(225 ILCS 510/3)
(from Ch. 111, par. 953)
As used in this Act:
(a) "Certified nurse aide" means an individual certified as defined in
Section 3-206 of the Nursing Home Care Act, Section 3-206 of the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or Section 3-206 of the ID/DD Community Care Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(b) "Department" means the Department of Labor.
(c) "Director" means the Director of Labor.
(d) "Health care facility" is defined as in Section 3 of the Illinois
Health Facilities Planning Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(e) "Licensee" means any nursing agency which is properly licensed under
(f) "Nurse" means a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse as
defined in the Nurse Practice Act.
(g) "Nurse agency" means any individual, firm, corporation,
partnership or other legal entity that employs, assigns or refers nurses
or certified nurse aides to a health care facility for a
fee. The term "nurse agency" includes nurses registries. The term "nurse
agency" does not include services provided by home
health agencies licensed and operated under the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency
Licensing Act or a licensed or certified
individual who provides his or her own services as a regular employee of a
health care facility, nor does it apply to a health care facility's
organizing nonsalaried employees to provide services only in that
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)