Required disclosure under the Pertussis Vaccine ActOctober 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 504In addition to providing the parents or guardians of newborn children receiving treatment in a neonatal intensive care unit with an informational pamphlet, hospitals must also now inform the parents or guardians about the importance of parents, guardians, and immediate family members being immunized against pertussis and where they can obtain the appropriate vaccine. 410 ILCS 235/4.
Parental Notice of Abortion Act withstands challenge under Illinois ConstitutionSeptember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 452On July 11, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held (1) the privacy clause is not the basis for the right to abortion under the Illinois Constitution; (2) the due process clause in the Illinois Constitution guarantees protections equal to those guaranteed by the due process clause in the United States Constitution; and (3) the statutory requirement that minors must give notice to an adult family member or obtain a judicial waiver to receive an abortion is not unduly burdensome on that minor's right to have confidential medical information.
Amendments to pregnancy termination reportingMay 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 228The Illinois Department of Public Health (the "Department") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing reporting requirements for pregnancy terminations. 77 Ill. Adm. Code 505.
Shark fins banned in Illinois. PA 097-0733May 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 228As of January 1, 2013, the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade, or distribution of shark fin is prohibited in Illinois. 515 ILCS 5/5-30 new.
Amendments to sewer discharge criteriaApril 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 176The Illinois Pollution Control Board (the "Board") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing wastewater pretreatment regulations. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 307.
Changes to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center CodeApril 2012Illinois Law Update, Page 184The Illinois Department of Public Health ("Department") recently amended the provisions of the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code by adding a new section concerning critical care transport services. 77 Ill Adm Code 515.
New regulations for grant program to aid community health centersOctober 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 508The Illinois Capital Development Board recently set forth guidelines detailing requirements for community health centers to meet when requesting grant funding allocated under the Community Health Center Construction Act (30 ILCS 766/10.1 et seq).
The POA Act amendment that wasn’tBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2010LawPulse, Page 230Have you gotten that press release saying the Illinois Department of Public Health has "mandated new language" for healthcare POAs? Well, it hasn't.
Public smoking restrictions amended. PA 095-1029May 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 226The Illinois general Assembly amended several sections of the Smoke Free Illinois Act. 410 ILCS 82/10 et seq. Section 15 of the Act was amended to provide that an owner of a place of employment, public place, or government vehicle, as those terms are defined by the Act, "shall reasonably assure that smoking" is prohibited unless specifically allowed under section 35 of the Act.
Department of Public Health will provide free flu vaccinations PA 093-0943March 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 116Effective January 1, 2005, the Department of Public Health (Department) shall establish and administer a program under which any eligible individual shall, upon the eligible individual's request, receive an influenza vaccination once each year at no cost to that eligible individual.
Legal limit on tobacco age may rise; H.B. 1034May 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 230Some Illinois teens may soon find it more difficult to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. House Bill 1034 would raise the current minimum age to purchase such products from 18 to 19.