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Public Act 096-1253





Public Act 096-1253
HB6231 EnrolledLRB096 16542 AJO 36066 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Whistleblower Act is amended by changing
Section 5 as follows:
    (740 ILCS 174/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Employer" means: an individual, sole proprietorship,
partnership, firm, corporation, association, and any other
entity that has one or more employees in this State, including
a political subdivision of the State; a unit of local
government; a school district, combination of school
districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of any type
formed by two or more school districts; a community college
district, State college or university, or any State agency
whose major function is providing educational services; any
authority including a department, division, bureau, board,
commission, or other agency of these entities; and any person
acting within the scope of his or her authority express or
implied on behalf of those entities in dealing with its
    "Employee" means any individual who is employed on a
full-time, part-time, or contractual basis by an employer.
"Employee" also includes, but is not limited to, a licensed
physician who practices his or her profession, in whole or in
part, at a hospital, nursing home, clinic, or any medical
facility that is a health care facility funded, in whole or in
part, by the State.
(Source: P.A. 95-128, eff. 1-1-08.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011