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(410 ILCS 312/5)
As used in this Act:
"Health care provider" has the meaning ascribed to it under HIPAA, as specified in 45 CFR 160.103.
"Health facility" means a hospital, nursing home, blood bank, blood center, sperm bank, or other health care institution, including any "health facility" as that term is defined in the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
"HIPAA" means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, Public Law 111-05, and any subsequent amendments thereto and any regulations promulgated thereunder.
"Law enforcement officer" means any person employed by the State, a county, or a municipality as a policeman, peace officer, auxiliary policeman, or correctional officer or in some like position involving the enforcement of the law and protection of the public interest at the risk of that person's life.
(Source: P.A. 100-270, eff. 8-22-17.)