(225 ILCS 340/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 6622)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 22. Investigation; notice. The Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or any person or entity holding or claiming to hold a license or registration or any person or entity practicing, or offering to practice structural engineering. Before the initiation of an investigation the matter shall be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Board according to procedures established by rule for the Complaint Committee. The Department shall, before refusing to issue, restore or renew a license or registration, or discipline a licensee or registrant, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant for, or holder of, a license or registration of the nature of the charges and that a hearing will be held on the date designated. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee or registrant or entity to file a written answer to the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice and inform the applicant or licensee or registrant or entity that failure to file an answer will result in default being taken against the applicant or entity or licensee or registrant and that the license or certificate may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of practice, as the Secretary may deem proper. Written notice may be served by personal delivery or certified or registered mail to the respondent at the address of record. In case the person or entity fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or her license or certificate may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or their defense. The Board may continue a hearing from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 96-610, eff. 8-24-09.)