(410 ILCS 325/5)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7405)
(a) The Department shall adopt rules
authorizing interviews and its authorized representatives may interview, or
cause to be interviewed, all persons infected with a sexually transmissible
disease and all persons whom the Department reasonably believes may be
infected with such disease for the purpose of investigating the source and
spread of the disease and for the purpose of ordering a person to submit to
examination and treatment as necessary for the protection of the public health and safety.
(b) All information gathered in the course of contact investigation
pursuant to this Section shall be considered confidential and subject to
the provisions of Section 8 of this Act. Such information shall be exempt
from inspection and copying under The Freedom of Information Act, as amended.
(c) No person contacted under this Section or reasonably believed to be
infected with a sexually transmissible disease who reveals the name or
names of sexual contacts during the course of an investigation shall be
held liable in a civil action for such revelation, unless the revelation is
made falsely or with reckless disregard for the truth.
(d) Any person who knowingly or maliciously disseminates any false
information or report concerning the existence of any sexually
transmissible disease under this Section is guilty of a Class A
(Source: P.A. 85-681.)