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5 ILCS 80/3

    (5 ILCS 80/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 1903)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
    "Regulatory agency" or "agency" means any arm, branch, department, board, committee or commission of State government that licenses, supervises, exercises control over, or issues rules regarding, or otherwise regulates any trade, occupation, business, industry or profession.
    "Personal qualifications" means criteria related to an individual's personal background and characteristics. "Personal qualifications" may include one or more of the following: completion of an approved educational program, satisfactory performance on an examination, work experience, apprenticeship, other evidence of attainment of requisite knowledge and skills, passing a review of the individual's criminal record, and completion of continuing education.
    "Program" means a system to license or otherwise regulate the initial entry into a profession, occupation, business, industry, or trade by a periodic review and termination, modification, or continuation of the profession, occupation, business, industry, or trade.
    "Scope of practice" means the procedures, actions, processes, and work that an individual may perform under an occupational regulation.
(Source: P.A. 102-984, eff. 1-1-23.)