(410 ILCS 325/7)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7407)
Quarantine and isolation.
(a) Subject to the provisions of
subsection (b) of this Section, the Department may order a person to be
isolated or a place to be quarantined and made off limits to the public to
prevent the probable spread of a sexually transmissible disease, until such
time as the condition can be corrected or the danger to the public health
eliminated or reduced in such a manner that no substantial danger to the
public's health any longer exists.
(b) No person may be ordered to be isolated, and no place may be ordered
to be quarantined, except with the consent of such person or owner of such
place or upon the order of a court of competent jurisdiction and upon proof
by the Department, by clear and convincing evidence, that the public's
health and welfare are significantly endangered by a person with a sexually
transmissible disease or by a place where there is a significant amount of
sexual activity likely to spread a sexually transmissible disease, and upon
proof that all other reasonable means of correcting the problem have been
exhausted and no less restrictive alternative exists.
(c) This Section shall be considered supplemental to the existing
authorities and powers of the Department, and shall not be construed to
restrain or restrict the Department in protecting the public health under
any other provisions of the law.
(d) Any person who knowingly or maliciously disseminates any false
information or report concerning the existence of any sexually
transmissible disease in connection with the Department's power of
quarantine and isolation is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-681.)