(20 ILCS 1335/10)
As used in this Act:
"2-1-1" means the abbreviated dialing code assigned by the Federal Communications Commission on July 21, 2000, for consumer access to community information and referral services.
"Department" means the Department of Human Services.
"Lead entity" means an Illinois 501(c)(3) non-profit agency or organization designated by the Department to manage use of the 2-1-1 dialing code for the purpose of providing the public access to information about health and human services.
"Approved 2-1-1 service provider" means a public or nonprofit agency or other organization designated by the lead entity to provide 2-1-1 services.
"2-1-1 service area" means an area of Illinois identified by the lead entity as an area within which a recognized 2-1-1 service provider is authorized to provide 2-1-1 services.
"2-1-1 services" means information and referral services provided through the use of 2-1-1 and intended to promote and provide access to human services, and to aid in disaster response and recovery.
"Recognized 2-1-1 service provider" means an organization recognized by the lead entity as an appropriate administrator and authorized user of the 2-1-1 dialing code in a 2-1-1 service area.
"Human services" means services provided by government, nonprofit, or faith-based organizations to ensure the health and well-being of Illinois residents. "Human services" includes services designed to provide relief or assistance after a natural or non-natural disaster.
"Pay telephone" means any coin, coinless, or credit card reader telephone, provided that the end user pays or arranges to pay for exchange and interexchange, intraMSA, and interMSA calls from such instrument on an individual call basis.
"Private branch exchange" or "PBX" means a private telephone system and associated equipment located on the user's property that provides communications between stations and external networks.
"Telecommunications carrier" has the same meaning ascribed to that term in Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-599, eff. 1-1-10.)