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Public Act 100-0619


Public Act 0619 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0619
HB4909 EnrolledLRB100 17353 MJP 32517 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by adding
Section 25.4 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 535/25.4 new)
    Sec. 25.4. Youth in care birth record request.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, an individual's
status as a youth in care may be verified:
        (1) with a copy of the court order placing the youth in
    the guardianship or custody of the Department of Children
    and Family Services or terminating the Department of
    Children and Family Services' guardianship or custody of
    the youth; or
        (2) by a human services agency, legal services agency,
    or other similar agency that has knowledge of the
    individual's youth in care status, including, but not
    limited to:
            (A) a child welfare agency, including the
        Department of Children and Family Services; or
            (B) the attorney or guardian ad litem who served as
        the youth in care's attorney or guardian ad litem
        during proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act.
    A person described in subsection (b) of this Section must
not be charged for verification under this Section.
    A person who knowingly or purposefully falsifies this
verification is subject to a penalty of $100.
    (b) The applicable fees under Section 25 of this Act for a
search for a birth record or a certified copy of a birth record
shall be waived for all requests made by:
        (1) a youth in care, as defined in Section 4d of the
    Children and Family Services Act, whose status is verified
    under subsection (a) of this Section; or
        (2) a person under the age of 27 who was a youth in
    care, as defined in Section 4d of the Children and Family
    Services Act, on or after his or her 18th birthday and
    whose status is verified under subsection (a) of this
    The State Registrar of Vital Records shall establish
standards and procedures consistent with this Section for
waiver of the applicable fees.
    (c) A person shall be provided no more than 4 birth records
annually under this Section.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019