Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Administrative Law

Procedures implementing limitations on licensing health care workers upon criminal charges or conviction

April
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 176
Recently adopted administrative rules issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department") establish procedures implementing amendments to the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (the "Code"), 20 ILCS 2105/2105-15(i), barring licensing of health care workers who have been convicted of enumerated offenses. See 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1130.

Amendments to Payday Loan Reform Act affect military members

March
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing payday loans. 38 Ill. Adm. Code 210.

New rules regulate marketing, consumer contracts by retail electric suppliers

March
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
Newly implemented rules adopted in part 412 of title 83 of the Illinois Administrative Code regulate marketing practices and set ground rules for consumer contracts and dispute resolution applicable for retail electric suppliers.

Procurement of Domestic Products Act shall apply to the Public Community College Act. PA 097-1105

March
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Public Community College Act is amended to alter the list of state laws and related administrative rules that apply to the Act. 110 ILCS 805/1-3.

Amendments to radiation installations requirements

February
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the "Agency") recently adopted amendments to registration and operator requirements for radiation installations. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 320.

Implementation of the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act

October
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 520
The Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (765 ILCS 1025) regulates and establishes parameters for the disposition of abandoned and unclaimed property.

Approval of new units of instruction, research, and public service at public institutions

July
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 352
The Board of Higher Education (“the Board”) recently adopted amendments to the regulations governing public colleges and universities. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1050.

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.

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