TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER a: ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
PART 1110 RULES OF PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
SECTION 1110.170 HEARING OFFICERS
Section 1110.170 Hearing Officers
a) In any contested case, the Director may employ any attorney, licensed to practice in Illinois, to serve as hearing officer. The hearing officer may be empowered to conduct the hearing, question witnesses, make rulings on motions and objections, or to submit suggested Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law to the Committee at the conclusion of the case. The hearing officer may also afford the Committee such legal counsel as it may require during the course of the hearing and until a final order is signed.
b) It shall not be a bar to employment as hearing officer that the attorney is also a Department employee.
c) In any case in which the Director does not employ a hearing officer, the Committee may appoint as presiding officer its chairman, or other Committee member to conduct the hearing, make rulings on motions or objections, or to make suggested Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law to the full Committee.