(225 ILCS 450/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 5518)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 17. Fees; returned checks; fines. The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, original licensure, registration, renewal, and restoration fees, shall be set by the Department by rule. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
    Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license or registration. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or registration or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or registration, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license or registration and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license or registration to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Department may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Department finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 98-254, eff. 8-9-13.)