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Articles on Emergency Preparedness

New act allows for interstate cooperation between emergency aid providers

January
2014
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The recently enacted Interstate Mutual Emergency Aid Act allows local municipalities to establish mutual aid agreements with government units from other states for the purpose of addressing "emergencies that extend or exceed a jurisdiction's emergency response capabilities."

Contagion and the Courts

By Hon. Ron Spears
November
2011
Column
Page 588
Health care providers aren't the only ones who have to respond to public health emergencies.

Penalty and sale delays for mobile homes in disaster areas. PA 096-1211

December
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 616
Those who own mobile homes in declared disaster areas are now provided a delay of penalties and sale by the Illinois General Assembly. 35 ILCS 515/9.3.

Legal Immunities for Local Governments in Public Health Emergencies

By Christina Marie Webb
June
2010
Article
Page 314
A brief review of immunities available to local governments, governmental employees, and volunteers if they're sued for conduct arising from public health emergencies.

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.

In the Wake of the Flood: A Reminder about Disaster Readiness

By Karen Erger
August
2008
Column
Page 422
Plan for disasters natural and manmade now, while the river is in its banks.

Disaster leave policies amended

October
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 526
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (Department) has amended part 303 of title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 303. 

Illinois seeks efficiency in the event of a disaster PA 094-0733

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Perhaps due to problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina, the Illinois General Assembly amended Section 2105-400 of "The Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois." 20 ILCS 2105/2105-400. First, subsection 

Disaster Recovery Basics

By Todd Flaming
December
2001
Column
Page 659
With some basic disaster planning, you can keep your practice up and running even if your office is damaged or destroyed.

Disaster volunteers

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 14, 2001, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 303 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 80 Ill Adm Code 303.

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