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Legislation clarifies that failure to vaccinate a child for religious or medical reasons is not neglect or abuse; P.A. 92-375

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
In August, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1305, which amends the Adoption Act to clarify that a parent's failure to vaccinate a child due to religious or medical reasons, allowed by law, does not constitute child neglect or abuse.

Legislation enacts changes regarding sexually violent persons P.A. 92-415

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
In August, Gov. Ryan approved House Bill 2088, which makes a number of changes to the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act (Act) and related laws.

Legislation increases fines for violations of Child Passenger Protection Act; P.A. 92-173

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
In addition to signing Senate Bill 98 requiring drivers to ensure that seat belts are used for children under 16, Gov. Ryan signed Senate Bill 403.

Legislation mandates legal representation for pre-teens suspected of murder or sex crimes — P.A. 91-915

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Gov. George H. Ryan approved legislation that ensures legal representation for young minors suspected of murder or sex offenses.

Legislation narrows application of intoxication defense P.A. 92-466

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
New legislation makes it more difficult for defendants to invoke the intoxication defense.

Legislation prohibits all sales of bidi cigarettes—P.A. 91-734

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Legislation approved this summer prohibits the sale of thin, marijuana look-alike cigarettes called bidis.

Legislation requires drivers to ensure that passengers younger than 16 use seat belts or restraint systems; P.A. 92-171

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
In late July, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 98, which amends the Child Passenger Protection Act. The new legislation requires drivers to ensure all passengers four years of age or older, but under 16, are secured by either seat belts or restraint systems in a vehicle.

Legislation rewrites telecommunications laws; P.A. 92-022

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
In late June, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 2900, which re-writes the Telecommunications Article of the Public Utilities Act.

The Letterhead Name Game

By Karen J. Dilibert
October
2001
Column
Page 545
What's in that name on your firm's letterhead? Trouble, if you don't mind your ps and qs.

Licensing standards for group day care homes

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
On April 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) enacted amendments to section 408 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 408.

Long-Distance Doctors: The Crossroads of Telemedicine Licensure in Illinois

By Erin K. Grunzke
July
2001
Article
Page 362
This author, on the other hand, favors state licensure in Illinois over a national approach.

The Lost Art of Drawing a Conclusion

By Maureen B. Collins
January
2001
Column
Page 45
Somewhere between "the one hand" and "the other" may be the answer your client hired you to provide.

Maintaining the proper alignment and surface of sidewalks is a non-delegable duty of the municipality, not the abutting landowner

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
On July 13, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, affirmed the circuit court's order dismissing third-party defendant, Ryan Rowe.

Make Your Banker Your Partner

By Paul Sullivan
November
2001
Column
Page 599
Need a loan to grow your practice or even out cash flow? Here's what your banker has to offer and what you'll be asked to provide in return.

Managing the E-mail Monster

By Todd Flaming
October
2001
Column
Page 541
Driven into a corner by e-mail overload? Here's how to fight back.

Mandatory lawyer financial responsibility proposed

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2001
LawPulse
Page 564
A special ISBA committee is recommending that lawyers be required to maintain malpractice insurance or some other form of compensation for malpractice victims.

Medicare supplement insurance

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
On June 18, 2001, the Illinois Department of Insurance (department) adopted amendments to section 2008 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 2008.

Medication and treatment lists altered

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
On August 2, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted amendments to section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 59 Ill Adm Code 112.

Mental health treatment

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
On August 2, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted amendments to section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 59 Ill Adm Code 112.

Mental-Health Professionals in Child-Custody Cases: Giving “Expert” Testimony Its Due

By H. Joseph Gitlin
July
2001
Article
Page 350
The testimony of mental-health professionals is often not scientific evidence, this author says.

The Message, the Method, the Madness

By Maureen B. Collins
June
2001
Column
Page 321
For some communication, e-mail is just the thing; other times, only a phone call will do. As you think about what message to send, consider how best to send it.

Mid-level practitioner controlled substances licenses

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
On October 27, 2000, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation adopted a new section to section 3100 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 3100.

Misidentification statute amended to resemble federal rule—S.B. 195

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
The General Assembly has approved an amendment to the misidentification statute in the Code of Civil Procedure.

The Moorman Doctrine Today: A Look at Illinois’ Economic-Loss Rule

By Hon. Sheldon Gardner and Matthew Sheynes
August
2001
Article
Page 406
The doctrine, which precludes tort recovery for purely economic damages, was supposed to reduce the tension between contract and tort law. But has it?

A Moorman-Doctrine Exception for Design Professionals and Construction Managers?

By Peter J. Bedard
August
2001
Article
Page 412
Has the Illinois Appellate Court opened the door to one? Maybe.

Motor vehicle advertising

June
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
On March 20, 2001, the Illinois Attorney General adopted amendments to section 475 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 14 Ill Adm Code 475.

Must Illinois Employers Cover Infertility Treatments Under the ADA?

By R. Kirk Williams
May
2001
Article
Page 263
The answer: for employees in Illinois, yes; for employees in other states, probably not.

Must-Have Bookmarks: The Cornell Law Library and Legal Information Institute

By Adria P. Olmi
March
2001
Column
Page 153
Cornell Law School, a cyberspace pioneer, still offers some of the best online resources for lawyers.

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Client

By Karen J. Dilibert
December
2001
Column
Page 663
That filing deadline looms and you can't find your client; now what do you do?

New DUI, Traffic Laws Stiffen Penalties

By Larry A. Davis
December
2001
Article
Page 651
Three new acts increase the penalty for driving while revoked and DUI offenses.

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