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Legal Statutes: Illinois

UPDATED September 19, 2017

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Article II. Orders of Protection

back to top60/225. Sec. 225. Immunity from prosecution

Any individual or organization acting in good faith to report the abuse of any person 60 years of age or older or to do any of the following in complying with the provisions of this Act shall not be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability as a result of such action: providing any information to the appropriate law enforcement agency, providing that the giving of any information does not violate any privilege of confidentiality under law; assisting in any investigation; assisting in the preparation of any materials for distribution under this Act; or by providing services ordered under an order of protection. Any individual, agency, or organization acting in good faith to report or investigate alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a high-risk adult with disabilities, to testify in any proceeding on behalf of a high-risk adult with disabilities, to take photographs or perform an examination, or to perform any other act in compliance with the provisions of this Act shall not be the subject of criminal prosecution, civil liability, or other penalty, sanction, restriction, or retaliation as a result of such action.

HISTORY:

P.A. 84-1305, Art. II, § 225, eff. Aug. 21, 1986. Amended by P.A. 84- 1438, Art. II, § 24, eff. Dec. 22, 1986; P.A. 86-542, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; P.A. 87-1186, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.