(225 ILCS 105/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 5005)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 5. Powers and duties of the Department. The Department shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
        (1) Ascertain the qualifications and fitness of
applicants for license and permits.
        (2) Adopt rules required for the administration of
this Act.
        (3) Conduct hearings on proceedings to refuse to
issue, renew, or restore licenses and revoke, suspend, place on probation, or reprimand those licensed under the provisions of this Act.
        (4) Issue licenses to those who meet the
qualifications of this Act and its rules.
        (5) Conduct investigations related to possible
violations of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)