(735 ILCS 5/2-1717) (from Ch. 110, par. 2-1717)
    Sec. 2-1717. Settlement agreements and consent judgments. (a) Parties to a medical malpractice action may file with the clerk of the court in which the action is pending or, if none is pending, with the clerk of a court of competent jurisdiction over the claim, a settlement agreement for future damages payable in periodic installments. The settlement agreement may provide that one or more of Sections 2-1705 through 2-1718 apply to it.
    (b) Upon petition of the parties, a court of competent jurisdiction may enter a consent judgment adopting one or more of Sections 2-1705 through 2-1718.
(Source: P.A. 84-7.)