(410 ILCS 522/10-10)
As used in this Law, the following terms have the following meanings:
"Adverse health care event" means any event identified as a serious reportable event by the National Quality Forum and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. The Department shall adopt, by rule, the list of adverse health care events. The rules in effect on May 1, 2013, that define "adverse health care event" shall remain in effect until new rules are adopted in accordance with this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. If the National Quality Forum or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services thereafter revises its list of serious reportable events through addition, deletion, or modification, then the term "adverse health care event" for purposes of this Law shall be similarly revised, effective no sooner than 6 months after the revision by the originating organization.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"Health care facility" means a hospital maintained by the State or any department or agency thereof where such department or agency has authority under law to establish and enforce standards for the hospital under its management and control, a hospital maintained by any university or college established under the laws of this State and supported principally by public funds raised by taxation, a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, a hospital organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act, and an ambulatory surgical treatment center licensed under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-683, eff. 6-30-14.)