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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 410/) Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985.

225 ILCS 410/Art. IV

 
    (225 ILCS 410/Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV ADMINISTRATION & ENFORCEMENT

225 ILCS 410/4-1

    (225 ILCS 410/4-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-1. Powers and duties of Department. The Department shall exercise, subject to the provisions of this Act, the following functions, powers and duties:
        (1) To cause to be conducted examinations to
    
ascertain the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure as cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians, hair braiders, or barbers and as cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber teachers.
        (2) To determine the qualifications for licensure as
    
(i) a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, hair braider, or barber, or (ii) a cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber teacher, or (iii) a cosmetology clinic teacher for persons currently holding similar licenses outside the State of Illinois or the continental U.S.
        (3) To prescribe rules for:
            (i) The method of examination of candidates for
        
licensure as a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, hair braider, or barber or cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber teacher.
            (ii) Minimum standards as to what constitutes an
        
approved cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber school.
        (4) To conduct investigations or hearings on
    
proceedings to determine disciplinary action.
        (5) To prescribe reasonable rules governing the
    
sanitary regulation and inspection of cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber schools, salons, or shops.
        (6) To prescribe reasonable rules for the method of
    
renewal for each license as a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, hair braider, or barber or cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber teacher or cosmetology clinic teacher.
        (7) To prescribe reasonable rules for the method of
    
registration, the issuance, fees, renewal and discipline of a certificate of registration for the ownership or operation of cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, and nail technology salons and barber shops.
        (8) To adopt rules concerning sanitation
    
requirements, requirements for education on sanitation, and any other health concerns associated with threading.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-1.5

    (225 ILCS 410/4-1.5)
    Sec. 4-1.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-706. eff. 1-31-97. Repealed by P.A. 94-451, eff. 12-31-05.)

225 ILCS 410/4-2

    (225 ILCS 410/4-2) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-2. The Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board. There is established within the Department the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board, composed of 11 persons, which shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary in all matters related to the practice of barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, and nail technology.
    The 11 members of the Board shall be appointed as follows: 6 licensed cosmetologists, all of whom hold a current license as a cosmetologist or cosmetology teacher and, for appointments made after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996, at least 2 of whom shall be an owner of or a major stockholder in a school of cosmetology, 2 of whom shall be representatives of either a franchiser or an owner operating salons in 2 or more locations within the State, one of whom shall be an independent salon owner, and no one of the cosmetologist members shall be a manufacturer, jobber, or stockholder in a factory of cosmetology articles or an immediate family member of any of the above; one of whom shall be a barber holding a current license; one member who shall be a licensed esthetician or esthetics teacher; one member who shall be a licensed nail technician or nail technology teacher; one member who shall be a licensed hair braider or hair braiding teacher; and one public member who holds no licenses issued by the Department. The Secretary shall give due consideration for membership to recommendations by members of the professions and by their professional organizations. Members shall serve 4 year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for more than 2 terms. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. Members of the Board in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall continue to serve for the duration of the terms to which they have been appointed, but beginning on that effective date all appointments of licensed cosmetologists and barbers to serve as members of the Board shall be made in a manner that will effect at the earliest possible date the changes made by this amendatory Act of 1996 in the representative composition of the Board.
    For the initial appointment of a member who shall be a hair braider or hair braiding teacher to the Board, such individual shall not be required to possess a license at the time of appointment, but shall have at least 5 years active practice in the field of hair braiding and shall obtain a license as a hair braider or a hair braiding teacher within 18 months after appointment to the Board.
    Six members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A majority is required for Board decisions.
    The Board shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson annually.
    Board members are not liable for their acts, omissions, decisions, or other conduct in connection with their duties on the Board, except those determined to be willful, wanton, or intentional misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-3

    (225 ILCS 410/4-3) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-3. Applications. Every person who desires to obtain a license shall apply therefor to the Department in writing, on forms prepared and furnished by the Department. Each application shall contain proof of the particular qualifications required of the applicant, shall be verified by the applicant under oath, and shall be accompanied by the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 1-1-96; 89-706, eff. 1-31-97.)

225 ILCS 410/4-4

    (225 ILCS 410/4-4) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-4. Issuance of license. Whenever the provisions of this Act have been complied with, the Department shall issue a license as a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, hair braider, or barber, a license as a cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, hair braiding, or barber teacher, or a license as a cosmetology clinic teacher as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-4a

    (225 ILCS 410/4-4a)
    Sec. 4-4a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-5

    (225 ILCS 410/4-5) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-5. Fees; time limitations.
    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) below, the fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to fees for original licensure, renewal, and restoration shall be set by the Department by rule. The fees shall not be refundable.
    (b) Applicants for examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of initial screening to determine eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
    (c) If an applicant fails to pass an examination for licensure under this Act within 3 years after filing his application, the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may thereafter make a new application for examination accompanied by the required fee.
    (d) An individual applying on the basis of endorsement or restoration of licensure has 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited. The applicant may reapply, but shall meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    (e) An applicant has one year from the date of notification of successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year the applicant shall be required to take and pass the examination again.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-5.1

    (225 ILCS 410/4-5.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-5.1. Deposit of fees and fines. Beginning July 1, 1995, all of the fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    The funds deposited under this Act into the General Professions Dedicated Fund, may be used by the Department to publish and distribute a newsletter to all persons licensed under this Act; such a newsletter should contain information about any changes in the Act or administrative rules concerning licensees. If appropriate funding is available, the Department may also distribute to all persons licensed under this Act copies of this Act and the appropriate administrative rules that apply, during the renewal process.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-6

    (225 ILCS 410/4-6) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-6. Payments; penalty for insufficient funds. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certificate or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license or certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license or certificate to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 96-1246, eff. 1-1-11.)

225 ILCS 410/4-6.1

    (225 ILCS 410/4-6.1)
    Sec. 4-6.1. Applicant convictions.
    (a) When reviewing a conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere, finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing of an initial applicant, the Department may only deny a license based upon consideration of mitigating factors provided in subsection (c) of this Section for a felony directly related to the practice of cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, nail technology, and barbering.
    (b) The following crimes or similar offenses in any other jurisdiction are hereby deemed directly related to the practice of cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, nail technology, and barbering:
        (1) first degree murder;
        (2) second degree murder;
        (3) drug induced homicide;
        (4) unlawful restraint;
        (5) aggravated unlawful restraint;
        (6) forcible detention;
        (7) involuntary servitude;
        (8) involuntary sexual servitude of a minor;
        (9) predatory criminal sexual assault of a child;
        (10) aggravated criminal sexual assault;
        (11) criminal sexual assault;
        (12) criminal sexual abuse;
        (13) aggravated kidnaping;
        (14) aggravated robbery;
        (15) armed robbery;
        (16) kidnapping;
        (17) aggravated battery;
        (18) aggravated vehicular hijacking;
        (19) terrorism;
        (20) causing a catastrophe;
        (21) possession of a deadly substance;
        (22) making a terrorist threat;
        (23) material support for terrorism;
        (24) hindering prosecution of terrorism;
        (25) armed violence;
        (26) any felony based on consumer fraud or deceptive
    
business practices under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act;
        (27) any felony requiring registration as a sex
    
offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act;
        (28) attempt of any the offenses set forth in
    
paragraphs (1) through (27) of this subsection (b); and
        (29) convictions set forth in Section 4-20 of this
    
Act.
    (c) The Department shall consider any mitigating factors contained in the record, when determining the appropriate disciplinary sanction, if any, to be imposed. In addition to those set forth in Section 2105-130 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, mitigating factors shall include the following:
        (1) the bearing, if any, the criminal offense or
    
offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his or her fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties and responsibilities;
        (2) the time that has elapsed since the criminal
    
conviction; and
        (3) the age of the person at the time of the criminal
    
conviction.
    (d) The Department shall issue an annual report by January 31, 2018 and by January 31 each year thereafter, indicating the following:
        (1) the number of initial applicants for a license
    
under this Act within the preceding calendar year;
        (2) the number of initial applicants for a license
    
under this Act within the previous calendar year who had a conviction;
        (3) the number of applicants with a conviction who
    
were granted a license under this Act within the previous year;
        (4) the number of applicants denied a license under
    
this Act within the preceding calendar year; and
        (5) the number of applicants denied a license under
    
this Act solely on the basis of a conviction within the preceding calendar year.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prevent the Department taking disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against a license as set forth in paragraph (2) of subsection (1) of Section 4-7 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-876, eff. 1-1-17.)

225 ILCS 410/4-7

    (225 ILCS 410/4-7) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-7. Refusal, suspension and revocation of licenses; causes; disciplinary action.
    (1) The Department may refuse to issue or renew, and may suspend, revoke, place on probation, reprimand or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including civil penalties not to exceed $500 for each violation, with regard to any license for any one, or any combination, of the following causes:
        a. For licensees, conviction of any crime under the
    
laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof that is (i) a felony, (ii) a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or (iii) a crime which is related to the practice of the profession and, for initial applicants, convictions set forth in Section 4-6.1 of this Act.
        b. Conviction of any of the violations listed in
    
Section 4-20.
        c. Material misstatement in furnishing information to
    
the Department.
        d. Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a license or violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
        e. Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or its rules.
        f. Failing, within 60 days, to provide information in
    
response to a written request made by the Department.
        g. Discipline by another state, territory, or country
    
if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same as or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Act.
        h. Practice in the barber, nail technology,
    
esthetics, hair braiding, or cosmetology profession, or an attempt to practice in those professions, by fraudulent misrepresentation.
        i. Gross malpractice or gross incompetency.
        j. Continued practice by a person knowingly having an
    
infectious or contagious disease.
        k. Solicitation of professional services by using
    
false or misleading advertising.
        l. A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        m. 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 services not actually or personally rendered.
        n. Violating any of the provisions of this Act or
    
rules adopted pursuant to this Act.
        o. Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports relating to a licensee's practice, including but not limited to, false records filed with State agencies or departments.
        p. Habitual or excessive use or addiction to alcohol,
    
narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        q. Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public as may be defined by rules of the Department, or violating the rules of professional conduct which may be adopted by the Department.
        r. Permitting any person to use for any unlawful or
    
fraudulent purpose one's diploma or license or certificate of registration as a cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, hair braider, or barber or cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, hair braiding, or barber teacher or salon or shop or cosmetology clinic teacher.
        s. 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.
        t. Operating a salon or shop without a valid
    
registration.
        u. Failure to complete required continuing education
    
hours.
    (2) In rendering an order, the Secretary shall take into consideration the facts and circumstances involving the type of acts or omissions in paragraph (1) of this Section including, but not limited to:
        (a) the extent to which public confidence in the
    
cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, hair braiding, or barbering profession was, might have been, or may be, injured;
        (b) the degree of trust and dependence among the
    
involved parties;
        (c) the character and degree of harm which did result
    
or might have resulted;
        (d) the intent or mental state of the licensee at the
    
time of the acts or omissions.
    (3) The Department may reissue the license or registration upon certification by the Board that the disciplined licensee or registrant has complied with all of the terms and conditions set forth in the final order or has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust.
    (4) The Department shall refuse to issue or renew or suspend without hearing the license or certificate of registration of any person who fails 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, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied as determined by the Department of Revenue.
    (5) The Department shall deny without hearing any application for a license or renewal of a license under this Act by a person who has defaulted on an educational loan guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; however, the Department may issue or renew a license if the person in default has established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
    (6) All fines imposed under this Section shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine or in accordance with the terms set forth in the order imposing the fine.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15; 99-876, eff. 1-1-17.)

225 ILCS 410/4-8

    (225 ILCS 410/4-8) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-8)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-8. Persons in need of mental treatment. The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic suspension. Such suspension shall end only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and issues an order so finding and discharging the patient; and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume his practice.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-9

    (225 ILCS 410/4-9) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-9)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-9. Practice without a license or after suspension or revocation thereof.
    (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, petition, for an order enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in such court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin such violation, and 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 practice as a barber, cosmetologist, nail technician, hair braider, or esthetician, or teacher thereof or cosmetology clinic teacher or hold himself or herself out as such without being licensed under the provisions of this Act, any licensee, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person, firm, corporation, or other legal entity has violated any provision of Section 1-7 or 3D-5 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, firm, corporation, or legal entity. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-10

    (225 ILCS 410/4-10) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-10. Refusal, suspension and revocation of licenses; investigations and hearing. The Department may upon its own motion and shall, upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth the facts which if proven would constitute grounds for disciplinary action as set forth in Section 4-7, investigate the actions of any person holding or claiming to hold a license. The Department shall, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant or the holder of that license of any charges made and shall afford the accused person an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel in reference thereto. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer to the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice and inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer will result in default being taken against the applicant or licensee and that the license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of practice, as the Secretary may deem proper. The written notice may be served by the delivery of the notice personally to the accused person, or by mailing the notice by registered or certified mail to the address of record. In case the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or her license or certificate may, in the discretion of the Department be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department, may take whatever disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hearing of the charges and the accused person shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person or by counsel, any statements, testimony, evidence and arguments as may be pertinent to the charges or their defense. The Board may continue a hearing from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-11

    (225 ILCS 410/4-11) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-11)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-11. Record of proceedings. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to take down the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case wherein a license is revoked or suspended. 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 such proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-12

    (225 ILCS 410/4-12) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-12)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-12. Department may take testimony - oaths. The Department shall have power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial procedure in civil cases in courts of this State.
    The Secretary, any hearing officer appointed by the Secretary, and any member of the Board shall each have power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by law to conduct, and any other oaths required or authorized in any Act administered by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-13

    (225 ILCS 410/4-13) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-13. Attendance of witnesses and production of documents. Any circuit court or any judge thereof, upon the application of the accused person or of the Department, may by order duly entered, require the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers before the Department in any hearing relative to the application for or refusal, recall, suspension or revocation of license, and the court or judge may compel obedience to its or his order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-14

    (225 ILCS 410/4-14) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-14)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-14. Report of Board; rehearing. The Board shall present to the Secretary its written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of such report shall be served upon the accused person, either personally or by registered mail as provided in this Section for the service of the notice. Within 20 days after such service, said accused person may present to the Department his or her motion in writing for rehearing, which written motion shall specify the particular grounds therefor. If said accused person shall order and pay for a transcript of the record as provided in this Section, the time elapsing thereafter and before such transcript is ready for delivery to him or her shall not be counted as part of such 20 days. Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done, he or she may order a re-hearing by the same or a special committee. At the expiration of the time specified for filing a motion or a rehearing the Secretary shall have the right to take the action recommended by the Board. Upon the suspension or revocation of his or her license a licensee shall be required to surrender his or her license to the Department, and upon his or her failure or refusal so to do, the Department shall have the right to seize the same.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-15

    (225 ILCS 410/4-15) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-15. Hearing officer. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 4-10, the Secretary shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue or renew, or discipline of a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present their findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, then the Secretary shall issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary disagrees in any regard with the Board's report, then he or she may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-16

    (225 ILCS 410/4-16) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-16)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-16. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order of revocation or suspension or placing a license on probationary status or other disciplinary action as the Department may consider proper 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:
        1. the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        2. the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        3. the Board and the members thereof are qualified to
    
act.
Such proof may be rebutted.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-17

    (225 ILCS 410/4-17) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-17)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-17. Restoration of license. At any time after the successful completion of a term of suspension or revocation of a license, the Department may restore it to the licensee, upon the written recommendation of the Board, unless the Board determines after an investigation and a hearing that restoration is not in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15; 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-18

    (225 ILCS 410/4-18)
    Sec. 4-18. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-18.5

    (225 ILCS 410/4-18.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-18.5. Citations.
    (a) The Department shall adopt rules to permit the issuance of citations for unlicensed practice, practice on an expired license, failure to register a salon or shop, operating a salon or shop on an expired registration, aiding and abetting unlicensed practice, failure to display a license as required by this Act, or any violation of sanitary rules. The citation shall be issued to the licensee or other person alleged to have committed one or more of the preceding violations and shall contain the licensee's or other person's name and address, the licensee's license number, if any, a brief factual statement, the Sections of this Act or the rules allegedly violated, and the penalty imposed, which shall not exceed $500. The citation must clearly state that if the cited person wishes to dispute the citation, he or she may request in writing, within 30 days after the citation is served, a hearing before the Department. If the cited person does not request a hearing within 30 days after the citation is served, then the citation shall become a final order and shall constitute discipline and any fine imposed is due and payable. If the cited person requests a hearing within 30 days after the citation is served, the Department shall afford the cited person a hearing conducted in the same manner as a hearing provided in this Act for any violation of this Act and shall determine whether the cited person committed the violation as charged and whether the fine as levied is warranted. No fine shall be increased but may be reduced. If the violation is found, any fine shall be due and payable within 30 days of the order of the Secretary. Failure to comply with any final order may subject the licensee or unlicensed person to further discipline or other action by the Department or a referral to the State's Attorney.
    (b) A citation must be issued within 6 months after the reporting of a violation that is the basis for the citation.
    (c) Service of a citation shall be made by personal service or certified mail to the licensee at the licensee's address of record or to an unlicensed person at his or her last known address.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit or limit the Department from taking further action pursuant to this Act and rules for additional, repeated, or continuing violations.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-19

    (225 ILCS 410/4-19) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-19. Emergency suspension. The Secretary may temporarily suspend the license of a barber, cosmetologist, nail technician, hair braider, esthetician or teacher thereof or of a cosmetology clinic teacher without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in Section 4-10 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his possession indicates that the licensee's continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary suspends, temporarily, this license without a hearing, a hearing must be commenced within 30 days after such suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-20

    (225 ILCS 410/4-20) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-20. Violations; penalties. Whoever violates any of the following shall, for the first offense, be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor; for the second offense, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; and for all subsequent offenses, shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and be fined not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000.
    (1) The practice of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, hair braiding, or barbering or an attempt to practice cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, hair braiding, or barbering without a license as a cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, hair braider, or barber; or the practice or attempt to practice as a cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, hair braiding, or barber teacher without a license as a cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, hair braiding, or barber teacher; or the practice or attempt to practice as a cosmetology clinic teacher without a proper license.
    (2) The obtaining of or an attempt to obtain a license or money or any other thing of value by fraudulent misrepresentation.
    (3) Practice in the barber, nail technology, cosmetology, hair braiding, or esthetic profession, or an attempt to practice in those professions, by fraudulent misrepresentation.
    (4) Wilfully making any false oath or affirmation whenever an oath or affirmation is required by this Act.
    (5) The violation of any of the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-21

    (225 ILCS 410/4-21) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-21. Review under Administrative Review Law - venue. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined 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; except, that if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 84-657.)

225 ILCS 410/4-22

    (225 ILCS 410/4-22) (from Ch. 111, par. 1704-22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-22. Certifications of record; costs. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the Court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any Court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in Court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-23

    (225 ILCS 410/4-23)
    Sec. 4-23. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-863, eff. 7-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-24

    (225 ILCS 410/4-24)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-24. Confidentiality. All information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a licensee or applicant, including, but not limited to, any complaint against a licensee filed with the Department and information collected to investigate any such complaint, shall be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose the information to anyone other than law enforcement officials, other regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined by the Secretary, or a party presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any purpose to any other agency or person. A formal complaint filed against a licensee by the Department or any order issued by the Department against a licensee or applicant shall be a public record, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 410/4-25

    (225 ILCS 410/4-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4-25. Disposition by consent order. At any point in any investigation or disciplinary proceeding provided for in this Act, both parties may agree to a negotiated consent order. The consent order shall be final upon signature of the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 99-427, eff. 8-21-15.)