(410 ILCS 522/10-25)
Other than the annual report required under paragraph (4) of Section 10-35 of this Law, adverse health care event reports, findings of root cause analyses, and corrective action plans filed by a health care facility under this Law and records created or obtained by the Department in reviewing or investigating these reports, findings, and plans shall not be available to the public and shall not be discoverable or admissible in any civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding against a health care facility or health care professional. No report or Department disclosure under this Law may contain information identifying a patient, employee, or licensed professional. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, under no circumstances shall the Department disclose information obtained from a health care facility that is confidential under Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure. Nothing in this Law shall preclude or alter the reporting responsibilities of hospitals or ambulatory surgical treatment centers under existing federal or State law.
(Source: P.A. 94-242, eff. 7-18-05.)