Section 664.20  Definitions


"Act" means the School Code [105 ILCS 5].


"Advanced practice registered nurse" or "APRN" means a person who has met the qualifications for a certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified nurse practitioner (CNP), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), or clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and has been licensed by the Department. All advanced practice registered nurses may only practice in accordance with national certification and the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65].


"Child Health Examination Form" means the form prescribed by the Department and the Illinois State Board of Education for reporting health examinations pursuant to the Child Health Examination Code.


"Department" or "IDPH" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.


"Developmental screening" means a screening based on research that asks questions about key dimensions of a child's development, including but not limited to motor and physical skills, cognitive skills, communication, and language skills, and self-help skills.


"Emancipated minor" has the meaning ascribed to it by the Emancipation of Minors Act [750 ILCS 30].


"Health care provider" or "health provider" means a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant who is authorized to conduct health examinations under Section 27-8.1(2) of the School Code [105 ILCS 5].


"Informed consent" means consent voluntarily given, by a parent, guardian or an emancipated minor after being informed of the nature, purpose, benefits, and potential uses of screening.


"Licensed clinical psychologist" means a person who is licensed as a clinical psychologist under the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act [225 ILCS 15].


"Licensed clinical social worker" means a person who is licensed as a social worker under the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act [225 ILCS 20].


"Local school authority" means that person designated pursuant to the Act by the governing body of the school.


"Parent" means the person who has legal responsibility for the student and includes the term "guardian".


"Physician" means a person who is licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches as provided in the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60].


"Physician assistant" or "PA" means a person who is licensed as a physician assistant under the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 95].


"Qualified school support personnel" means persons designated and qualified, as provided for in Section 664.110, to administer, review or interpret the results of a validated screening tool.


"School", for purposes of this Part, means an institution for educating children of compulsory school age, as set forth in Section 26-1 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/26-1]. A school may be public, private, or parochial in nature.


"Screening" means administration of a validated screening tool to a student, designed to identify social, emotional or developmental needs.


"Screening results" means written and/or narrative interpretation of the findings by the health care provider or qualified school support personnel administering and interpreting the validated screening tools, including the completed validated screening tools.


"Social and emotional screening" or "socio-emotional screening" means a validated screening tool that asks questions about a child or youth's social and emotional skills, including but not limited to: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, interpersonal skills, decision-making, mood management, and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.


"Validated screening tool" means a scientifically sound tool that has been psychometrically validated by the Department and is used in screening.