(710 ILCS 15/2)
(from Ch. 10, par. 202)
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,
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
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)