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410 ILCS 535/24
(410 ILCS 535/24)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-24)
(1) To protect the integrity of vital records, to insure their
proper use, and to insure the efficient and proper administration of the
vital records system, access to vital records, and indexes thereof,
including vital records in the custody of local registrars and county
clerks originating prior to January 1, 1916, is limited to the custodian
and his employees, and then only for administrative purposes, except that
the indexes of those records in the custody of local registrars and county
clerks, originating prior to January 1, 1916, shall be made available to
persons for the purpose of genealogical research. Original, photographic or
microphotographic reproductions of original records of births 100 years old
and older and deaths 50 years old and older, and marriage records 75 years
old and older on file in the State Office of Vital Records and in the
custody of the county clerks may be made available for inspection in the
Illinois State Archives reference area, Illinois Regional Archives
Depositories, and other libraries approved by the Illinois State
Registrar and the Director of the Illinois State Archives, provided that
the photographic or microphotographic copies are made at no cost to the
county or to the State of Illinois. It is unlawful for any custodian to
permit inspection of, or to disclose information contained in, vital
records, or to copy or permit to be copied, all or part of any such record
except as authorized by this Act or regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
(2) The State Registrar of Vital Records, or his agent, and any
municipal, county, multi-county, public health district, or regional health
officer recognized by the Department may examine vital records for the
purpose only of carrying out the public health programs and
responsibilities under his jurisdiction.
(3) The State Registrar of Vital Records, may disclose, or authorize the
disclosure of, data contained in the vital records when deemed essential
for bona fide research purposes which are not for private gain.
This amendatory Act of 1973 does not apply to any home rule unit.
(4) The State Registrar shall exchange with the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services
may be necessary for the establishment of paternity and the establishment,
modification, and enforcement of child support orders
entered pursuant to the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois
Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Non-Support of
Spouse and Children Act, the Non-Support Punishment Act, the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support
Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support
Act, the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984, or the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015.
Notwithstanding any provisions in this Act to the
contrary, the State Registrar shall not be liable
to any person for any disclosure of information to the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid)
under this subsection
or for any
other action taken in good faith to comply with the requirements of this
(Source: P.A. 99-85, eff. 1-1-16