(410 ILCS 522/10-15)
Health care facility requirements to report, analyze, and correct.
(a) Reports of adverse health care events required. Each health care facility shall report to the Department the occurrence of any adverse health care events no later than 30 days after discovery of the event. The report shall be filed in a format specified by the Department and shall identify the health care facility, but shall not include any information identifying or that tends to identify any of the health care professionals, employees, or patients involved.
(g-5) If the adverse health care events subject to this Law are revised as described in Section 10-10, then the Department shall provide notice to all affected health care facilities promptly upon the revision and shall inform affected health care facilities of the effective date of the revision for purposes of reporting under this Law.
(h) Definitions. As pertains to an adverse health care event in this Section 10-15:
"Death" means patient death related to an adverse event and not related solely to the natural course of the patient's illness or underlying condition. Events otherwise reportable under this Section 10-15 shall be reported even if the death might have otherwise occurred as the natural course of the patient's illness or underlying condition.
"Serious disability" means a physical or mental impairment, including loss of a body part, related to an adverse event and not related solely to the natural course of the patient's illness or underlying condition, that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual or a loss of bodily function, if the impairment or loss lasts more than 7 days prior to discharge or is still present at the time of discharge from an inpatient health care facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-683, eff. 6-30-14.)