TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER a: ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
PART 1110 RULES OF PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
SECTION 1110.175 DISQUALIFICATION OF HEARING OFFICER


 

Section 1110.175   Disqualification of Hearing Officer

 

a)         A Hearing Officer may, on his/her own motion, recuse himself/herself from presiding over a matter due to conflict of interest or bias.

 

b)         At any time prior to the issuance of the hearing officer’s final decision or recommendation, a party may file a motion to disqualify the hearing officer for bias or conflict of interest.  An adverse ruling made by a hearing officer, in and of itself, shall not constitute bias or conflict of interest.  The motion shall set forth the alleged grounds of bias or conflict of interest and shall include supporting affidavits.  A different hearing officer shall have 7 days after the motion was filed to enter a written ruling, which shall be served on all parties.  An adverse ruling or rulings rendered against the party or its representative in any previous matter shall not, in and of themselves, constitute sufficient grounds for disqualification under this Section.

 

c)         If the motion to disqualify is denied, the moving party may request the decision be reviewed by the Director.

 

(Source:  Added at 28 Ill. Reg. 7642, effective May 21, 2004)