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    • A Physician's Guide for Departing or Closing a Medical Practice
      When a physician decides to change, depart or close a medical practice, it is often a difficult and emotional decision. A practice may be closed for many reasons, such as the physician’s retirement, the physician’s relocation to another geographic location outside the current patient population area...
    • A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Health Care Surrogates
      The Health Care Surrogate Act was passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1991 (755 ILCS 40) in response to the increasing involvement of the Illinois courts in life-sustaining medical treatment decisions.
    • A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Living Wills
      The Illinois Living Will Act, passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1983 (755 ILCS 35), gives individuals the right to execute a "living will" or "declaration" instructing their physician to withhold or withdraw death-delaying procedures in the event of a "terminal condition."
    • A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Organ Donation
      The Illinois Anatomical Gift Act, passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1969 (755 ILCS 50), established legal procedures for donating all or part of a human body after death to be used for specific purposes.
    • A Physician's Guide to Advance Directives: Power of Attorney for Health Care
      The Illinois Powers of Attorney Act, passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1987 (755 ILCS 45/4-1 et seq), gives individuals the right to control all aspects of their medical treatment and personal care.
    • A Physician's Guide to Contracts or Agreements with Managed Care Entities
      This Handbook was prepared in response to the need of Illinois physicians to understand the complex contracts offered them for the provision of medical services. It is an expansion of the ISMS Book “Before You Sign: A Physician’s Guide to Provider Contracts” (1990) authored by, Judee Gallagher, J...
    • A Physician's Guide to Medical Records Access and Retention
      Medical record access and retention guidelines are found in many portions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. Recognizing that many physicians need detailed information regarding these issues, the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) has produced this brochure to guide physicians so that they are ...
    • A Physician's Guide to the Education, Training and Licensure of Allied Health Care Professionals
      This Guide was prepared in response to the need of Illinois physicians to understand the numerous and complex professional, statutory and regulatory requirements for allied health care professionals with which they interact.
    • Access to Medical Records of Deceased Patients
      A deceased person’s medical records must be released upon written request of the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate or to an agent appointed by the decedent under a power of attorney for health care.
    • Administration of Injections Vaccinations by Non-Physician Licensed Health Care Professionals
      This document discusses the administration of injections/vaccinations by non-physician licensed health care professionals, including dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, podiatrists and registered nurses.
    • Adult Abuse and Neglect Reporting
      Physicians, residents, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses and other professionals are required to report an adult with disabilities aged 18 through 59 or any person 60 years old or older residing in a domestic living situation encountered in their professional or official capacit...
    • Advance Directives
      For Distribution to Patients and Families - While advances in medicine and medical technology can save many lives that only 50 years ago might have been lost, the issue of quality at the end of life has come under intensive judicial and public scrutiny.
    • Advanced Practice Nurses' Authority to Diagnose and Prescribe

      Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Authority to Diagnose and Prescribe Copyright protected information. Provided courtesy of the Illinois State Medical Society www.isms.orgwww.isms.or *NOTICE* FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY APRN LICENSURE – TEXT FROM THE LAW IS INCLUDED. SEE SECTION 65-43 FOR SPECIFIC ...

    • Advertising
      According to the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60/26 - 27] formerly [Ill. Rev. Stat., ch. 111, pars. 4400-26 - 4400-27] the following information may be advertised:
    • AIDS
      When, in a physician’s judgment, testing is medically indicated to provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment to the test subject, written informed consent for HIV testing is not required provided that the test subject has already provided consent to medical treatment.
    • An Outline of Critical Terms of Employment Agreements
      During their career, nearly every physician will navigate the process of negotiating and signing an employment agreement. As the practice of medicine has grown more complex, so have the terms and provisions of physician employment agreements.
    • Anti-trust Issues Related to Physicians Withholding Services
      At issue are the implications of physicians opting to only practice for a specific period of time, such as 11 months a year rather than 12 or some other form of work stoppage.
    • APRN and PA Licensure Checklist
      This checklist details the documents that should be collected upon hiring an APN or PA or when signing a written collaborative agreement or written supervision agreement, with a useful space for noting when such documents expire.
    • Asset Protection
      Physicians, especially those practicing in states with no cap on damages for pain and suffering, such as Illinois, are concerned about protecting assets from a mega-judgment that exceeds their insurance coverage.
    • Authorization for Release of Confidential Health Information Model Form
      Model Authorization for Release of Confidential Health Information
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
      The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rules regarding occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The rules codify the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) recommended Universal Precautions
    • Boycotts and Restraints of Trade
      Boycotts, group boycotts or agreements to boycott or limit services or provision of services or prices by independent businesses (individual physicians or groups or combinations) are clear violations of the Federal Anti-trust Laws.
    • Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements and Temporary Protection Custody
      Physicians, residents, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses and other professionals are required to report any child encountered in their professional or official capacity reasonably believed to be abused or neglected.
    • Childhood Immunization Exemptions
      The Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5) details the requirements for health examinations and immunization for children entering various stages of education, and proof of compliance is required.
    • CMS Guidance on Hospital Informed Consent
      Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has been revisions to the Hospital Interpretive Guidelines for Informed Consent. These Guidelines concerns informed consent requirements for hospitals
    • Concealed Carry of Firearms
      The Act specifies the licensing requirements and responsibilities of a licensed individual and the rules implementing the Act enumerating the reporting obligations of physicians, clinical psychologists, and qualified examiners and mental health facilities.
    • Consent To Treat Minor Patient Without Parent or Guardian Present
      Physicians may provide services to minor patients without parental consent in limited circumstances unless otherwise authorized. All patients under the age of 18 are considered minors under the law and are unable to consent to treatment except those minors who are parents, married, or pregnant. 
    • Contracting Tips: Financial Incentives
      The medical profession through its Code of Ethics and professional standards place primary emphasis on “providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.”
    • Controlled Substances - Office Practice
      Physician office practice guidelines for prescribing, safeguarding, dispensing, personnel limitations, recordkeeping, storage and disposal of controlled substances are addressed in this Medical Legal Guideline.
    • County Medical Society Model Constitution and Bylaws - Version A

    • County Medical Society Model Constitution and Bylaws - Version B

    • Damages
      No action for damages for injury or death against any physician, dentist, registered nurse or hospital duly licensed under the laws of this State, arising out of patient care shall be brought more than 2 years after the date on which the claimant knew, or through the use of reasonable diligence shou...
    • Death Definitions
      Death shall have occurred, when an individual has sustained either (1) Irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or (2) Irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem.
    • Disposal of Prescription Drugs
      The United States Government has the following guidelines for disposal of expired, unused or unneeded prescription drugs
    • Electronic Medical Record Retention Guideline
      Like paper records, patients have a right under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to the information contained in the EMR, and a physician must be able to provide a copy of such information to the patient pursuant to a valid record request.
    • Emergi- or Urgent Care Center Name Restrictions
      The Emergency Medical Treatment Act (210 ILCS 70) restricts the use of the terms "urgent," or "urgi-," "emergi-," "emergent," or other similar terms to facilities licensed as a hospital or freestanding emergency center.
    • Entering Into Private Practice - A Quick Reference Guide
      What you need to know – a quick reference guide by Barbara A. Weiner
    • Escaping the Contract of Doom
      Navigating through insurance agreements these days can be as risky as Indiana Jones’ venture into the Temple of Doom: If you don’t know when to duck, the arrows could strike, the snakes could bite, or the financial floor could drop right out from under you.
    • Fairness in Contracting
      New requirements for professional service contracts
    • Foreign Language Interpreter Requirements
      The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services has issued policy guidance for persons or entities which receive, either directly or indirectly, federal funds including payments under Medicaid and Medicare.
    • Free Medical and Charitable Care Clinics
      Any licensed physician or other health care provider providing services in a free medical clinic who in good faith provides medically indigent patients with medical treatment, diagnosis, or advice limited to care that does not require the services of a licensed hospital or ambulatory surgical treatm...
    • Free Medical Clinic Notice
      The Illinois Good Samaritan Act provides that when a health care professional provides care or services without charge to a patient of a free medical clinic, then that health care professional “shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of his or her acts or omissions in providing that medica...
    • Good Samaritan Act
      Pursuant to Resolution 18 (A-11), the Illinois State Medical Society seeks to educate physicians about Illinois’ Good Samaritan law and how they can minimize their medical professional liability when seeing patients for free. The following outlines the provisions of the Good Samaritan Act, the rol...
    • Handbook for the Conduct of Disciplinary Proceedings
      It is within the power and authority of the component medical society to discipline, for good cause shown, a physician who has violated the laws of Society or the laws and ethics of his profession.
    • Health Care Arbitration Act
      The Health Care Arbitration Act (710 ILCS 15) addresses binding dispute arbitration between physicians and hospitals, and patients. Current Illinois Health Care Arbitration Act applies to disputes between physicians and patients about medical care when an arbitration agreement has been entered into.
    • Health Care Services Liens
      According to the Health Care Services Lien Act (770 ILCS 23) every listed health care professional and provider (including physicians*) who renders treatment, except services under the Workers’ Compensation Act or the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act, will have a lien upon all claims and causes of...
    • Health Care Surrogate Act
      The Act provides standards for making decisions about life-sustaining treatment for individuals who lack decision-making capacity and who suffer from a qualifying condition ...
    • Health Courts and Other Alternative Medical Liability Solutions
      There is currently a national movement to control rising healthcare costs, and a large amount of those costs have been associated with the medical liability system. In response to this issue, there has been a large-scale push towards new models of resolving medical liability disputes and compensa...
    • HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements
      A breach is the acquisition, access, use or disclosure of protected health information in a manner not permitted under the law which compromises the security or privacy of the PHI. A breach is presumed upon the occurrence of an impermissible acquisition, access, use or disclosure of PHI.
    • HIPAA Medical Record Cost Calculation Sheet Guideline

    • Hospital Transfers
      Hospital patient transfer guidelines for persons who present themselves at emergency rooms are governed by Section 1867 of the Social Security Act ...
    • IL Supreme Court Recognition of the Importance of the Independent Medical Staff
      In the landmark case of Berlin v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, the Illinois Supreme Court squarely addressed the issue of whether a hospital being a corporation may employ a physician.
    • Impartial Medical Testimony Panel
      The ISMS Impartial Medical Evaluation Program offers objective medical reports on cases submitted to it by the Industrial Commission and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
    • Individual and Third-Party Access to Medical Records
      Recently, HHS released guidance and FAQs regarding an individual’s access to protected health information (PHI): http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/access/. The guidance and FAQs provide specific information regarding access, including form and format, timeliness, copy fe...
    • Injections and Vaccinations
      There is no clear answer to the question of whether Illinois law permits non-licensed personnel, such as medical assistants and certified nursing assistants, to administer injections under the supervision of a physician.
    • Legal Update - Guns Social Media Cannabis and Employment
      Presenters Frank Nicolosi, MD, family physician and Chair of the ISMS Medical Legal Council, Joan Lebow, partner with Thompson Coburn LLP, specializing in clinical healthcare and regulatory compliance, and Rob Kane, - Legal Counsel for ISMS.
    • Letter to Dissatisfied Patient - Billing
      Our office has investigated your billing concerns about your (insert specific treatment, exam, or procedure) on (insert date).
    • Liens
      According to the Health Care Services Lien Act (770 ILCS 23 ) every listed health care professional and provider including physician’s who renders treatment, except services under the Workers’ Compensation Act or the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act, will have a lien upon all claims and caus...
    • Long Term Care Facility Medical Director: Required Rules and Procedures
      In 1987, President Regan signed into federal law a significant revision of the federal standards for nursing home care since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.
    • Long-Term Care Attending Physician Checklist
      Overarching responsibilities: Maintain the privacy and dignity of patients (42 C.F.R. §483.10(e), 42 C.F.R. §483.75(l)(4)) and Abide by medical ethic principles and professional standards (42 C.F.R.§483.75(b))
    • Managed Care Reform and Patients Rights Act
      A patient has the right to care consistent with professional standards of practice to assure quality nursing and medical practices ...
    • Mandated Use of Interpreters for the Deaf
      As of January 1, 2009 when an interpreter for the deaf is required to provide effective communication as required by federal and state law, a licensed interpreter must be used, unless the requirement of licensure is exempt.
    • Mandatory Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Education Assessment
      Licensed health care professionals providing prenatal care to women must provide education to women and, if possible and with permission, to their families about perinatal mental health disorders ...
    • Mandatory Referral Notice to Patients
      Physicians are now required to provide special notice to patients when referring them to another health care provider within a financially-integrated practice.
    • Mandatory Reporting Checklist
      ISMS is pleased to provide you with this quick-reference checklist for actions to complete in various scenarios from birth to death.
    • Medical Assistant Scope of Practice
      Medical assistants are care coordinators who work with patients to resolve inquiries and perform various tasks. There is no defined scope for medical assistants. Licensed persons are restricted to practice within their licensed scope of practice. Unlicensed persons are not restricted in the same ma...
    • Medical Cannabis
      The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act creates a regulatory system to protect patients with debilitating conditions, as well as their physicians, from arrest and prosecution if patients engage in the medical use of cannabis. The pilot program will last for four years beginning...
    • Medical Liability Information Center
      ISMS has assembled a number of brief explanatory documents on issues such as types of insurance, the litigation process, mandatory reporting of professional liability payments on behalf of physicians, and references to an organization that may be contacted for more specific verdict information. This...
    • Medical Office Safety and OSHA Compliance
      Each employer shall furnish to each of their employees, employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
    • Medical Record Custody
      Generally, medical records are the property of the physician. Patients have a right to request access to the contents of the records, but do not have a right to original medical records.
    • Medical Record Quick Guide
      ISMS is pleased to provide you with this handy, quick reference guide to medical record fees and the retention of medical records. Additional information on the retention of medical records is available to ISMS members in the ISMS Medical Legal Library, conveniently located in the Patient & Memb...
    • Medical Staff Bill of Rights
      These Bylaws constitute a binding agreement between the Medical Staff, its Members and the Board.
    • Medical Staff Provisions of the Hospital Licensing Act
      Any hospital licensed under this Act or any hospital organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act shall, prior to the granting of any medical staff privileges to an applicant ...
    • Medical Staff Toolkit
      ISMS historically has defended the rights of the Independent Medical Staff and commits to continue to do so by providing educational materials. This new member benefit provides web access to new and existing educational materials and resources.
    • Model Emergency Room Referral Form
      I acknowledge that I have been referred to (physician’s office) from the Emergency Room for followup of a recent visit. I understand that I will no longer be considered a patient of (physician’s practice) after this one visit unless specifically stated in writing ...
    • Model Medical Staff By Laws - 2008
      This Model was prepared in response to the need of Illinois physicians to understand the numerous and complex professional, statutory and regulatory requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws.
    • Model Medical Staff By Laws Allied Health Personnel Credentialing and Privileging By Laws Language
      The Hospital, the Medical Staff and the Members of the Medical Staff have the ability to utilize the services of a variety of duly licensed or otherwise qualified health care personnel to enhance patient care within the Hospital.
    • Model Pain Management Agreement
      The use of controlled substances to treat pain conditions is a serious consideration. It is necessary for both you and your physician to comply with applicable state and federal laws regarding the use and prescription of controlled substances.
    • Negligent Credentialing - What It Is And How To Avoid It
      The Illinois Supreme Court has recently ruled that medical staff applications are discoverable in cases alleging negligent credentialing. To minimize disclosure related to such claims, credentialing entities should redouble their efforts to adopt and follow reasonable credentialing practices and pro...
    • Orders of Protection
      Section 11A-22 of the Code of Criminal Procedure addresses notice of orders of protection and now applies to situations where a health care facility or practitioner has received a certified copy ...
    • Organ Donation - Anatomical Gifts
      The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1969, established legal procedures for donating all or part of a human body after death to be used for specific purposes.
    • Overview of Legal Requirements in Mental Health
      Inpatient Guidelines, Outpatient Guidelines, Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting in Any Setting
    • Parental Powers and Minors
      Physicians may provide certain services to minor patients without parental consent, but there are some limitations. All patients under the age of 18 are considered to be minors under the law.
    • Patient Discharge Model Letter - After Discussion
      You should also advise the patient to seek alternate medical care, however be cautious about recommending a specific physician.
    • Patient Discharge Model Letter - General
      I am writing to advise you that I will no longer be able to serve you as your physician after _______________. I find it necessary to terminate our physician-patient relationship at this time.
    • Patient Rights
      The following rights are established under the Medical Patients Rights Act ...
    • Peer Review Process
      Generally the following revisions are made pursuant to the adoption of federal HIPAA privacy rules ...
    • Pharmacist License
      Pharmacists practice pharmacy including dispensing; compounding; drug regimen review; and medication therapy management services; and pharmacy care.
    • Physician Assistants’ Authority to Diagnose and Prescribe
      Even with a common goal of delivering optimal patient care, collaboration among members of a team of health care professionals may at times be a challenge given the complex rules prescribed by Illinois law regarding relationships among the different groups of health care practitioners.
    • Physician Delegation
      Physicians may delegate patient care tasks or duties to a licensed practical nurse, a registered professional nurse, or other licensed or unlicensed person. Licensed persons must practice within the scope of their individual licensing Act. Physicians may delegate patient care tasks or duties to a li...
    • Physician Nursing Home Visits
      Section 483.40 of the Code of Federal Regulations describes physician services that must be provided in nursing facilities.
    • Physician-Patient Relationships: Withdrawal or Termination
      A physician-patient relationship is established when a physician accepts, has agreed to accept, or undertakes to render care to a patient. Once an appointment has been made for a patient to see a physician, a physician-patient relationship is established.
    • Practice Closure Model Letter - Physician Death
      At this time I am writing to inform you of the unfortunate death of Dr. _______________.
    • Practice Closure Model Letter - Physician Retirement
      At this time I am writing to announce the closure of my medical practice. [OPTIONAL: I am retiring after many years of practicing medicine.]
    • Professional Courtesy Background
      The medical profession for decades has practiced what has become known as professional courtesy by not charging other physicians and their families for professional health care services.
    • Prohibition Against Fee Splitting and Corporate Practice of Medicine Restrictions
      Nothing abrogates the right of 2 or more licensed health care workers as defined in the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act to each receive adequate compensation ...
    • Prompt Payment Notice A: Fee-for-Service or Non-Periodic Payment
      Illinois law requires that all insurers, health maintenance organistions, managed care plans, health care plans, preferred provider organizations and third party administrators shall ensure that all claims and indemnities ...
    • Prompt Payment Notice B: PeriodicPayments
      Illinois law requires all payors that provide periodic payments, which are payments not requiring a claim, bill, capitation encounter data, or capitation reconciliation reports, such as prospective capitation payments, to health care professionals and health care facilities to provide medical or hea...
    • Prompt Payment Notice D: Workers' Compensation
      Illinois law requires that when a patient notifies a provider that the treatment, procedure, or service being sought is for a work-related illness or injury and furnishes the provider the name and address of the responsible employer, the provider shall bill the employer directly.
    • Prompt Payment Notice: IPAs and PHOs
      Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, independent practice associations and physician-hospital organizations making periodic payment of the required amounts in accordance with a monthly periodic schedule after an insured or enrollee has selected a health care professional or health ca...
    • Purpose and Necessity for and Independent Medical Staff
      The Illinois State Medical Society believes that both the medical staff and the hospital governing body are legally obligated to comply with their mutually agreed upon agreement or contract – the medical staff bylaws.
    • Records Enclosure Model Fom Letter
      Medical records consistent with (the medical authorization of the patient) (the subpoena) (the order choose the option that applies of court) have been provided. If this office is in possession of other records or information that ...
    • Referral Notice to Patients Receiving Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Trainer and Genetic Counselor Services
      Under Public Act 96-1482, effective November 29, 2010, physicians are now required to provide special notice to patients when referring them to another health care provider within a financially-integrated practice.
    • Responding to Unanticipated Outcomes
      Physicians have an ethical obligation to be honest and forthright in communicating with patients. In order to maintain trust in the physician-patient relationship and to make informed treatment decisions, unanticipated outcomes, whether or not resulting from healthcare error, should be disclosed t...
    • Restrictive Covenants in Physician Employment Agreements
      Restrictive covenants, also referred to as covenants not to compete or non-compete agreements, have become ubiquitous in physician employment contracts as physician practices continue to consolidate and hospitals continue to employ more physicians.
    • Rules Regarding Prescription of Schedule II Controlled Substances
      Effective Oct. 6, 2014, hydrocodone combination products have been rescheduled from Schedule III to Schedule II due in part to the significant health hazards and diversion of hydrocodone prescriptions. Hydrocodone combination products are pharmaceuticals containing specified doses of hydrocodone ...
    • Self-Administration of Asthma Medication in School
      A school, whether public or nonpublic, must permit the self-administration of medication by a pupil with asthma, provided that (1) the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to the school written authorization for the self-administration of medication; and...
    • Signing Death Certificates in Illinois
      The Illinois Vital Records Act requires that medical certification must be completed and signed within 48 hours after death by the physician in charge of the patient’s care for the illness or condition which resulted in death, except when the death is subject to the coroner’s or medical examiner’s i...
    • Social Media Guidance for Physicians and their Practices
      The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) has developed five social media policies and sample workplace scenarios to help guide you as you incorporate new media to promote your brand, disseminate information, and remain current with patient needs and wants.
    • Social Media Guidance forms
    • Sterilization of a Ward
      Under 755 ILCS 5/11a-17.1, sterilization is any procedure that has as its purpose rendering the ward permanently incapable of reproduction. A guardian of the ward is required to first obtain an order from the court granting the guardian the authority to give consent.
    • Subpoenas
      A subpoena is a demand issued by an attorney, administrative agency, public body or Clerk of the Court requiring a physician’s presence at a set time and place in order to testify regarding a lawsuit that involves a patient ...
    • Summary of the Dead Mans Act
      The Dead Man’s Act (Act) is a rule which basically bars one party to a lawsuit from testifying about any conversation he had with the other party who is now deceased ...
    • Telemedicine Tips
      Not all telemedicine is created equal. Definitions of telemedicine vary from state to state. In Illinois, telemedicine is providing written or oral opinions about diagnosis or treatment as a result of transmission of individual patient data by telephonic, electronic, or other means. Telemedicine in ...
    • Terrorism - Reporting
      Terrorism is defined in many ways by different groups. Physicians are obligated to report terrorists or the effects of terrorism under the state communicable disease reporting rules ...
    • The Family and Medical Leave Act
      The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is designed to allow an employee unpaid leave to attend to certain personal matters such as the birth of a child, adoption, or a serious health condition.
    • Tips for Certifying Patients for Medical Cannabis Cards
      Illinois has a pilot program in place that allows physicians to certify patients who have qualifying conditions for medical cannabis cards. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding whether to certify a patient:
    • Tips when Sharing Office Space, Staff, and Practice Resources
      Medical practices have increasingly been sharing office space, staff members, and more. Physicians should be aware that such sharing raises various concerns, including liability and compliance considerations.
    • Truth in Advertising
      Under the Truth in Health Care Professional Services Act (Act), effective July 1, 2010, advertisements for health care services disseminated by health care professionals are required to contain certain items of information.
    • Vitamin B12 Injections
      The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has advised that vitamin B12 injections require a prescription and should be administered only under the direction of a licensed medical professional – physicians, advanced practice nurses, or physician assistants.
    • Woman's Principal Health Care Provider
      Illinois law allows you to select “a woman’s principal health care provider” in addition to your selection of a primary care physician. A woman’s principal health care provider is a physician licensed to practice medicine in all ...
    • Workers' Compensation Records Guidelines
      Under Section 16 of the Workers’ Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/16), healthcare professionals and other providers cannot be compelled to either turn over his or her medical records ...


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