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New sex education requirement for schools. PA 097-1147 April 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act to require new sex education curricula in schools. 105 ILCS 110/3.
New law prohibits use of BPA in children’s food and beverage containers sold in Illinois. PA 097-1101 March 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The General Assembly has enacted the "Toxin-Free Toddler Act" regulating the presence of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in children's food and beverage containers.
Changes to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code April 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 184 The Illinois Department of Public Health ("Department") recently amended the provisions of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code by adding a new section concerning critical care transport services. 77 Ill Adm Code 515.
Lessors of dwelling units must disclose radon hazards to current and prospective tenants. PA 097-0021 January 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Radon Awareness Act has been amended to require lessors of dwelling units to disclose any radon hazard to lessees. 420 ILCS 46/25 new.
Patients’ immunization records to be collected, analyzed and released by the Department of Public Health. PA 097-0117. September 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 440 Illinois lawmakers have enacted the Immunization Data Registry Act, which will be implemented by the Department of Public Health.
Administrative Agencies, Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Code, Public Health May 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 The Illinois Department of Public Health recently overhauled its rules regarding the Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 640.
New regulations for grant program to aid community health centers October 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 508 The 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 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.
The POA Act amendment that wasn’t By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2010 LawPulse, Page 230 Have you gotten that press release saying the Illinois Department of Public Health has "mandated new language" for healthcare POAs? Well, it hasn't.
Colorectal cancer screening and treatment pilot program approved. PA 096-0325 February 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 Colorectal cancer results in the death of nearly three thousand Illinoisans each year. It is the third most frequently diagnosed form of cancer in the state of Illinois. 
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.  
Public smoking restrictions amended. PA 095-1029 May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Illinois general Assembly amended several sections of the Smoke Free Illinois Act. 410 ILCS 82/10 et seq. Section 15 of the Act was amended to provide that an owner of a place of employment, public place, or government vehicle, as those terms are defined by the Act, "shall reasonably assure that smoking" is prohibited unless specifically allowed under section 35 of the Act.
Mosquito Abatement District Act amended. PA-095-0664 September 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 The Mosquito Abatement District Act has been amended by adding subsection (b) to Section 10 of the Act. 70 ILCS 1005/10(b).
New Act seeks to address public health crisis regarding suicides—PA 093-0907 April 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 On August 11, 2004, Illinois adopted the Suicide Prevention, Education, and Treatment Act in an effort to address this crucial public health concern, which ranks tenth among causes of death nationally. 
Department of Public Health will provide free flu vaccinations PA 093-0943 March 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 Effective January 1, 2005, the Department of Public Health (Department) shall establish and administer a program under which any eligible individual shall, upon the eligible individual's request, receive an influenza vaccination once each year at no cost to that eligible individual. 
Effort to reduce harm caused by methamphetamine heightens retail sales restrictions and employee education P.A. 093-1008 November 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 568 Effective January 1, 2005, the Methamphetamine Manufacturing Chemical Retail Sale Control Act will seek to reduce the damage methamphetamine use inflicts upon individuals, their families, communities, the economy, and the environment by making it more difficult to obtain the requisite chemicals for methamphetamine manufacturing.
Department of Agriculture prepares to combat West Nile June 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 280 The Illinois Department of Agriculture, anticipating the renewed threat posed by the West Nile Virus, has amended 8 Ill Adm Code 250.
Legal limit on tobacco age may rise; H.B. 1034 May 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 Some Illinois teens may soon find it more difficult to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. House Bill 1034 would raise the current minimum age to purchase such products from 18 to 19.
Health and Safety Changes to Protect Public-Sector Workers June 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 304 On October 1, 1999, the Department of Labor will adopt amendments to section 350.280 of its administrative rules. 56 Ill Adm Code 350.