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Implementation of effluent standards in certain recreation waters
Illinois Law Update, Page 240
The Illinois Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5/13 and 27) authorizes the adoption of regulations to promote the purposes of the Environmental Protection Act, including but not limited to regulations as required by circumstances for different contaminant sources and different geographical areas and special provisions for alert and abatement standards for occurrences of pollution constituting an acute danger to health.
Implementation of Emergency Medical Services Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 16
The 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].
Implementation of Health Care Data Collection and Submission Code
Illinois Law Update, Page 404
The Health Care Data Collection and Submission Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 1010), pursuant to the Health Finance Reform Act (20 ILCS 2215) and sections 2310-33 and 2310-57 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2310-33 and 20 ILCS 2310-57), requires hospitals and ambulatory surgical treatment centers ("ASTC") to periodically submit certain types of medical service and patient data to the Illinois Department of Public Health ("IDPH").
Implementation of the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Establishment Code
Illinois Law Update, Page 580
The Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act (the "Act") provides for the operation of assisted living and shared housing establishments based on a residential model intended to promote independence, autonomy, privacy and dignity of its residents, as well as greater family and community involvement. 210 ILCS 9/5.
Implementation of the Video Gaming Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 184
The Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40/1) authorizes installation of video gaming terminals used for wagering purposes in various categories of licensed locations and provides for the distribution of specified percentages of video gaming revenues to State and local governments.
Insurable interest in building remains after demolition contract is signed
Illinois Law Update, Page 632
On September 28, 2012, the first district appellate court held that an insured who owned and had entered into a demolition contract for a building, but had not yet begun to demolish the building, had an insurable interest in the building when it was damaged in a fire.
Insurer's substantial prejudice claim is negated by judgment-proof tortfeasor
Illinois Law Update, Page 464
On June 27, 2012, the second district appellate court held as a matter of law that an automobile insurer cannot refuse to pay underinsured motorist ("UIM") coverage to its insured on the grounds that the insured violated a cooperation clause by settling with a judgment-proof tortfeasor.
Is a family-law overhaul on the way?
Lawpulse, Page 458
No more grounds for divorce? Divorce judgments within 90 days or else? These are just two of the family-law reforms proposed by a bipartisan legislative study group.
ISBA Goes to Cuba
Column, Page 68
An ISBA delegation meets with Cuban judges and lawyers.