(225 ILCS 140/2)
In this Act:
(1) "Disaster relief organization" means an entity that
provides emergency or disaster relief services that include
health or veterinary services provided by volunteer health
practitioners and that:
(A) is designated or recognized as a provider of
those services pursuant to a disaster response and recovery plan adopted by an agency of the federal government or the Illinois Emergency Management Agency; or
(B) regularly plans and conducts its activities in
coordination with an agency of the federal government or the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(2) "Emergency" means an event or condition that is a disaster as defined in Section 4 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
(3) "Emergency declaration" means a declaration of emergency issued by a person authorized to do so under the laws of this State or a disaster proclamation issued by the Governor pursuant to Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
(5) "Entity" means a person other than an individual.
(6) "Health facility" means an entity licensed under the laws of this or another state to provide health or veterinary services.
(7) "Health practitioner" means an individual licensed under the laws of this or another state to provide health or veterinary services.
(8) "Health services" means the provision of treatment, care, advice or guidance, or other services, or supplies, related to the health or death of individuals or human populations, to the extent necessary to respond to an emergency, including:
(A) the following, concerning the physical or mental
condition or functional status of an individual or affecting the structure or function of the body:
(i) preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic,
rehabilitative, maintenance, or palliative care; and
(ii) counseling, assessment, procedures, or other
(B) sale or dispensing of a drug, a device,
equipment, or another item to an individual in accordance with a prescription; and
(C) funeral, cremation, cemetery, or other mortuary
(9) "Host entity" means an entity operating in this State which uses volunteer health practitioners to respond to an emergency, including a healthcare facility, system, clinic or other fixed or mobile location where health care services are provided. A disaster relief organization may also be a host entity under this subsection to the extent that it operates a healthcare facility, system, clinic, or other fixed or mobile location in providing emergency or disaster relief services.
(10) "License" means authorization by a state to engage in health or veterinary services that are unlawful without the authorization.
(11) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or
governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity.
(12) "Scope of practice" means the extent of the authorization to provide health or veterinary services granted to a health practitioner by a license issued to the practitioner in the state in which the principal part of the practitioner's services are rendered, including any conditions imposed by the licensing authority.
(13) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States.
(14) "Veterinary services" means the provision of treatment, care, advice or guidance, or other services, or supplies, related to the health or death of an animal or to animal populations, to the extent necessary to respond to an emergency declaration, including:
(A) diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of an animal
disease, injury, or other physical or mental condition by the prescription, administration, or dispensing of vaccine, medicine, surgery, or therapy;
(B) use of a procedure for reproductive management;
(C) monitoring and treatment of animal populations
for diseases that have spread or demonstrate the potential to spread to humans.
(15) "Volunteer health practitioner" means a health practitioner who provides health or veterinary services, whether or not the practitioner receives compensation for those services. The term does not include a practitioner who receives compensation pursuant to an employment or independent contractor relationship existing at the time of the emergency with a host entity or disaster relief organization which requires the practitioner to provide health or veterinary services in this State, unless the practitioner is not a resident of this State and is employed by or an independent contractor of a host entity or disaster relief organization providing services in this State while an emergency declaration is in effect.
(Source: P.A. 96-983, eff. 1-1-11.)