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225 ILCS 30/1

    (225 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/5

    (225 ILCS 30/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. The practice of dietetics and nutrition services in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared that the practice of dietetics and nutrition services plays an important part in the attainment and maintenance of health and that it is in the public's best interest that persons who present themselves as providers of services in these areas meet specific requirements and qualifications. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these objectives and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 87-784.)

225 ILCS 30/10

    (225 ILCS 30/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
    "Board" means the Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board appointed by the Secretary.
    "Certified clinical nutritionist" means an individual certified by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board.
    "Certified nutrition specialist" means an individual certified by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Dietetics and nutrition services" means the integration and application of principles derived from the sciences of food and nutrition to provide for all aspects of nutrition care for individuals and groups, including, but not limited to:
        (1) nutrition counseling; "nutrition counseling"
    
means advising and assisting individuals or groups on appropriate nutrition intake by integrating information from the nutrition assessment;
        (2) nutrition assessment; "nutrition assessment"
    
means the evaluation of the nutrition needs of individuals or groups using appropriate data to determine nutrient needs or status and make appropriate nutrition recommendations;
        (3) medically prescribed diet; "medically prescribed
    
diet" is one form of medical nutrition therapy and means a diet prescribed when specific food or nutrient levels need to be monitored, altered, or both as a component of a treatment program for an individual whose health status is impaired or at risk due to disease, injury, or surgery and may only be performed as initiated by or in consultation with a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 acting within the scope of his or her practice, except that a medically prescribed diet for a resident of a nursing home shall only be performed as initiated by or in consultation with a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches;
        (4) medical nutrition therapy; "medical nutrition
    
therapy" means the component of nutrition care that deals with the systematic use of food and oral supplementation, based on the nutrition assessment and individual health status and need to manage health conditions;
        (5) nutrition services for individuals and groups;
    
"nutrition services for individuals and groups" includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
            (A) providing nutrition assessments relative to
        
preventive maintenance or restorative care;
            (B) providing nutrition education and nutrition
        
counseling as components of preventive maintenance or restorative care; and
            (C) developing and managing systems whose chief
        
function is nutrition care; nutrition services for individuals and groups does not include medical nutrition therapy as defined in this Act; and
        (6) restorative; "restorative" means the component of
    
nutrition care that deals with oral dietary needs for individuals and groups; activities shall relate to the metabolism of food and the requirements for nutrients, including dietary supplements for growth, development, maintenance, or attainment of optimal health.
    "Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition" means an individual certified by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.
    "Licensed dietitian nutritionist" means a person licensed under this Act to practice dietetics and nutrition services, as defined in this Section. Activities of a licensed dietitian nutritionist do not include the medical differential diagnosis of the health status of an individual.
    "Practice experience" means a preprofessional, documented, supervised practice in dietetics or nutrition services that is acceptable to the Department in compliance with requirements for licensure, as specified in Section 45. It may be or may include a documented, supervised practice experience which is a component of the educational requirements for licensure, as specified in Section 45.
    "Registered dietitian" means an individual registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly known as the American Dietetic Association.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Telepractice" means the delivery of services under this Act by means other than in-person, including, but not limited to, telephone, email, Internet, or other methods of electronic communication. Telepractice is not prohibited under this Act provided that the provision of telepractice services is appropriate for the client and the level of care provided meets the required level of care for that client. Individuals providing services regulated by this Act via telepractice shall comply with and are subject to all licensing and disciplinary provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12; 98-148, eff. 8-2-13.)

225 ILCS 30/15

    (225 ILCS 30/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 15. License required.
    (a) No person may engage for remuneration in the practice of dietetics and nutrition services or hold himself or herself out as a licensed dietitian nutritionist unless the person is licensed in accordance with this Act.
    (b) This Section does not prohibit the practice of dietetics and nutrition services by the following:
        (1) A person that is licensed to practice nutrition
    
under the law of another state, territory of the United States, or country and has applied in writing to the Department in form and substance satisfactory to the Department for a license as a dietitian nutritionist until (i) the expiration of 6 months after filing the written application, (ii) the withdrawal of the application, or (iii) the denial of the application by the Department.
        (2) A person that is licensed to practice dietetics
    
under the law of another state, territory of the United States, or country, or is a certified nutrition specialist, a certified clinical nutritionist, a diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, or a registered dietitian, who has applied in writing to the Department in form and substance satisfactory to the Department for a license as a dietitian nutritionist until (i) the expiration of 6 months after the filing the written application, (ii) the withdrawal of the application, or (iii) the denial of the application by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/15.5

    (225 ILCS 30/15.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 15.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out as being able to provide dietetics and nutrition services without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/17

    (225 ILCS 30/17)
    Sec. 17. Other activities subject to licensure under this Act.
    (1) Enteral and parenteral nutrition therapy shall consist of enteral feedings or specialized intravenous solutions and shall only be performed by an individual licensed under this Act who:
        (a) is a registered dietitian registered with the
    
Commission on Dietetic Registration, the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly known as the American Dietetic Association;
        (b) is a certified nutrition support clinician as
    
certified by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification; or
        (c) meets the requirements set forth in the rules of
    
the Department.
    (2) Developing and managing food service operations whose chief function is nutrition care shall only be performed by an individual licensed under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-148, eff. 8-2-13.)

225 ILCS 30/20

    (225 ILCS 30/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 20. Exemptions. This Act does not prohibit or restrict:
    (a) Any person licensed in this State under any other Act from engaging in the practice for which he or she is licensed.
    (b) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by a person who is employed by the United States or State government or any of its bureaus, divisions, or agencies while in the discharge of the employee's official duties.
    (c) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by a person employed as a cooperative extension home economist, to the extent the activities are part of his or her employment.
    (d) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by a person pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in dietetics, nutrition, or an equivalent major from a regionally accredited school or program, if the activities and services constitute a part of a supervised course of study and if the person is designated by a title that clearly indicates the person's status as a student or trainee.
    (e) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by a person fulfilling the supervised practice experience component of Section 45, if the activities and services constitute a part of the experience necessary to meet the requirements of Section 45.
    (f) A person, including a licensed acupuncturist, from:
        (1) providing oral nutrition information as an
    
operator or employee of a health food store or business that sells health products, including dietary supplements, food, or food materials; or
        (2) disseminating written nutrition information in
    
connection with the marketing and distribution of those products, or discussing the use of those products, both individually and as components of nutritional programs, including explanations of their federally regulated label claims, any known drug-nutrient interactions, their role in various diets, or suggestions as how to best use and combine them.
    (g) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by an educator who is in the employ of a nonprofit organization; a federal, state, county, or municipal agency, or other political subdivision; an elementary or secondary school; or a regionally accredited institution of higher education, as long as the activities and services of the educator are part of his or her employment.
    (h) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by any person who provides weight control services, provided the nutrition program has been reviewed by, consultation is available from, and no program change can be initiated without prior approval by an individual licensed under this Act, an individual licensed to practice dietetics or nutrition services in another state that has licensure requirements considered by the Department to be at least as stringent as the requirements for licensure under this Act, or a registered dietitian.
    (i) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by any person with a masters or doctorate degree with a major in nutrition or equivalent from a regionally accredited school recognized by the Department for the purpose of education and research.
    (j) A person from providing general nutrition information or encouragement of general healthy eating choices that does not include the development of a customized nutrition regimen for a particular client or individual, or from providing encouragement for compliance with a customized nutrition plan prepared by a licensed dietitian nutritionist or any other licensed professional whose scope of practice includes nutrition assessment and counseling.
    (k) The practice of dietetics and nutrition services by a graduate of a 2 year associate program or a 4 year baccalaureate program from a school or program accredited at the time of graduation by the appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education with a major in human nutrition, food and nutrition or its equivalent, as authorized by the Department, who is directly supervised by an individual licensed under this Act.
    (l) Providing nutrition information as an employee of a nursing facility operated exclusively by and for those relying upon spiritual means through prayer alone for healing in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination.
    (m) A dietary technical support person working in a hospital setting or a regulated Department of Public Health or Department on Aging facility or program who has been trained and is supervised while engaged in the practice of dietetics by a licensed dietitian nutritionist in accordance with this Act and whose services are retained by that facility or program on a full-time or regular, ongoing consultant basis.
    The provisions of this Act shall not be construed to prohibit or limit any person from the free dissemination of information, from conducting a class or seminar, or from giving a speech related to nutrition if that person does not hold himself or herself out as a licensed dietitian nutritionist in a manner prohibited by Section 15.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/25

    (225 ILCS 30/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 25. Powers. 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 other powers and duties invested in the Department by this Act.
    The Department may promulgate rules consistent with the provisions of this Act for its administration and enforcement, and may prescribe forms which shall be issued in connection with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.)

225 ILCS 30/30

    (225 ILCS 30/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 30. Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board. The Secretary shall appoint a Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board as follows: 7 individuals who shall be appointed by and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. Of these 7 individuals, 6 members must be licensed under this Act, 2 of which must be a registered dietitian and 2 of which must be either a certified clinical nutritionist, a certified nutrition specialist, or a diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and one member must be a public member not licensed under this Act.
    Members shall serve 3-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to be longer than 8 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    Insofar as possible, the licensed professionals appointed to serve on the Board shall be generally representative of the geographical distribution of licensed professionals within this State. Any time there is a vacancy on the Board, any professional association composed of persons licensed under this Act may recommend licensees to fill the vacancy to the Board for the appointment of licensees.
    A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board.
    Members of the Board shall have no liability in any action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    The Secretary shall have the authority to remove or suspend any member of the Board for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause.
    The Secretary shall consider the recommendation of the Board on questions of standards of professional conduct, discipline, and qualifications of candidates or licensees under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/35

    (225 ILCS 30/35) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 35. Applications. Applications for original licensure shall be made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by the appropriate documentation and the required fee, which shall not be returnable. Every application shall require the information that in the judgment of the Department will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for a license.
(Source: P.A. 87-784.)

225 ILCS 30/37

    (225 ILCS 30/37)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 37. Social Security Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number, which shall be retained in the agency's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license.
    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number.
(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 30/40

    (225 ILCS 30/40) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 40. Examinations. The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for a license under this Act at the times and places that it may determine. The examination of applicants shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice dietetics and nutrition services. The Department or its designated testing service shall provide initial screening to determine eligibility of applicants for examination.
    Applicants for examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
    If an applicant neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years after filing an application, the application shall be denied. However, the applicant may thereafter make a new application accompanied by the required fee and shall meet the requirements for licensure in force at the time of making the new application.
    The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of preparing and conducting examinations.
(Source: P.A. 92-642, eff. 10-31-03.)

225 ILCS 30/45

    (225 ILCS 30/45) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 45. Dietitian nutritionist; qualifications. A person shall be qualified for licensure as a dietitian nutritionist if that person meets all of the following requirements:
    (a) Has applied in writing in form and substance acceptable to the Department and possesses a baccalaureate degree or post baccalaureate degree in human nutrition, foods and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management, nutrition education, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, nutrition and integrative health, or an equivalent major course of study as recommended by the Board and approved by the Department from a school or program accredited at the time of graduation from the appropriate regional accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
    (b) Has successfully completed an examination authorized by the Department which may be or may include examinations given by each of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, and the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or another examination approved by the Department.
    The Department shall establish by rule a waiver of the examination requirement to applicants who, at the time of application, are acknowledged to be certified clinical nutritionists by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, certified nutrition specialists by the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, diplomates of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, or registered dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and who are in compliance with other qualifications as included in the Act.
    (c) Has completed a dietetic internship or documented, supervised practice experience in dietetics and nutrition services of not less than 900 hours under the supervision of a certified clinical nutritionist, certified nutrition specialist, diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, registered dietitian or a licensed dietitian nutritionist, a State licensed healthcare practitioner, or an individual with a doctoral degree conferred by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university with a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management, nutrition, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, applied clinical nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition and functional medicine, or nutrition and integrative health. Supervised practice experience must be completed in the United States or its territories. Supervisors who obtained their doctoral degree outside the United States and its territories must have their degrees validated as equivalent to the doctoral degree conferred by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/50

    (225 ILCS 30/50) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-50)
    Sec. 50. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1000. Repealed by P.A. 92-642, eff. 10-31-03.)

225 ILCS 30/56

    (225 ILCS 30/56)
    Sec. 56. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-642, eff. 7-11-02. Repealed by P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/60

    (225 ILCS 30/60) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-60)
    Sec. 60. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1000. Repealed by P.A. 92-642, eff. 10-31-03.)

225 ILCS 30/65

    (225 ILCS 30/65) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-65)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 65. Expiration and renewal dates. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule.
    As a condition for renewal of a license, the licensee shall be required to complete continuing education in dietetics or nutrition services in accordance with rules established by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/70

    (225 ILCS 30/70) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 70. Inactive status; restoration; military service.
    (a) Any person who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of the desires to resume active status.
    (b) A licensee who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have the license restored by making application to the Department by filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have the license restored and by paying the required fees. Proof of fitness may include sworn evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction. If the licensee has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, then the Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, his or her fitness for restoration of the license and shall establish procedures and requirements for restoration.
    (c) A licensee whose license expired while he or she was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or the State Militia called into service or training or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States before induction into the military service, may have the license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after honorable termination of the service, training, or education he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (d) Any person requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee, shall meet continuing education requirements, and shall be required to restore his or her license as provided in Section 65 of this Act.
    (e) A person licensed under this Act whose license is on inactive status or in a non-renewed status shall not engage in the practice of dietetics or nutrition services in the State of Illinois or use the title or advertise that he or she performs the services of a licensed dietitian nutritionist.
    (f) Any person violating this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and will be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/75

    (225 ILCS 30/75) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 75. Endorsement. The Department may license as a dietitian nutritionist, without examination, on payment of required fee, an applicant who is a dietitian, dietitian nutritionist, nutritionist, or nutrition counselor licensed under the laws of another state, territory, or country, if the requirements for licensure in the state, territory, or country in which the applicant was licensed were, at the date of his or her licensure, substantially equal to the requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-642, eff. 10-31-03.)

225 ILCS 30/80

    (225 ILCS 30/80) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 80. Use of title; advertising. Only a person who is issued a license as a dietitian nutritionist under this Act may use the words "dietitian nutritionist", "dietitian", "licensed nutritionist", or "nutrition counselor" or the letters "L.D.N." in connection with his or her name.
    A licensee shall include in every advertisement for services regulated under this Act his or her title as it appears on the license or the initials authorized under this Act. Advertisements shall not include false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading material or guarantees of success.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/85

    (225 ILCS 30/85) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 85. Fees. The Department shall provide by rule for a schedule of fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, original licensure, registration, renewal, and restoration. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
    All fees, fines, and penalties collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and shall be appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/87

    (225 ILCS 30/87)
    Sec. 87. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-146, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/90

    (225 ILCS 30/90) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-90)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 90. Roster. The Department shall maintain a roster of names and addresses of all persons who hold valid licenses and all persons whose licenses have been suspended or revoked within the previous year. This roster shall be available upon request and payment of the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 87-784.)

225 ILCS 30/95

    (225 ILCS 30/95) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 95. Grounds for discipline.
    (1) The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem appropriate, including imposing fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any license or certificate for any one or combination of the following causes:
        (a) Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department.
        (b) Violations of this Act or of rules adopted under
    
this Act.
        (c) Conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
    
finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing of any crime, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States (i) that is a felony or (ii) that is a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (d) Fraud or any misrepresentation in applying for or
    
procuring a license under this Act or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act.
        (e) Professional incompetence or gross negligence.
        (f) Malpractice.
        (g) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (h) Failing to provide information within 60 days in
    
response to a written request made by the Department.
        (i) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        (j) Habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs
    
defined in law as controlled substances, alcohol, or any other substance that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (k) Discipline by another state, the District of
    
Columbia, territory, country, or governmental agency if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Act.
        (l) Charging for professional services not rendered,
    
including filing false statements for the collection of fees for which services are not rendered. Nothing in this paragraph (1) affects any bona fide independent contractor or employment arrangements among health care professionals, health facilities, health care providers, or other entities, except as otherwise prohibited by law. Any employment arrangements may include provisions for compensation, health insurance, pension, or other employment benefits for the provision of services within the scope of the licensee's practice under this Act. Nothing in this paragraph (1) shall be construed to require an employment arrangement to receive professional fees for services rendered.
        (m) A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (n) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in his or her practice, including, but not limited to, false records filed with State agencies or departments.
        (o) Allowing one's license under this Act to be used
    
by an unlicensed person in violation of this Act.
        (p) Practicing under a false or, except as provided
    
by law, an assumed name.
        (q) Gross and willful overcharging for professional
    
services.
        (r) (Blank).
        (s) Willfully failing to report an instance of
    
suspected child abuse or neglect as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (t) Cheating on or attempting to subvert a licensing
    
examination administered under this Act.
        (u) Mental illness or disability that results in the
    
inability to practice under this Act with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (v) Physical illness, including, but not limited to,
    
deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill that results in a licensee's inability to practice under this Act with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (w) Advising an individual to discontinue, reduce,
    
increase, or otherwise alter the intake of a drug prescribed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or by a prescriber as defined in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substance Act.
    (2) The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend without hearing, as provided for in the Code of Civil Procedure, the license of any person who fails to file a return, or pay the tax, penalty, or interest shown in a filed return, or pay any final assessment of the tax, penalty, or interest as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied in accordance with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (3) The Department shall deny a license or renewal authorized by this Act to a person who has defaulted on an educational loan or scholarship provided or guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or any governmental agency of this State in accordance with item (5) of subsection (a) of Section 2105-15 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (4) In cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services has previously determined a licensee or a potential licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency to the Department, the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take other disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in accordance with item (5) of subsection (a) of Section 1205-15 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (5) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension shall end only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient.
    (6) In enforcing this Act, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel an individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure under this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The Department may order the examining physician to present testimony concerning the mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician. The examining physicians shall be specifically designated by the Department. The individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of this examination. The examination shall be performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches. Failure of an individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall result in an automatic suspension without hearing.
    A person holding a license under this Act or who has applied for a license under this Act who, because of a physical or mental illness or disability, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill, is unable to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety, may be required by the Department to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice. Submission to care, counseling, or treatment as required by the Department shall not be considered discipline of a license. If the licensee refuses to enter into a care, counseling, or treatment agreement or fails to abide by the terms of the agreement, then the Department may file a complaint to revoke, suspend, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. The Secretary may order the license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department. Fines shall not be assessed in disciplinary actions involving physical or mental illness or impairment.
    In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department shall have the authority to review the subject individual's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
    An individual licensed under this Act and affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department that he or she can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12; 98-148, eff. 8-2-13.)

225 ILCS 30/97

    (225 ILCS 30/97) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-97)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 97. Payments; penalty for insufficient funds. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certificate or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license or certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license or certificate to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/100

    (225 ILCS 30/100) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 100. Injunctions; cease and desist orders.
    (a) If any person violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the Court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If any person practices as a dietitian nutritionist or holds himself or herself out as such without having a valid license under this Act, then any licensee, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should be entered against him or her. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause in order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/105

    (225 ILCS 30/105) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 105. Investigation; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions or qualifications of any applicant or of any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license or certificate of registration. The Department shall, before refusing to issue or renew a license or to discipline a licensee under Section 95, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, (i) notify the accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing of the charges before the Board, (ii) direct him or her to file his or her written answer to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice, and (iii) inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer shall result in default being taken against the applicant or licensee. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Department may continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person, after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license, may, in the discretion of the Department, be revoked, suspended, or placed on probationary status or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action considered proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for that action under the Act. The written notice and any notice in the subsequent proceeding may be served by registered or certified mail to the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/108

    (225 ILCS 30/108)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 108. Confidentiality. All information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a licensee or applicant, including, but not limited to, any complaint against a licensee filed with the Department and information collected to investigate any such complaint, shall be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose the information to anyone other than law enforcement officials, other regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined by the Secretary, or a party presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any purpose to any other agency or person. A formal complaint filed against a licensee by the Department or any order issued by the Department against a licensee or applicant shall be a public record, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/110

    (225 ILCS 30/110) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 110. Record of hearing. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case. The notice of hearing, complaint, and other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board, and orders of the Department shall be in the record of the proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/115

    (225 ILCS 30/115) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 115. Subpoenas; oaths; attendance of witnesses.
    (a) The Department may subpoena and bring before it any person to take the oral or written testimony or compel the production of any books, papers, records, or any other documents that the Secretary or his or her designee deems relevant or material to any investigation or hearing conducted by the Department with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed in civil cases in the courts of this State.
    (b) The Secretary, the hearing officer, any member of the Board, or a certified shorthand court reporter may administer oaths at any hearing that the Department conducts. Notwithstanding any other statute or Department rule to the contrary, all requests for testimony, production of documents, or records shall be in accordance with this Act.
    (c) Any circuit court, upon application of the Department or licensee, may order the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of relevant documents, papers, files, books and records in connection with any hearing or investigations. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/120

    (225 ILCS 30/120) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 120. Board report. 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 or not the accused person 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 refusing to issue, restore, or renew a license or otherwise disciplining a licensee. If the Secretary disagrees in any regard with the report of the Board, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the report. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act, but the hearing and finding is not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/125

    (225 ILCS 30/125) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 125. Motion for rehearing. In any hearing involving the refusal to issue or renew or the discipline of a licensee, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the respondent by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 calendar days after the service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing which shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing a motion, or if motion for rehearing is denied, then upon denial, the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board, except as provided for in Section 120. If the respondent orders a transcript of the record from the reporting service and pays for it within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 calendar day period within which a motion for rehearing may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/130

    (225 ILCS 30/130) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 130. Order for rehearing. Whenever the Secretary is not satisfied that substantial justice has been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or renew a license the Secretary may order a rehearing by the same or other hearing officers.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/135

    (225 ILCS 30/135) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-135)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 135. Hearing officer. The Secretary shall have 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 for refusal to issue or renew a license or to discipline a licensee or person holding a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 calendar 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 calendar day period, the Secretary may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or of the hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/140

    (225 ILCS 30/140) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-140)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 140. Order; certified copy. An order or a certified copy of an order, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, shall be prima facie proof:
        (a) that the signature is the genuine signature of
    
the Secretary; and
        (b) that the Secretary is duly appointed and
    
qualified.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/145

    (225 ILCS 30/145) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-145)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 145. Restoration of license from discipline. At any time after the successful completion of a term of indefinite probation, suspension, or revocation of a license, the Department may restore the license to the licensee, unless, after an investigation and a hearing, the Secretary determines that restoration is not in the public interest or that the licensee has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. No person or entity whose license, certificate, or authority has been revoked as authorized in this Act may apply for restoration of that license, certification, or authority until such time as provided for in the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/150

    (225 ILCS 30/150) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 150. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license the licensee shall immediately surrender the license to the Department. If the registrant fails to do so, the Department shall have the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 87-784.)

225 ILCS 30/155

    (225 ILCS 30/155) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-155)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 155. Summary suspension. The Secretary may summarily suspend the license of a licensee without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in Section 105 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that the evidence indicates that a licensee's continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary summarily suspends the license without a hearing, a hearing shall be commenced within 30 days after the suspension has occurred and shall be concluded as expeditiously as possible.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/160

    (225 ILCS 30/160) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 160. Administrative Review Law. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides, but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 87-784.)

225 ILCS 30/165

    (225 ILCS 30/165) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-165)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 165. Certification of record; receipt. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the Court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in Court is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/170

    (225 ILCS 30/170) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-170)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 170. Violations; penalties. Any person who is found to have violated any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for second and subsequent offenses.
(Source: P.A. 87-784; 87-1000.)

225 ILCS 30/175

    (225 ILCS 30/175) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-175)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 175. Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is expressly adopted and incorporated as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of paragraph (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, which provides that at hearings the licensee or person holding a license has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention or continuation of the license, is specifically excluded. For the purpose of this Act, the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of record of a party.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/180

    (225 ILCS 30/180) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-180)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 180. Home rule. The regulation and licensing of dietitian nutritionists are exclusive functions of the State. A home rule unit may not regulate or license dietitian nutritionists. This Section is a limitation and denial of home rule powers under paragraph (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)

225 ILCS 30/200

    (225 ILCS 30/200) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-200)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 200. This Act takes effect January 1, 1992.
(Source: P.A. 87-784.)