Ambulance rules passed to avoid fraudulent use - PA 094-1063February 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 72In order to prevent the fraudulent ordering of ambulances for non-emergency purposes and to greater explain the effects to those who ordered the ambulances, the Illinois General Assembly has added a new section both to the Nursing Home Care Act, at 210 ILCS 45/2-217, and to the Hospital Licensing Act, at 210 ILCS 85/6.22.
New rules for work-at-home solicitations - PA094-0999December 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650The Illinois General Assembly has added Section 2XX to the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (Act), adopting new rules to govern the solicitation of work-at-home employees. 815 ILCS 505/2XX.
New statutory language targets elder self-neglectBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2006Lawpulse, Page 642Soon-to-be-effective changes to the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act will give authorities new power to intervene when elderly people can't take care of themselves.
Safe Homes Act created to help reduce domestic violence- PA094-1038December 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650The Illinois General Assembly passed the Safe Homes Act (Act) in an effort to reduce domestic violence by improving the ability of tenant victims and their families to escape "domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking."
Guidelines for child support arrearage compromises created - PA 094-0971November 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 584In order to allow the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Department) to make compromise arrangements for assigned child support arrearages, the Illinois General Assembly has added section 10-17.12 to the Illinois Public Aid Code. 305 ILCS 5/10-17.12.
Bully prevention education suggested for schools - PA 094-0937October 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 526The Illinois General Assembly has found that "bullying has a negative effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and leads to other antisocial behavior."
Good Samaritan Act amended - PA 094-0825October 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 526In an effort to encourage bystanders to provide aid to those in need, the Illinois General Assembly added section 67 to the Good Samaritan Act. 745 ILCS 49/67.