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(410 ILCS 210/5)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4505)
Counseling; informing parent or guardian.
Any physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant,
provides diagnosis or treatment or any
licensed clinical psychologist or professionally trained social worker
with a master's degree or any qualified person employed (i) by an
organization licensed or funded by the Department of Human
Services, (ii) by units of local
government, or (iii) by agencies or organizations operating drug abuse programs
funded or licensed by the Federal Government or the State of Illinois
or any qualified person employed by or associated with any public or private
alcoholism or drug abuse program licensed by the State of Illinois who
provides counseling to a minor patient who has come into contact with any
sexually transmitted disease referred to in Section 4 of this
Act may, but shall not be
obligated to, inform the parent, parents, or guardian of the minor as to
the treatment given or needed. Any person described in this Section who
provides counseling to a minor who abuses drugs or alcohol or has a family
member who abuses drugs or alcohol shall not inform the parent, parents,
guardian, or other responsible adult of the minor's condition or treatment
without the minor's consent unless that action is, in the person's
judgment, necessary to protect the safety of the minor, a family member, or
Any such person shall, upon the minor's consent, make reasonable efforts
to involve the family of the minor in his or her treatment, if the person
furnishing the treatment believes that the involvement of the family will
not be detrimental to the progress and care of the minor. Reasonable effort
shall be extended to assist the minor in accepting the involvement of his
or her family in the care and treatment being given.
(Source: P.A. 100-378, eff. 1-1-18; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)