Ill. Admin. Code tit. 50, § 2015.30 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

Artificial Insemination or AI means the introduction of sperm into a woman's vagina or uterus by noncoital methods, for the purpose of conception.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies or ART means treatments and/or procedures in which the human oocytes and/or sperm are retrieved and the human oocytes and/or embryos are manipulated in the laboratory. ART shall include prescription drug therapy used during the cycle where an oocyte retrieval is performed.

Donor means an oocyte donor or sperm donor.

Embryo means a fertilized egg that has begun cell division and has completed the pre-embryonic stage.

Embryo Transfer means the placement of the pre-embryo into the uterus or, in the case of zygote intrafallopian tube transfer, into the fallopian tube.

Gamete means a reproductive cell. In a man, the gametes are sperm; in a woman, they are eggs or ova.

Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer or GIFT means the direct transfer of a sperm/egg mixture into the fallopian tube. Fertilization takes place inside the tube.

Infertility means the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse or the inability to sustain a successful pregnancy. For purposes of this Part, a woman shall be considered infertile without having to engage in one year of unprotected sexual intercourse if a physician determines that:

a medical condition exists that renders conception impossible through unprotected sexual intercourse, including but not limited to congenital absence of the uterus or ovaries, absence of the uterus or ovaries due to surgical removal due to a medical condition, or involuntary sterilization due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments; or

efforts to conceive as a result of one year of medically based and supervised methods of conception, including artificial insemination, have failed and are not likely to lead to a successful pregnancy .

Infertility Coverage means insurance or health maintenance organization coverage required by Section 356m of the Illinois Insurance Code [215 ILCS 5/356m ] for the diagnosis and treatment, including prescription drug therapy, of infertility.

In Vitro Fertilization or IVF means a process in which an egg and sperm are combined in a laboratory dish where fertilization occurs. The fertilized and dividing egg is transferred into the woman's uterus.

Low Tubal Ovum Transfer means the procedure in which oocytes are transferred past a blocked or damaged section of the fallopian tube to an area closer to the uterus.

Oocyte means the female egg or ovum, formed in an ovary.

Oocyte Donor means a woman determined by a physician to be capable of donating eggs in accordance with the standards recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Oocyte Retrieval means the procedure by which eggs are obtained by inserting a needle into the ovarian follicle and removing the fluid and the egg by suction. Also called ova aspiration.

Pregnancy Related Benefit means benefits that cover any related medical condition that may be associated with pregnancy, including complications of pregnancy.

Surrogate means a woman who carries a pregnancy for a woman who has infertility coverage.

Unprotected Sexual Intercourse should include appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of sexual partners and means sexual union between a male and a female, without the use of any process, device or method that prevents conception, including but not limited to oral contraceptives, chemicals, physical or barrier contraceptives, natural abstinence or voluntary permanent surgical procedures.

Uterine Embryo Lavage means a procedure by which the uterus is flushed to recover a preimplantation embryo.

Zygote means a fertilized egg before cell division begins.

Zygote Intrafallopian Tube Transfer or ZIFT means a procedure by which an egg is fertilized in vitro and the zygote is transferred to the fallopian tube at the pronuclear stage before cell division takes place. The eggs are harvested and fertilized on one day and the embryo is transferred at a later time.

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Ill. Admin. Code tit. 50, § 2015.30

Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 2811, effective February 11, 2010

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