Illinois Healthcare Law is a monthly newsletter that focuses exclusively on current Illinois court decisions, legislation, and administrative regulations that affect health care providers. The newsletter also features news about members and health law positions. Current and past issues of Illinois Healthcare Law are available in the Members Only section.
For more than 25 years, the IAHA Annual Health Law Symposium offers Illinois health care attorneys a day long educational program featuring presentations by nationally recognized experts. The symposium also offers an annual health law primer for lawyers new to the field or veterans wishing to catch up on recent developments. The symposium takes place in Chicago. Attendees can earn several hours of Illinois MCLE credit by attending the symposium.
IAHA Quarterly Lectures provide a high-level detailed exploration of a current health law topic. The 60-minute lectures feature expert speakers with first-hand experience with the topic and often include spirited audience discussion. Past lectures have addressed gain sharing/pay-for-performance, problem physicians, managed care contracting, electronic medical records, medical malpractice in Illinois, and joint ventures.
The lectures take place at the offices of Katten Muchin Rosenman, conveniently located near trains and parking at 525 West Monroe. Lectures start with refreshments at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 9:45 a.m.
Scheduled lectures are posted in the Events section. Attendees can earn 1 hour of Illinois MCLE credit. Lectures are free for IAHA members and only $15 for non-members.
The Supreme Court of Illinois has established minimum continuing legal education ("MCLE") requirements for Illinois attorneys. In general, Illinois attorneys must obtain 20 MCLE credit hours, including at least four credit hours of professionalism, in the attorney's first two-year reporting period. The first two-year reporting period is either July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2008 (last names begin A through M) or July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009 (last names begin N through Z). Then, for subsequent two-year reporting periods, the required MCLE credit hours eventually increase to 30 credit hours. Attorneys admitted to practice on January 1, 2006 and thereafter must first fulfill the Basic Skills Course requirement within one year of admission to the Illinois bar.
Attorneys must maintain their own certificates of attendance and other proof
of MCLE compliance. At the end of the reporting period, attorneys must
report to the MCLE Board whether they have complied with the MCLE Rules, have
not complied with the MCLE Rules, or are exempt from the MCLE Rules.
The IAHA Annual Health Law Survey is an incredible resource for IAHA members. The Survey contains significant health law related to Illinois case decisions, Public Acts, and adopted rules. The Annual Survey contains information from July 1 to July 1 (for each year published). Citations include web site locations for the decisions. The Survey lists the Illinois Compiled Statute and Illinois Administrative Code citations for various statutes and rules that may be of interest to IAHA members. Highlighted and summarized are significant changes and amendments to the laws and regulations with website locations for the recent Public Acts and adopted rules included, if available. The Survey lists the State administrative agencies or departments that administer or implement the Illinois statutes or regulations in brackets. Finally, relevant state administrative agency and other government websites are listed.
Current and past Surveys are available in the Members Only section and feature:
The Annual Illinois Health Law Survey is prepared in conjunction with Loyola University Chicago School of Law Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.
Non-voting student membership is available to undergraduate and law students (JD candidates and full time LLM candidates) for $25 per year. Download student application form here.
The benefits of student membership include an excellent monthly newsletter; Quarterly Lectures on topics of current concern to the health care field; Annual Health Law Symposium; Annual Surveys of Health Law; and Access to the Member Listserve.
These benefits make IAHA membership an invaluable tool for furthering students' substantive knowledge of health care law, not to mention the fabulous networking opportunities they offer for students to mingle with active members of the Illinois health care legal community.
IAHA members are automatically added to the IAHA member listserve. The listserve is used to alert members to breaking news of important health law developments, such as landmark court decisions.
In addition to meet and mingle with colleagues at the Quarterly Lectures and Annual Health Law Symposium, IAHA members can work together on five committees. Click here for a description and roster for each committee.
Individuals experiencing financial hardship may request a discount for any IAHA educational program. To receive a discount, registrants must send a completed registration form and a written request for a discount explaining their need to attend the program and the circumstances causing the need for a discount. Discounts will be approved on a space-available basis, with preference given to registrants in order of date submitted. All information will be treated confidentially, but may be shared with IAHA officers or directors.
The completed registration form and request for discount should be sent to:
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