(225 ILCS 63/125)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
Investigation; notice; hearing.
The Department may investigate
the actions of any applicant or of any person or persons holding or claiming to
hold a license. Before refusing to issue, refusing to renew, or taking any
disciplinary action under Section 110 regarding a license, the Department shall, at least 30 days
prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant for, or
holder of, a license of the nature of any charges and that a hearing will be
held on a date designated. The Department shall direct the applicant or
licensee to file a written answer with the Department under oath within 20 days
after the service of the notice and inform the applicant or licensee that
failure to file an answer shall result in default being taken against the
applicant or licensee. At 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 any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Department may continue the hearing from time to time. If the person, after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Department, be revoked, suspended, or placed on probationary status or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action considered proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice under the Act. The written notice in the subsequent proceeding may be served by registered or certified mail to the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 97-778, eff. 7-13-12.)