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225 ILCS 51/15

    (225 ILCS 51/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 15. Licensure requirement; exempt activities.
    (a) No entity shall provide or hold itself out as providing home medical equipment and services, or use the title "home medical equipment and services provider" in connection with his or her profession or business, without a license issued by the Department under this Act.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practices, services, or activities of the following, unless those practices, services, or activities include providing home medical equipment and services through a separate legal entity:
        (1) a person licensed or registered in this State by
any other law engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or she is licensed or registered;
        (2) a home medical services provider entity that is
accredited under home care standards by a recognized accrediting body;
        (3) home health agencies that do not have a Part B
Medicare supplier number or that do not engage in the provision of home medical equipment and services;
        (4) hospitals, excluding hospital-owned and
hospital-related providers of home medical equipment and services;
        (5) manufacturers and wholesale distributors of home
medical equipment who do not sell directly to a patient;
        (6) health care practitioners who lawfully prescribe
or order home medical equipment and services, or who use home medical equipment and services to treat their patients, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, optometrists, chiropractors, and podiatric physicians;
        (7) pharmacists, pharmacies, and home infusion
pharmacies that are not engaged in the sale or rental of home medical equipment and services;
        (8) hospice programs that do not involve the sale or
rental of home medical equipment and services;
        (9) nursing homes;
        (10) veterinarians;
        (11) dentists; and
        (12) emergency medical service providers.
(Source: P.A. 100-525, eff. 9-22-17.)