TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 550 HEAD AND SPINAL CORD INJURY CODE
SECTION 550.100 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 550.100  Definitions

 

The definitions listed in this Section apply to this Part.

 

            "Act" means the Head and Spinal Cord Injury Act [410 ILCS 515].

 

            "Council" means the Advisory Council on Spinal Cord and Head Injuries, created within the Department of Rehabilitation Services pursuant to Section 6 of the Act. (Section 1 of the Act)

 

            "Department" means the Department of Public Health.  (Section 1 of the Act)

 

            "Head Injury" means a sudden insult or damage to the brain or its coverings, not of a degenerative nature, which produces an altered state of consciousness or temporarily or permanently impairs mental, cognitive, behavioral or physical functioning.  Cerebral vascular accidents, aneurysms and congenital deficits are excluded from this definition.  (Section 1 of the Act)

 

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

 

            "Spinal Cord Injury" means an injury that occurs as a result of trauma, which involves spinal vertebral fracture, or where the injured person suffers any of the following effects: effects on the sensory system including numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in the body or in one or more extremities; effects on the motor system including weakness or paralysis in one or more extremities; effects on the visceral system including bowel or bladder dysfunction or hypotension. (Section 1 of the Act)

 

(Source:  Amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 5047, effective March 10, 1998)