(225 ILCS 315/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 8124)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 24. Appointment of a hearing officer. The Secretary has the authority to appoint any attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue or renew a license or permit or to discipline a licensee. The Secretary shall notify the Board of any such appointment. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. At least one member of the Board shall attend each hearing. The hearing officer shall report his findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board has 60 days from receipt of the report to review it 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 disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the recommendation. The Secretary shall promptly provide a written explanation to the Board on any disagreement.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)