Department of Human Services to Implement Model Protocol for State-Operated Facilities; P.A. 93-0636March 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 124The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Act has been amended to require that, no later than January 1, 2005, the Department of Human Services must adopt a model protocol and forms for recording all patient diagnosis, care and treatment at each state-operated facility for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled under the jurisdiction of the department.
“Sunshine in Litigation” Legislation: Boon or Bane?By Martin J. Healy, Jr. and David P. HuberMarch 2004Article, Page 138Proponents argue that the "sunshine" proposal before the General Assembly promotes public safety, while opponents charge that it puts trade secrets at risk.
There is Ample Sunshine AlreadyBy Gregory C. RayMarch 2004Article, Page 139The Illinois House has passed, and the Senate is considering, a bill that would limit the power of the parties and the court to bar access to information in litigation involving "public hazards."
Lienholders Must Surrender Title Within 21 Days P.A. 93-0621February 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 70The Illinois Vehicle Code was recently amended to require that persons holding a security interest in a vehicle, who are in possession of the certificate of title, must release the security interest within 21 days after receiving payment in satisfaction.
Transmitters of Money Must Make License Disclosures P.A. 93-0535January 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Transmitters of Money Act ("TOMA") now provides that authorized sellers engaging in the business of transmitting money on behalf of a licensee must conspicuously display a disclosure notice supplied by the licensee.
Synthetic Drug Manufacturing Conspiracy Defined P.A. 93-0596November 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 550A person commits criminal synthetic drug manufacturing conspiracy when, with the intent that a controlled substance be manufactured or produced, the person aids in the manufacture or production of a synthetic controlled substance.