(410 ILCS 325/8)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7408)
(a) All information and records held by the Department and its authorized
representatives relating to known or suspected cases of sexually
transmissible diseases shall be strictly confidential and exempt from
inspection and copying under The Freedom of Information Act, as amended.
The Department and its authorized representatives shall not disclose
information and records held by them relating to known or suspected cases of
sexually transmissible diseases publicly or in any action of any kind in any
court or before any tribunal, board, or agency, and
such information shall not be released or made public by a court conducting proceedings authorized by
subsection (c) of Section 6 of this Act, except that release of such
information may be made under the following circumstances:
(1) When made with the consent of all persons to
which the information applies;
(2) When made for statistical purposes and medical or
epidemiologic information is summarized so that no person can be identified and no names are revealed;
(3) When made to medical personnel, appropriate State
agencies or courts of appropriate jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this Act and related rules; or
(4) When made to persons determined by the Department
to be or have been at potential risk of HIV transmission pursuant to Section 5.5 of this Act.
(c) A court hearing a request for the issuance of a warrant as
authorized in subsection (c) of Section 6 of this Act shall conduct such
proceedings in camera. A record shall be made of authorized proceedings
but shall be sealed, impounded and preserved in the records of the court,
to be made available to the reviewing court in the event of an appeal.
(d) No employee of the Department or its authorized representatives
shall be examined in a civil, criminal, special or other proceeding
concerning the existence or contents of pertinent records of a person
examined or treated for a sexually transmissible disease by the Department
or its authorized representatives pursuant to the provisions of this Act,
or concerning the existence or contents of such reports received from a
private physician or private health facility, pursuant to the provisions of
this Act, without the consent of the person examined and treated for such
diseases, except in proceedings under Sections 6 and 7 of this Act.
(e) Any person who knowingly violates the confidentiality provisions of
this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(f) 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 misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 89-381, eff. 8-18-95.)