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(745 ILCS 45/1)
(from Ch. 126, par. 21)
Whenever any statute of this State or any ordinance or
resolution of a municipal corporation or political subdivision enacted
pursuant to statute or any rule of an administrative agency adopted
pursuant to statute requires medical practitioners or other persons to
report cases of injury, medical condition or procedure, communicable
disease, venereal disease, or sexually
transmitted disease to
any governmental agency or officer, such reports shall be confidential,
and any medical practitioner or other person making such report in good
faith shall be immune from suit for slander or libel based upon any
statements contained in such report.
The identity of any individual who makes a report or who is identified in a
of an injury, medical condition or procedure, communicable
disease, venereal disease, sexually transmitted disease, or food-borne
illness or an investigation
conducted pursuant to a report of an injury, medical condition or
procedure, communicable disease, venereal disease, sexually
transmitted disease, or food-borne illness shall be confidential and the
identity of any person making a report or named therein shall not be
disclosed publicly or in any action of any kind in any court or before any
tribunal, board or agency; provided that records and communications concerning
a venereal disease or sexually transmitted disease in any minor under 11
years of age shall be disclosed in accordance with the provisions
of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, approved June 26, 1975,
as now or hereafter amended.
The confidentiality provisions of this Act do not apply to the results
of tests for diseases conducted pursuant to
subsections (g) and (g-5) of Section 5-5-3 and
subsection (a) of Section
3-15-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
Nothing in this Act prohibits the sharing of information as authorized in Section 2.1 of the Department of Public Health Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-829, eff. 7-28-04.)