Changes in alternate fuels programJanuary 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 16The 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 codifiedJanuary 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 16The 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.
Illinois implements changes to Nurse Practice ActDecember 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616The 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.
New regulations for grant program to aid community health centersOctober 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 508The 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).
Illinois amends community care program for elderlyJune 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 292The Illinois Department on Aging (the department) modified the state's community care program to add an emergency home response service (EHRS) as a core service under the program.
Federal courts have jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims in patent infringement casesJanuary 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 16On November 10, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County finding, in a legal malpractice suit, that the contingent fee arrangement between the parties was not void, and that jurisdiction over the malpractice claim rested exclusively with the federal courts.