(30 ILCS 785/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Grantee" means any qualified public, private, or not-for-profit agency or individual, including, but not limited to, a college, university, hospital, laboratory, research institution, local health department, voluntary health agency, health maintenance organization, corporation, student, fellow, or entrepreneur, conducting clinical research using State funds. A grantee may also be a corporation that is headquartered in Illinois and that conducts research using State funds.
    "Minority group" means a group that is a readily identifiable subset of the U.S. population that is distinguished by racial, ethnic, or cultural heritage and that is made up of persons who are any of the following:
        (1) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person having
    
origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
        (2) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
    
original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam).
        (3) Black or African American (a person having
    
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa). Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
        (4) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican,
    
Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
        (5) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
    
person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
    "Project of clinical research" includes a clinical trial.
(Source: P.A. 97-396, eff. 1-1-12.)