Effective August 24, 2004, the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois was amended by adding section 2310-338 to provide an asthma prevention and control program.
Effective immediately, each applicant for certification as a euthanasia technician must have his or her fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police in an electronic format that complies with the form.
Some experts think Illinois law should be changed to make it easier to involuntarily admit mental patients and force them to take psychotropic drugs if they're unwilling. Others fear the changes would crowd mental-health facilities beyond capacity.
On September 19, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a physician's employment agreement her employer violated the prohibition against the corporate practice of medicine and was void and unenforceable.
On August 15, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded that a civil monetary penalty assessed to the plaintiff by the Department of Health and Human Services for violations of Medicare regulations was proper.