The mission of IDPH is to promote health through the prevention and control of disease and injury. IDPH has 200 different programs that benefit each state resident and visitor, although its daily activities of maintaining the public's health are rarely noticed unless a breakdown in the system occurs. With the assistance of local public health agencies, these essential programs and services make up Illinois' public health system, a system that forms a frontline defense against disease through preventive measures and education. Public health has provided the foundation for remarkable gains in saving lives and reducing suffering.
For more information about the Department of Public Health, visit: http://dph.illinois.gov
IDPH has three prime areas of regulation: medical facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes; environmental, including issues related to plumbing, swimming pools, asbestos, and lead; and food, drug, and dairies, state law requires each establishment that prepares food to by licensed. IDPH’s ALJs hold hearings related to each of these wide and varied regulatory functions.
The rules and regulations governing administrative hearings at IDPH can be found: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07700100sections.html