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CIVIL IMMUNITIES
(745 ILCS 10/) Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act.

745 ILCS 10/Art. VI

 
    (745 ILCS 10/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI--MEDICAL, HOSPITAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIVITIES

745 ILCS 10/6-101

    (745 ILCS 10/6-101) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-101)
    Sec. 6-101. As used in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Medical facility" includes a hospital, infirmary, clinic, dispensary, mental institution or similar facility.
    (b) "Mental institution" means any medical facility or part of any medical facility used primarily for the care or treatment of persons committed for mental illness or addiction.
    (c) "Public health clinic" means an outpatient program conducted by a locally based not-for-profit corporation, or by any local board of health whose health department is recognized by, and has a designation status established by, the Illinois Department of Public Health and complies with the Public Health Standing Orders Act.
    (d) "Public health standing orders physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois and who, under an agreement with a locally based not-for-profit corporation which conducts a public health clinic which provides among its services free medical services to indigent persons unable to pay for their own medical care, or a local board of health, provides medical oversight to a public health clinic in accordance with the following:
        (1) reviews the standing orders for the public health
    
clinic and amends the standing orders from time to time in keeping with current trends in sound medical practice;
        (2) reviews the standing orders, as amended, with the
    
professional staff of the public health clinic at least once a year;
        (3) participates in a site visit of a clinic covered
    
by the standing orders periodically;
        (4) signs standing orders for medical procedures
    
conducted in the public health clinic in conformance with sound medical practice; and
        (5) is available for consultation with the
    
professional clinic staff.
    (e) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly apply only to causes of actions accruing on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

745 ILCS 10/6-103

    (745 ILCS 10/6-103) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-103)
    Sec. 6-103. Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for interfering with the right of an inmate of a medical facility operated or maintained by the local public entity to obtain a judicial determination or review of the legality of his confinement but a public employee and the local public entity where the employee is acting within the scope of his employment is liable for injury proximately caused by his intentional and unjustifiable interference with such right.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)

745 ILCS 10/6-104

    (745 ILCS 10/6-104) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-104)
    Sec. 6-104. (a) Neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for an injury resulting from the policy decision to perform or not to perform any act to promote the public health of the community by preventing disease or controlling the communication of disease within the community if such decision was the result of the exercise of discretion vested in the local public entity or the public employee, whether or not such discretion was abused.
    (b) Neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for an injury caused by an act or omission in carrying out with due care a decision described in subdivision (a).
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)

745 ILCS 10/6-105

    (745 ILCS 10/6-105) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-105)
    Sec. 6-105. Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for injury caused by the failure to make a physical or mental examination, or to make an adequate physical or mental examination of any person for the purpose of determining whether such person has a disease or physical or mental condition that would constitute a hazard to the health or safety of himself or others.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)

745 ILCS 10/6-106

    (745 ILCS 10/6-106) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-106)
    Sec. 6-106. (a) Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for injury resulting from diagnosing or failing to diagnose that a person is afflicted with mental or physical illness or addiction or from failing to prescribe for mental or physical illness or addiction.
    (b) Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for administering with due care the treatment prescribed for mental or physical illness or addiction.
    (c) Nothing in this section exonerates a public employee who has undertaken to prescribe for mental or physical illness or addiction from liability for injury proximately caused by his negligence or by his wrongful act in so prescribing or exonerates a local public entity whose employee, while acting in the scope of his employment, so causes such an injury.
    (d) Nothing in this section exonerates a public employee from liability for injury proximately caused by his negligent or wrongful act or omission in administering any treatment prescribed for mental or physical illness or addiction or exonerates a local public entity whose employee, while acting in the scope of his employment, so causes such an injury.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)

745 ILCS 10/6-107

    (745 ILCS 10/6-107) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-107)
    Sec. 6-107. (a) Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for any injury resulting from determining in accordance with any applicable enactment:
        (1) Whether to confine a person for mental illness or
    
addiction.
        (2) The terms and conditions of confinement for
    
mental illness or addiction in a medical facility operated or maintained by a local public entity.
        (3) Whether to parole or release a person from
    
confinement for mental illness or addiction in a medical facility operated or maintained by a local public entity.
    A public employee is not liable for carrying out a determination described in this subdivision (a).
    (b) Nothing in this Section exonerates a public employee from liability for false arrest or false imprisonment.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

745 ILCS 10/6-108

    (745 ILCS 10/6-108) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-108)
    Sec. 6-108. Neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for an injury caused by or to an escaping or escaped mental patient.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)

745 ILCS 10/6-109

    (745 ILCS 10/6-109) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-109)
    Sec. 6-109. Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting in the scope of his employment is liable for an injury resulting from the failure to admit a person to a medical facility operated or maintained by a local public entity.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)

745 ILCS 10/6-110

    (745 ILCS 10/6-110) (from Ch. 85, par. 6-110)
    Sec. 6-110. Public health standing orders physicians providing medical oversight to a public health clinic in conformance with an agreement with a locally based not-for-profit corporation which conducts a public health clinic, or with a local board of health, whether compensated or not, shall be considered employees of a local public entity for the purpose of affording them the protections of this Act.
    The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly apply only to causes of actions accruing on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)