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PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 18/) Crematory Regulation Act.

410 ILCS 18/1

    (410 ILCS 18/1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Crematory Regulation Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)

410 ILCS 18/5

    (410 ILCS 18/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Comptroller in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Comptroller of any change of address within 14 days, and such changes must be made either through the Comptroller's website or by contacting the Comptroller. The address of record shall be the permanent street address of the crematory.
    "Alternative container" means a receptacle, other than a casket, in which human remains are transported to the crematory and placed in the cremation chamber for cremation. An alternative container shall be (i) composed of readily combustible or consumable materials suitable for cremation, (ii) able to be closed in order to provide a complete covering for the human remains, (iii) resistant to leakage or spillage, (iv) rigid enough for handling with ease, and (v) able to provide protection for the health, safety, and personal integrity of crematory personnel.
    "Authorizing agent" means a person legally entitled to order the cremation and final disposition of specific human remains.
    "Body parts" means limbs or other portions of the anatomy that are removed from a person or human remains for medical purposes during treatment, surgery, biopsy, autopsy, or medical research; or human bodies or any portion of bodies that have been donated to science for medical research purposes.
    "Burial transit permit" means a permit for disposition of a dead human body as required by Illinois law.
    "Casket" means a rigid container that is designed for the encasement of human remains, is usually constructed of wood, metal, or like material and ornamented and lined with fabric, and may or may not be combustible.
    "Comptroller" means the Comptroller of the State of Illinois.
    "Cremated remains" means all human remains recovered after the completion of the cremation, which may possibly include the residue of any foreign matter including casket material, bridgework, or eyeglasses, that was cremated with the human remains.
    "Cremation" means the technical process, using heat and flame, or alkaline hydrolysis that reduces human remains to bone fragments. The reduction takes place through heat and evaporation or through hydrolysis. Cremation shall include the processing, and may include the pulverization, of the bone fragments.
    "Cremation chamber" means the enclosed space within which the cremation takes place.
    "Cremation interment container" means a rigid outer container that, subject to a cemetery's rules and regulations, is composed of concrete, steel, fiberglass, or some similar material in which an urn is placed prior to being interred in the ground, and which is designed to withstand prolonged exposure to the elements and to support the earth above the urn.
    "Cremation room" means the room in which the cremation chamber is located.
    "Crematory" means the building or portion of a building that houses the cremation room and the holding facility.
    "Crematory authority" means the legal entity which is licensed by the Comptroller to operate a crematory and to perform cremations.
    "Final disposition" means the burial, cremation, or other disposition of a dead human body or parts of a dead human body.
    "Funeral director" means a person known by the title of "funeral director", "funeral director and embalmer", or other similar words or titles, licensed by the State to practice funeral directing or funeral directing and embalming.
    "Funeral establishment" means a building or separate portion of a building having a specific street address and location and devoted to activities relating to the shelter, care, custody, and preparation of a deceased human body and may contain facilities for funeral or wake services.
    "Holding facility" means an area that (i) is designated for the retention of human remains prior to cremation, (ii) complies with all applicable public health law, (iii) preserves the health and safety of the crematory authority personnel, and (iv) is secure from access by anyone other than authorized persons. A holding facility may be located in a cremation room.
    "Human remains" means the body of a deceased person, including any form of body prosthesis that has been permanently attached or implanted in the body.
    "Licensee" means an entity licensed under this Act. An entity that holds itself as a licensee or that is accused of unlicensed practice is considered a licensee for purposes of enforcement, investigation, hearings, and the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    "Niche" means a compartment or cubicle for the memorialization and permanent placement of an urn containing cremated remains.
    "Person" means any person, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity, and in the case of any such business organization, its officers, partners, members, or shareholders possessing 25% or more of ownership of the entity.
    "Processing" means the reduction of identifiable bone fragments after the completion of the cremation process to unidentifiable bone fragments by manual or mechanical means.
    "Pulverization" means the reduction of identifiable bone fragments after the completion of the cremation process to granulated particles by manual or mechanical means.
    "Scattering area" means an area which may be designated by a cemetery and located on dedicated cemetery property where cremated remains, which have been removed from their container, can be mixed with, or placed on top of, the soil or ground cover.
    "Temporary container" means a receptacle for cremated remains, usually composed of cardboard, plastic or similar material, that can be closed in a manner that prevents the leakage or spillage of the cremated remains or the entrance of foreign material, and is a single container of sufficient size to hold the cremated remains until an urn is acquired or the cremated remains are scattered.
    "Urn" means a receptacle designed to encase the cremated remains.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/7

    (410 ILCS 18/7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 7. Powers and duties of the Comptroller. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Comptroller may exercise any of the following powers and duties:
        (1) Authorize standards to ascertain the
    
qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensing as licensed crematory authorities and pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licensure.
        (2) Examine and audit a licensed crematory
    
authority's records, crematory, or any other aspects of crematory operation as the Comptroller deems appropriate.
        (3) Investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
        (4) Conduct hearings on proceedings to refuse to
    
issue licenses or to revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or otherwise discipline licensees and to refuse to issue licenses or to revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or otherwise discipline licensees.
        (5) Formulate rules required for the administration
    
of this Act.
        (6) Maintain rosters of the names and addresses of
    
all licensees, and all entities whose licenses have been suspended, revoked, or otherwise disciplined. These rosters shall be available upon written request and payment of the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/10

    (410 ILCS 18/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 10. Establishment of crematory and licensing of crematory authority.
    (a) Any person doing business in this State, or any cemetery, funeral establishment, corporation, partnership, joint venture, voluntary organization or any other entity, may erect, maintain, and operate a crematory in this State and provide the necessary appliances and facilities for the cremation of human remains in accordance with this Act.
    (b) A crematory shall be subject to all local, State, and federal health and environmental protection requirements and shall obtain all necessary licenses and permits from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Department of Public Health, the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and the Illinois and federal Environmental Protection Agencies, or such other appropriate local, State, or federal agencies.
    (c) A crematory may be constructed on or adjacent to any cemetery, on or adjacent to any funeral establishment, or at any other location consistent with local zoning regulations.
    (d) An application for licensure as a crematory authority shall be in writing on forms furnished by the Comptroller. Applications shall be accompanied by a fee of $50 and shall contain all of the following:
        (1) The full name and address, both residence and
    
business, of the applicant if the applicant is an individual; the full name and address of every member if the applicant is a partnership; the full name and address of every member of the board of directors if the applicant is an association; and the name and address of every officer, director, and shareholder holding more than 25% of the corporate stock if the applicant is a corporation.
        (2) The address and location of the crematory.
        (3) A description of the type of structure and
    
equipment to be used in the operation of the crematory, including the operating permit number issued to the cremation device by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
        (4) Any further information that the Comptroller
    
reasonably may require.
    (e) Each crematory authority shall file an annual report with the Comptroller, accompanied with a $25 fee, providing (i) an affidavit signed by the owner of the crematory authority that at the time of the report the cremation device was in proper operating condition, (ii) the total number of all cremations performed at the crematory during the past year, (iii) attestation by the licensee that all applicable permits and certifications are valid, (iv) either (A) any changes required in the information provided under subsection (d) or (B) an indication that no changes have occurred, and (v) any other information that the Comptroller may require. The annual report shall be filed by a crematory authority on or before March 15 of each calendar year. If the fiscal year of a crematory authority is other than on a calendar year basis, then the crematory authority shall file the report required by this Section within 75 days after the end of its fiscal year. If a crematory authority fails to submit an annual report to the Comptroller within the time specified in this Section, the Comptroller shall impose upon the crematory authority a penalty of $5 for each and every day the crematory authority remains delinquent in submitting the annual report. The Comptroller may abate all or part of the $5 daily penalty for good cause shown.
    (f) All records required to be maintained under this Act, including but not limited to those relating to the license and annual report of the crematory authority required to be filed under this Section, shall be subject to inspection by the Comptroller upon reasonable notice.
    (g) The Comptroller may inspect crematory records at the crematory authority's place of business to review the licensee's compliance with this Act. The inspection must include verification that:
        (1) the crematory authority has complied with
    
record-keeping requirements of this Act;
        (2) a crematory device operator's certification of
    
training is conspicuously displayed at the crematory;
        (3) the cremation device has a current operating
    
permit issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the permit is conspicuously displayed in the crematory;
        (4) the crematory authority is in compliance with
    
local zoning requirements;
        (5) the crematory authority license issued by the
    
Comptroller is conspicuously displayed at the crematory; and
        (6) other details as determined by rule.
    (h) The Comptroller shall issue licenses under this Act to the crematories that are registered with the Comptroller as of on March 1, 2012 without requiring the previously registered crematories to complete license applications.
(Source: P.A. 97-679, eff. 2-6-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

410 ILCS 18/11

    (410 ILCS 18/11)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 11. Grounds for denial or discipline.
    (a) In this Section, "applicant" means a person who has applied for a license under this Act including those persons whose names are listed on a license application in Section 10 of this Act.
    (b) The Comptroller may refuse to issue a license, place on probation, reprimand, or take other disciplinary action that the Comptroller may deem appropriate, including imposing fines not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, with regard to any license under this Act, or may suspend or revoke a license issued under this Act, on any of the following grounds:
        (1) The applicant or licensee has made any
    
misrepresentation or false statement or concealed any material fact in furnishing information to the Comptroller.
        (2) The applicant or licensee has been engaged in
    
business practices that work a fraud.
        (3) The applicant or licensee has refused to give
    
information required under this Act to be disclosed to the Comptroller or failing, within 30 days, to provide information in response to a written request made by the Comptroller.
        (4) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        (5) As to any individual listed in the license
    
application as required under Section 10, that individual has conducted or is about to conduct any cremation business on behalf of the applicant in a fraudulent manner or has been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor an essential element of which is fraud.
        (6) The applicant or licensee has failed to make the
    
annual report required by this Act or to comply with a final order, decision, or finding of the Comptroller made under this Act.
        (7) The applicant or licensee, including any member,
    
officer, or director of the applicant or licensee if the applicant or licensee is a firm, partnership, association, or corporation and including any shareholder holding more than 25% of the corporate stock of the applicant or licensee, has violated any provision of this Act or any regulation or order made by the Comptroller under this Act.
        (8) The Comptroller finds any fact or condition
    
existing that, if it had existed at the time of the original application for a license under this Act, would have warranted the Comptroller in refusing the issuance of the license.
        (9) Any violation of this Act or of the rules adopted
    
under this Act.
        (10) Incompetence.
        (11) Gross malpractice.
        (12) Discipline by another state, District of
    
Columbia, territory, or foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Section.
        (13) 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 professional services not actually or personally rendered.
        (14) A finding by the Comptroller that the licensee,
    
after having its license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (15) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports, including, but not limited to, false records filed with State agencies or departments.
        (16) Gross, willful, or continued overcharging for
    
professional services, including filing false statements for collection of fees for which services are not rendered.
        (17) Practicing under a false or, except as provided
    
by law, an assumed name.
        (18) Cheating on or attempting to subvert this Act's
    
licensing application process.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/11.5

    (410 ILCS 18/11.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 11.5. License revocation or suspension; surrender of license.
    (a) (Blank).
    (b) Upon the revocation or suspension of a license issued under this Act, the licensee must immediately surrender the license to the Comptroller. If the licensee fails to do so, the Comptroller may seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/12

    (410 ILCS 18/12)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 12. Surrender of license; effect on licensee's liability. A licensee may surrender a license issued under this Act by delivering to the Comptroller a written notice stating that the licensee thereby surrenders the license, but such a surrender does not affect the licensee's civil or criminal liability for acts committed before the surrender.
(Source: P.A. 92-675, eff. 7-1-03.)

410 ILCS 18/13

    (410 ILCS 18/13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 13. License; display; transfer; duration.
    (a) Every license issued under this Act must state the number of the license, the business name and address of the licensee's principal place of business, and the licensee's parent company, if any. The license must be conspicuously posted in the place of business operating under the license.
    (b) After initial licensure, if any person comes to obtain at least 51% of the ownership over the licensed crematory authority, then the crematory authority shall apply for a new license in the required time as set out by rule.
    (c) Every license issued under this Act shall remain in force until it has been surrendered, suspended, or revoked in accordance with this Act. Upon the request of an interested person or on the Comptroller's own motion, the Comptroller may issue a new license to a licensee whose license has been revoked under this Act if no factor or condition then exists which would have warranted the Comptroller in originally refusing the issuance of the license.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/14

    (410 ILCS 18/14)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 14. Display of cremation device permit. A crematory authority must conspicuously display in its place of business the operating permit issued to its cremation device by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the license issued by the Comptroller under this Act. All rulemaking authority in connection with operating permits issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall be vested with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and all rulemaking authority in connection with licenses issued by the Comptroller under this Act shall be vested with the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/15

    (410 ILCS 18/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 15. Authorizing agent. The priority of the person or persons who have the right to serve as the authorizing agent for cremation is in the same priority as provided for in Section 5 of the Disposition of Remains Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-561, eff. 1-1-06.)

410 ILCS 18/19

    (410 ILCS 18/19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 19. Cremation only in crematory. An individual or a person, cemetery, funeral establishment, corporation, partnership, joint venture, voluntary organization, or other entity may cremate human remains only in a crematory operated by a crematory authority licensed for this purpose and only under the limitations provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-675, eff. 7-1-03.)

410 ILCS 18/20

    (410 ILCS 18/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 20. Authorization to cremate.
    (a) A crematory authority shall not cremate human remains until it has received all of the following:
        (1) A cremation authorization form signed by an
    
authorizing agent. The cremation authorization form shall be provided by the crematory authority and shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:
            (A) The identity of the human remains and the
        
time and date of death.
            (B) The name of the funeral director and funeral
        
establishment, if applicable, that obtained the cremation authorization.
            (C) Notification as to whether the death
        
occurred from a disease declared by the Department of Health to be infectious, contagious, communicable, or dangerous to the public health.
            (D) The name of the authorizing agent and the
        
relationship between the authorizing agent and the decedent.
            (E) A representation that the authorizing agent
        
does in fact have the right to authorize the cremation of the decedent, and that the authorizing agent is not aware of any living person who has a superior priority right to that of the authorizing agent, as set forth in Section 15. In the event there is another living person who has a superior priority right to that of the authorizing agent, the form shall contain a representation that the authorizing agent has made all reasonable efforts to contact that person, has been unable to do so, and has no reason to believe that the person would object to the cremation of the decedent.
            (F) Authorization for the crematory authority to
        
cremate the human remains.
            (G) A representation that the human remains do
        
not contain a pacemaker or any other material or implant that may be potentially hazardous or cause damage to the cremation chamber or the person performing the cremation.
            (H) The name of the person authorized to receive
        
the cremated remains from the crematory authority.
            (I) The manner in which final disposition of the
        
cremated remains is to take place, if known. If the cremation authorization form does not specify final disposition in a grave, crypt, niche, or scattering area, then the form may indicate that the cremated remains will be held by the crematory authority for 30 days before they are released, unless they are picked up from the crematory authority prior to that time, in person, by the authorizing agent. At the end of the 30 days the crematory authority may return the cremated remains to the authorizing agent if no final disposition arrangements are made; or at the end of 60 days the crematory authority may dispose of the cremated remains in accordance with subsection (d) of Section 40.
            (J) A listing of any items of value to be
        
delivered to the crematory authority along with the human remains, and instructions as to how the items should be handled.
            (K) A specific statement as to whether the
        
authorizing agent has made arrangements for any type of viewing of the decedent before cremation, or for a service with the decedent present before cremation in connection with the cremation, and if so, the date and time of the viewing or service and whether the crematory authority is authorized to proceed with the cremation upon receipt of the human remains.
            (L) The signature of the authorizing agent,
        
attesting to the accuracy of all representations contained on the cremation authorization form, except as set forth in paragraph (M) of this subsection.
            (M) If a cremation authorization form is being
        
executed on a pre-need basis, the cremation authorization form shall contain the disclosure required by subsection (b) of Section 140.
            (N) The cremation authorization form, other than
        
pre-need cremation forms, shall also be signed by a funeral director or other representative of the funeral establishment that obtained the cremation authorization. That individual shall merely execute the cremation authorization form as a witness and shall not be responsible for any of the representations made by the authorizing agent, unless the individual has actual knowledge to the contrary. The information requested by items (A), (B), (C) and (G) of this subsection, however, shall be considered to be representations of the authorizing agent. In addition, the funeral director or funeral establishment shall warrant to the crematory that the human remains delivered to the crematory authority are the human remains identified on the cremation authorization form.
        (2) A completed and executed burial transit permit
    
indicating that the human remains are to be cremated.
        (3) Any other documentation required by this State.
    (b) If an authorizing agent is not available to execute a cremation authorization form in person, that person may delegate that authority to another person in writing, or by sending the crematory authority a facsimile transmission that contains the name, address, and relationship of the sender to the decedent and the name and address of the individual to whom authority is delegated. Upon receipt of the written document, or facsimile transmission, telegram, or other electronic telecommunications transmission which specifies the individual to whom authority has been delegated, the crematory authority shall allow this individual to serve as the authorizing agent and to execute the cremation authorization form. The crematory authority shall be entitled to rely upon the cremation authorization form without liability.
    (c) An authorizing agent who signs a cremation authorization form shall be deemed to warrant the truthfulness of any facts set forth on the cremation authorization form, including that person's authority to order the cremation; except for the information required by items (C) and (G) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section, unless the authorizing agent has actual knowledge to the contrary. An authorizing agent signing a cremation authorization form shall be personally and individually liable for all damages occasioned by and resulting from authorizing the cremation.
    (d) A crematory authority shall have authority to cremate human remains upon the receipt of a cremation authorization form signed by an authorizing agent. There shall be no liability for a crematory authority that cremates human remains according to an authorization, or that releases or disposes of the cremated remains according to an authorization, except for a crematory authority's gross negligence, provided that the crematory authority performs its functions in compliance with this Act.
    (e) After an authorizing agent has executed a cremation authorization form, the authorizing agent may revoke the authorization and instruct the crematory authority to cancel the cremation and to release or deliver the human remains to another crematory authority or funeral establishment. The instructions shall be provided to the crematory authority in writing. A crematory authority shall honor any instructions given to it by an authorizing agent under this Section if it receives the instructions prior to beginning the cremation of the human remains.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/22

    (410 ILCS 18/22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 22. Performance of cremation service; training. A person may not perform a cremation service in this State unless he or she has completed training in performing cremation services and received certification by a program recognized by the Comptroller. The crematory authority must conspicuously display the certification at the crematory authority's place of business. Any new employee shall have a reasonable time period, not to exceed one year, to attend a recognized training program. In the interim, the new employee may perform a cremation service if he or she has received training from another person who has received certification by a program recognized by the Comptroller and is under the supervision of the trained person. For purposes of this Act, the Comptroller may recognize any training program that provides training in the operation of a cremation device, in the maintenance of a clean facility, and in the proper handling of human remains. The Comptroller may recognize any course that is conducted by a death care trade association in Illinois or the United States or by a manufacturer of a cremation unit that is consistent with the standards provided in this Act or as otherwise determined by rule.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/25

    (410 ILCS 18/25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 25. Recordkeeping.
    (a) The crematory authority shall furnish to the person who delivers human remains to the crematory authority a receipt signed at the time of delivery by both the crematory authority and the person who delivers the human remains, showing the date and time of the delivery, the type of casket or alternative container that was delivered, the name of the person from whom the human remains were received and the name of the funeral establishment or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who received the human remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in its permanent records.
    (b) Upon its release of cremated remains, the crematory authority shall furnish to the person who receives the cremated remains from the crematory authority a receipt signed by both the crematory authority and the person who receives the cremated remains, showing the date and time of the release, the name of the person to whom the cremated remains were released and the name of the funeral establishment, cemetery, or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who released the cremated remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in its permanent records.
    (c) A crematory authority shall maintain at its place of business a permanent record of each cremation that took place at its facility which shall contain the name of the decedent, the date of the cremation, and the final disposition of the cremated remains.
    (d) The crematory authority shall maintain a record of all cremated remains disposed of by the crematory authority in accordance with subsection (d) of Section 40.
    (e) Upon completion of the cremation, the crematory authority shall file the burial transit permit as required by the Illinois Vital Records Act and rules adopted under that Act and the Illinois Counties Code, and transmit a photocopy of the burial transit permit along with the cremated remains to whoever receives the cremated remains from the authorizing agent unless the cremated remains are to be interred, entombed, inurned, or placed in a scattering area, in which case the crematory authority shall retain a copy of the burial transit permit and shall send the permit, along with the cremated remains, to the cemetery, which shall file the permit with the designated agency after the interment, entombment, inurnment, or scattering has taken place.
    (f) All cemeteries shall maintain a record of all cremated remains that are disposed of on their property, provided that the cremated remains were properly transferred to the cemetery and the cemetery issued a receipt acknowledging the transfer of the cremated remains.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/30

    (410 ILCS 18/30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 30. Cremation containers.
    (a) No crematory authority shall make or enforce any rules requiring that any human remains be placed in a casket before cremation or that human remains be cremated in a casket. No crematory authority shall refuse to accept human remains for cremation because the remains are not in a casket.
    (b) No crematory authority shall accept human remains unless they are delivered to the crematory authority in a casket or an alternative container. If the human remains are delivered to the crematory authority in an alternative container, the alternative container shall comply with all aspects of the definition of "alternative container" set forth in Section 5.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)

410 ILCS 18/35

    (410 ILCS 18/35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 35. Cremation procedures.
    (a) Human remains shall not be cremated within 24 hours after the time of death, as indicated on the Medical Examiner's/Coroner's Certificate of Death. In any death, the human remains shall not be cremated by the crematory authority until a cremation permit has been received from the coroner or medical examiner of the county in which the death occurred and the crematory authority has received a cremation authorization form, executed by an authorizing agent, in accordance with the provisions of Section 15 of this Act. In no instance, however, shall the lapse of time between the death and the cremation be less than 24 hours, unless (i) it is known the deceased has an infectious or dangerous disease and that the time requirement is waived in writing by the medical examiner or coroner where the death occurred or (ii) because of a religious requirement.
    (b) Except as set forth in subsection (a) of this Section, a crematory authority shall have the right to schedule the actual cremation to be performed at its own convenience, at any time after the human remains have been delivered to the crematory authority, unless the crematory authority has received specific instructions to the contrary on the cremation authorization form.
    (c) No crematory authority shall cremate human remains when it has actual knowledge that human remains contain a pacemaker or any other material or implant that may be potentially hazardous to the person performing the cremation.
    (d) No crematory authority shall refuse to accept human remains for cremation because such human remains are not embalmed.
    (e) Whenever a crematory authority is unable or unauthorized to cremate human remains immediately upon taking custody of the remains, the crematory authority shall place the human remains in a holding facility in accordance with the crematory authority's rules and regulations. The crematory authority must notify the authorizing agent of the reasons for delay in cremation if a properly authorized cremation is not performed within any time period expressly contemplated in the authorization.
    (f) A crematory authority shall not accept a casket or alternative container from which there is any evidence of the leakage of body fluids.
    (g) The casket or the alternative container shall be cremated with the human remains or destroyed, unless the crematory authority has notified the authorizing agent to the contrary on the cremation authorization form and obtained the written consent of the authorizing agent.
    (h) The simultaneous cremation of the human remains of more than one person within the same cremation chamber, without the prior written consent of the authorizing agent, is prohibited except for common cremation pursuant to Section 11.4 of the Hospital Licensing Act. Nothing in this subsection, however, shall prevent the simultaneous cremation within the same cremation chamber of body parts delivered to the crematory authority from multiple sources, or the use of cremation equipment that contains more than one cremation chamber.
    (i) No unauthorized person shall be permitted in the holding facility or cremation room while any human remains are being held there awaiting cremation, being cremated, or being removed from the cremation chamber.
    (j) A crematory authority shall not remove any dental gold, body parts, organs, or any item of value prior to or subsequent to a cremation without previously having received specific written authorization from the authorizing agent and written instructions for the delivery of these items to the authorizing agent. Under no circumstances shall a crematory authority profit from making or assisting in any removal of valuables.
    (k) Upon the completion of each cremation, and insofar as is practicable, all of the recoverable residue of the cremation process shall be removed from the cremation chamber.
    (l) If all of the recovered cremated remains will not fit within the receptacle that has been selected, the remainder of the cremated remains shall be returned to the authorizing agent or the agent's designee in a separate container. The crematory authority shall not return to an authorizing agent or the agent's designee more or less cremated remains than were removed from the cremation chamber.
    (m) A crematory authority shall not knowingly represent to an authorizing agent or the agent's designee that a temporary container or urn contains the cremated remains of a specific decedent when it does not.
    (n) Cremated remains shall be shipped only by a method that has an internal tracing system available and that provides a receipt signed by the person accepting delivery.
    (o) A crematory authority shall maintain an identification system that shall ensure that it shall be able to identify the human remains in its possession throughout all phases of the cremation process.
(Source: P.A. 96-338, eff. 1-1-10.)

410 ILCS 18/40

    (410 ILCS 18/40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 40. Disposition of cremated remains.
    (a) The authorizing agent shall be responsible for the final disposition of the cremated remains.
    (b) Cremated remains may be disposed of by placing them in a grave, crypt, or niche, by scattering them in a scattering area as defined in this Act, or in any manner whatever on the private property of a consenting owner.
    (c) Upon the completion of the cremation process, and except as provided for in item (I) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 20, if the crematory authority has not been instructed to arrange for the interment, entombment, inurnment, or scattering of the cremated remains, the crematory authority shall deliver the cremated remains to the individual specified on the cremation authorization form, or if no individual is specified then to the authorizing agent. The delivery may be made in person or by registered mail. Upon receipt of the cremated remains, the individual receiving them may transport them in any manner in this State without a permit, and may dispose of them in accordance with this Section. After delivery, the crematory authority shall be discharged from any legal obligation or liability concerning the cremated remains.
    (d) If, after a period of 60 days from the date of the cremation, the authorizing agent or the agent's designee has not instructed the crematory authority to arrange for the final disposition of the cremated remains or claimed the cremated remains, the crematory authority may dispose of the cremated remains in any manner permitted by this Section. The crematory authority, however, shall keep a permanent record identifying the site of final disposition. The authorizing agent shall be responsible for reimbursing the crematory authority for all reasonable expenses incurred in disposing of the cremated remains. Upon disposing of the cremated remains, the crematory authority shall be discharged from any legal obligation or liability concerning the cremated remains. Any person who was in possession of cremated remains prior to the effective date of this Act may dispose of them in accordance with this Section.
    (e) Except with the express written permission of the authorizing agent, no person shall:
        (1) Dispose of cremated remains in a manner or in a
    
location so that the cremated remains are commingled with those of another person. This prohibition shall not apply to the scattering of cremated remains at sea, by air, or in an area located in a dedicated cemetery and used exclusively for those purposes.
        (2) Place cremated remains of more than one person in
    
the same temporary container or urn.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/45

    (410 ILCS 18/45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 45. Limitation of liability.
    (a) A crematory authority that has received an executed cremation authorization form that complies with paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 20 and has received any additional documentation required by Section 20 shall not be liable for cremating the human remains designated by the cremation authorization form if the cremation is performed in accordance with this Act.
    (b) A crematory authority shall not be liable for refusing to accept human remains or to perform a cremation until it receives a court order or other suitable confirmation that a dispute has been settled, if:
        (1) it is aware of any dispute concerning the
    
cremation of the human remains;
        (2) it has a reasonable basis for questioning any of
    
the representations made by the authorizing agent; or
        (3) it refuses to accept the human remains for any
    
other lawful reason.
    This provision shall not be construed as placing any affirmative obligation, not otherwise required by law, on any crematory authority to accept any human remains for cremation.
    (c) No cemetery shall be liable for any cremated remains that are dumped, scattered, or otherwise deposited on the cemetery in violation of this Act, if that action is taken without the cemetery's consent.
    (d) If a crematory authority is aware of any dispute concerning the release or disposition of the cremated remains, the crematory authority may refuse to release the cremated remains until the dispute has been resolved or the crematory authority has been provided with a court order directing the release or disposition of the cremated remains. A crematory authority shall not be liable for refusing to release or dispose of cremated remains in accordance with this Section.
    (e) A crematory authority shall not be responsible or liable for any valuables delivered to the crematory authority with human remains, unless the crematory authority has received written instructions in accordance with item (K) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 20.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)

410 ILCS 18/50

    (410 ILCS 18/50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 50. Pacemakers and hazardous implants.
    If an authorizing agent informs the funeral director and the cremation authority on the cremation authorization form of the presence of a pacemaker in the human remains, then the funeral director shall be responsible for ensuring that all necessary steps have been taken to remove the pacemaker before delivering the human remains to the crematory. Should the funeral director who delivers the human remains to the crematory fail to ensure that the pacemaker has been removed from the human remains prior to delivery, and should the human remains be cremated with the pacemaker, then the funeral director who delivered the human remains to the crematory and anyone else covered by this Section shall be liable for all resulting damages.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)

410 ILCS 18/55

    (410 ILCS 18/55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 55. Penalties. Violations of this Act shall be punishable as follows:
        (1) Performing a cremation without receipt of a
    
cremation authorization form signed by an authorizing agent shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Signing a cremation authorization form with the
    
actual knowledge that the form contains false or incorrect information shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (3) A Violation of any cremation procedure set forth
    
in Section 35 shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (4) Holding oneself out to the public as a crematory
    
authority, or the operation of a building or structure within this State as a crematory, without being licensed under this Act, shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
        (4.5) Performance of a cremation service by a person
    
who has not completed a training program as defined in Section 22 of this Act shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
        (4.10) Any person who intentionally violates a
    
provision of this Act or a final order of the Comptroller is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 per violation.
        (4.15) Any person who knowingly acts without proper
    
legal authority and who willfully and knowingly destroys or damages the remains of a deceased human being or who desecrates human remains is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
        (5) A violation of any other provision of this Act
    
shall be a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/60

    (410 ILCS 18/60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 60. Failure to file annual report. Whenever a crematory authority refuses or neglects to file its annual report in violation of Section 10 of this Act, or fails to otherwise comply with the requirements of this Act, the Comptroller shall impose a penalty as provided for by rule for each and every day the licensee remains delinquent in submitting the annual report. Such report shall be made under oath and shall be in a form determined by the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/62

    (410 ILCS 18/62)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 62. Injunctive action; cease and desist order.
    (a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Comptroller, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, may 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 with appropriate jurisdiction 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 are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) Whenever, in the opinion of the Comptroller, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Comptroller 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 Comptroller and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to the Comptroller. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Comptroller shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/62.5

    (410 ILCS 18/62.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 62.5. Service of notice. Service by the Comptroller of any notice requiring a person to file a statement or report under this Act shall be made: (1) personally by delivery of a duly executed copy of the notice to the person to be served or, if that person is not a natural person, in the manner provided in the Civil Practice Law when a complaint is filed; or (2) by mailing by certified mail a duly executed copy of the notice to the person at his or her address of record.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/62.10

    (410 ILCS 18/62.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 62.10. Investigations; notice and hearing. The Comptroller may at any time investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person, persons, or entity rendering or offering to render cremation services or any person or entity holding or claiming to hold a license as a licensed crematory. The Comptroller shall, before revoking, suspending, placing on probation, reprimanding, or taking any other disciplinary action under Section 11 of this Act, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, (i) notify the accused in writing of the charges made and the time and place for the hearing on the charges, (ii) direct the accused applicant or licensee to file a written answer to the charges with the Comptroller under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of the notice, and (iii) inform the accused that, if he or she fails to answer, default will be taken against him or her or that his or her license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard to the license, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of his or her practice, as the Comptroller may consider proper.
    At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Comptroller 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 Comptroller shall have the authority to appoint an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any disciplinary action with regard to a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The Comptroller 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 Comptroller, be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or the Comptroller 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 this Act. The written notice may be served by personal delivery or by certified mail to the address specified by the accused in his or her last notification with the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/62.15

    (410 ILCS 18/62.15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 62.15. Compelling testimony. Any circuit court, upon application of the Comptroller or designated hearing officer 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. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/62.20

    (410 ILCS 18/62.20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 62.20. Administrative review; venue; certification of record; costs.
    (a) All final administrative decisions of the Comptroller 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.
    (b) 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 Illinois, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
    (c) The Comptroller shall not be required to certify any record of the court, file an answer in court, or to otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding unless and until the Comptroller has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Comptroller. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to make such payment to the Comptroller is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/65

    (410 ILCS 18/65)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 65. Pre-need cremation arrangements.
    (a) Any person, or anyone who has legal authority to act on behalf of a person, on a pre-need basis, may authorize his or her own cremation and the final disposition of his or her cremated remains by executing, as the authorizing agent, a cremation authorization form on a pre-need basis. A copy of this form shall be provided to the person. Any person shall have the right to transfer or cancel this authorization at any time prior to death by destroying the executed cremation authorization form and providing written notice to the crematory authority.
    (b) Any cremation authorization form that is being executed by an individual as his or her own authorizing agent on a pre-need basis shall contain the following disclosure, which shall be completed by the authorizing agent:
    "( ) I do not wish to allow any of my survivors the
        
option of cancelling my cremation and selecting alternative arrangements, regardless of whether my survivors deem a change to be appropriate.
    ( ) I wish to allow only the survivors whom I have
        
designated below the option of cancelling my cremation and selecting alternative arrangements, if they deem a change to be appropriate:............"
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, at the time of the death of a person who has executed, as the authorizing agent, a cremation authorization form on a pre-need basis, any person in possession of an executed form and any person charged with making arrangements for the final disposition of the decedent who has knowledge of the existence of an executed form, shall use their best efforts to ensure that the decedent is cremated and that the final disposition of the cremated remains is in accordance with the instructions contained on the cremation authorization form. If a crematory authority (i) is in possession of a completed cremation authorization form that was executed on a pre-need basis, (ii) is in possession of the designated human remains, and (iii) has received payment for the cremation of the human remains and the final disposition of the cremated remains or is otherwise assured of payment, then the crematory authority shall be required to cremate the human remains and dispose of the cremated remains according to the instructions contained on the cremation authorization form, and may do so without any liability.
    (d) Any pre-need contract sold by, or pre-need arrangements made with, a cemetery, funeral establishment, crematory authority, or any other party that includes a cremation shall specify the final disposition of the cremated remains, in accordance with Section 40. In the event that no different or inconsistent instructions are provided to the crematory authority by the authorizing agent at the time of death, the crematory authority shall be authorized to release or dispose of the cremated remains as indicated in the pre-need agreement. Upon compliance with the terms of the pre-need agreement, the crematory authority shall be discharged from any legal obligation concerning the cremated remains. The pre-need agreement shall be kept as a permanent record by the crematory authority.
    (e) This Section shall not apply to any cremation authorization form or pre-need contract executed prior to the effective date of this Act. Any cemetery, funeral establishment, crematory authority, or other party, however, with the written approval of the authorizing agent or person who executed the pre-need contract, may designate that the cremation authorization form or pre-need contract shall be subject to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/70

    (410 ILCS 18/70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 70. Employment of funeral director by crematory authority.
    (a) A crematory authority shall be permitted to enter into a contract with a funeral director or funeral business for the purpose of arranging cremations on an at-need basis with the general public, transporting human remains to the crematory, and processing all necessary paperwork.
    (b) No aspect of this Act shall be construed to require a licensed funeral director to perform any functions not otherwise required by law to be performed by a licensed funeral director.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)

410 ILCS 18/75

    (410 ILCS 18/75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 75. Scope of Act. This Act shall be construed and interpreted as a comprehensive cremation statute, and the provisions of this Act shall take precedence over any existing laws containing provisions applicable to cremation, but that do not specifically or comprehensively address cremation.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)

410 ILCS 18/80

    (410 ILCS 18/80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 80. Record of proceedings; transcript. The Comptroller, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case. Any notice of hearing, complaint, all other documents in the nature of pleadings, written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcripts of testimony, the report of the hearing officer, and orders of the Comptroller shall be in the record of the proceeding. The Comptroller shall furnish a transcript of such record to any person interested in such hearing upon payment of a reasonable fee.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/85

    (410 ILCS 18/85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 85. Subpoenas; depositions; oaths. The Comptroller has the power to subpoena documents, books, records or other materials and to 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 the courts of this State. The Comptroller, the designated hearing officer, or any qualified person the Comptroller may designate has the power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing that the Comptroller is authorized to conduct, and any other oaths authorized in any Act administered by the Comptroller.
    Every person having taken an oath or affirmation in any proceeding or matter wherein an oath is required by this Act, who shall swear willfully, corruptly and falsely in a matter material to the issue or point in question, or shall suborn any other person to swear as aforesaid, shall be guilty of perjury or subornation of perjury, as the case may be and shall be punished as provided by State law relative to perjury and subornation of perjury.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/87

    (410 ILCS 18/87)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 87. Findings and recommendations. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall present to the Comptroller 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 its rules or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act or its rules. The hearing officer shall specify the nature of any violations or failure to comply and shall make recommendations to the Comptroller. In making recommendations for any disciplinary actions, the hearing officer may take into consideration all facts and circumstances bearing upon the reasonableness of the conduct of the accused and the potential for future harm to the public, including but not limited to, previous discipline of the accused by the Comptroller, intent, degree of harm to the public and likelihood of harm in the future, any restitution made by the accused, and whether the incident or incidents contained in the complaint appear to be isolated or represent a continuing pattern of conduct. In making its recommendations for discipline, the hearing officer shall endeavor to ensure that the severity of the discipline recommended is reasonably related to the severity of the violation. The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation of the hearing officer shall be the basis for the Comptroller's order refusing to issue, restore, place on probation, fine, suspend, revoke a license, or otherwise disciplining a licensee. If the Comptroller disagrees with the recommendations of the hearing officer, the Comptroller may issue an order in contravention of the hearing officer's recommendations. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for a violation of this Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for a violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/88

    (410 ILCS 18/88)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 88. Rehearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, a copy of the hearing officer's report shall be served upon the applicant or licensee by the Comptroller, either personally or as provided in this Act. Within 20 days after service, the applicant or licensee may present to the Comptroller a motion in writing for a rehearing, which shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. The Comptroller may respond to the motion for rehearing within 20 days after its service on the Comptroller. If no motion for 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 denial, the Comptroller may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the hearing officer except as provided in Section 89 of this Act.
    If the applicant or licensee orders from the reporting service 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.
(Source: P.A. 97-679, eff. 2-6-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

410 ILCS 18/89

    (410 ILCS 18/89)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 89. Comptroller; rehearing. Whenever the Comptroller believes that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or restore a license or other discipline of an applicant or licensee, he or she may order a rehearing by the same or other hearing officers.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/90

    (410 ILCS 18/90)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 90. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order or certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Comptroller and purporting to be signed by the Comptroller, is prima facie proof that:
    (a) the signature is the genuine signature of the Comptroller;
    (b) the Comptroller is duly appointed and qualified; and
    (c) the hearing officer is qualified to act.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/91

    (410 ILCS 18/91)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 91. Civil action and civil penalties. In addition to the other penalties and remedies provided in this Act, the Comptroller may bring a civil action in the county of residence of the licensee or any other person to enjoin any violation or threatened violation of this Act. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates this Act shall forfeit and pay a civil penalty to the Comptroller in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for each violation as determined by the Comptroller. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Comptroller in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    Any 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. All moneys collected under this Section shall be deposited with the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/92

    (410 ILCS 18/92)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 92. Consent order. At any point in any investigation or disciplinary proceedings as provided in this Act, both parties may agree to a negotiated consent order. The consent order shall be final upon signature of the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/93

    (410 ILCS 18/93)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 93. Illinois Administrative Procedure Act; application. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is expressly adopted and incorporated in this Act 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 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 considered sufficient when mailed to the address of record.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12.)

410 ILCS 18/94

    (410 ILCS 18/94)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 94. Summary suspension of a license. The Comptroller may summarily suspend a license of a licensed crematory without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in this Act, if the Comptroller finds that evidence in the Comptroller's possession indicates that the licensee's continued practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Comptroller summarily suspends the license of a licensed crematory without a hearing, a hearing must be commenced within 30 days after the suspension has occurred and concluded as expeditiously as practical. In the event of a summary suspension, the county coroner or medical examiner responsible for the area where the crematory is located shall make arrangements to dispose of any bodies in the suspended licensee's possession after consulting with the authorizing agents for those bodies.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

410 ILCS 18/95

    (410 ILCS 18/95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 95. Home Rule. The regulation of crematories and crematory authorities as set forth in this Act is an exclusive power and function of the State. A home rule unit may not regulate crematories or crematory authorities. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12.)

410 ILCS 18/100

    (410 ILCS 18/100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 100. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 1993.
(Source: P.A. 87-1187.)