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210 ILCS 85/6.14a

    (210 ILCS 85/6.14a)
    Sec. 6.14a. Public disclosure of information. The following information is subject to disclosure to the public from the Department:
        (1) Information submitted under Section 5 of this Act;
        (2) Final records of license and certification
inspections, surveys, and evaluations of hospitals; and
        (3) Investigated complaints filed against a hospital
and complaint investigation reports, except that a complaint or complaint investigation report shall not be disclosed to a person other than the complainant or complainant's representative before it is disclosed to a hospital, and except that a complainant or patient's name shall not be disclosed.
    The Department shall disclose information under this Section in accordance with provisions for inspection and copying of public records required by the Freedom of Information Act.
    However, the disclosure of information described in subsection (1) shall not be restricted by any provision of the Freedom of Information Act.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, under no circumstances shall the Department disclose information obtained from a hospital that is confidential under Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Any records or reports of inspections, surveys, or evaluations of hospitals may be disclosed only after the acceptance of a plan of correction by the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Department, as appropriate, or at the conclusion of any administrative review of the Department's decision, or at the conclusion of any judicial review of such administrative decision. Whenever any record or report is subject to disclosure under this Section, the Department shall permit the hospital to provide a written statement pertaining to such report which shall be included as part of the information to be disclosed. The Department shall not divulge or disclose any record or report in a manner that identifies or would permit the identification of any natural person.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)