Legal Issues

Policies can have legal implications for hospitals and health systems. IHA offers resources to assist general counsel, attorneys and other hospital staff on compliance with specific policies.

Legal Resources

Hospital Patient and Visitor Signs and Notices
Hospitals must meet state and federal laws and regulations on posting signs and providing notices to patients and visitors. See the following summaries of these requirements.

IHA Record Management Reference 2013 Edition
This electronic publication provides valuable information to assist your organization in developing a record retention management program.

Political Campaign Activity by Tax-Exempt Hospital
These legal guidelines prepared by IHA's Legal Department and reviewed by the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP provide a basic understanding of Internal Revenue Code restrictions on the political activities of tax-exempt organizations.

Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions
This site contains Illinois Supreme Court opinions filed since May 23, 1996, and Appellate Court opinions filed since September 1, 1996.

Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA)
IAHA serves the informational and educational needs of attorneys representing the healthcare industry, from hospitals and physicians to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Become a member.