(720 ILCS 510/12)
(from Ch. 38, par. 81-32)
The dead fetus and all tissue removed at the time of abortion
shall be submitted for a gross and microscopic analysis and tissue report
to a board eligible or certified pathologist as a matter of record in all
cases. The results of the analysis and report shall be given to the
physician who performed the abortion within 7 days of the abortion and such
physician shall report any complications relevant to the woman's medical
condition to his patient within 48 hours of receiving a report if possible.
Any evidence of live birth or of viability shall be reported within 7 days,
if possible, to the Department by the pathologist. Intentional failure of
the pathologist to report any evidence of live birth or of viability to the
Department is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 83-1128.)