(225 ILCS 84/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Accredited facility" means a facility which has been accredited by the Center for Medicare Medicaid Services to practice prosthetics, orthotics or pedorthics and which represents itself to the public by title or description of services that includes the term "prosthetic", "prosthetist", "artificial limb", "orthotic", "orthotist", "brace", "pedorthic", "pedorthist" or a similar title or description of services.
    "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. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and such changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
    "Assistant" means a person who is educated and trained to participate in comprehensive orthotic or prosthetic care while under the supervision, as defined by rule, of a licensed orthotist or licensed prosthetist. Assistants may perform orthotic or prosthetic procedures and related tasks in the management of patient care. Assistants may also fabricate, repair, and maintain orthoses and prostheses.
    "Board" means the Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.
    "Custom fabricated device" means an orthosis, prosthesis, or pedorthic device fabricated to comprehensive measurements or a mold or patient model for use by a patient in accordance with a prescription and which requires clinical and technical judgment in its design, fabrication, and fitting.
    "Custom fitted device" means an orthosis, prosthesis, or pedorthic device made to patient measurements sized or modified for use by the patient in accordance with a prescription and which requires clinical and technical judgment and substantive alteration in its design.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Facility" means the business location where orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic care is provided and, in the case of an orthotic/prosthetic facility, has the appropriate clinical and laboratory space and equipment to provide comprehensive orthotic or prosthetic care and, in the case of a pedorthic facility, has the appropriate clinical space and equipment to provide pedorthic care. Licensed orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists must be available to either provide care or supervise the provision of care by unlicensed staff.
    "Licensed orthotist" or "LO" means a person licensed under this Act to practice orthotics and who represents himself or herself to the public by title or description of services that includes the term "orthotic", "orthotist", "brace", or a similar title or description of services.
    "Licensed pedorthist" or "LPed" means a person licensed under this Act to practice pedorthics and who represents himself or herself to the public by the title or description of services that include the term "pedorthic", "pedorthist", or a similar title or description of services.
    "Licensed physician" means a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    "Licensed podiatric physician" means a person licensed under the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    "Licensed prosthetist" or "LP" means a person licensed under this Act to practice prosthetics and who represents himself or herself to the public by title or description of services that includes the term "prosthetic", "prosthetist", "artificial limb", or a similar title or description of services.
    "Off-the-shelf device" means a prefabricated orthosis, prosthesis, or pedorthic device sized or modified for use by the patient in accordance with a prescription and that does not require substantial clinical judgment and substantive alteration for appropriate use.
    "Orthosis" means a custom-fabricated or custom-fitted brace or support designed to provide for alignment, correction, or prevention of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. "Orthosis" does not include fabric or elastic supports, corsets, arch supports, low-temperature plastic splints, trusses, elastic hoses, canes, crutches, soft cervical collars, dental appliances, or other similar devices carried in stock and sold as "over-the-counter" items by a drug store, department store, corset shop, or surgical supply facility.
    "Orthotic and Prosthetic Education Program" means a course of instruction accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, consisting of (i) a basic curriculum of college level instruction in math, physics, biology, chemistry, and psychology and (ii) a specific curriculum in orthotic or prosthetic courses, including: (A) lectures covering pertinent anatomy, biomechanics, pathomechanics, prosthetic-orthotic components and materials, training and functional capabilities, prosthetic or orthotic performance evaluation, prescription considerations, etiology of amputations and disease processes necessitating prosthetic or orthotic use, and medical management; (B) subject matter related to pediatric and geriatric problems; (C) instruction in acute care techniques, such as immediate and early post-surgical prosthetics and fracture bracing techniques; and (D) lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences related to the entire process of measuring, casting, fitting, fabricating, aligning, and completing prostheses or orthoses.
    "Orthotic and prosthetic scope of practice" means a list of tasks, with relative weight given to such factors as importance, criticality, and frequency, based on internationally accepted standards of orthotic and prosthetic care as outlined by the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics' professional profile for Category I and Category III orthotic and prosthetic personnel.
    "Orthotics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis under an order from a licensed physician or podiatric physician for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.
    "Orthotist" means a health care professional, specifically educated and trained in orthotic patient care, who measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services orthoses and may assist in the formulation of the order and treatment plan of orthoses for the support or correction of disabilities caused by neuro-musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, or deformities.
    "Over-the-counter" means a prefabricated, mass-produced device that is prepackaged and requires no professional advice or judgement in either size selection or use, including fabric or elastic supports, corsets, generic arch supports, elastic hoses.
    "Pedorthic device" means therapeutic shoes (e.g. diabetic shoes and inserts), shoe modifications made for therapeutic purposes, below the ankle partial foot prostheses, and foot orthoses for use at the ankle or below. It also includes subtalar-control foot orthoses designed to manage the function of the anatomy by controlling the range of motion of the subtalar joint. Excluding footwear, the proximal height of a custom pedorthic device does not extend beyond the junction of the gastrocnemius and the Achilles tendon. Pedorthic devices do not include non-therapeutic inlays or footwear regardless of method of manufacture; unmodified, non-therapeutic over-the-counter shoes; or prefabricated foot care products. "Therapeutic" devices address a medical condition, diagnosed by a prescribing medical professional, while "non-therapeutic" devices do not address a medical condition.
    "Pedorthic education program" means an educational program accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education consisting of (i) a basic curriculum of instruction in foot-related pathology of diseases, anatomy, and biomechanics and (ii) a specific curriculum in pedorthic courses, including lectures covering shoes, foot orthoses, and shoe modifications, pedorthic components and materials, training and functional capabilities, pedorthic performance evaluation, prescription considerations, etiology of disease processes necessitating use of pedorthic devices, medical management, subject matter related to pediatric and geriatric problems, and lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences related to the entire process of measuring and casting, fitting, fabricating, aligning, and completing pedorthic devices.
    "Pedorthic scope of practice" means a list of tasks with relative weight given to such factors as importance, criticality, and frequency based on nationally accepted standards of pedorthic care as outlined by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education comprehensive analysis with an empirical validation study of the profession performed by an independent testing company.
    "Pedorthics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a pedorthic device under an order from a licensed physician or podiatric physician for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.
    "Pedorthist" means a health care professional, specifically educated and trained in pedorthic patient care, who measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services pedorthic devices and may assist in the formulation of the order and treatment plan of pedorthic devices for the support or correction of disabilities caused by neuro-musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, or deformities.
    "Person" means a natural person.
    "Prosthesis" means an artificial medical device that is not surgically implanted and that is used to replace a missing limb, appendage, or any other external human body part including an artificial limb, hand, or foot. "Prosthesis" does not include artificial eyes, ears, fingers, or toes, dental appliances, cosmetic devices such as artificial breasts, eyelashes, or wigs, or other devices that do not have a significant impact on the musculoskeletal functions of the body.
    "Prosthetics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a prosthesis under an order from a licensed physician.
    "Prosthetist" means a health care professional, specifically educated and trained in prosthetic patient care, who measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services prostheses and may assist in the formulation of the order and treatment plan of prostheses for the replacement of external parts of the human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences.
    "Prosthetist/orthotist" means a person who practices both disciplines of prosthetics and orthotics and who represents himself or herself to the public by title or by description of services. A person who is currently licensed by the State as both a licensed prosthetist and a licensed orthotist may use the title "Licensed Prosthetist Orthotist" or "LPO".
    "Resident" means a person who has completed an education program in either orthotics or prosthetics and is continuing his or her clinical education in a residency accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.
    "Residency" means a minimum of a one-year approved supervised program to acquire practical clinical training in orthotics or prosthetics in a patient care setting.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Technician" means a person who assists an orthotist, prosthetist, prosthetist/orthotist, or pedorthist with fabrication of orthoses, prostheses, or pedorthic devices but does not provide direct patient care.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)