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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Telehealth Act is amended by changing
5Section 5 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 150/5)
7    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8    "Health care professional" includes physicians, physician
9assistants, dentists, optometrists, advanced practice nurses,
10clinical psychologists licensed in Illinois, and mental health
11professionals and clinicians authorized by Illinois law to
12provide mental health services.
13    "Telehealth" means the evaluation, diagnosis, or
14interpretation of electronically transmitted patient-specific
15data between a remote location and a licensed health care
16professional that generates interaction or treatment
17recommendations. "Telehealth" includes telemedicine and the
18delivery of health care services provided by way of an
19interactive telecommunications system, as defined in
20subsection (a) of Section 356z.22 of the Illinois Insurance
22(Source: P.A. 100-317, eff. 1-1-18.)