(225 ILCS 75/19.1)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3720)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Injunctive relief; order to cease and desist.
(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 or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, 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. 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 practices as an occupational therapist or an
occupational therapy assistant or holds himself or herself out as such without being
licensed under the provisions of this Act then any person licensed under
this Act, any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in
addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a).
(c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person violates any
provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why
an order to cease and desist should not be entered against him or her. 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 forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 98-264, eff. 12-31-13.)