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Newsletter articles from 2012

2012 Elder law desk reference: Important numbers to remember By Martin W. Siemer February 2012 Keep this list handy for quick and easy reference!
And it’s another curve ball—The SMART Act brings more changes to the Medicaid eligibility rules By Constance B. Renzi September 2012 While the SMART Act has made many significant changes to Medicaid in Illinois, this article will focus on the changes impacting the Medicaid eligibility rules for long-term care.
Did we just get SACT? The SMART ACT of 2012—The unfolding implications and anecdotes By Anthony B. Ferraro December 2012 This is a follow-up to Connie Renzi’s well-written article “And, It’s Another Curveball” that appeared in the September 2012 issue of the Elder Law Section Council newsletter.
From your editors By Charles LeFebvre and Heather McPherson February 2012 An introduction to the issue from Co-editors Charles LeFebvre and Heather McPherson.
Help hospice out of the closet By Daniel M. Moore Jr. December 2012 While the present dichotomy of curative versus hospice care exists, elder law attorneys can play a helpful, healthful role by apprising their clients making health care advance directives of the potential advantages of hospice at a future time. 
A lawyer’s guide to the DSM IV TR© By Rory Weiler June 2012 The DSM IV TR (“text revision”) is the latest authoritative compilation of categorization and classification of mood, medical and personality disorders affecting human beings.
Legislative update: Amendments to the law on temporary guardians By Lee Beneze February 2012 Public Act 97-0614, which amends the statutory language of the Probate Act of 1975 as it applied to temporary guardianships, became effective on this first of this year.
The new Power of Attorney Act, in a nutshell By Eugenia C. Hunter June 2012 Important provisions of the Act.
Notes from the Editors By William Siebers and Peter Ashmore December 2012 An introduction to the issue from co-editors Bill Siebers and Peter Ashmore.
Notes from the Editors By William Siebers and Peter Ashmore September 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editors Bill Siebers and Peter Ashmore.
PART III—Implementation by the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) By Anthony B. Ferraro June 2012 The third and final installment in a series of three articles summarizing the implementation by the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (Department) of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA).
PART II—Implementation by the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) By Anthony B. Ferraro February 2012 This is the second installment in a series of three articles summarizing the implementation by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. 
The Transfer on Death Instrument: A new estate planning tool for Illinois attorneys By George L. Schoenbeck June 2012 This article provides an overview of the Act and discusses some of the issues a lawyer may encounter in drafting or attempting to implement a TODI.
When age matters: Towards an international convention on the rights of older persons By Erin M. Doyle February 2012 This article provides a brief overview of the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the ever-increasing human rights challenges and issues faced by older persons.