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Articles on Administrative Law

Nonlawyers in Administrative Adjudications

By Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
December
2009
Column
Page 636
Nonlawyers can represent an employer in administrative proceedings before the IDES.

Registered nurses allowed to administer anesthesia

December
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 604
The Illinois Department of Public Health modified the rules concerning the licensing requirements for ambulatory surgical treatment centers.  

Illinois adopts rules implementing loan repayment assistance program for physicians

November
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 552
The Illinois Department of Public Health (the department) recently created new rules implementing the Loan Repayment Assistance for Physicians Act, which establishes an educational loan repayment assistance program for physicians who practice in Illinois. 

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.

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