(70 ILCS 910/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 1253)
    Sec. 3. (a) "Hospital" means any hospital for in-patient and out-patient medical or surgical care of persons in need thereof.
    (b) "Public Hospital" means a hospital owned by a Hospital District or other public agency which is used or is intended for use by the public including paupers.
    (c) "Facilities" means and includes real estate and any and all forms of tangible and intangible personal property and services used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience to the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of a public hospital. "Facilities" shall also include, but not be limited to, any clinics, dispensaries, physician offices, surgery centers, diagnostic facilities, congregate housing units, assisted living units, sheltered care facilities, and ambulance facilities.
    (d) "Municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town of the State of Illinois.
    (e) "Hospital District" means a municipal corporation created and established under Section 4 of this Act. "District" and "Hospital District" are synonymous.
    (f) "Board of Directors" and "Board" mean the board of directors of an established District or a District proposed to be established.
    (g) "Public Agency" means any municipality, county, township, tuberculosis sanitarium district, or political subdivision that maintains a public hospital.
(Source: P.A. 92-534, eff. 5-14-02.)