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410 ILCS 525/3
(410 ILCS 525/3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 6703)
For the purposes of this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(b) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public
(c) "Council" means the Health and Hazardous Substances Coordinating
Council created by this Act.
(d) "Registry" means the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry
established by the Department of Public Health under
Section 6 of this Act.
(e) "Cancer" means all malignant neoplasms, regardless of the tissue of
origin, including malignant lymphoma and leukemia.
(f) "Cancer incidence" means a medical diagnosis of cancer, consisting
of a record of cases of cancer and specified cases of tumorous or
precancerous diseases which occur in Illinois, and such other information
concerning these cases as the Department deems necessary or appropriate in
order to conduct thorough and complete epidemiological surveys of cancer
and cancer-related diseases in Illinois.
(g) "Occupational disease" includes but is not limited to all occupational
diseases covered by the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act.
(h) "Hazardous substances" means a hazardous substance as defined in the
Environmental Protection Act.
(i) "Hazardous substances incident" includes but is not limited to a
spill, fire, or accident involving hazardous substances, illegal disposal,
transportation, or use of hazardous substances, and complaints or permit
violations involving hazardous substances.
(j) "Company profile" includes but is not limited to the name of any
company operating in the State
of Illinois which generates, uses, disposes of or transports hazardous
substances, identification of the types of permits issued in such company's
name relating to transactions involving hazardous substances, inventory of
hazardous substances handled by such company, and the manner in which such
hazardous substances are used, disposed of, or transported by the company.
"Hazardous nuclear material" means (1) any source or special
nuclear material intended for use or used as an energy source in a
production or utilization facility as defined in Sec. 11.v. or 11.cc. of
the federal Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended; (2) any fuel which has
been discharged from such a facility following irradiation, the constituent
elements of which have not been separated by reprocessing; or (3) any
by-product material resulting from operation of such a facility.
"Adverse pregnancy outcome" includes but is not limited to
birth defects, fetal loss, infant mortality, low birth weight, selected
life-threatening conditions, and other developmental disabilities as
defined by the Department.
(m) "News medium" means any newspaper or other periodical issued at regular intervals, whether in print or electronic format, and having a general circulation; a news service, whether in print or electronic format; a radio station, a television station; a television network; a community antenna television service; and any person or corporation engaged in the making of news reels or other motion picture news for public showing.
(n) "Researcher" means an individual who is affiliated with or supported by universities, academic centers, research institutions, hospitals, and governmental entities who conduct scientific research or investigation on human diseases.
(Source: P.A. 95-941, eff. 8-29-08.)