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(225 ILCS 415/17)
(from Ch. 111, par. 6217)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Fees; returned checks.
fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act,
including but not limited to, original certification, renewal and
restoration of a license issued under this Act, shall be set by rule. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
(b) All fees, fines, and penalties collected under this
Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and shall be appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
(c) 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 prohibiting unlicensed
practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. 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 certificate or deny
the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the
person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the
Department for restoration or issuance of the license or certificate 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
certificate to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary
may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the
Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily
(Source: P.A. 98-445, eff. 12-31-13.)