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(750 ILCS 40/) Illinois Parentage Act.

750 ILCS 40/1

    (750 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 40, par. 1451)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Parentage Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

750 ILCS 40/2

    (750 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 40, par. 1452)
    Sec. 2. Any child or children born as the result of heterologous artificial insemination shall be considered at law in all respects the same as a naturally conceived legitimate child of the husband and wife so requesting and consenting to the use of such technique.
(Source: P.A. 83-1026.)

750 ILCS 40/3

    (750 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 40, par. 1453)
    Sec. 3. (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.)