Laws & Rules

IDPH has nearly 200 different programs that benefit literally each state resident and visitor. These programs are governed by laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by the Governor, and administrative rules adopted by IDPH or another agency. The laws provide the general framework or authority for regulating or prescribing a course of conduct. Administrative rules interpret the law to guide the activity of those affected and the actions of agency employees to ensure the uniform application of the law. 

This page contains a comprehensive list of laws and rules related to IDPH organized by topic. Please browse this collection of laws. If you can not find the information that you are looking for, type a search term into the search tool at the top of the page.

For emergency, proposed and/or recently adopted rules, click here


Advance Directives

Adverse Health Care Events

Allergen Awareness

Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program

Alternative Health Care Delivery

Alzheimer's Disease

Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers

AmeriCorps Program

Animal & Pest Control

Asbestos Abatement

Assisted Living

ASTC Licensure

Bathing Beaches

Birth Records

Body Art & Tanning

Body Art Establishments

Bottled Water Program

Campgrounds and Youth Camps

Candida auris

Certificate of Free Sale

Civil Union Records

Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

Community Health Workers

Community Mental Health Centers

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation

Correct Birth Certificate

Dairy & Bottled Water

Dairy Program

Data & Data Resources

Death Records


Dissolution of Civil Union Records

Dissolution of Marriage Records

Emergency Medical Services

EMS Assistance, Recognition & Promotion

EMS for Children (EMSC) Program

EMS Testing & Education

End Stage Renal Dialysis

Environmental Milk Lab Certification

Environmental Water Lab Certification

Epinephrine Auto-Injector and Anaphylaxis

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

Food Safety

Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification

Free Standing Emergency Centers

Freedom of Information Act

Gender Reassignment

General Requirements

Grant Accountability and Transparency (GATA)

Grants Management

HAI Prevention

Health Care Facilities

Health Care Worker Registry

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Program


Home Health Agencies

Home Nursing Agencies

Home Services Agencies

Home Services/Home Nursing Placement


Hospital Licensure


How to Select a Nursing Home

Identified Offenders Program


Indoor Air Quality and Healthy Homes

Infectious Disease Reporting

Injury & Violence Prevention

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Lab Technical Assistance and Guidance

Lead In Water

Lead Poisoning Prevention


Life Care Facilities Program

Manufactured & Modular Homes/Mobile Structures

Manufactured Food

Marriage Records

Maternal, Child & Family Health

Medical Cannabis

Medical Student Scholarship Program

Migrant Labor


National Interest Waiver

Newborn Screening

Non-Community Public Water Systems

Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Nursing Home Licensure

Nursing Homes

Obtain Birth Certificate

Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

Opioid Overdose Response


Other EMS Programs

Out-Patient Physical Therapy/Speech Pathology



Patient Safety & Quality

Perinatal Levels of Care

Perinatal Regionalization


Podiatric Medicine Scholarship Program

Policy and Injury Prevention

Portable X-Ray

Pregnancy Termination Facilities

Prehospital Data Program

Private Sewage Disposal

Private Water & Closed Loop Wells

Proposed Rules

Public Health & Health Care System Preparedness

Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations


Retail Food

Rural Health Centers

Ryan White CARE and HOPWA Services

Scholarship Programs

School Health Program

Serve Illinois

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Soccer Goal Safety

Stroke Program

Structural Pest Control

Suicide Prevention


Swimming Facilities

Tanning Facilities

Tobacco-Free Communities

Toxicology Program

Trauma Program

Trauma/HSVI Registry

Vector Control & Surveillance

Veterans' Homes

Viral Hepatitis

Vision & Hearing

Water, Sewage & Plumbing