Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Public Health

Administrative Agencies, Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Code, Public Health

May
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 228
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently overhauled its rules regarding the Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 640.

New regulations for grant program to aid community health centers

October
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 508
The 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).

Illinois implements heightened safety standards for pools and spas

May
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently adopted heightened safety standards on pools and spas.

The POA Act amendment that wasn’t

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2010
LawPulse
Page 230
Have you gotten that press release saying the Illinois Department of Public Health has "mandated new language" for healthcare POAs? Well, it hasn't.

Colorectal cancer screening and treatment pilot program approved. PA 096-0325

February
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
Colorectal cancer results in the death of nearly three thousand Illinoisans each year. It is the third most frequently diagnosed form of cancer in the state of Illinois. 

Illinois adopts adverse health care event reporting rules

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Department of Public Health (the department) recently created new rules implementing the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005.  

Public smoking restrictions amended. PA 095-1029

May
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 226
The 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.

Mosquito Abatement District Act amended. PA-095-0664

September
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 444
The Mosquito Abatement District Act has been amended by adding subsection (b) to Section 10 of the Act. 70 ILCS 1005/10(b).

New Act seeks to address public health crisis regarding suicides—PA 093-0907

April
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 170
On August 11, 2004, Illinois adopted the Suicide Prevention, Education, and Treatment Act in an effort to address this crucial public health concern, which ranks tenth among causes of death nationally. 

Department of Public Health will provide free flu vaccinations PA 093-0943

March
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
Effective 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. 

Effort to reduce harm caused by methamphetamine heightens retail sales restrictions and employee education P.A. 093-1008

November
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
Effective January 1, 2005, the Methamphetamine Manufacturing Chemical Retail Sale Control Act will seek to reduce the damage methamphetamine use inflicts upon individuals, their families, communities, the economy, and the environment by making it more difficult to obtain the requisite chemicals for methamphetamine manufacturing.

Department of Agriculture prepares to combat West Nile

June
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 280
The Illinois Department of Agriculture, anticipating the renewed threat posed by the West Nile Virus, has amended 8 Ill Adm Code 250.

Legal limit on tobacco age may rise; H.B. 1034

May
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
Some 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.

Health and Safety Changes to Protect Public-Sector Workers

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On October 1, 1999, the Department of Labor will adopt amendments to section 350.280 of its administrative rules. 56 Ill Adm Code 350.

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