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HEALTH FACILITIES AND REGULATION
(210 ILCS 74/) Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act.

210 ILCS 74/1

    (210 ILCS 74/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/5

    (210 ILCS 74/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act, words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/5.5

    (210 ILCS 74/5.5)
    Sec. 5.5. Automated external defibrillator. "Automated external defibrillator" or "AED" means an automated external defibrillator as defined in the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/5.10

    (210 ILCS 74/5.10)
    Sec. 5.10. Department. "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/5.15

    (210 ILCS 74/5.15)
    Sec. 5.15. Director. "Director" means the Director of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/5.20

    (210 ILCS 74/5.20)
    Sec. 5.20. Medical emergency. "Medical emergency" means the occurrence of a sudden, serious, and unexpected sickness or injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the sick or injured person requires urgent or unscheduled medical care.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/5.25

    (210 ILCS 74/5.25)
    Sec. 5.25. Physical fitness facility.
    (a) "Physical fitness facility" means the following:
        (1) Any of the following indoor facilities that is
    
(i) owned or operated by a park district, municipality, or other unit of local government, including a home rule unit, or by a public or private elementary or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school and (ii) supervised by one or more persons, other than maintenance or security personnel, employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university for the purpose of directly supervising the physical fitness activities taking place at any of these indoor facilities: a swimming pool; stadium; athletic field; football stadium; soccer field; baseball diamond; track and field facility; tennis court; basketball court; or volleyball court; or similar facility as defined by Department rule.
        (1.5) Any of the following outdoor facilities that is
    
(i) owned by a municipality, township, or other unit of local government, including a home rule unit, or by a public or private elementary or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school and (ii) supervised by one or more persons, other than maintenance or security personnel, employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university for the purpose of directly supervising the physical fitness activities taking place at any of these facilities: a swimming pool; athletic field; football stadium; soccer field; baseball diamond; track and field facility; tennis court; basketball court; or volleyball court; or similar facility as defined by Department rule.
        The term does not include any facility during any
    
activity or program organized by a private or not-for-profit organization and organized and supervised by a person or persons other than the employees of the unit of local government, school, college, or university.
        (2) Except as provided in subsection (b), any other
    
indoor or outdoor establishment, whether public or private, that provides services or facilities focusing on cardiovascular exertion or gaming as defined by Department rule.
    (b) "Physical fitness facility" does not include a facility serving less than a total of 100 individuals. For purposes of this Act, "individuals" includes only those persons actively engaged in physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. In addition, the term does not include (i) a facility located in a hospital or in a hotel or motel, (ii) any outdoor facility owned or operated by a park district organized under the Park District Code, the Chicago Park District Act, or the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, or (iii) any facility owned or operated by a forest preserve district organized under the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act or the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act or a conservation district organized under the Conservation District Act. The term also does not include any facility that does not employ any persons to provide instruction, training, or assistance for persons using the facility.
(Source: P.A. 95-712, eff. 1-1-09; 96-873, eff. 1-21-10.)

210 ILCS 74/10

    (210 ILCS 74/10)
    Sec. 10. Medical emergency plan required.
    (a) Before July 1, 2005, each person or entity, including a home rule unit, that operates a physical fitness facility must adopt and implement a written plan for responding to medical emergencies that occur at the facility during the time that the facility is open for use by its members or by the public. The plan must comply with this Act and rules adopted by the Department to implement this Act. The facility must file a copy of the plan with the Department.
    (b) Whenever there is a change in the structure occupied by the facility or in the services provided or offered by the facility that would materially affect the facility's ability to respond to a medical emergency, the person or entity, including a home rule unit, must promptly update its plan developed under subsection (a) and must file a copy of the updated plan with the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/15

    (210 ILCS 74/15)
    Sec. 15. Automated external defibrillator required.
    (a) By the dates specified in Section 50, every physical fitness facility must have at least one AED on the facility premises. The Department shall adopt rules to ensure coordination with local emergency medical services systems regarding the placement and use of AEDs in physical fitness facilities. The Department may adopt rules requiring a facility to have more than one AED on the premises, based on factors that include the following:
        (1) The size of the area or the number of buildings
    
or floors occupied by the facility.
        (2) The number of persons using the facility,
    
excluding spectators.
    (b) A physical fitness facility must ensure that there is a trained AED user on staff during staffed business hours. For purposes of this Act, "trained AED user" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
    (b-5) The Department shall adopt rules that encourage any non-employee coach, non-employee instructor, or other similarly situated non-employee anticipated rescuer who uses a physical fitness facility in conjunction with the supervision of physical fitness activities to complete a course of instruction that would qualify such a person as a trained AED user, as defined in Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
    (b-10) In the case of an outdoor physical fitness facility, the AED must be housed in a building, if any, that is within 300 feet of the outdoor facility where an event or activity is being conducted. If there is such a building within the required distance, the building must provide unimpeded and open access to the housed AED, and the building's entrances shall further provide marked directions to the housed AED.
    (b-15) Facilities described in paragraph (1.5) of Section 5.25 must have an AED on site as well as a trained AED user available only during activities or events sponsored and conducted or supervised by a person or persons employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university.
    (c) Every physical fitness facility must ensure that every AED on the facility's premises is properly tested and maintained in accordance with rules adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-712, eff. 1-1-09; 96-748, eff. 1-1-10; 96-873, eff. 1-21-10; 96-1268, eff. 1-1-11.)

210 ILCS 74/20

    (210 ILCS 74/20)
    Sec. 20. Training. The Department shall adopt rules to establish programs to train physical fitness facility staff on the role of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators. The rules must be consistent with those adopted by the Department for training AED users under the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/30

    (210 ILCS 74/30)
    Sec. 30. Inspections. The Department shall inspect a physical fitness facility in response to a complaint filed with the Department alleging a violation of this Act. For the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act, the Department may inspect a physical fitness facility at other times in accordance with rules adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/35

    (210 ILCS 74/35)
    Sec. 35. Penalties for violations.
    (a) If a physical fitness facility violates this Act by (i) failing to adopt or implement a plan for responding to medical emergencies under Section 10 or (ii) failing to have on the premises an AED or trained AED user as required under subsection (a) or (b) of Section 15, the Director may issue to the facility a written administrative warning without monetary penalty for the initial violation. The facility may reply to the Department with written comments concerning the facility's remedial response to the warning. For subsequent violations, the Director may impose a civil monetary penalty against the facility as follows:
        (1) At least $1,500 but less than $2,000 for a second
    
violation.
        (2) At least $2,000 for a third or subsequent
    
violation.
    (b) The Director may impose a civil monetary penalty under this Section only after it provides the following to the facility:
        (1) Written notice of the alleged violation.
        (2) Written notice of the facility's right to request
    
an administrative hearing on the question of the alleged violation.
        (3) An opportunity to present evidence, orally or in
    
writing or both, on the question of the alleged violation before an impartial hearing examiner appointed by the Director.
        (4) A written decision from the Director, based on
    
the evidence introduced at the hearing and the hearing examiner's recommendations, finding that the facility violated this Act and imposing the civil penalty.
    (c) The Attorney General may bring an action in the circuit court to enforce the collection of a monetary penalty imposed under this Section.
    (d) The fines shall be deposited into the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Fund to be appropriated to the Department, together with any other amounts, for the costs of administering this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/40

    (210 ILCS 74/40)
    Sec. 40. Rules. The Department shall adopt rules to implement this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/45

    (210 ILCS 74/45)
    Sec. 45. Liability. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to either limit or expand the exemptions from civil liability in connection with the purchase or use of an automated external defibrillator that are provided under the Automated External Defibrillator Act or under any other provision of law. A right of action does not exist in connection with the use or non-use of an automated external defibrillator at a facility governed by this Act, except for willful or wanton misconduct, provided that the person, unit of state or local government, or school district operating the facility has adopted a medical emergency plan as required under Section 10 of this Act, has an automated external defibrillator at the facility as required under Section 15 of this Act, and has maintained the automated external defibrillator in accordance with the rules adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/50

    (210 ILCS 74/50)
    Sec. 50. Compliance dates; private and public physical fitness facilities.
    (a) Privately owned indoor physical fitness facilities. Every privately owned or operated indoor physical fitness facility must be in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2006.
    (a-5) Privately owned outdoor physical fitness facilities. Every privately owned or operated outdoor physical fitness facility must be in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2009.
    (b) Publicly owned indoor physical fitness facilities. A public entity owning or operating 4 or fewer indoor physical fitness facilities must have at least one such facility in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2006; its second facility in compliance by July 1, 2007; its third facility in compliance by July 1, 2008; and its fourth facility in compliance by July 1, 2009.
    A public entity owning or operating more than 4 indoor physical fitness facilities must have 25% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2006; 50% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2007; 75% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2008; and 100% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2009.
    (b-5) Publicly owned outdoor physical fitness facilities. A public entity owning or operating 4 or fewer outdoor physical fitness facilities must have at least one such facility in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2009; its second facility in compliance by July 1, 2010; its third facility in compliance by July 1, 2011; and its fourth facility in compliance by July 1, 2012.
    A public entity owning or operating more than 4 outdoor physical fitness facilities must have 25% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2009; 50% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2010; 75% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2011; and 100% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2012.
(Source: P.A. 95-712, eff. 1-1-09.)

210 ILCS 74/55

    (210 ILCS 74/55)
    Sec. 55. Home rule. A home rule unit must comply with the requirements of this Act. A home rule unit may not regulate physical fitness facilities in a manner inconsistent with this Act. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)

210 ILCS 74/90

    (210 ILCS 74/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05; text omitted.)

210 ILCS 74/95

    (210 ILCS 74/95)
    Sec. 95. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05; text omitted.)

210 ILCS 74/100

    (210 ILCS 74/100)
    Sec. 100. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05; text omitted.)