(765 ILCS 615/45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2022)
(a) All information collected by the Department in the course of addressing a request for assistance or for any other purpose pursuant to this Act shall be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department shall not disclose the information to anyone other than law enforcement officials or regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined by the Secretary. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by that agency for any purpose to any other agency or person.
(b) A request for information made to the Department, or the Ombudsperson, under this Act does not constitute a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
(c) The confidentiality provisions of this Section do not extend to educational, training, and outreach material, statistical data, or operational information maintained by the Department in administering this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1135, eff. 1-1-17 (See Section 20 of P.A. 99-776 for effective date of P.A. 98-1135); 99-776, eff. 8-12-16