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(210 ILCS 85/9)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 150)
Inspections and investigations.
The Department shall make or
to be made such inspections and
investigations as it deems necessary, except that, subject to appropriation, the Department shall investigate every allegation of abuse of a patient received by the Department. Information received by the
Department through filed reports, inspection, or as otherwise authorized
under this Act shall not be disclosed publicly in such manner as to
identify individuals or hospitals, except (i) in a proceeding involving the
denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit to establish a hospital or a
proceeding involving the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license to
open, conduct, operate, and maintain a hospital, (ii) to the Department of
Children and Family Services in the course of a child abuse or neglect
investigation conducted by that Department or by the Department of Public
Health, (iii) in accordance with Section 6.14a of this Act, or (iv)
in other circumstances as may be approved by the Hospital Licensing Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-692, eff. 1-1-10.)