(740 ILCS 110/7)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 807)
Review of therapist or agency; use of recipient's record.
(a) When a therapist or agency which provides services is being
reviewed for purposes of licensure, statistical compilation, research,
evaluation, or other similar purpose, a recipient's record may be used by
the person conducting the review to the extent that this is necessary to
accomplish the purpose of the review, provided that personally identifiable
data is removed from the record before use. Personally identifiable
data may be disclosed only with the consent obtained under Section 5
of this Act. Licensure and the like may not be withheld or withdrawn for
failure to disclose personally identifiable data if consent is not obtained.
(b) When an agency which provides services is being reviewed for
purposes of funding, accreditation, reimbursement or audit by a State or
federal agency or accrediting body, a recipient's record may be used by
the person conducting the review and personally identifiable information
may be disclosed without consent, provided that the personally identifiable
information is necessary to accomplish the purpose of the review.
For the purpose of this subsection, an inspection
investigation or site visit by the United States Department of Justice
regarding compliance with a pending consent decree is considered an audit
by a federal agency.
(c) An independent team of experts under Brian's Law shall be entitled to inspect and copy the records of any recipient whose death is being examined by such a team pursuant to the mortality review process authorized by Brian's Law.
Information disclosed under this subsection may not be redisclosed without
the written consent of one of the persons identified in Section 4 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1235, eff. 1-1-11.)