(405 ILCS 5/2-113)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 2-113)
(a) Upon admission, the facility shall inquire of the
recipient if a spouse, family member, friend or an agency is to be notified
of his admission to the facility. If the recipient consents to release of
information concerning his admission, the facility shall immediately
attempt to make phone contact with at least two designated persons or
agencies or by mail within 24 hours.
(b) Any person may request information from a developmental
disability or mental health facility relating to whether an adult recipient
or minor recipient admitted pursuant to Section 3-502 has been admitted to
the facility. Any parties requesting information must submit proof of
identification and list their name, address, phone number, relationship to
the recipient and reason for the request.
(c) The facility shall respond to the inquirer within 2 working days.
If the recipient is located at the facility, the facility director shall
inform the recipient of the request and shall advise the recipient that
disclosure of his presence at the facility will not obligate the recipient
to have contact with the inquirer. No information shall be disclosed
unless the recipient consents in writing to the disclosure.
(d) If the recipient has consented to the release of information the
facility shall inform the requesting party that the recipient is located at
the facility. The facility shall, with the recipient's consent, tell the
requesting party how to contact the recipient.
(e) When the recipient is not located at the facility or when the
recipient does not consent in writing to release such information, the
facility shall inform the consenting party that no information is available
regarding that person.
(f) Transactions pursuant to this Section shall be noted in the
(Source: P.A. 86-1417.)