Category archive: Legislation

Illinois Wrongful Death Statute Extended in Violent Crime Circumstances

Effective January 1, 2017, Illinois will enact Molly’s Law, which extends the time period in which a victim’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit in situations where the victim dies as the result of  an act that was intentional and violent in nature. This law was introduced by State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) in…

March Missouri Legislative Update

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard’s Long Term Care Team is tracking certain bills passing through the Missouri legislature.  One of those bills that could greatly impact our clients is HB 2107 outlined below. House Bill 2107 – This bill would modify provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence…

Utah Proposed Law Takes Electronic Monitoring to Assisted Living

With the Illinois Electronic Monitoring in Long Term Facilities taking effect as of January 1 this year, Utah has proposed legislation to take electronic monitoring further into assisted living. The attached article discusses this new legislation. With legislation gaining traction in both Missouri and Utah and already in place in five states, authorized electronic monitoring…

Illinois State Representative Introduces Nursing Home Care Act Amendment Removing Costs and Attorney’s Fees

Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Buffalo Grove) Introduced HB 3300 to the Illinois General Assembly on February 26, 2015, amending the Nursing Home Care Act by removing the provision permitting the award of costs and attorney’s fees. Under the current statute, 210 ILCS 45/3-602, facility residents who prevail on a claim asserting a violation of their rights…


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