(20 ILCS 301/45-25)
(a) Except as otherwise provided herein, before denying an application for
licensure or an application for renewal of licensure, or suspending, revoking,
placing on probation or imposing a financial penalty upon any licensee, the
Department shall serve upon the applicant or licensee a notice of opportunity
for hearing to determine why licensure should not be denied, refused,
suspended, revoked, placed on probation or financially sanctioned.
(b) Opportunity shall be afforded to the applicant or licensee to respond
and present evidence. Except as otherwise provided herein, proceedings to
suspend, revoke or refuse to renew an existing license shall not abate the
existing license until the Department has conducted
the hearing and ordered that the license shall no longer remain in effect.
(c) Hearings shall be conducted by hearing officers appointed by the
Department, in accordance with the Department's regulations.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of the
Department to sanction or deny a license if a licensee or applicant waives his
right to a hearing by failing to request a hearing within the prescribed time
after notice is served. In such a case, the determination of the Department
shall be conclusively presumed to be correct.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)