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(720 ILCS 510/10)
(from Ch. 38, par. 81-30)
A report of each abortion performed shall be made to the
Department on forms prescribed by it. Such report forms shall not
identify the patient by name, but by an individual number to be noted in
the patient's permanent record in the possession of the physician, and
shall include information concerning:
(1) Identification of the physician who performed the abortion and
the facility where the abortion was performed and a patient
(2) State in which the patient resides;
(3) Patient's date of birth, race and marital status;
(4) Number of prior pregnancies;
(5) Date of last menstrual period;
(6) Type of abortion procedure performed;
(7) Complications and whether the abortion resulted in a live birth;
(8) The date the abortion was performed;
(9) Medical indications for any abortion performed when the fetus was viable;
(10) The information required by Sections 6(1)(b) and 6(4)(b) of this
Act, if applicable;
(11) Basis for any medical judgment that a medical emergency existed
when required under Sections 6(2)(a) and 6(6) and when required to
be reported in accordance with this Section by any provision of this Law; and
(12) The pathologist's test results pursuant to Section 12 of this Act.
Such form shall be completed by
the hospital or other licensed facility, signed by the physician who
performed the abortion or pregnancy termination, and transmitted to the
Department not later than 10 days following the end of the month in
which the abortion was performed.
In the event that a complication of an abortion occurs or becomes
known after submission of such form, a correction using the same patient
identification number shall be submitted to the Department within 10
days of its becoming known.
The Department may prescribe rules and regulations regarding the
administration of this Law and shall prescribe regulations to secure the
confidentiality of the woman's identity in the information to be
provided under the "Vital Records Act". All reports received
by the Department shall be treated as confidential and the Department
shall secure the
woman's anonymity. Such reports shall be used only for statistical purposes.
Upon 30 days public notice, the Department is empowered to require
reporting of any additional information which, in the sound discretion
of the Department, is necessary to develop statistical data relating to
the protection of maternal or fetal life or health, or is necessary to
enforce the provisions of this Law, or is necessary to develop useful
criteria for medical decisions. The Department shall annually report to
the General Assembly all statistical data gathered under this Law and its
recommendations to further the purpose of this Law.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied
by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and
the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority
Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research
Unit, as required
by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General
Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies
with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly
as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)