(225 ILCS 315/22.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 22.1. Findings and recommendations. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding whether the licensee violated this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act. The Board shall specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply, and shall make its recommendations to the Secretary.
    The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation of the Board shall be the basis for the Department's order for refusal or for the granting of the license. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendations of the Board, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board recommendations. The Secretary shall provide a written report to the Board on any disagreement and shall specify the reasons for the action in the final order. The findings are not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution for violation of this Act, but the hearing and findings are not a bar to a criminal prosecution for violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)