(225 ILCS 25/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 2330)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 30. Appointment of a hearing officer. 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 if any action for refusal to issue, 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 its findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Secretary shall issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer.
    Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done in a formal disciplinary action or refusal to restore a license, he or she may order a reexamination or rehearing by the same or other hearing officer.
(Source: P.A. 99-492, eff. 12-31-15.)