(770 ILCS 23/5)
In this Act:
"Health care professional" means any individual in any of the following
categories: licensed physician, licensed dentist,
licensed optometrist, licensed naprapath, licensed
psychologist, or licensed physical therapist.
"Health care provider" means any entity in any of the following
(i) licensed hospital, (ii) licensed home health
licensed ambulatory surgical treatment
center, (iv) ambulatory surgical treatment facility accredited by one of the following organizations: the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; the Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations); the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program; or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, (v) licensed long-term care facilities, or (vi) licensed
emergency medical services personnel.
Public Act 94-403 applies to causes of action accruing on or after January 1, 2006 (the effective date of Public Act 94-403).
The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly apply to causes of action accruing on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-653, eff. 1-1-19