TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER u: MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 956 HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEE VACCINATION CODE
SECTION 956.10 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 956.10 Definitions

 

Act Sections 2310-195, 2310-610 and 2310-650 of the Department of Public Health Power and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code [20 ILCS 2310].

 

Health care employee − All paid and unpaid persons working in health care settings who have the potential for exposure to infectious materials, including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, or contaminated air. Health care employees include, but are not limited to, physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, technicians, emergency medical services employees, pharmacists, laboratory employees, and persons not directly involved in patient care (e.g., clerical, dietary, housekeeping, maintenance and volunteers) but potentially exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted to and from health care employees.

 

Health care setting

 

A facility licensed under the Alternative Health Care Delivery Act;

 

An ambulatory surgical treatment center, as defined in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act;

 

An assisted living facility, a shared housing establishment, or a board and care home, as defined in the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act;

 

A community living facility, as defined in the Community Living Facilities Licensing Act;

 

A life care facility, as defined in the Life Care Facilities Act;

 

A long-term care facility, as defined in the Nursing Home Care Act;

 

A long-term care facility, as defined in the ID/DD Community Care Act;

 

A long-term care facility, as defined in the MC/DD Act;

 

A specialized mental health rehabilitation facility, as defined in the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013;

 

An EMS System, as defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act;

 

A freestanding emergency center, licensed under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act;

 

A home health agency, home services agency or home nursing agency, as defined in the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act;

 

A hospice care program or voluntary hospice program, as defined in the Hospice Program Licensing Act;

 

A supportive residence, as defined in the Supportive Residences Licensing Act;

 

A hospital, as defined in the Hospital Licensing Act;

 

The University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, as defined in the University of Illinois Hospital Act;

 

A Developmental Center, as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act;

 

A Mental Health Center, as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act.

 

Influenza − An acute infectious respiratory disease, caused by influenza viruses.

 

Medically contraindicated That administration of an influenza vaccine to an employee would likely be detrimental to the employee's health (Section 2310-650 of the Act).

 

Vaccination − The act or practice of vaccinating; inoculation with vaccine.

 

(Source: Amended at 45 Ill. Reg. 3685, effective March 4, 2021)