Physicians, Nurses and Hospitals Speak Out Against Legal Challenge to Stay-at-Home Order
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Earlier this week, ISMS joined with the American Nurses Association (ANA) – Illinois; the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN); and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) to submit an amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home executive order. 

Yesterday, the Illinois Firth District Appellate Court quickly accepted our amicus brief.

Our organizations are speaking out against the Clay County Circuit Court’s April 27 temporary restraining order, which prevents the administration from enforcing the extended stay-at-home order against the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit. This ruling only applies to the plaintiff in this case, but another lawsuit has been filed that would apply to everyone in the state. 

We strongly believe that the public health measures taken by the Governor’s executive order are needed to save lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Read the news release announcing the amicus brief

Questions? ISMS members may contact the ISMS Legal Division at 800-782-4767 ext. 6485 or send an email

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