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Articles on Administrative Law

Program review for private colleges and universities

July
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 352
The Board of Higher Education (“the Board”) recently adopted amendments to the regulations governing private colleges and universities. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1030.

Federal Administrative Law, Part 3: Agency Adjudications

By Tom Gaylord
March
2012
Column
Page 160
Federal agency adjudicatory decisions used to be hard to find, but now most are on the web.

Implementation of the Farmer’s Market Technology Improvement Program

March
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 132
The Department of Human Services ("Department") recently enacted a new rule under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to implement the Farmers' Market Technology Improvement Program. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.117.

Creation of the Illinois Tollway Office of the Inspector General

January
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Toll Highway Act ("Act") [605 ILCS 10] was recently amended to create the independent Illinois Tollway Office of the Inspector General ("OIG"). 2 Ill Adm Code 3430

Implementation of Emergency Medical Services Act

January
2012
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].

Changes in the Illinois AmeriCorps program

December
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 610
The Illinois Department of Human Services ("department") recently took over responsibility for the AmeriCorps program, which was originally under the Lieutenant Governor's Office. 77 Ill Adm Code 2250.

Implementation of torture allegation investigations

December
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 610
The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission ("TIRC") was recently created as authorized by §775 of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act [775 ILCS 40].

Changes in hunting and trapping regulations for 21 animals

November
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 556
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently amended the Wildlife Code for hunting of raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, red foxes, gray foxes, coyotes, woodchucks, ducks, geese, coots, doves, crows, woodcocks, snipes, rails, and teals as authorized by various sections of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.13, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.23, 2.26, 2.30, 2.33, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.27, 3.28, and 3.29].

Changes in the Illinois Educational Relations Board freedom of information provisions

November
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 556
The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (board) recently changed its rules regarding its Freedom of Information procedures to keep up with changes to the Freedom of Information Act [5 ILCS 140]. 2 Ill Adm Code 2676.

Federal Administrative Law Part 3: Agency Decisions and Guidance Documents

By Tom Gaylord
November
2011
Column
Page 586
Here's how to find these useful resources on the web.

Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies and the Prison Litigation Reform Act

By Beth Prager
October
2011
Article
Page 526
District courts must decide whether prisoners have properly exhausted their administrative remedies before allowing their cases to proceed to the merits.

Implementing standard nonforfeiture law for life insurance

October
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 496
The Illinois Department of Insurance recently adopted new rules for reasonable nonforfeiture benefits in the event a consumer decides to terminate certain life insurance policies as authorized by section 229.2 of the Illinois Insurance Code [215 ILCS 5/229.2].

Implementing the Illinois Athlete Agents Act

October
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 496
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently enacted rules to implement the Illinois Athlete Agents Act [225 ILCS 401].

Changes in white-tailed deer hunting

September
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 440
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently amended the Wildlife Code for white-tailed deer hunting using firearms, bow and arrows, and muzzleloading rifles as authorized by various sections of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 1.13, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.21, 2.24, 2.25, 2.26, 2.33, 3.5, 3.35].

Implementation of Angel Investment Credit Program

September
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 440
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity enacted rules to implement the Angel Investment Credit Program. 14 Ill Adm Code 531. Key new rules will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to understand all the aspects of the new program. The amended rules became effective on June 1, 2011.

Implementing grievance procedures under the Americans with Disabilities Act

August
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 388
The Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender (Office) adopted new rules for grievance procedures under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and authorized by the State Appellate Defender Act. 4 Ill Adm Code 2100.

Update of the Elder and Neglect Program

August
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 388
The Department on Aging updated the Elder and Neglect Program. 89 Ill Adm Code 270. Some key new sections and amendments will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to see all updated rules.

New rules for the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act

July
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 336
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("department") recently enacted rulemaking in conjunction with the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act [Public Act 96-1420] ("act").

New regulations for real estate licensing

June
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently repealed and replaced the majority of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 with an updated and reorganized version. 68 Ill Adm Code 1450.

New rules for hospital prevention of patient abuse and neglect, patient injury

June
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
The Department of Public Health recently amended regulations to prevent abuse and neglect of patients in hospitals as well as to establish new policies to prevent patient injury.

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.

Amendments clarify and define standards for abuse and neglect of children

May
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 228
The Department of Children and Family Services (department) recently amended regulations to address federal guidelines established under the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act.

Amendments to regulations governing barbershops and related entities

April
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently adopted amendments adding more stringent sanitary, safety and compliance standards for barbershops and other related entities including cosmetology centers.

Changes in Illinois Election Code

April
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The State Board of Elections recently amended the Campaign Finance Act to implement the provisions of Public Act 96-0832.

Changes in Equal Pay in Employment regulations

March
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Illinois Department of Labor recently amended the rules governing complaints under the Equal Pay in Employment regulations. 56 Ill Adm Code 320.

Regulations adopted to implement Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit Act

March
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity recently adopted regulations necessary to successfully implement the Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit Act. 35 ILCS 25/5 and 15.

Standards change for School Construction Program grant awards

March
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Capital Development Board recently changed standards used for awarding grants under the School Construction Program (20 ILCS 3105).

Hospital licensing compliance requirements amended

February
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently amended licensing requirements for Illinois hospitals. 77 Ill Adm Code 250.

Regulations amended for relocation towing contractors

February
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois Commerce Commission recently amended regulations governing contractors engaged in relocation towing of vehicles.

Changes in alternate fuels program

January
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently amended the Alternate Fuels Program, which offers rebates for vehicles that meet certain requirements, so as to reflect amendments to the Alternate Fuels Act enacted in 2003, 2007, and 2009. 35 Ill Adm Code 275.

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