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215 ILCS 5/155.19

    (215 ILCS 5/155.19) (from Ch. 73, par. 767.19)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 94-677, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 155.19. All claims filed after December 31, 1976 with any insurer and all suits filed after December 31, 1976 in any court in this State, alleging liability on the part of any physician, hospital or other health care provider for medically related injuries, shall be reported to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation in such form and under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary. In addition, and notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any insurer, stop loss insurer, captive insurer, risk retention group, county risk retention trust, religious or charitable risk pooling trust, surplus line insurer, or other entity authorized or permitted by law to provide medical liability insurance in this State shall report to the Secretary, in such form and under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary, all claims filed after December 31, 2005 and all suits filed after December 31, 2005 in any court in this State alleging liability on the part of any physician, hospital, or health care provider for medically related injuries. Each clerk of the circuit court shall provide to the Secretary such information as the Secretary may deem necessary to verify the accuracy and completeness of reports made to the Secretary under this Section. The Secretary shall maintain complete and accurate records of all claims and suits including their nature, amount, disposition (categorized by verdict, settlement, dismissal, or otherwise and including disposition of any post-trial motions and types of damages awarded, if any, including but not limited to economic damages and non-economic damages) and other information as he may deem useful or desirable in observing and reporting on health care provider liability trends in this State. Records received by the Secretary under this Section shall be available to the general public; however, the records made available to the general public shall not include the names or addresses of the parties to any claims or suits. The Secretary shall release to appropriate disciplinary and licensing agencies any such data or information which may assist such agencies in improving the quality of health care or which may be useful to such agencies for the purpose of professional discipline.
    With due regard for appropriate maintenance of the confidentiality thereof, the Secretary shall release, on an annual basis, to the Governor, the General Assembly and the general public statistical reports based on such data and information.
    If the Secretary finds that any entity required to report information in its possession under this Section has violated any provision of this Section by filing late, incomplete, or inaccurate reports, the Secretary may fine the entity up to $1,000 for each offense. Each day during which a violation occurs constitutes a separate offense.
    The Secretary may promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-677, eff. 8-25-05.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 94-677, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 155.19. All claims filed after December 31, 1976 with any insurer and all suits filed after December 31, 1976 in any court in this State, alleging liability on the part of any physician, hospital or other health care provider for medically related injuries, shall be reported to the Director of Insurance in such form and under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Director. The Director shall maintain complete and accurate records of all such claims and suits including their nature, amount, disposition and other information as he may deem useful or desirable in observing and reporting on health care provider liability trends in this State. The Director shall release to appropriate disciplinary and licensing agencies any such data or information which may assist such agencies in improving the quality of health care or which may be useful to such agencies for the purpose of professional discipline.
    With due regard for appropriate maintenance of the confidentiality thereof, the Director may release from time to time to the Governor, the General Assembly and the general public statistical reports based on such data and information.
    The Director may promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 79-1434.)