Gifts of income subject to Medicaid asset transfer policiesMarch 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 124On December 28, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, reversed a decision of the Circuit Court of Sangamon County, finding that "gifts of income" are subject to the asset transfer policies of the federal Medicaid statute (see 42 USC § 1396p (2006)).
Nursing Home Care Act amended. PA 095-0031January 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Nursing Home Care Act has been amended to include minimum standards adopted by the Department of Public Health for the operation of nursing homes. 210 ILCS 45/3-202.
Medicaid Planning in Illinois: Are You Ready for the DRA?By Kirsten IzattNovember 2007Article, Page 586The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requires estate planners to devise new ways to protect the assets of clients who face long nursing-home stays. Illinois hasn't implemented the law, but it will.
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.
Impending Regs Affect Planning for Clients Facing Long-Term CareBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2007Lawpulse, Page 66The state is on track to issue new regulations that will make it harder for clients who are headed for nursing-home care to hang on to assets. Elder law and estate-planning practitioners need to be prepared with new strategies for the new rules.
Rate increases provided for developmental care facilities and agenciesAugust 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services has amended 89 Ill Adm Code 153. The amendment grants rate increases of three percent to "intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities" (ICF/MRs) and to agencies for developmental training.
State can't dun surviving spouse's estate for nursing home billBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2006Lawpulse, Page 398The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the state can't seek reimbursement for long-term care from a surviving spouse's estate, making the revocable living trust an even more attractive estate-planning tool.
Nursing home litigation: no certificate of merit requiredBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2003Lawpulse, Page 220In a victory for plaintiffs, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that litigants need not attach 2-622 certificates of merit to suits against nursing homes under the Nursing Home Care Act.
Eligibility for admission to veterans homes expandedJanuary 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 14The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has amended 95 Ill Adm Code 107 to include former members of the National Guard or Reserve Forces of the United States among those eligible for admission into an Illinois Veterans Home.
Mental health services in nursing facilitiesMay 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 232On February 15, 2002, the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted amendments to section 145 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 145.
Veterans home chargesSeptember 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 454On June 29, 2001, the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs adopted amendments to section 108 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Reporting unusual incidentsAugust 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 398On June 15, 2001, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to section 331 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 331.
Pressure-Sore Litigation: An OverviewBy Paul W. Johnson and Veronica L. ArmoutiJune 2000Article, Page 336An exploration of the legal and medical issues raised by pressure sores in the nursing home setting.