(225 ILCS 51/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
As used in this Act:
(1) "Department" means the Department of Financial
and Professional Regulation.
(2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
(3) "Board" means the Home Medical Equipment and
(4) "Home medical equipment and services provider" or
"provider" means a legal entity, as defined by State law, engaged in the business of providing home medical equipment and services, whether directly or through a contractual arrangement, to an unrelated sick individual or an unrelated individual with a disability where that individual resides.
(5) "Home medical equipment and services" means the
delivery, installation, maintenance, replacement, or instruction in the use of medical equipment used by a sick individual or an individual with a disability to allow the individual to be maintained in his or her residence.
(6) "Home medical equipment" means technologically
sophisticated medical devices, apparatuses, machines, or other similar articles bearing a label that states "Caution: federal law requires dispensing by or on the order of a physician.", which are usable in a home care setting, including but not limited to:
(A) oxygen and oxygen delivery systems;
(C) respiratory disease management devices,
excluding compressor driven nebulizers;
(D) wheelchair seating systems;
(E) apnea monitors;
(F) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
(G) low air-loss cutaneous pressure management
(H) sequential compression devices;
(I) neonatal home phototherapy devices;
(J) enteral feeding pumps; and
(K) other similar equipment as defined by the
"Home medical equipment" also includes hospital beds
and electronic and computer-driven wheelchairs, excluding scooters.
(7) "Address of record" means the designated address
recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(8) "Email address of record" means the designated
email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-525, eff. 9-22-17.)