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New rules set standards for dementia care units November 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 552 The 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. 
Representing DUI Clients Before the Secretary of State By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2009 Article, Page 556 A plain-language primer on the SOS process, including some unwritten rules about how to represent your DUI client.
Presenting property tax appeals October 2009 Column, Page 532 Q: The fair market value of my house has decreased since the recession, but my property taxes haven’t. I’ve filed an appeal of my assessment with the Board of Review, and I’m waiting for the hearing. What is my best argument at the hearing? What should I take with me in the way of evidence? What are my chances in getting the taxes reduced?
Illinois adopts all hazards campus emergency plan and violence prevention plan September 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (agency) adopted the All Hazards Campus Emergency Plan and Violence Prevention Plan, effective on June 5, 2009. 
Illinois updates Illinois veterans’ homes code September 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 The Illinois Department of Public Health (department) updated the Illinois Veterans' Homes Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 340.
Illinois establishes married families domestic violence grants August 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 The Illinois Attorney General established the Married Families Domestic Violence Fund (the Fund) to fund the delivery of free legal advocacy, legal assistance, and legal services to married and formerly married victims of domestic violence by means of grants awarded by the Illinois Attorney General to public or private non-profit service providers. 
Illinois updates medical prescription prescribing protocol August 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has updated the rules regulating the dispensing of prescription drugs by physicians, dentists, and podiatrists.
Clean air set-aside rules updated July 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 336 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted new standards to regulate clean air set-asides under Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 
Personnel rules for public officials and employees updated July 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 336 The Department of Central Management Services has updated the personnel rules, pay plans, and position classifications for public officials and employees.
Changes made to the rules implementing the Medical Practice Act of 1987 regarding the use of lasers June 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 The Department of Financial and Profes-Regulation altered the rules implement- sional ing the Medical Practice Act of 1987, 225 ILCS 60, by adding a section addressing the use of lasers. 68 Ill Adm Code 1285. 
Rules implementing the Illinois Community Care Program revised June 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 Illinois' Department on Aging amended the state's Community Care Program (CCP) to provide for higher quality standards for providers, increase required worker competencies, and improve general oversight by the department. 89 Ill Adm Code 240.  
Illinois Retailers’ Occupation Tax revised May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Illinois Department of revenue revised the retailers' occupation tax as it relates to fly-away aircrafts and taxes charged by hotels and similar establishments for the rental of meeting, conference, banquet, and other similar types of rooms when food and beverages are provided. 86 Ill Adm Code 130.
Rules amended implementing the Consumer Installment Loan act May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Department of Financial and Professional regulation amended the rules implementing the Consumer Installation Loan Act (205 ILCS 670/22) as it relates to title-secured loans. 38 Ill Adm Code 110. 
Department of Revenue amends rules governing income taxes in Illinois April 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 The Department of Revenue amended several sections and added two new sections to Ill Adm Code 100. The updates implement the amendments made to the Illinois Income Tax Act (IITA) (35 ILCS 5).
Illinois Grain Code updated April 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 The Department of Agriculture updated the state's Grain Code to establish a single system of governmental regulation for the Illinois grain industry. 8 Ill Adm Code 281.
Community Care Program updated March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 The Department on Aging amended Title 89 Ill Adm Code 240, which regulates social services and governs the Illinois Community Care Program.
Department of Human Services Act amended. PA 095-0998 March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 The Illinois General Assembly has amended the Department of Human Services Act by adding and deleting language in Section 10-10, and adding Section 10-60. 20 ILCS 1305/10-10, 10-60.
New life insurance standards for reserve liabilities and nonforfeiture values March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation added a new Part to Title 50 entitled,Preneed Life Insurance Minimum Standards for Determining Reserve Liabilities and Nonforfeiture Values. 50 Ill Adm Code 1414, 32 Ill Reg. 19725. 
Amendments made to safety standards for construction of Types I and II school buses February 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 70 To ensure that public and private agencies are cognizant of and meet minimum safety standards related to vehicle construction, the Department of Transportation made several amendments to Parts 440 and 442 of Title 92 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Procedures for disposing of confidential records updated February 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 70 The State Records Commission amended Title 44 of the Illinois Administrative Code, which regulates Government Contracts, Procurement, and Property Management. 44 Ill Adm Code 4400.
Emergency Contact Database to be created. PA 095-0898 January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Identification Card Act has been amended by adding section 11A, and the Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended by adding section 6-117.2. 15 ILCS 335/11A and 625 ILCS 5/6-117.2.
New responsibilities for Electronic Registration and Titling Service Providers January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Secretary of State amended section 1010.245 of Title 92, which deals with certificates of title and the registration of vehicles.   
State Income Tax rules updated January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Department of Revenue amended Title 86, which governs Illinois state income tax rules. 86 Ill Adm Code 100.7300 et seq. The purpose of the amendment is to provide guidance on the application of the Illinois income tax withholding requirements for employers. 
Changes made to requirements for local government health plan December 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 The Department of Central Management Services made a number of amendments to Title 80, Part 2160, relating to the Local Government Health Plan ("plan"). 80 Ill Adm Code 2160. 
Code of Criminal Procedure amended to accommodate those with developmental disabilities. PA 095-0897 December 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 The Illinois General Assembly amended the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 by changing the heading of Article 106b and amending Section 106B-5. 725 ILCS 5/106B-5. 
Personnel rules for public officials and employees revised December 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 The Illinois Office of the Secretary of State made several changes to Title 80, Subtitle B, Chapter II, Part 420, Personnel Rules, Pay Plans, and Position Classifications. 80 Ill Adm Code 420. 
New rules allowing animals in hospitals for therapy programs November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The Department of Public Health made two amendments and added a new section to Part 250, which governs hospital licensing requirements. 77 Ill Adm Code 250.
New rules governing the monthly income ceiling for childcare eligibility November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The Department of Human Services (DHS) amended 89 Ill Adm Code 500, which deals with the general program provisions for childcare.
Oversight of towing companies increased November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The Illinois Commerce Commission added a new part to Title 92, Part 1715, relating to safety relocation towing. 92 Ill Adm Code 1715. 
Changes to the Illinois income tax laws October 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 504 The Illinois Department of Revenue made several amendments and added two sections to Part 100 of Title 86, relating to the assessment and collection of Illinois income tax.