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225 ILCS 510/3

    (225 ILCS 510/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 953)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Certified nurse aide" means an individual certified as defined in Section 3-206 of the Nursing Home Care Act, Section 3-206 of the ID/DD Community Care Act, or Section 3-206 of the MC/DD Act, as now or hereafter amended.
    "Covenant not to compete" means an agreement between a nurse agency and an employee that restricts the employee from performing:
        (1) any work for another employer for a specified
period of time;
        (2) any work in a specified geographic area; or
        (3) any work for another employer that is similar to
the work the employee performs for the employer that is a party to the agreement.
    "Department" means the Department of Labor.
    "Director" means the Director of Labor.
    "Employee" means a nurse or a certified nurse aide.
    "Health care facility" is defined as in Section 3 of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act, as now or hereafter amended. "Health care facility" also includes any facility licensed, certified, or approved by any State agency and subject to regulation under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act or the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    "Licensee" means any nurse agency which is properly licensed under this Act.
    "Long-term basis" means the placement of a nurse or a certified nurse aide at a health care facility for an initial employment, assignment, or referral term of more than 24 continuous months by a nurse agency that incurs the following expenses to place the nurse or certified nurse aide at the health care facility: (i) educational material expenses, if required; (ii) expenses for credentialing, licensure, or certification; or (iii) expenses for airline travel, lodging, meals, and ground transportation provided to a nurse or certified nurse aide. "Long-term basis" does not include the placement of a nurse or a certified nurse aide at a health care facility for an initial employment, assignment, or referral term of an undefined duration.
    "Nurse" means a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, an advanced practice registered nurse, or any individual licensed under the Nurse Practice Act.
    "Nurse agency" means any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity that employs, assigns, or refers nurses or certified nurse aides to a health care facility for a fee. The term "nurse agency" includes nurses registries. The term "nurse agency" does not include services provided by home health agencies licensed and operated under the Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act or a licensed or certified individual who provides his or her own services as a regular employee of a health care facility, nor does it apply to a health care facility's organizing nonsalaried employees to provide services only in that facility.
    "Temporary basis" means an initial employment, assignment, or referral term of an undefined duration or a duration of 24 continuous months or less exclusive of any extension.
(Source: P.A. 102-946, eff. 7-1-22; 102-1124, eff. 2-3-23.)