(710 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 10, par. 202)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Health care provider" means a person, partnership, corporation, or other entity lawfully engaged in the practice of medicine, surgery, chiropractic, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, physical therapy or nursing.
    (b) "Hospital" means a person, partnership, corporation or other entity lawfully engaged in the operation or administration of a hospital, clinic, nursing home or sanitarium.
    (c) "Supplier" means a person, corporation, partnership or other entity that has manufactured, designed, distributed, sold, or otherwise provided any medication, device, equipment, service, or other product used in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient.
    (d) "Health care arbitration agreement" or "agreement" means a written agreement between a patient and a hospital or health care provider to submit to binding arbitration a claim for damages arising out of (1) injuries alleged to have been received by a patient or (2) death of a patient, due to hospital or health care provider negligence or other wrongful act, but not including intentional torts.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)