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210 ILCS 170/5

    (210 ILCS 170/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Birth center" means a designated site, other than a hospital:
        (1) in which births are planned to occur following a
normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk pregnancy;
        (2) that is not the pregnant person's usual place of
        (3) that is dedicated to serving the
childbirth-related needs of pregnant persons and their newborns, and has no more than 10 beds;
        (4) that offers prenatal care and community education
services and coordinates these services with other health care services available in the community; and
        (5) that does not provide general anesthesia or
    "Certified nurse midwife" means an advanced practice registered nurse licensed in Illinois under the Nurse Practice Act with full practice authority or who is delegated such authority as part of a written collaborative agreement with a physician who is associated with the birthing center or who has privileges at a nearby birthing hospital.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Hospital" does not include places where pregnant females are received, cared for, or treated during delivery if it is in a licensed birth center, nor include any facility required to be licensed as a birth center.
    "Licensed certified professional midwife" means a person who has successfully met the requirements under Section 45 of the Licensed Certified Professional Midwife Practice Act and holds an active license to practice as a licensed certified professional midwife in Illinois.
    "Physician" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 102-518, eff. 8-20-21; 102-964, eff. 1-1-23; 102-1117, eff. 1-13-23.)