(750 ILCS 50/18.4a)
(from Ch. 40, par. 1522.4a)
Medical and mental health histories.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
contrary, to the extent currently in possession of the agency, the medical
and mental health histories of a child legally freed for adoption and of
the birth parents, with information identifying the
eliminated, shall be provided by an agency to the child's prospective
adoptive parent and shall be provided upon request to an adoptive parent
when a child has been adopted. The medical and mental health histories
shall include all the following available information:
(1) Conditions or diseases believed to be hereditary.
(2) Drugs or medications taken by the child's birth
(3) Psychological and psychiatric information.
(4) Any other information that may be a factor
influencing the child's present or future health.
(b) The Department of
Children and Family Services may promulgate rules
and regulations governing the release of medical histories
under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-417, eff. 1-1-00.)