By signing this agreement, I intend to attend the Illinois Health Information Management Association Annual Conference. In consideration of attending the conference and in recognition of the Illinois Health Information Management Association’s (ILHIMA) reliance hereon, I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement.

1. I am aware of the contagious nature of bacterial and viral diseases including COVID-19 and its variants (“COVID-19”) and the risk that I may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 by attending the conference. I understand and acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in illness, personal injury, psychological injury, pain, suffering, temporary or permanent disability, death, property damage, and/or financial loss. I acknowledge that this risk may result from or be compounded by the actions, omissions, or negligence of others, including ILHIMA and any of their affiliates, exhibitors, employees, contractors, volunteers, or venues. I understand that while ILHIMA has implemented preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, ILHIMA cannot guarantee that I will not become infected while attending the conference and that attending may increase my risk of contracting it. NOTWITHSTANDING THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED. I HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF ILLNESS, PERSONAL INJURY, PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY, PAIN, SUFFERING, DISABILITY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND/OR FINANCIAL LOSS RELATED TO COVID-19, ARISING FROM MY ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE OF ILHIMA OR OTHERWISE.

2. I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, against ILHIMA, and its officers, directors, manager(s), employees, agents, affiliates, members, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), on account of personal or psychological injury, illness, pain, suffering, disability, death, property damage, or financial loss arising out of or attributable to my attending the conference and being exposed to or contracting COVID-19, whether arising out of the ordinary negligence of ILHIMA or any Releasees or otherwise. I agree not to make or bring any such claim against ILHIMA or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge ILHIMA and all other Releasees from liability under such claims. This waiver and release do not extend to claims for gross negligence or willful or intentional misconduct.

3. I am familiar with federal, state, and local laws, orders, directives, and guidelines related to COVID-19, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on COVID-19. I will comply with all such orders, directives, and guidelines while attending the conference, including, without limitation, requirements related to social distancing and the use of face coverings. I will also follow all instructions of ILHIMA relating to safety protocols, including providing my own face covering.

4. I confirm that if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or have come in contact in the last 10 days with a person who has been confirmed to have or suspected of having COVID-19, I agree not to attend the conference.

5. I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ILHIMA and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorney fees, fees, the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Release, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out of or resulting from any claim of a third party related to COVID-19 due to my attendance of the conference, including any claim related to my own negligence or the ordinary negligence of ILHIMA.

6. This Release constitutes the sole and entire agreement of ILHIMA and me with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any term or provision of this Release is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Release or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. This Release is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of ILHIMA and me and our respective successors and assigns. All matters arising out of or relating to this Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois.

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