TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER a: ADMINISTRATION AND RULES
PART 107 RECORDS OF OFFENDERS
SECTION 107.310 ACCESS TO RECORDS
Section 107.310 Access to Records
a) The master record files of offenders shall be confidential and access shall be limited to authorized persons. Offenders shall not be permitted access to their master record files except as expressly permitted by law, including this Subpart.
b) Medical records shall be disclosed to an offender or to his or her authorized agent upon receipt of a written request for the information and a release signed by the offender.
c) The medical records of a deceased offender shall be released upon presentment of a certified copy of the death certificate and:
1) Tender of letters of office and a signed release from the Executor or the Administrator of the person's estate; or
2) A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care authorizing the release of the medical records to the agent and a signed release from the authorized agent; or
3) If no executor, administrator or agent exists:
A) An authorized relative certification and release signed by the authorized relative; or
B) A notarized affidavit of heirship and a release signed by the next of kin.
d) Personnel of other correctional, welfare, educational or law enforcement agencies may have access to an offender's files, as approved by the Chief Administrative Officer. The use and redisclosure of these files shall be consistent with applicable State and federal laws.
e) Access to the master record file of a person no longer in custody of the Department shall be provided in accordance with procedures applicable to offenders.
f) The Department may require payment of copying costs for any records produced.
(Source: Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 1598, effective February 1, 2013)