(225 ILCS 60/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4400-2)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
For purposes of this Act, the
following definitions shall have the following meanings,
except where the context requires otherwise:
"Act" means the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
"Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
"Chiropractic physician" means a person licensed to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a chiropractic physician from providing advice regarding the use of non-prescription products or from administering atmospheric oxygen. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize a chiropractic physician to prescribe drugs.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Disciplinary action" means revocation,
suspension, probation, supervision, practice modification,
reprimand, required education, fines or any other action
taken by the Department against a person holding a license.
"Email address of record" means the designated email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
"Final determination" means the governing body's
final action taken under the procedure followed by a health
care institution, or professional association or society,
against any person licensed under the Act in accordance with
the bylaws or rules and regulations of such health care
institution, or professional association or society.
"Fund" means the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund.
"Impaired" means the inability to practice
medicine with reasonable skill and safety due to physical or
mental disabilities as evidenced by a written determination
or written consent based on clinical evidence including
deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor
skill, or abuse of drugs or alcohol, of sufficient degree to
diminish a person's ability to deliver competent patient
"International medical graduate" means a medical graduate (i) who has been trained in a country other than the United States; (ii) whose education has been certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates; (iii) who has passed Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination as required by this Act; (iv) who maintains an unencumbered license from another country; and (v) who is not licensed to practice medicine in any state or territory of the United States.
"Medical Board" means the Illinois State Medical Board.
"Physician" means a person licensed under the
Medical Practice Act to practice medicine in all of its
branches or a chiropractic physician.
"Professional association" means an association or
society of persons licensed under this Act, and operating
within the State of Illinois, including but not limited to,
medical societies, osteopathic organizations, and
chiropractic organizations, but this term shall not be
deemed to include hospital medical staffs.
"Program of care, counseling, or treatment" means
a written schedule of organized treatment, care, counseling,
activities, or education, satisfactory to the Medical
Board, designed for the purpose of restoring an impaired
person to a condition whereby the impaired person can
practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety of a
sufficient degree to deliver competent patient care.
"Reinstate" means to change the status of a license or permit from inactive or nonrenewed status to active status.
"Restore" means to remove an encumbrance from a license due to probation, suspension, or revocation.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22; 102-1117, eff. 1-13-23; 103-1, eff. 4-27-23.)