employee or an independent contractor of the group provides substantially the full range of services that the health care worker routinely provides, including consultation, diagnosis, or treatment, through the use of office space, facilities, equipment, or personnel of the group;
(d) "Health care worker" means any individual licensed under the laws of
this State to provide health services, including but not limited to:
dentists licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act; dental hygienists
licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act; nurses and advanced practice
nurses licensed under the Nurse Practice Act;
occupational therapists licensed under
Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act; optometrists licensed under the
Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987; pharmacists licensed under the
Pharmacy Practice Act; physical therapists licensed under the
Illinois Physical Therapy Act; physicians licensed under the Medical
Practice Act of 1987; physician assistants licensed under the Physician
Assistant Practice Act of 1987; podiatrists licensed under the Podiatric
Medical Practice Act of 1987; clinical psychologists licensed under the
Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act; clinical social workers licensed under
the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act; speech-language
pathologists and audiologists licensed under the Illinois Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology Practice Act; or hearing instrument
under the Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act, or any of
their successor Acts.
(e) "Health services" means health care procedures and services
provided by or through a health care worker.
(f) "Immediate family member" means a health care worker's spouse,
child, child's spouse, or a parent.
(g) "Investment interest" means an equity or debt security issued by an
entity, including, without limitation, shares of stock in a corporation,
units or other interests in a partnership, bonds, debentures, notes, or
other equity interests or debt instruments except that investment interest
for purposes of Section 20 does not include interest in a hospital licensed
under the laws of the State of Illinois.
(h) "Investor" means an individual or entity directly or indirectly
owning a legal or beneficial ownership or investment interest, (such as
through an immediate family member, trust, or another entity related to the investor).
(i) "Office practice" includes the facility or facilities at which a health
care worker, on an ongoing basis, provides or supervises the provision of
professional health services to individuals.
(j) "Referral" means any referral of a patient for health services,
including, without limitation:
(1) The forwarding of a patient by one health care
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07; 95-689, eff. 10-29-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-31, eff. 6-30-09.)