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Citation Edit

Department of Mental Health v. Beil, 44 Ill. App. 3d 402, 2 Ill. Dec. 655, 357 N.E.2d 875 (1976) (full-text).

Overview Edit

The court held that the Department had not met the foundational requirements to introduce the computer-generated records into evidence.

Before such records can be introduced into evidence, it must be shown that the electronic computing equipment is recognized as standard, that the entries are made in the regular course of business at or reasonably near the time of the happening of the event recorded, and that the testimony satisfies the court that the sources of information, method and time of preparation were such as to indicate its trustworthiness and justify its admission. The foundation related here merely established that the entries were made in the regular course of business.[1]

References Edit

  1. Id. at 409 (citations omitted).

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