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  • DCFS Must Refer Alleged Child Abuse to Appropriate Agency Under New Bill

    ISMS-backed Senate Bill 1239 would require DCFS to refer any report received regarding the alleged abuse or neglect of a child by certain individuals to the appropriate local law enforcement agency for consideration of criminal investigation or other action.

    DCFS currently does not investigate reports of alleged child abuse or neglect that fall outside of the department’s purview, such as an uncle or neighbor.

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  • ISMS’ New Legislative How-to Guide for Physicians

    Do you know who represents you in Springfield? More important, do you know how to get their attention when a critical issue that could affect your practice is being debated at the Capitol? 

    To help you advocate effectively for your profession, ISMS has developed a hot new online resource titled Legislative Advocacy: An Illinois Physician’s How-To Guide.

    This resource will help you get in touch and build relationships with your legislators so that you can advocate on the issues that matter to you. 

    Access the How-To Guide today!


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  • What if the Unthinkable Were to Happen – A Breach of Your Patients’ Protected Health Information!

    Data breaches have been all too common for a long time now, and healthcare organizations are prime targets for many cyber criminals.  

    Health data breaches expose sensitive details about patients – not only their names, addresses and phone numbers, but often their diagnoses and any test results, too!

    From a legal standpoint, do you know what to do in the event of a breach involving patients' medical records?  

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  • 1 out of 3 American Adults Have Prediabetes – 90% Don’t Know They Have It!

    Check out ISMS’ new patient educational flyer designed to help raise awareness among your patients about prediabetes, which has no obvious signs or symptoms, and how prediabetes can develop into type 2 diabetes if left untreated.

    Download the flyer and hand out to patients, post on your practice website, share via social media, or hang in your exam rooms. 


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  • New Illinois Sunscreen Law: What Does This Mean for Physicians?

    During the cold and snowy days of January, Illinois enacted a new sunscreen law: the Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer and Excessive UV Exposure in Children Act, otherwise known as the SUNucate law.

    This new ISMS-supported law is designed to reduce the risk of skin cancer by removing barriers that prohibit students and campers from possessing and using over-the-counter sunscreen in school and at camp.  

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