Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

 ILCS Listing   Public Acts  Search   Guide   Disclaimer

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

210 ILCS 170/5

    (210 ILCS 170/5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-964)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Birth center" means a designated site, other than a hospital:
        (1) in which births are planned to occur following a
    
normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk pregnancy;
        (2) that is not the pregnant person's usual place of
    
residence;
        (3) that is exclusively dedicated to serving the
    
childbirth-related needs of pregnant persons and their newborns, and has no more than 10 beds;
        (4) that offers prenatal care and community education
    
services and coordinates these services with other health care services available in the community; and
        (5) that does not provide general anesthesia or
    
surgery.
    "Certified nurse midwife" means an advanced practice registered nurse licensed in Illinois under the Nurse Practice Act with full practice authority or who is delegated such authority as part of a written collaborative agreement with a physician who is associated with the birthing center or who has privileges at a nearby birthing hospital.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Hospital" does not include places where pregnant females are received, cared for, or treated during delivery if it is in a licensed birth center, nor include any facility required to be licensed as a birth center.
    "Physician" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 102-518, eff. 8-20-21.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-964)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Birth center" means a designated site, other than a hospital:
        (1) in which births are planned to occur following a
    
normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk pregnancy;
        (2) that is not the pregnant person's usual place of
    
residence;
        (3) that is exclusively dedicated to serving the
    
childbirth-related needs of pregnant persons and their newborns, and has no more than 10 beds;
        (4) that offers prenatal care and community education
    
services and coordinates these services with other health care services available in the community; and
        (5) that does not provide general anesthesia or
    
surgery.
    "Certified nurse midwife" means an advanced practice registered nurse licensed in Illinois under the Nurse Practice Act with full practice authority or who is delegated such authority as part of a written collaborative agreement with a physician who is associated with the birthing center or who has privileges at a nearby birthing hospital.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Hospital" does not include places where pregnant females are received, cared for, or treated during delivery if it is in a licensed birth center, nor include any facility required to be licensed as a birth center.
    "Licensed certified professional midwife" means a person who has successfully met the requirements under Section 45 of the Licensed Certified Professional Midwife Practice Act and holds an active license to practice as a licensed certified professional midwife in Illinois.
    "Physician" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 102-518, eff. 8-20-21; 102-964, eff. 1-1-23.)