(225 ILCS 20/10.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
(a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or
holds himself or herself out to practice as a clinical social worker or
licensed or exempt under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty
provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to
exceed $10,000 for each offense, as determined by the Department. The civil
penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in
accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of
a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
(b) The Department may investigate any actual, alleged, or suspected
(c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date
of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment
and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment
from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 95-687, eff. 10-23-07