(405 ILCS 90/10)
In this Act:
"Department" means (i) the Department of Human Services, in the case of a health care workplace that is operated or regulated by the Department of Human Services, or (ii) the Department of Public Health, in the case of a health care workplace that is operated or regulated by the Department of Public Health.
"Director" means the Secretary of Human Services or the Director of Public Health, as appropriate.
"Employee" means any individual who is employed on a full-time, part-time, or contractual basis by a health care workplace.
"Health care workplace" means a mental health facility or developmental disability facility as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, other than a hospital or unit thereof licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or operated under the University of Illinois Hospital Act. "Health care workplace" does not include, and shall not be construed to include, any office of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, an advanced practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant, regardless of the form of such office.
"Imminent danger" means a preliminary determination of immediate, threatened, or impending risk of physical injury as determined by the employee.
"Responsible agency" means the State agency that (i) licenses, certifies, registers, or otherwise regulates or exercises jurisdiction over a health care workplace or a health care workplace's activities or (ii) contracts with a health care workplace for the delivery of health care services.
"Violence" or "violent act" means any act by a patient or resident that causes or threatens to cause an injury to another person.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18