Section Activities Summary

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Below is a summary of activities of this section from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. While past activity is no guarantee of future activity, it may give a idea of what to expect this year.

Section Stats

Continuing Legal Education

Section members receive discounts on section-sponsored CLE programs. During the 2021–22 bar year, the Section sponsored the following programs:

ISBA Central Discussions

ISBA Central communities allows section members to pose questions, answer questions, and share information with fellow section members. Members of the section get free access to the section’s community. Joining any section also grants you access to the Transactional and Litigation communities. Below are the total number of discussion posts during the 2021–22 bar year.

Health Care Law

  • Community members: 544
  • Total discussion posts: 57

Transactional

  • Community members: 24,024
  • Total discussion posts: 740

Litigation

  • Community members: 24,028
  • Total discussion posts: 1,962

Legislation

The Section Council reviewed 161 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • House Bill 3660 amends the Hospital Licensing Act to provide that hospital-wide staffing plans must include consideration of infant acuity and the number of infants for whom care is being provided.
  • House Bill 4216 provides that facilities licensed under several acts must offer to provide residents with the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form to existing and new residents.
  • House Bill 5047 allows an agent to present an electronic device displaying an electronic copy of an executed form as proof of the health care agency. Health care providers must accept the executed form as well.