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§ 11. Disclosure of records and communications. Records and communications may be disclosed:
(i) in accordance with the provisions of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, 1 subsection (u) of Section 5 of the Children and Family Services Act, or Section 7.4 of the Child Care Act of 1969;
(ii) when, and to the extent, a therapist, in his or her sole discretion, determines that disclosure is necessary to initiate or continue civil commitment or involuntary treatment proceedings under the laws of this State or to otherwise protect the recipient or other person against a clear, imminent risk of serious physical or mental injury or disease or death being inflicted upon the recipient or by the recipient on himself or another;
(iii) when, and to the extent disclosure is, in the sole discretion of the therapist, necessary to the provision of emergency medical care to a recipient who is unable to assert or waive his or her rights hereunder;
(iv) when disclosure is necessary to collect sums or receive third party payment representing charges for mental health or developmental disabilities services provided by a therapist or agency to a recipient under Chapter V of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code 2 or to transfer debts under the Uncollected State Claims Act; 3 however, disclosure shall be limited to information needed to pursue collection, and the information so disclosed shall not be used for any other purposes nor shall it be redisclosed except in connection with collection activities;
(v) when requested by a family member, the Department of Human Services may assist in the location of the interment site of a deceased recipient who is interred in a cemetery established under Section 26 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act; 4
(vi) in judicial proceedings under Article VIII of Chapter III and Article V of Chapter IV of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code 5 and proceedings and investigations preliminary thereto, to the State's Attorney for the county or residence of a person who is the subject of such proceedings, or in which the person is found, or in which the facility is located, to the attorney representing the petitioner in the judicial proceedings, to the attorney representing the recipient in the judicial proceedings, to any person or agency providing mental health services that are the subject of the proceedings and to that person's or agency's attorney, to any court personnel, including but not limited to judges and circuit court clerks, and to a guardian ad litem if one has been appointed by the court. Information disclosed under this subsection shall not be utilized for any other purpose nor be redisclosed except in connection with the proceedings or investigations. Copies of any records provided to counsel for a petitioner shall be deleted or destroyed at the end of the proceedings and counsel for petitioner shall certify to the court in writing that he or she has done so. At the request of a recipient or his or her counsel, the court shall issue a protective order insuring the confidentiality of any records or communications provided to counsel for a petitioner;
(vii) when, and to the extent disclosure is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Census Bureau in taking the federal Decennial Census;
(viii) when, and to the extent, in the therapist's sole discretion, disclosure is necessary to warn or protect a specific individual against whom a recipient has made a specific threat of violence where there exists a therapist-recipient relationship or a special recipient-individual relationship;
(ix) in accordance with the Sex Offender Registration Act; 6
(x) in accordance with the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act; 7
(xi) in accordance with Section 6 of the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act;
(xii) in accordance with Section 55 of the Abuse of Adults with Disabilities Intervention Act;
(xiii) to an HIE as specifically allowed under this Act for HIE purposes and in accordance with any applicable requirements of the HIE; and
(xiv) to a law enforcement agency in connection with the investigation or recovery of a person who has left a mental health or developmental disability facility as defined in Section 1-107 or 1-114 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code 8 or the custody of the Department of Human Services without being duly discharged or being free to do so; however, disclosure shall be limited to identifying information as defined in Section 12.2 of this Act.
Any person, institution, or agency, under this Act, participating in good faith in the making of a report under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act or in the disclosure of records and communications under this Section, shall have immunity from any liability, civil, criminal or otherwise, that might result by reason of such action. For the purpose of any proceeding, civil or criminal, arising out of a report or disclosure under this Section, the good faith of any person, institution, or agency so reporting or disclosing shall be presumed.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 740. Civil Liabilities § 110/11. Disclosure of records and communications - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-740-civil-liabilities/il-st-sect-740-110-11/
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