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Is Your Home Address (and more) Available from IDFPR to the Public?

Is Your Home Address (and more) Available from IDFPR to the Public?

Because government is intended to work for its citizens, the public has the right to view certain documents that agencies create or receive in doing their work. In Illinois, the Freedom of Information Act expresses a clear policy “…that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government…access by all persons to public records promotes…transparency and accountability of public bodies…

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Loose Body Formation Associated with Degenerative Joint Disease and as a Primary Disorder

Loose Body Formation Associated with Degenerative Joint Disease and as a Primary Disorder

Calcification/ossification of cartilaginous bodies within a synovial joint is not a rare phenomenon. This may occur secondarily as a result of degenerative joint disease or as a primary entity. Technically this is referred to as “synoviochondrometaplasia.” As the name implies, this represents a metaplastic process involving the synovium of the joint, in which cartilaginous loose bodies form within the joint.

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Child Abuse Reporting Alert: NEW REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICIAN TRAINING

Child Abuse Reporting Alert: NEW REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICIAN TRAINING

Illinois licensed physicians are included in a list of “mandated reporters” who must notify the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when they have reasonable cause to believe that a child may be abused or neglected. All mandated reporters, including physicians, must now complete DCFS mandated reporter training under a recent amendment to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, effective January 1, 2020.[i]

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