(225 ILCS 25/23a) (from Ch. 111, par. 2323a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 23a. The Secretary may, upon receipt of a written communication from the Secretary of Human Services or the Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) or Department of Public Health, that continuation of practice of a person licensed under this Act constitutes an immediate danger to the public, immediately suspend the license of such person without a hearing. In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Board within 15 days after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay, such hearing held to determine whether to recommend to the Secretary that the person's license be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status or reinstated, or such person be subject to other disciplinary action. In such hearing, the written communication and any other evidence submitted therewith may be introduced as evidence against such person; provided however, the person, or his or her counsel, shall have the opportunity to discredit or impeach such evidence and submit evidence rebutting same.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)