For purposes of this Act, the following definitions shall have the following meanings, except where the context requires otherwise:
"Act" means the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
"Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
"Chiropractic physician" means a person licensed to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a chiropractic physician from providing advice regarding the use of non-prescription products or from administering atmospheric oxygen. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize a chiropractic physician to prescribe drugs.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Disciplinary action " means revocation, suspension, probation, supervision, practice modification, reprimand, required education, fines or any other action taken by the
Department against a person holding a license.
"Disciplinary Board" means the Medical Disciplinary Board.
"Email address of record" means the designated email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file, as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
"Final determination " means the governing body's final action taken under the procedure followed by a health care institution, or professional association or society, against any person licensed under the Act in accordance with the bylaws or rules and regulations of such health care institution, or professional association or society.
"Fund" means the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund.
"Impaired" means the inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety due to physical or mental disabilities as evidenced by a written determination or written consent based on clinical evidence including deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill, or abuse of drugs or alcohol, of sufficient degree to diminish a person's ability to deliver competent patient care.
"Licensing Board" means the Medical Licensing Board.
"Physician" means a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act to practice medicine in all of its branches or a chiropractic physician.
"Professional association " means an association or society of persons licensed under this Act, and operating within the State of Illinois, including but not limited to, medical societies, osteopathic organizations, and chiropractic organizations, but this term shall not be deemed to include hospital medical staffs.
"Program of care , counseling , or treatment " means a written schedule of organized treatment, care, counseling, activities, or education, satisfactory to the Disciplinary Board, designed for the purpose of restoring an impaired person to a condition whereby the impaired person can practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety of a sufficient degree to deliver competent patient care.
"Reinstate" means to change the status of a license from inactive or nonrenewed status to active status.
"Restore" means to remove an encumbrance from a license due to probation, suspension, or revocation.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
225 ILCS 60/2