(225 ILCS 315/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 8108)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 8. Powers and Duties of the Department.
    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing acts and shall exercise such other powers and duties vested by this Act.
    (b) The Department shall promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the provisions of this Act for the administration and enforcement thereof which shall include standards and criteria for licensure and for the payment of fees connected therewith. The Department shall prescribe forms required for the administration of this Act.
    (c) The Department shall consult the Landscape Architecture Board in promulgating rules and regulations. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the Board's response and any recommendations made therein. The Department shall notify the Board in writing of the explanation for any deviations from the Board's recommendations and response.
    (d) The Department may at any time seek the advice and the expert knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration of this Act.
    (e) The Department shall issue a quarterly report to the Board setting forth the status of all complaints received by the Department related to landscape architectural practice.
    (f) The Department shall maintain membership and representation in the national body composed of state licensing and testing boards for landscape architects.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)