New regulations for grant program to aid community health centersOctober 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 508The 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).
Illinois amends community care program for elderlyJune 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 292The 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.
Federal courts have jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims in patent infringement casesJanuary 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 16On 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.
New rules adopted to improve railroad employee working conditionsJanuary 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 16The 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.
New rules set standards for dementia care unitsNovember 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 552The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (the department) recently adopted new rules creating a pilot program for Dementia Care Units in Supportive Living Facilities (SLF) across the state.