(410 ILCS 325/3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7403)
As used in this Act, unless the context clearly
(1) "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(2) "Local health authority" means the full-time official health
department of board of health, as recognized by the Department, having
jurisdiction over a particular area.
(3) "Sexually transmissible disease" means a bacterial, viral, fungal or
parasitic disease, determined by rule of the Department to be sexually
transmissible, to be a threat to the public health and welfare, and to be a
disease for which a legitimate public interest will be served by providing
for regulation and treatment. In considering which diseases are to be
designated sexually transmissible diseases, the Department shall consider
such diseases as chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma
venereum, genital herpes simplex, chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis
(NGU), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)/Acute
Salpingitis, syphilis, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) for designation, and shall consider the
recommendations and classifications of the Centers for Disease Control and
other nationally recognized medical authorities. Not all diseases that are
sexually transmissible need be designated for purposes of this Act.
(4) "Health care professional" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, a licensed physician assistant, or a licensed advanced practice registered nurse.
(5) "Expedited partner therapy" means to prescribe, dispense, furnish, or otherwise provide prescription antibiotic drugs to the partner or partners of persons clinically diagnosed as infected with a sexually transmissible disease, without physical examination of the partner or partners.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18