(225 ILCS 105/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 5024)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 24. Unlicensed practice; violations; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself or herself out as being able to engage in practices requiring a license under this Act without being licensed or exempt under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense, as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provision set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department may investigate any actual, alleged, or suspected unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and executed thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
    (d) A person or entity not licensed under this Act who has violated any provision of this Act or its rules is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second and subsequent offenses.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)