"Health care facility" means a facility, hospital, or establishment licensed or organized under the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the University of Illinois Hospital Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, the Nursing Home Care Act, the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or the Community Living Facilities Licensing Act.
"Health care facility list" means a list enumerating health care facilities and their designees that are served by a public water supply and maintained by a public water distribution entity.
"Public water distribution entity" means any of the following entities that are responsible for the direct supervision of a public water supply: a municipality, a private corporation, an individual private owner, or a regularly organized body governed by a constitution and by-laws requiring regular election of officers.
"Public water supply" has the same meaning as defined in Section 3.365.
"State agencies" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"Water supply operator" means any individual trained in the treatment
or distribution of water who has practical, working knowledge of the chemical,
biological, and physical sciences essential to the practical mechanics
of water treatment or distribution and who is capable of conducting
and maintaining the water treatment or distribution processes of a public water supply in a
manner that will provide safe, potable water for human consumption.
(b) A public water distribution entity, through its designated employees or contractors, shall notify its water supply operator and all affected health care facilities on the public water supply's health care facility list not less than 14 days before any known, planned, or anticipated disruption event. An anticipated disruption event includes for purposes of this subsection any disruption event that could or should be reasonably anticipated by a public water distribution entity.
(c) A public water distribution entity, through its designated employees or contractors, shall notify its water supply operator and all affected health care facilities that are served by the public water supply and affected by any unplanned disruption event in the public water supply's water distribution system. The notification required under this subsection shall be provided within 2 hours after the public water distribution entity becomes aware of the unplanned disruption event.
(d) A health care facility shall designate an email address to receive electronic notifications from the public water distribution entity concerning planned or unplanned disruption events. The email account shall be accessible to the health care facility's designated water management plan administrator and other responsible administrative personnel.
(e) Any planned or unplanned disruption event notification sent to a health care facility under this Section shall also be sent to the State agencies via email to the email addresses designated by
the State agencies within 5 business days. The State agencies shall establish, maintain, and retain a list of notifications received pursuant to this subsection.
The notice required under this Section shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(1) a detailed description of the disruption event;
(2) the date, time, and location of the disruption
Beginning one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the State agencies shall make
available upon request a list of disruption events, in an electronic format, sorted by the year and month of each occurrence.
(Source: P.A. 102-960, eff. 5-27-22.)