Highlights of New Laws Related to Medicine that Took Effect January 1

January 9, 2024

Illinois kicked off 2024 with 150 new laws, which are now in effect! Your friends at the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) have compiled some of the notable health-related bills that initiated January 1, including a ban of electronic cigarettes in public places, additional health insurance coverage for a variety of services, law enforcement officers receiving training about PTSD and fentanyl test strips becoming more widely available.

While not directly related to medicine, you might also be interested to know that under the new laws videoconferencing while driving is now banned, adoption fees for any pet are waived for Illinois military veterans and the Electric Vehicle Charging Act now requires all new construction single-family homes and multi-family buildings to include EV-capable parking.

Read ISMS’ compiled list of new health-related laws!
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