(20 ILCS 301/45-25)
    Sec. 45-25. Hearings.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided herein, before denying an application for licensure or an application for renewal of licensure, or suspending, revoking, placing on probation or imposing a financial penalty upon any licensee, the Department shall serve upon the applicant or licensee a notice of opportunity for hearing to determine why licensure should not be denied, refused, suspended, revoked, placed on probation or financially sanctioned.
    (b) Opportunity shall be afforded to the applicant or licensee to respond and present evidence. Except as otherwise provided herein, proceedings to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew an existing license shall not abate the existing license until the Department has conducted the hearing and ordered that the license shall no longer remain in effect.
    (c) Hearings shall be conducted by hearing officers appointed by the Department, in accordance with the Department's regulations.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Department to sanction or deny a license if a licensee or applicant waives his right to a hearing by failing to request a hearing within the prescribed time after notice is served. In such a case, the determination of the Department shall be conclusively presumed to be correct.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)