Patient Resources

Advance Directives and End-of-Life Care

Download your free copy of "A Personal Decision" (PDF version)

Comprehensive booklet for patients so they can decide about the medical care they will receive in the future.

Statement of Illinois law on Advance Directives and DNR Orders

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) explanation of terms related to end-of-life decisions and care.

POLST in Illinois: A Survey of Health Professionals

A POLST (Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) survey of health professionals in Illinois.

A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Health Care Surrogates

Medical Legal Guideline

Responsibilities for Illinois physicians and health care institutions under the Health Care Surrogate Act.

A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Living Wills

Medical Legal Guideline

The Illinois Living Will Act delineates the conditions under which a living will can be executed.

A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Organ Donation

Medical Legal Guideline

Legal procedures under the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act for donating all or part of a human body after death.

A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Power of Attorney for Health Care

Medical Legal Guideline

Responsibilities for Illinois physicians and health care institutions under the Illinois Powers of Attorney Act.

Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning

Case Study

ISMS met with Dr. Goldstein to discuss the advance care planning process and how to engage patients.

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Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society’s guidelines on breast cancer mammography screening and self-examination.

Dense Breast Notification: New Responsibilities for Physicians in Illinois

Issue Brief

Physician responsibilities for patient notification of dense breast tissue after a mammogram.

Cost of Medical Care

Why am I Being Charged for Services That Were Part of My Annual Visit or Preventive Care?

Issue Brief

Patient resource on how the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage for preventive care and screening services.

Helping Patients Understand The Cost Of Medical Services

Issue Brief

This resource is designed to help health professionals to help patients understand how health insurance works.

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease: Understanding the Risk Associated with Tick Bites

What patients need to know - risk and symptoms of contracting Lyme Disease in Illinois.

Mandated Reporting

Child Abuse Reporting

Medical professional reporting requirements when encountering any child who is believed to be abused or neglected.

Adult Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Medical Legal Guideline

Physician and healthcare professional requirements for adult abuse and neglect reporting.

Medication Safety

Medication Safety Tips

Medication safety, storage and disposal tips from to help keep kids safe.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Assessment Tool

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) threatens nearly one million Americans each year – learn more.

Smoking/Tobacco Use

Smokeless Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Understanding smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes and its effects on users.

STD Best Practices

Expedited Partner Therapy

The law on Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) allows for protections for health care professionals.

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