(710 ILCS 5/1)
(from Ch. 10, par. 101)
Validity of arbitration agreement.
agreement to submit any existing controversy to arbitration
or a provision in a written contract to submit to arbitration
any controversy thereafter arising between the parties is
valid, enforceable and irrevocable save upon such grounds as
exist for the revocation of any contract, except that any
agreement between a patient and a hospital or health care
provider to submit to binding arbitration a claim for damages
arising out of (1) injuries alleged to have been received by
a patient, or (2) death of a patient, due to hospital or health
care provider negligence or other wrongful act, but not
including intentional torts, is also subject to the Health
Care Arbitration Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-1012; 80-1031.)