(210 ILCS 40/2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4160-2)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(b) "Director" means the Director of the Department.
(c) "Life care contract" means a contract to provide to a person for the
duration of such person's life or for a term in excess of one year, nursing
services, medical services or personal care services, in addition to
services for such person in a facility, conditioned upon the transfer of
an entrance fee to the provider of such services in addition to or in lieu
of the payment of regular periodic charges for the care and services involved.
(d) "Provider" means a person who provides services pursuant to a life care contract.
(e) "Resident" means a person who enters into a life care contract with
a provider, or who is designated in a life care contract to be a person provided
with maintenance and nursing, medical or personal care services.
(f) "Facility" means a place or places in which a provider undertakes
to provide a resident with nursing services, medical services or personal
care services, in addition to maintenance services for a term in excess of
one year or for life pursuant to a life care contract. The term also
means a place or places in which a provider undertakes to provide such
services to a non-resident.
(g) "Living unit" means an apartment, room or other area within a facility
set aside for the exclusive use of one or more identified residents.
(h) "Entrance fee" means an initial or deferred transfer to a provider
of a sum of money or property, made or promised to be made by a person entering
into a life care contract, which assures a resident of services pursuant
to a life care contract.
(i) "Permit" means a written authorization to enter into life care contracts
issued by the Department to a provider.
(j) "Medical services" means those services pertaining to medical or dental
care that are performed in behalf of patients at the direction of a physician
licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 or a dentist licensed under the
Illinois Dental Practice Act by such physicians or dentists, or
by a registered or
licensed practical nurse as defined in the Nurse Practice Act
other professional and technical personnel.
(k) "Nursing services" means those services pertaining to the curative,
restorative and preventive aspects of nursing care that are performed at
the direction of a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 by
or under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse as
defined in the Nurse Practice Act.
(l) "Personal care services" means assistance with meals, dressing,
bathing or other personal needs or maintenance, or general supervision and
oversight of the physical and mental well-being of an individual, who is
incapable of maintaining a private, independent residence or who is incapable
of managing his person whether or not a guardian has been appointed for
(m) "Maintenance services" means food, shelter and laundry services.
(n) "Certificates of Need" means those permits issued pursuant to the
Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act as now or hereafter amended.
(o) "Non-resident" means a person admitted to a facility who has not
entered into a life care contract.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)