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420 ILCS 56/15

    (420 ILCS 56/15)
    Sec. 15. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
        (1) "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management
        (2) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency.
        (3) "FDA" means the Food and Drug Administration of
the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
        (4) "Laser installation" means a location or facility
where laser systems are produced, stored, disposed of, or used for any purpose.
        (5) "Laser machine" means a device that is capable of
producing laser radiation when associated controlled devices are operated.
        (6) "Laser radiation" means an electromagnetic
radiation emitted from a laser system and includes all reflected radiation, any secondary radiation, or other forms of energy resulting from the primary laser beam.
        (7) "Laser system" means a device, machine,
equipment, or other apparatus that applies a source of energy to a gas, liquid, crystal, or other solid substances or combination thereof in a manner that electromagnetic radiations of a relatively uniform wave length are amplified and emitted in a cohesive beam capable of transmitting the energy developed in a manner that may be harmful to living tissues, including but not limited to electromagnetic waves in the range of visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light. Such systems in schools, colleges, occupational schools, and State colleges and other State institutions are also included in the definition of "laser systems".
        (8) "Operator" is an individual, group of
individuals, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity conducting the business or activities carried on within a laser installation.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)