person
providing the information shall be a part of the record.
(2) When a dead human body is released or disposed of by an institution,
the person in charge of the institution shall keep a record showing the
name of the deceased, date of death, name and address of the person to whom
the body is released, date of removal from the institution, or if finally
disposed of by the institution, the date, place, and manner of disposition
shall be recorded.
(3) A funeral director or other person who removes from the place of
death or transports or finally disposes of a dead body or fetus, in
addition to filing any certificate or other form required by this Act,
shall keep a record which shall identify the body, and such information
pertaining to his receipt, removal, and delivery of such body as may be
prescribed in regulations adopted by the Department.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2935.)