(750 ILCS 40/3)
(from Ch. 40, par. 1453)
(a) If, under the supervision of a licensed physician and with
the consent of her husband, a wife is inseminated artificially with semen
donated by a man not her husband, the husband shall be treated in law as
if he were the natural father of a child thereby conceived. The husband's
consent must be in writing executed and acknowledged by both the husband
and wife. The physician who is to perform the technique shall certify
their signatures and the date of the insemination, and file the husband's
consent in the medical record where it shall be kept confidential and held
by the patient's physician.
However, the physician's failure to do so shall not affect the legal relationship
between father and child. All papers and records pertaining to the insemination,
whether part of the permanent medical record held by the physician or not, are
subject to inspection only upon an order of the court for good cause shown.
(b) The donor of semen provided to a licensed physician for use in artificial
insemination of a woman other than the donor's wife shall be treated in
law as if he were not the natural father of a child thereby conceived.
(Source: P.A. 83-1026.)