(210 ILCS 80/1)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 86)
Every hospital required to be licensed by the Department of Public
Health pursuant to the Hospital Licensing Act which provides general medical
hospital services, except long-term acute care hospitals and rehabilitation hospitals identified in Section 1.3 of this Act, shall provide a hospital emergency service in accordance
with rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Public Health and
shall furnish such hospital emergency services to any applicant who applies
for the same in case of injury or acute medical condition where the same is
liable to cause death or severe injury or serious illness.
For purposes of this Act, "applicant" includes any person who is brought
to a hospital by ambulance or specialized emergency medical services
vehicle as defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-667, eff. 1-13-12; 98-683, eff. 6-30-14.)