TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 693 CONTROL OF SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES CODE
SECTION 693.10 DEFINITIONS
Section 693.10 Definitions
The following definitions shall apply to the terms used in this Part, unless specifically stated otherwise:
"Act" means Illinois Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act [410 ILCS 325].
"Blood Bank" means any facility or location at which blood or plasma are procured, furnished, donated, processed, stored or distributed.
"Carrier" means a person infected with an STD who is capable of transmitting the infection to others.
an individual who has been in direct sexual contact with a carrier of syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia;
an individual who has been in direct sexual or needle contact with a person with AIDS or HIV infection;
an individual who has received insemination, a blood transfusion or an organ or tissue transplantation donated by a person with AIDS or HIV infection;
An individual who has undergone invasive procedures performed by an HIV infected health care provider and the Department has determined that there is or may have been potential risk of HIV transmission from the health care provider to that individual;
A health care provider who has performed invasive procedures for a person infected with HIV and the Department has determined that there is or may have been potential risk of HIV transmission from the infected person to the health care provider. (Section 5.5(c) of the Act)
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health. (Section 3 of the Act)
"Designated Agency" means a health care organization designated by the Department under a service agreement with the Department to function in the capacity of a Local Health Authority for the purposes of this Part, in a jurisdiction not covered by a Local Health Authority.
"Epidemiologic Data" means information obtained through the contact interview and counseling process, regarding possible exposure to an STD.
"Exposure-Prone Invasive Procedure" means an invasive procedure involving digital palpation of a needle tip in a body cavity, or the simultaneous presence of a health care provider's fingers and a needle or other sharp instrument or object in a poorly visualized or highly confined anatomical site.
"Health Care Provider" means any physician, dentist, podiatrist, nurse or other person providing health care services of any kind. (Section 3(f) of the AIDS Confidentiality Act [410 ILCS 305/3(f)])
"HIV" means the human immunodeficiency virus.
"HIV detection test" means an HIV culture, HIV antigen test, or HIV PCR, DNA or RNA probe.
"HIV-Infection" means infected with HIV, as evidenced by a confirmed laboratory test for antibodies to HIV as specified in Section 697.100 viral culture or positive antigen test or a clinical diagnosis of AIDS.
"Invasive Procedure" means surgical entry into tissues, cavities, or organs or repair of major traumatic injuries associated with any of the following:
an operating or delivery room, emergency department, or outpatient setting, including both physicians' and dentists' offices;
cardiac catheterizations and angiographic procedures;
vaginal or cesarean delivery or other invasive obstetrical procedure during which bleeding may occur; or
manipulation, excision of any oral or perioral tissue, including tooth structure, during which bleeding or the potential for bleeding exists.
"Isolation" means separation of an individual presenting a threat to the public health from others until such time as a risk to the public health no longer exists.
"Laboratory" means any facility or location at which tests are performed to determine the presence of infection with an STD, other than a blood bank.
"Local Health Authority" means the full-time official health department or board of health having jurisdiction over a particular area. (Section 3 of the Act)
"Patient Code Number" means an identification number developed for the reporting of a case of HIV diagnosed or treated after July 1, 1999 that is developed by the reporting source using a methodology determined by the Department and is derived from demographic information, elements of the individual's name, and/or other identifying information.
"Quarantine" means the closure to public access of a location that presents a risk to the public health until such time that a risk to the public health no longer exists.
"Sexually Transmissible Disease (STD)" means Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or HIV infection, as defined in Section 693.20.
"Self-Refer" means to notify one's previous sex and needle sharing contacts, where applicable, of their possible exposure to an STD or HIV, and to refer such contacts to appropriate health professionals for counseling and possible testing.
"Susceptible" means capable of becoming infected with the etiologic agent of an STD.
"Suspected Case" means a person who is reasonably believed to be infected with an STD, based on medical or epidemiologic data.
"Venereal Disease" means a formerly used term now synonymous with STD.
(Source: Amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 22026, effective December 9, 1998)