(225 ILCS 5/18)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7618)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Investigations; notice and hearing.
The Department may
investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person or persons
holding or claiming to hold a
license. The Department shall, before
refusing to issue or to renew a
license or disciplining a registrant,
at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in
the applicant or licensee of the nature of the
charges and the time and place that a hearing will be held on the charges.
The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written
answer under oath within 20 days after the service of the
In case the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or
her license or certificate may, in the discretion of the Department, be
suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may
take whatever disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the
scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a
fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient
grounds for such action under this Act.
the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the
charges, and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample
opportunity to present such statements, testimony, evidence, and argument
as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Department
may continue a hearing from time to time. The written notice and any notice in the subsequent proceeding may be served by registered or certified mail to the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)