(750 ILCS 47/10)
As used in this Act:
"Compensation" means payment of any valuable consideration for services in excess of reasonable medical and ancillary costs.
"Donor" means an individual who contributes a gamete or gametes for the purpose of in vitro fertilization or implantation in another.
"Gamete" means either a sperm or an egg.
"Gestational surrogacy" means the process by which a woman attempts to carry and give birth to a child created through in vitro fertilization using the gamete or gametes of at least one of the intended parents and to which the gestational surrogate has made no genetic contribution.
"Gestational surrogate" means a woman who agrees to engage in a gestational surrogacy.
"Gestational surrogacy contract" means a written agreement regarding gestational surrogacy.
"Health care provider" means a person who is duly licensed to provide health care, including all medical, psychological, or counseling professionals.
"Intended parent" means a person or persons who enters into a gestational surrogacy contract with a gestational surrogate pursuant to which he or she will be the legal parent of the resulting child. In the case of a married couple, any reference to an intended parent shall include both husband and wife for all purposes of this Act. This term shall include the intended mother, intended father, or both.
"In vitro fertilization" means all medical and laboratory procedures that are necessary to effectuate the extracorporeal fertilization of egg and sperm.
"Medical evaluation" means an evaluation and consultation of a physician meeting the requirements of Section 60.
"Mental health evaluation" means an evaluation and consultation of a mental health professional meeting the requirements of Section 60.
"Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois.
"Pre-embryo" means a fertilized egg prior to 14 days of development.
"Pre-embryo transfer" means all medical and laboratory procedures that are necessary to effectuate the transfer of a pre-embryo into the uterine cavity.
(Source: P.A. 93-921, eff. 1-1-05.)