(225 ILCS 125/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 5. Objects and purposes. Practice as a perfusionist in the State of Illinois is declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. The purpose and legislative intent of this Act is to encourage and promote the more effective utilization of the skills of physicians by enabling them to delegate certain health related procedures to perfusionists when the delegation is consistent with the health and welfare of the patient and is conducted at the direction of and under the responsible supervision of the physician.
    It is further declared to be a matter of public health and concern that the practice as a perfusionist merit and receive the confidence of the public and, therefore, that only qualified persons be authorized to practice as perfusionists in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these subjects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 91-580, eff. 1-1-00.)