(225 ILCS 305/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 1329)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 29. Hearing officer. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 28 of this Act, the Director has the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action under Section 24. The Director shall notify the Board of any such appointment. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. The Board has the right to have at least one member present at any hearing conducted by such hearing officer. The hearing officer shall report his findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Board and the Director. The Board has 60 days from 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 may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary disagrees in any regard with the report of the Board or hearing officer, he may issue an order in contravention thereof. The Secretary shall notify the Board on any such deviation, and shall specify with particularity the reasons for such action in the final order.
(Source: P.A. 96-610, eff. 8-24-09.)