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Safe driver renewal program rules codified

January
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Secretary of State (Secretary) recently adopted a new section as part of the Issuance of Licenses regulations in the Illinois Administrative Code. The new section governs the issuance of renewal licenses to Illinois residents eligible for safe driver renewal.

Agency rules must include analysis of effect on small businesses. PA 096-1448

December
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 616
The Illinois General Assembly now requires that any agency enforcing a rule must provide an economic impact analysis of the rule's effect on small businesses. 5 ILCS 100/5-30.

Illinois implements changes to Nurse Practice Act

December
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 616
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended section 1300 of the Nurse Practice Act, which lays out many of the regulations governing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). 68 Ill Adm Code 1300 et seq.

Updated Illinois professional teaching standards adopted

December
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 616
The State Board of Education recently amended regulations which set forth the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards. 23 Ill Adm Code 24.130.

Amendments aid state collection of tax revenues from tobacco retailers

November
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 564
The Illinois Department of Revenue recently amended regulations designed to aid in the collection of tax revenues on tobacco products as authorized by the Tobacco Products Act of 1995 (35 ILCS 143 et seq).

Change in licensing requirements for low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities

November
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 564
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency recently amended the requirements governing low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities in Illinois. 32 Ill Adm Code 601 et seq. 

New regulations for grant program to aid community health centers

October
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 508
The Illinois Capital Development Board recently set forth guidelines detailing requirements for community health centers to meet when requesting grant funding allocated under the Community Health Center Construction Act (30 ILCS 766/10.1 et seq).

Secretary of State establishes procedures for depositing wills

October
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 508
The Illinois Secretary of State's Office recently adopted new rules governing the deposit of wills with the office of the secretary.

New rules aim to improve the protection of personal property in Illinois’ warehouses

September
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 452
The Illinois Commerce Commission (commission) recently adopted regulations to oversee the storage of goods in Illinois personal property warehouses.

Standards amended for state university employees’ disability claims

September
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 452
The State Universities Retirement System (retirement system) recently amended rules which update and clarify requirements and procedures state university employees must satisfy to qualify for disability benefits.  

Illinois adopts new eligibility requirements and amounts for certain veterans grants

August
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 400
The Department of Military Affairs recently adopted new regulations increasing benefits for active duty service members as well as changing the minimum period of duty necessary to be eligible for certain status and needs-based grants. 

Requirements for training, use of anesthesia in dental procedures strengthened

August
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 400
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended regulations that create enforcement mechanisms for several sections of the Illinois Dental Practice Act, 225 ILCS 25/1 et seq.

Federal Administrative Law, Part 1: the e-CFR

By Tom Gaylord
July
2010
Column
Page 378
Free publications, including the daily e-CFR, make federal regulatory research easy.

Illinois adopts rules for registration of violent offenders against youth

July
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 348
The Department of State Police recently adopted new rules outlining policies and procedures for registration of violent offenders against youth. 

Illinois adopts rules to improve the quality of youth group homes

July
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 348
The Department of Children and Family Services adopted amended rules to improve the care and quality of life for children housed at group homes.

Illinois amends community care program for elderly

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
The Illinois Department on Aging (the department) modified the state's community care program to add an emergency home response service (EHRS) as a core service under the program. 

Teachers’ retirement system adopts benefit eligibility & FOIA request rules

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
The Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois (TRS) recently established a test to ensure that former teachers and other members sufficiently separate from employment prior to receiving benefits. 

Illinois allows guardianship assistance agreements for grandparents and other relatives

May
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted a new section to its rules regulating state payments to guardians who care for children as foster parents. 

Illinois implements heightened safety standards for pools and spas

May
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently adopted heightened safety standards on pools and spas.

Illinois adopts new regulations for amusement parks and carnivals

April
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Illinois Department of Labor (the department) recently adopted improved regulations for amusement parks and carnivals. 

Illinois amends state’s vending facility program for the blind

April
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Illinois Department of Human Services (the department) amended the state's vending facility program for the blind. 

Illinois modifies rules pertaining to the electronic prescription monitoring program

March
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
The Illinois Department of Human Services (the department) recently amended the state's currently existing electronic prescription monitoring program (the program).  

New rules recognize and register non-public schools for block grant funding

March
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted new rules that set forth the requirements for recognition and registration of non-public schools with the state.

Illinois amends layoff protocol for merit compensation/salary grade employees

February
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (the department) modified the regulations concerning the layoff of merit compensation system employees of state agencies. 

Rules adopted to govern American Recovery and Reinvestment Act education funds

February
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted rules to regulate funds distributed to Illinois school districts throughout the state through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Federal courts have jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims in patent infringement cases

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On November 10, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County finding, in a legal malpractice suit, that the contingent fee arrangement between the parties was not void, and that jurisdiction over the malpractice claim rested exclusively with the federal courts. 

Illinois adopts adverse health care event reporting rules

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Department of Public Health (the department) recently created new rules implementing the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005.  

New rules adopted to improve railroad employee working conditions

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Commerce Commission (the commission) amended regulations that require railroad employers to sufficiently protect the health and wellness of their employees, in an effort to further improve the safety and working conditions for railroad employees throughout the state. 

Illinois adopts new rules governing rehabilitation of juvenile sex offenders

December
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 604
The Sex Offender Management Board adopted new sections regulating the treatment and rehabilitation of convicted juvenile sex offenders.  

Illinois provides catastrophic relief payments to hospitals

December
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 604
Illinois' Department of Healthcare and Family Services amended rules to provide for over $40 million in catastrophic relief payments to hospitals for the 2009 fiscal year. 

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