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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 315/) Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989.

225 ILCS 315/1

    (225 ILCS 315/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 8101)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 1. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Act to provide for the licensure of landscape architects.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/2

    (225 ILCS 315/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 8102)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 2. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 86-932; 86-1475.)

225 ILCS 315/3

    (225 ILCS 315/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 8103)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Board" means the Illinois Landscape Architect Registration Board.
    (b) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (c) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (d) "Landscape Architect" or "Landscape Architect Design Professional" means a person who, based on education, experience, and examination in the field of landscape architecture, is licensed under this Act.
    (e) "Landscape Architecture" means the art and science of arranging land, together with the spaces and objects upon it, for the purpose of creating a safe, efficient, healthful, and aesthetically pleasing physical environment for human use and enjoyment, as performed by landscape architects.
    (f) "Landscape Architectural Practice" means the offering or furnishing of professional services in connection with a landscape architecture project that do not require the seal of an architect, land surveyor, professional engineer, or structural engineer. Such services may include, but are not limited to, providing preliminary studies; developing design concepts; planning for the relationships of physical improvements and intended uses of the site; establishing form and aesthetic elements; analyzing and providing for life safety requirements; developing those construction details on the site which are exclusive of any building or structure; preparing and coordinating technical submissions; and conducting site observation of a landscape architecture project.
    (g) "Person" means any person, sole proprietorship, or entity such as a partnership, professional service corporation, or corporation.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/3.5

    (225 ILCS 315/3.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 3.5. References.
    (a) References in this Act (i) to the Department of Professional Regulation are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and (ii) to the Director of Professional Regulation are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (b) References to registration in the rules promulgated pursuant to this Act shall be deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to licensure.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/4

    (225 ILCS 315/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 8104)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 4. Use of title. No person may represent himself to be a landscape architect, use the title "landscape architect", "registered landscape architect", "licensed landscape architect", "landscape architect design professional", or any other title which includes the words "landscape architect" or "landscape architecture", unless licensed under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/4.5

    (225 ILCS 315/4.5)
    Sec. 4.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-474, eff. 6-18-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/5

    (225 ILCS 315/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 8105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 5. Practice without license. Nothing in this Act prevents any person from being engaged in the practice of landscape architecture so long as he or she does not represent himself or herself as, or use the titles of, "landscape architect", "registered landscape architect", "licensed landscape architect", "landscape architecture", "landscape architect design professional", or "landscape architecture design professional".
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/6

    (225 ILCS 315/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 8106)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 6. Issuance of Certificate. Whenever an applicant for licensure has complied with the provisions of Section 11 of this Act, the Department shall issue a certificate of licensure to the applicant as a licensed landscape architect subject to the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/6.5

    (225 ILCS 315/6.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 6.5. Display of license; seal.
    (a) Every holder of a landscape architect license shall display his or her certificate of licensure in a conspicuous place in his or her principal office. A certificate of registration issued under this Act that is in good standing on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be deemed to be a certificate of licensure and the Department shall not be required to issue a new certificate of licensure to replace it.
    (b) Every landscape architect shall have a seal, approved by the Department and the Board, which shall contain the name of the landscape architect, the number of his or her license, and the legend "Landscape Architect, State of Illinois" and other words or figures as the Department deems necessary. Plans, specifications, and reports related to landscape architectural practice and prepared by the landscape architect, or under his or her supervision, shall be stamped with his or her seal when filed. Notwithstanding the requirements of this Section, an architect, land surveyor, professional engineer, or structural engineer shall be permitted to affix his or her professional seal or stamp to any plans, specifications, and reports prepared by or under his or her responsible control in connection with the incidental practice of landscape architecture.
    (c) A landscape architect who endorses a document with his or her seal while his or her license is suspended, expired, or has been revoked, who has been placed on probation or inactive status, or who endorses a document that the landscape architect did not actually prepare or supervise the preparation of, is subject to the penalties prescribed in Section 18.1.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/7

    (225 ILCS 315/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 8107)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 7. Address of Record. Every landscape architect shall maintain a current address with the Department. It is the duty of every applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and such changes must be made either through the Department's website or by directly contacting the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/8

    (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.)

225 ILCS 315/9

    (225 ILCS 315/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 8109)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 9. Composition, qualification, and terms of Board.
    (a) The Secretary shall appoint a Board consisting of 5 persons who are residents of the State of Illinois and who shall be appointed by and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. Four persons shall be individuals experienced in landscape architectural work who would qualify upon application to the Department under the provisions of this Act to be licensed landscape architects, one of whom shall be a tenured member of the landscape architecture faculty of a university located within this State that maintains an accredited school of landscape architecture and 3 of whom shall have engaged in landscape architectural work for at least 5 years. The fifth person shall be a public member, not an employee of the State of Illinois, who is not licensed or registered under this Act or a similar Act of another jurisdiction. The public member may not be elected or appointed as chairman of the Board or serve in such capacity in any other manner.
    (b) Members of the Board shall serve 5 year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term which would cause that member's cumulative service on the Board to be longer than 10 years. No member who is an initial appointment to the Board shall be reappointed to the Board for a term which would cause that member's cumulative service on the Board to be longer than 13 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. Initial terms shall begin upon the effective date of this Act.
    (c) The Secretary may remove any member of the Board for cause, which may include without limitation a member who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
    (d) The Secretary shall consider the recommendations of the Board on questions involving standards of professional conduct, discipline, and qualifications of applicants and licensees under this Act.
    (e) Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for Board decisions.
    (f) The Board shall annually elect a chairperson and vice chairperson, both of whom shall be licensed landscape architects.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/10

    (225 ILCS 315/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 8110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10. Application for Registration. An application for registration shall be made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by the required fee, which shall not be returnable. The application shall require such information as, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for registration.
(Source: P.A. 86-932.)

225 ILCS 315/11

    (225 ILCS 315/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 8111)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 11. Licensure Qualifications.
    (a) Every person applying to the Department for licensure shall do so on forms approved by the Department and shall pay the required fee. Every person applying to the Department for licensure shall submit, with his application, satisfactory evidence that the person holds an approved professional degree in landscape architecture from an approved and accredited program, as such terms are defined by the rules and regulations of the Department, and that he has had such practical experience in landscape architectural work as shall be required by the rules and regulations of the Department. Every applicant for initial licensure must have an approved professional degree. If an applicant is qualified the Department shall, by means of a written examination, examine the applicant on such technical and professional subjects as shall be required by the rules and regulations of the Department.
    (b) The Department may exempt from such written examination an applicant who holds a certificate of qualification issued by the National Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards, or who holds a registration or license in another state which has equivalent or substantially equivalent requirements as the State of Illinois.
    (c) The Department shall adopt rules determining requirements for practical training and education. The Department may also adopt the examinations and recommended grading procedures of the National Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and the accreditation procedures of the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board. The Department shall issue a certificate of licensure to each applicant who satisfies the requirements set forth in this Section. Such licensure shall be effective upon issuance.
    (d) If an applicant neglects, fails without an approved excuse, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination to obtain a certificate of licensure under this Act within 3 years after filing the application, the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may thereafter submit a new application accompanied by the required fee.
    (e) For a period of 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, persons demonstrating to the Department that they have been engaged in landscape architectural practice for a period of 10 years and have an accredited degree and license in urban or regional planning, architecture, or civil engineering are eligible to achieve licensure through examination.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/11.5

    (225 ILCS 315/11.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 11.5. Professional liability.
    (a) Any individual licensed under this Act as a landscape architect is liable for his or her negligent or willful acts, errors, and omissions and any shareholder, member, or partner of any entity that provides landscape architecture services through an individual licensed under this Act is liable for the negligent or willful acts, errors, and omissions of the employees, members, and partners of the entity. Eligible claims of liability may be covered under a qualifying policy of professional liability insurance, as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, maintained by an individual or entity.
    (b) A qualifying policy of professional liability insurance must insure an individual or entity against liability imposed upon it by law for damages arising out of the negligent acts, errors, and omissions of the individual or of the licensed and unlicensed employees, members, and partners of the entity. The policy may exclude coverage of the following:
        (1) a dishonest, fraudulent, criminal, or malicious
    
act or omission of the insured individual or entity or any stockholder, employee, member, or partner of the insured entity;
        (2) the conducting of a business enterprise that is
    
not landscape architectural practice by the insured individual or entity;
        (3) the conducting of a business enterprise in which
    
the insured individual or entity may be a partner or that may be controlled, operated, or managed by the individual or entity in its own or in a fiduciary capacity, including without limitation the ownership, maintenance, or use of property;
        (4) bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death of a
    
person; or
        (5) damage to or destruction of tangible property
    
owned by the insured individual or entity.
The policy may include any other reasonable provisions with respect to policy periods, territory, claims, conditions, and ministerial matters.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/12

    (225 ILCS 315/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 8112)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 12. Registration, Renewal, Restoration.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each registration issued under this Act shall be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Department.
    (b) Any person who has permitted his registration to expire or who has had his registration on inactive status may have his registration restored by applying to the Department, filing proof acceptable to the Department of his fitness to have the registration restored, which may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department and paying the required restoration fee.
    (c) If the person has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Board shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, the person's fitness to resume active status and may require the successful completion of an examination.
    (d) However, any person whose registration has expired while he has been engaged: (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 preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his registration renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after termination of such service, training or education other than by dishonorable discharge, he furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he has been so engaged and that the service, training or education has been so terminated.
    (e) Each application for renewal shall contain the signature of the landscape architect.
(Source: P.A. 86-932.)

225 ILCS 315/12.5

    (225 ILCS 315/12.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 12.5. Continuing education. The Department may adopt rules of continuing education for persons licensed under this Act. The Department shall consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing the guidelines for the continuing education requirements. Rules adopted under this Section apply to any person seeking renewal or restoration of licensure under this Act. The continuing education shall consist of at least 6 hours per year and may include relevant courses offered in various formats or mediums.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/13

    (225 ILCS 315/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 8113)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 13. Inactive Status.
    (a) Any landscape architect 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 be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active status.
    (b) Any person whose license has been expired for more than 3 years may have his or her license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have his or her license restored, including evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction, and by paying the required restoration fee.
    (c) Any landscape architect whose license is in an inactive status, has been suspended or revoked, or has expired shall not represent himself or herself to be a landscape architect or use the title "landscape architect", "registered landscape architect", "licensed landscape architect", or any other title which includes the words "landscape architect" or "landscape architecture".
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/14

    (225 ILCS 315/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 8114)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 14. Fees. The Department shall establish by rule a schedule of fees for the administration and maintenance of this Act. These fees are not refundable.
(Source: P.A. 91-255, eff. 12-30-99.)

225 ILCS 315/15

    (225 ILCS 315/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 8115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15. Disposition of funds. All of the fees collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    On January 1, 2000 the State Comptroller shall transfer the balance of the monies in the Landscape Architects' Administration and Investigation Fund into the General Professions Dedicated Fund. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2000 out of the Landscape Architects' Administration and Investigation Fund may be paid out of the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    The monies deposited in the General Professions Dedicated Fund may be used for the expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
    Moneys from the Fund may also be used for direct and allocable indirect costs related to the public purposes of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized by Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/16

    (225 ILCS 315/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 8116)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 16. Roster. The Department shall maintain a roster of the names and addresses of all licensed landscape architects. This roster shall be available upon written request and payment of the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/17

    (225 ILCS 315/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 8117)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 17. Advertising. Any person licensed under this Act may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where such professional services are rendered provided that such advertising is truthful and not misleading.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/18

    (225 ILCS 315/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 8118)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 18. Violation; injunction; cease and desist order.
    (a) If any person violates the provisions 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 any county in which the action is brought, petition for an order enjoining such violation and for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin such violation. If it is established that such 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 shall hold himself or herself out as a "landscape architect", "licensed landscape architect", or "registered landscape architect", or use any other title that includes the words "landscape architect" or "landscape architecture" without being licensed under the provisions of this Act, then any licensed landscape architect, 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) Whoever holds himself or herself out as a "landscape architect", "licensed landscape architect", or "registered landscape architect", or uses any other title that includes the words "landscape architect" or "landscape architecture" in this State without being licensed under this Act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, and for each subsequent conviction shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (d) Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall allow the person at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer that is satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/18.1

    (225 ILCS 315/18.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 18.1. Grounds for Discipline.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or to renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as deemed appropriate including the impositions of fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, as the Department may deem proper with regard to any license for any one or combination of the following:
        (1) Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department or to any other State agency.
        (2) Negligent or intentional disregard of this Act,
    
or violation of any rules under this Act.
        (3) Conviction of or plea of guilty or nolo
    
contendere to any crime under the laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof that is a felony, or that is a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or of any crime that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (4) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a license, or violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (5) Professional incompetence or gross negligence in
    
the rendering of landscape architectural services.
        (6) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or any rules.
        (7) Failing to provide information within 60 days in
    
response to a written request made by the Department.
        (8) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public and violating the rules of professional conduct adopted by the Department.
        (9) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in an inability to practice with reasonable skill, judgment, or safety.
        (10) Discipline by another jurisdiction, if at least
    
one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Section.
        (11) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
    
from any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any professional service not actually rendered.
        (12) A finding by the Board that the licensee, after
    
having the license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (12.5) A finding by the Board that the licensee has
    
failed to pay a fine imposed by the Department.
        (13) Abandonment of a client.
        (14) Willfully filing false reports relating to a
    
licensee's practice, including but not limited to, false records filed with federal or State agencies or departments.
        (15) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (16) Physical or mental disability, including
    
deterioration through the aging process or loss of abilities and skills that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (17) Solicitation of professional services by using
    
false or misleading advertising.
        (18) Failure to file a return, or to pay the tax,
    
penalty, or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue or any successor agency or the Internal Revenue Service or any successor agency.
    (b) Any fines imposed under this Section shall not exceed $10,000 for each violation.
    (c) The determination by a court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code will result in an automatic suspension of his or her license. The suspension will end upon a finding by a court that the licensee is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient, and the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume professional practice.
    (d) In enforcing this Section, the Board, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel a person licensed under this Act or who has applied for licensure pursuant to this Act to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The examining physicians shall be those specifically designated by the Board. The Board or the Department may order the examining physician to present testimony concerning this 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 person to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any person to submit to a mental or physical examination when directed shall be grounds for suspension of a license until the person submits to the examination if the Board finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to submit to the examination was without reasonable cause.
    If the Board finds a person unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Board may require that person to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Board as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure; or, in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the Board may recommend that the Department file a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, or otherwise discipline the license of the person. Any person whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined, or supervised subject to such terms, conditions, or restrictions and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions, or restrictions shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the person shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/19

    (225 ILCS 315/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 8119)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 19. Investigation; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions or qualifications of any applicant or person holding or claiming to hold a license. The Department shall, before suspending or revoking, placing on probation, reprimanding, or taking any other disciplinary action under Section 18.1 of this Act, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, notify the applicant or licensee in writing of the nature of the charges and that a hearing will be held on the date designated. The written notice may be served by personal delivery or certified or registered mail to the applicant or licensee at the address of record with the Department. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer with the Department, under oath, within 20 days after the service of the notice, and inform the person that if he or she fails to file an answer, his or her license may be revoked, suspended, placed on probation, reprimanded, or the Department may take any other additional disciplinary action including the issuance of fines, not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, as the Department may consider necessary, without a hearing. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel. All parties shall be accorded an opportunity to present any statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Board may continue the hearing from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/20

    (225 ILCS 315/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 8120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 20. Record of proceedings; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case involving the refusal to restore, issue or renew a license, or the discipline of a licensee. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in the hearing upon payment of the fee required under Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 315/21

    (225 ILCS 315/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 8121)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 21. Subpoenas; depositions; oaths. The Department has power to subpoena and bring before it any person and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed in civil cases in circuit courts of this State.
    The Secretary, the designated hearing officer, and every member of the Board has the power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized to conduct, and any other oaths authorized in any Act administered by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/22

    (225 ILCS 315/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 8122)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 22. Compelling testimony. Any court, upon the application of the Department, designated hearing officer, or the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings under Section 18.1 of this Act are pending, may, enter an order requiring the attendance of witnesses and their testimony and the production of documents, papers, files, books, and records in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 88-363.)

225 ILCS 315/22.1

    (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.)

225 ILCS 315/23

    (225 ILCS 315/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 8123)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 23. Board; Rehearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the accused person, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of the notice. Within 20 days after such service, the applicant or licensee may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing which shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If no motion for a rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing such a motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon the denial, the Secretary may enter any order in accordance with recommendations of the Board, except as provided in Section 120 of this Act. If the applicant or licensee requests and pays for a transcript of the record within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20-day period within which a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the applicant or licensee.
    Whenever the Secretary is not satisfied that substantial justice has been done, he may order a rehearing by the same or another special board. At the expiration of the time specified for filing a motion for a rehearing the Secretary has the right to take the action recommended by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/24

    (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.)

225 ILCS 315/25

    (225 ILCS 315/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 8125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 25. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, shall be prima facie proof that:
        (a) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (b) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified;
    
and
        (c) the Board and the members thereof are qualified
    
to act.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/26

    (225 ILCS 315/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 8126)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 26. Restoration of suspended or revoked license. At any time after the suspension or revocation of any license, the Department may restore it to the licensee upon the written recommendation of the Board, unless after an investigation and hearing the Board determines that restoration is not in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 88-363.)

225 ILCS 315/27

    (225 ILCS 315/27) (from Ch. 111, par. 8127)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 27. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall immediately surrender his or her license to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 88-363.)

225 ILCS 315/28

    (225 ILCS 315/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 8128)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 28. Summary suspension of a license. The Secretary may summarily suspend the license of a landscape architect without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in Section 24 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in the possession of the Secretary indicates that the continuation in practice by the landscape architect would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary temporarily suspends the license of an individual without a hearing, a hearing must be held within 30 days after such suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/29

    (225 ILCS 315/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 8129)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 29. Administrative Review Law; venue.
    (a) 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. 88-363.)

225 ILCS 315/30

    (225 ILCS 315/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 8130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 30. Certification of record; costs. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court or file an answer in court, or to otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless there is filed in the court with the complaint a receipt from the Department acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file such receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 88-363.)

225 ILCS 315/31

    (225 ILCS 315/31) (from Ch. 111, par. 8131)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 31. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the licensee has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of the license is specifically excluded. For the purposes of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the address of record of a party.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 315/32

    (225 ILCS 315/32) (from Ch. 111, par. 8132)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 32. Public policy. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraph (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-932.)