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Articles on Administrative Law

Implementing the Illinois Athlete Agents Act October 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently enacted rules to implement the Illinois Athlete Agents Act [225 ILCS 401].
Changes in white-tailed deer hunting September 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 440 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently amended the Wildlife Code for white-tailed deer hunting using firearms, bow and arrows, and muzzleloading rifles as authorized by various sections of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 1.13, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.21, 2.24, 2.25, 2.26, 2.33, 3.5, 3.35].
Implementation of Angel Investment Credit Program September 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 440 The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity enacted rules to implement the Angel Investment Credit Program. 14 Ill Adm Code 531. Key new rules will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to understand all the aspects of the new program. The amended rules became effective on June 1, 2011.
Implementing grievance procedures under the Americans with Disabilities Act August 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 388 The Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender (Office) adopted new rules for grievance procedures under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and authorized by the State Appellate Defender Act. 4 Ill Adm Code 2100.
Update of the Elder and Neglect Program August 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 388 The Department on Aging updated the Elder and Neglect Program. 89 Ill Adm Code 270. Some key new sections and amendments will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to see all updated rules.
New rules for the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act July 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 336 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("department") recently enacted rulemaking in conjunction with the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act [Public Act 96-1420] ("act").
New regulations for real estate licensing June 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently repealed and replaced the majority of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 with an updated and reorganized version. 68 Ill Adm Code 1450.
New rules for hospital prevention of patient abuse and neglect, patient injury June 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 The Department of Public Health recently amended regulations to prevent abuse and neglect of patients in hospitals as well as to establish new policies to prevent patient injury.
Administrative Agencies, Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Code, Public Health May 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 The Illinois Department of Public Health recently overhauled its rules regarding the Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 640.
Amendments clarify and define standards for abuse and neglect of children May 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 The Department of Children and Family Services (department) recently amended regulations to address federal guidelines established under the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act.
Amendments to regulations governing barbershops and related entities April 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 180 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently adopted amendments adding more stringent sanitary, safety and compliance standards for barbershops and other related entities including cosmetology centers.
Changes in Illinois Election Code April 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 180 The State Board of Elections recently amended the Campaign Finance Act to implement the provisions of Public Act 96-0832.
Changes in Equal Pay in Employment regulations March 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Illinois Department of Labor recently amended the rules governing complaints under the Equal Pay in Employment regulations. 56 Ill Adm Code 320.
Regulations adopted to implement Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit Act March 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity recently adopted regulations necessary to successfully implement the Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit Act. 35 ILCS 25/5 and 15.
Standards change for School Construction Program grant awards March 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Capital Development Board recently changed standards used for awarding grants under the School Construction Program (20 ILCS 3105).
Hospital licensing compliance requirements amended February 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois Department of Public Health recently amended licensing requirements for Illinois hospitals. 77 Ill Adm Code 250.
Regulations amended for relocation towing contractors February 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois Commerce Commission recently amended regulations governing contractors engaged in relocation towing of vehicles.
Changes in alternate fuels program January 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently amended the Alternate Fuels Program, which offers rebates for vehicles that meet certain requirements, so as to reflect amendments to the Alternate Fuels Act enacted in 2003, 2007, and 2009. 35 Ill Adm Code 275.
Safe driver renewal program rules codified January 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Secretary of State (Secretary) recently adopted a new section as part of the Issuance of Licenses regulations in the Illinois Administrative Code. The new section governs the issuance of renewal licenses to Illinois residents eligible for safe driver renewal.
Agency rules must include analysis of effect on small businesses. PA 096-1448 December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 The Illinois General Assembly now requires that any agency enforcing a rule must provide an economic impact analysis of the rule's effect on small businesses. 5 ILCS 100/5-30.
Illinois implements changes to Nurse Practice Act December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended section 1300 of the Nurse Practice Act, which lays out many of the regulations governing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). 68 Ill Adm Code 1300 et seq.
Updated Illinois professional teaching standards adopted December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 The State Board of Education recently amended regulations which set forth the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards. 23 Ill Adm Code 24.130.
Amendments aid state collection of tax revenues from tobacco retailers November 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 564 The Illinois Department of Revenue recently amended regulations designed to aid in the collection of tax revenues on tobacco products as authorized by the Tobacco Products Act of 1995 (35 ILCS 143 et seq).
Change in licensing requirements for low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities November 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 564 The Illinois Emergency Management Agency recently amended the requirements governing low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities in Illinois. 32 Ill Adm Code 601 et seq. 
New regulations for grant program to aid community health centers October 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 508 The Illinois Capital Development Board recently set forth guidelines detailing requirements for community health centers to meet when requesting grant funding allocated under the Community Health Center Construction Act (30 ILCS 766/10.1 et seq).
Secretary of State establishes procedures for depositing wills October 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 508 The Illinois Secretary of State's Office recently adopted new rules governing the deposit of wills with the office of the secretary.
New rules aim to improve the protection of personal property in Illinois’ warehouses September 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 The Illinois Commerce Commission (commission) recently adopted regulations to oversee the storage of goods in Illinois personal property warehouses.
Standards amended for state university employees’ disability claims September 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 The State Universities Retirement System (retirement system) recently amended rules which update and clarify requirements and procedures state university employees must satisfy to qualify for disability benefits.  
Illinois adopts new eligibility requirements and amounts for certain veterans grants August 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 400 The Department of Military Affairs recently adopted new regulations increasing benefits for active duty service members as well as changing the minimum period of duty necessary to be eligible for certain status and needs-based grants. 
Requirements for training, use of anesthesia in dental procedures strengthened August 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 400 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended regulations that create enforcement mechanisms for several sections of the Illinois Dental Practice Act, 225 ILCS 25/1 et seq.