Which parent has access to medical and school records?
Both parents have access unless one parent is denied or not allocated parental responsibility.
750 ILCS 5/602.11 Access to Health Care, Child Care, and School Records by Parents
- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, access to records and information pertaining to a child including, but not limited to, medical, dental child care, and school records shall not be denied to a parent for the reason that such parent has not been allocated parental responsibility. A parent who is not allocated parenting time (not denied parental responsibility) is not entitled to access to the child’s school or health care records unless a court finds that it is in the child’s best interests to provide those records to the parent.
- Health care professionals and health care providers shall grant access to health care records and information pertaining to a child to both parents, unless the health care professional or health care provider receives a court order or judgment that denies access to a specific individual. Except as may be provided by court order, no parent who is a named respondent in an order of protection issues pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 shall have access to the health care records of a child who is a protected person under the order of protection provided the health care professional or health care provider has received a copy of the order of protection. Access to health care records is denied under this Section for as long as the order of protection remains in effect as specified in the order of protection or as otherwise determined by court order.