(225 ILCS 57/125)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Appointment of a hearing officer.
The Secretary shall have
the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in this
State to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal
to issue or renew a license or permit or for the discipline of a licensee.
The hearing officer
shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall
report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary.
The Board shall have 60 days after receipt of the report to review the
report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions
of law, and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present
its report within the 60-day period, the Secretary shall issue an order based
on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary determines that the
Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, he or she
may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 97-514, eff. 8-23-11.)