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Articles on Administrative Law

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.
Federal Administrative Law, Part 1: the e-CFR By Tom Gaylord July 2010 Column, Page 378 Free publications, including the daily e-CFR, make federal regulatory research easy.
Illinois adopts rules for registration of violent offenders against youth July 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 348 The Department of State Police recently adopted new rules outlining policies and procedures for registration of violent offenders against youth. 
Illinois adopts rules to improve the quality of youth group homes July 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 348 The Department of Children and Family Services adopted amended rules to improve the care and quality of life for children housed at group homes.
Illinois amends community care program for elderly June 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 The 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. 
Teachers’ retirement system adopts benefit eligibility & FOIA request rules June 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 The Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois (TRS) recently established a test to ensure that former teachers and other members sufficiently separate from employment prior to receiving benefits. 
Illinois allows guardianship assistance agreements for grandparents and other relatives May 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted a new section to its rules regulating state payments to guardians who care for children as foster parents. 
Illinois implements heightened safety standards for pools and spas May 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 The Illinois Department of Public Health recently adopted heightened safety standards on pools and spas.
Illinois adopts new regulations for amusement parks and carnivals April 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 180 The Illinois Department of Labor (the department) recently adopted improved regulations for amusement parks and carnivals. 
Illinois amends state’s vending facility program for the blind April 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 180 The Illinois Department of Human Services (the department) amended the state's vending facility program for the blind. 
Illinois modifies rules pertaining to the electronic prescription monitoring program March 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 The Illinois Department of Human Services (the department) recently amended the state's currently existing electronic prescription monitoring program (the program).  
New rules recognize and register non-public schools for block grant funding March 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted new rules that set forth the requirements for recognition and registration of non-public schools with the state.
Illinois amends layoff protocol for merit compensation/salary grade employees February 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (the department) modified the regulations concerning the layoff of merit compensation system employees of state agencies. 
Rules adopted to govern American Recovery and Reinvestment Act education funds February 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted rules to regulate funds distributed to Illinois school districts throughout the state through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Federal courts have jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims in patent infringement cases January 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On 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. 
Illinois adopts adverse health care event reporting rules January 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Department of Public Health (the department) recently created new rules implementing the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005.  
New rules adopted to improve railroad employee working conditions January 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Commerce Commission (the commission) amended regulations that require railroad employers to sufficiently protect the health and wellness of their employees, in an effort to further improve the safety and working conditions for railroad employees throughout the state. 
Illinois adopts new rules governing rehabilitation of juvenile sex offenders December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 The Sex Offender Management Board adopted new sections regulating the treatment and rehabilitation of convicted juvenile sex offenders.  
Illinois provides catastrophic relief payments to hospitals December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 Illinois' Department of Healthcare and Family Services amended rules to provide for over $40 million in catastrophic relief payments to hospitals for the 2009 fiscal year. 
Nonlawyers in Administrative Adjudications By Professor Jeffrey A. Parness December 2009 Column, Page 636 Nonlawyers can represent an employer in administrative proceedings before the IDES.
Registered nurses allowed to administer anesthesia December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 The Illinois Department of Public Health modified the rules concerning the licensing requirements for ambulatory surgical treatment centers.  
Illinois adopts rules implementing loan repayment assistance program for physicians November 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 552 The Illinois Department of Public Health (the department) recently created new rules implementing the Loan Repayment Assistance for Physicians Act, which establishes an educational loan repayment assistance program for physicians who practice in Illinois. 
New rules set standards for dementia care units November 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 552 The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (the department) recently adopted new rules creating a pilot program for Dementia Care Units in Supportive Living Facilities (SLF) across the state. 
Representing DUI Clients Before the Secretary of State By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2009 Article, Page 556 A plain-language primer on the SOS process, including some unwritten rules about how to represent your DUI client.
Presenting property tax appeals October 2009 Column, Page 532 Q: The fair market value of my house has decreased since the recession, but my property taxes haven’t. I’ve filed an appeal of my assessment with the Board of Review, and I’m waiting for the hearing. What is my best argument at the hearing? What should I take with me in the way of evidence? What are my chances in getting the taxes reduced?
Illinois adopts all hazards campus emergency plan and violence prevention plan September 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (agency) adopted the All Hazards Campus Emergency Plan and Violence Prevention Plan, effective on June 5, 2009. 
Illinois updates Illinois veterans’ homes code September 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 The Illinois Department of Public Health (department) updated the Illinois Veterans' Homes Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 340.
Illinois establishes married families domestic violence grants August 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 The Illinois Attorney General established the Married Families Domestic Violence Fund (the Fund) to fund the delivery of free legal advocacy, legal assistance, and legal services to married and formerly married victims of domestic violence by means of grants awarded by the Illinois Attorney General to public or private non-profit service providers. 
Illinois updates medical prescription prescribing protocol August 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has updated the rules regulating the dispensing of prescription drugs by physicians, dentists, and podiatrists.