(a) Consent is not required for a forensic interview to be electronically recorded. Failure to record does not render a forensic interview inadmissible.
     (b) A forensic interview, an electronic recording, or a forensic interview transcription or electronic recording is confidential and exempt from public inspection and copying under Section 7.5 of the Freedom of Information Act and may only be viewed by a court, attorneys, investigators, or experts for the purpose of judicial and administrative hearings and shall not be disseminated except pursuant to a court’s protective order.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 55 ILCS 80/4.5

  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC

     (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or prohibit electronically recorded forensic interviewing in accordance with Article 14 of the Criminal Code of 2012 or Article 108A or Article 108B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.