(20 ILCS 1310/1)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2401)
The terms used in this Act shall have the following meanings
ascribed to them:
(a) "Domestic violence" means attempting to cause or causing abuse of
a family or household member or high-risk adult with disabilities, or
attempting to cause or causing neglect or exploitation of a high-risk adult
with disabilities which threatens the adult's health and safety, as
defined in Section 103 of the
Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
(b) "Family or household member" means a spouse, person living as a spouse,
parent, or other adult person related by consanguinity or affinity, who
is residing or has resided with the person committing domestic violence.
"Family or household member" includes a high-risk adult with disabilities
who resides with or receives care from any person who has the
responsibility for a high-risk adult as a result of a family relationship
or who has assumed responsibility for all or a portion of the care of an
adult with disabilities voluntarily, by express or implied contract, or by court order.
(c) "Shelter" means a facility including, but not
limited to, a facility providing temporary
residential facilities to family or household members who are victims of
domestic violence and their children and to high-risk adults with disabilities.
(d) "High-risk adult with disabilities" means a person aged 18 or over
whose physical or mental disability impairs his or her ability to seek or
obtain protection from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
(Source: P.A. 86-542.)