(740 ILCS 13/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Blind person" means a person who has vision of 20/200 or less with the best correction or has a visual field of 20 degrees or less.
    "Guide dog" means a dog that is trained to lead or guide a blind person.
    "Deaf person" means a person whose hearing disability precludes successful processing of linguistic information through audition with or without a hearing aid.
    "Hearing ear dog" means a dog that is trained to assist a deaf person.
    "Assistance animal" means any animal trained to assist a physically impaired person in one or more daily life activities, including but not limited to:
        (1) guide dogs;
        (2) hearing ear dogs;
        (3) an animal trained to pull a wheelchair;
        (4) an animal trained to fetch dropped items; and
        (5) an animal trained to perform balance work.
    "Daily life activity" includes but is not limited to:
        (1) self-care;
        (2) ambulation;
        (3) communication;
        (4) transportation; or
        (5) employment.
    "Physically impaired person" means any person who is permanently physically impaired, whose physical impairment limits one or more of daily life activities and who has a record of impairment and is regarded by health care practitioners as having such an impairment, requiring the use of an assistance animal including but not limited to blindness, deafness and complete or partial paralysis.
(Source: P.A. 91-480, eff. 1-1-00.)