(225 ILCS 305/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 1310)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10. Powers and duties of the Board.
    (a) The Board shall hold at least 3 regular meetings each year.
    (b) The Board shall annually elect a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson who shall be architects.
    (c) The Board, upon request by the Department, may make a curriculum evaluation to determine if courses conform to the requirements of approved architectural programs.
    (d) The Board shall assist the Department in conducting oral interviews, disciplinary conferences and formal evidentiary hearings.
    (e) The Department may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the enforcement of this Act.
    (f) The Board may appoint a subcommittee to serve as a Complaint Committee to recommend the disposition of case files according to procedures established by rule in 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1150.95, and any amendments or changes thereto.
    (g) The Board shall review applicant qualifications to sit for the examination or for licensure and shall make recommendations to the Department except for those applicant qualifications that the Board designates as routinely acceptable. The Department shall review the Board's recommendations on applicant qualifications. The Secretary shall notify the Board with an explanation of any deviation from the Board's recommendation on applicant qualifications. After review of the Secretary's explanation of his or her reasons for deviation, the Board shall have the opportunity to comment upon the Secretary's decision.
    (h) The Board may submit comments to the Secretary within a reasonable time from notification of any final decision or order from the Secretary that deviates from any report or recommendation of the Board relating to the qualifications of applicants, unlicensed practice, discipline of licensees or registrants, or promulgation of rules.
    (i) The Board may recommend that the Department contract with an individual or a corporation or other business entity to assist in the providing of investigative, legal, prosecutorial, and other services necessary to perform its duties pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 8 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-976, eff. 8-15-14.)