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Department of Human Services to Implement Model Protocol for State-Operated Facilities; P.A. 93-0636
Illinois Law Update, Page 124
The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Act has been amended to require that, no later than January 1, 2005, the Department of Human Services must adopt a model protocol and forms for recording all patient diagnosis, care and treatment at each state-operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the department.
Department of Insurance Simplifies Regulations
Illinois Law Update, Page 242
The Illinois Department of Insurance has simplified regulations regarding the rates charged to motorists with theft deterrent devices in their vehicles.
Department of Public Health Adopts Changes to Background Check Program
Illinois Law Update, Page 176
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently adopted amendments to 77 Ill Adm Code 220.2800, covering the Health Care Worker Background Check section of the Community-Based Residential Rehabilitation Center Demonstration Program Code.
DUI: the acid-reflux defense
LawPulse, Page 562
The high court holds that defendants with acid-reflux disease can raise it as a defense if it causes them to regurgitate during breath-alcohol testing.
LawPulse, Page 286
The Illinois Municipal League and the Illinois AG offer competing model ethics-in-government ordinances for local governmental bodies.
Expert’s affidavit establishes prima facie case of medical malpractice
Illinois Law Update, Page 568
On August 17, 2004, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the Circuit Court of Sangamon County that granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment in a medical malpractice action.
Finding Legal Briefs Online
Column, Page 373
Someone else's brief can serve as the starting point; maybe even the foundation; for yours. But how do you find one? Here are some possibilities.
A finding of parental unfitness must be specific as to each child
Illinois Law Update, Page 292
On March 18, 2004, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's reversal of the trial court's finding of unfitness and termination of a mother's parental rights with respect to the youngest of her four children.
LawPulse, Page 614
Dividends on unclaimed stock belong to the owner, not the state, the supreme court rules.
Getting paid, part 2: A new probate pitfall to avoid
LawPulse, Page 62
If your client is seeking payment from an estate, make sure you file a claim with the probate court even if the estate representative knows about the debt; that knowledge might not put the estate on the hook, according to a new appellate court ruling.
Grandparent visitation, take 2
LawPulse, Page 450
The legislature passes a new grandparent visitation law, which is designed to cure the defects of its unconstitutional predecessor.