Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Health Law

Looser standards to receive vocational rehabilitation services

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
On May 17, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to section 553 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 553.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
July
1999
Column
Page 348
Different rulings on the same-part-of-the-body rule.

$9.1 Billion Tobacco Settlement Ignites Controversy in the General Assembly

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On November 23, 1998, 46 states settled smoking-related claims against the tobacco industry for as much as $206 billion, potentially the largest court settlement in history.

Health Facilities Planning Board Regulates Outpatient Surgery

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On March 15, 1999, the Health Facilities Planning Board implemented, through emergency rulemaking, an amendment to section 1130.140 of its administrative rules.

HMO Reform Bill Passes in the House, Likely to Fail in the Senate — HB 626.

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
A sweeping HMO reform bill, known as the Managed Care Reform Act, (passed in the Illinois House on March 24, 1999 by a margin of 62-37.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
May
1999
Column
Page 238
The high court revisits the single-subject rule.

Advanced Practice Nurses’ Privileges Expanded — PA 90-742

March
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 130
Introduced by Senator Doris Karpiel, Public Act 90-742 may save time and money for individuals seeking medical attention in Illinois.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
December
1998
Column
Page 658
RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!

Increase of the Service-Cost Maximums (SCMS) of the Home Services Program

November
1998
Illinois Law Update
Page 596
On August 14, 1998, the Department of Human Services adopted an amendment to section 679.50, which sets guidelines to determine need and resulting service cost maximums for the department's home services program. 89 Ill Adm Code 679.

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