Section 527.100 Definitions


Act the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act [210 ILCS 74].


Assistance any act that aids or supports an individual who is engaging in physical fitness activities, including, but not limited to, instruction on the use of equipment and creation of personal fitness plans.


Automated External Defibrillator or AED a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:


Has received approval of its pre-market notification, filed pursuant to 21 USC 360(k), from the United States Food and Drug Administration;


Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed;


Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, either automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse to an individual, or charges and delivers an electrical impulse at the command of the operator; and


In the case of a defibrillator that may be operated in either an automatic or manual mode, is set to operate in the automatic mode. (Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)


"Cardiovascular exertion − physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. (Section 5.25(b) of the Act)


Defibrillation administering an electrical impulse to an individual in order to stop ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia. (Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)


Department the Department of Public Health. (Section 5.15 of the Act)


Director the Director of Public Health. (Section 5.10 of the Act)


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System or System an organization of hospitals, vehicle service providers and personnel approved by the Department in a specific geographic area, which coordinates and provides pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care and non-emergency medical transports at a BLS (basic life support), ILS (intermediate life support) and/or ALS (advanced life support) level pursuant to a System Program Plan submitted to and approved by the Department and pursuant to the EMS Regional Plan adopted for the EMS Region in which the System is located. (Section 3.20 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act)


Gaming a competitive activity involving skill, chance or endurance on the part of two or more persons.


Hospital has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 3 of the Hospital Licensing Act [210 ILCS 85].


Medical emergency the occurrence of a sudden, serious, and unexpected sickness or injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the sick or injured person requires urgent or unscheduled medical care. (Section 5.20 of the Act)


9-1-1 an emergency answer and response system in which the caller need only dial 9-1-1 on a telephone to obtain emergency services, including police, fire, medical ambulance and rescue.


Person an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not).


Physical fitness facility or facility has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 527.300.


Staffed Business Hours − those times when facilities are utilized and the owner or agent of the owner or an employee is present, other than maintenance or security personnel acting in those capacities.


Supervising directing, inspecting, coaching, judging, refereeing, or being in charge of individuals while those individuals are engaging in physical fitness activities.


Third party operator an individual or organization that has an agreement to use a physical fitness facility that the individual or organization does not own.


Trained AED user a person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes an AED component in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or a course of instruction in accordance with the Automated External Defibrillator Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 525) to use an automated external defibrillator, or who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in this State. (Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)


(Source: Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 11419, effective July 21, 2010)