Implementation of Emergency Medical Services ActJanuary 2012Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois Emergency Medical Services ("EMS") and Trauma Center Code ("code") were recently revised as authorized by section 210 of the EMS Systems Act ("act") [210 ILCS 50/1].
The common-fund doctrine applies to hospital liensMay 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 236On March 4, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District, upheld a decision of the Circuit Court of Williamson County finding that the common-fund doctrine applied to hospitals' statutory liens filed pursuant to the Health Care Services Liens Act. 770 ILCS 23/1 et seq.
Provena loses its charitable property tax exemptionBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2010Lawpulse, Page 230A hospital that gives away less than one percent of its annual revenue in free patient care doesn't qualify for a charitable property tax exemption, the Illinois Supreme Court holds.
New rules set standards for dementia care unitsNovember 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 552The 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.
New program created to fund capital improvement projects for hospitals. PA 096-0037September 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 444Illinois lawmakers have amended the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to create, subject to appropriation, a program to award grants to fund capital projects "to improve or renovate [a] hospital's facility or to improve, replace or acquire the hospital's equipment or technology."
Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act amended. PA 095-0432June 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 284The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act, 410 ILCS 70/1a, has been amended. The Act regulates healthcare delivery for sexual assault survivors, and the collection of evidence pursuant to the statewide sexual assault evidence collection program.
Task force on health planning reform created. PA 095-0005August 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 404In order to protect essential healthcare facilities and to improve the thoroughness of Illinois health facility planning, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act to create the Task Force on Health Planning Reform.
Acts revised for trauma reporting PA094-0671December 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 622The hospital Licensing Act (210 ILCS 85/1 et seq) has been amended to require more rigorous reporting of certain traumas sustained by patients under the age of majority.
Hospital review procedures expandedNovember 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 584On September 3, 2002, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to part 148 of title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code, dealing with hospital services.
Amendments to hospital reimbursement plan implementedAugust 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 402On May 28, 2002, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) amended rules relating to reimbursement for medical programs and hospital services in section 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 148.
Emergency amendments aid hospitalsJuly 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 344On April 30, 2002, the Department of Public Aid (department) adopted emergency amendments to section 148 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 148.