TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER II: SECRETARY OF STATE
PART 1001 PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS
SECTION 1001.90 FORM OF PAPERS - ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Section 1001.90 Form of Papers − Original Documents Required
a) Form of Papers. All papers filed in any proceeding shall be clearly written or typewritten on white paper using one side of the paper only. They shall contain a caption showing the title of the proceeding with a case number. All papers must be signed by the party filing the papers or his/her authorized representative or attorney, and shall contain his or her address, telephone number, and electronic mail address, if available. An original and one copy shall be filed by each party, except as provided in subsection (b).
b) Original Documents Required. In regard to documents that are submitted pursuant to the requirements of Subpart D and that have not been previously submitted to the Department, the Department will accept, or admit into evidence, only the original document, except as specified in this subsection. By original document is meant a document that bears the original signature of the petitioner and/or author of the document, as applicable.
1) Uniform Reports.
A) The requirement of the submission of an original document that must also be submitted to a court of venue, can be met in one of two ways:
i) service providers can print two "originals", both of which are signed and dated by the provider and the petitioner; or
ii) the provider can make a photocopy of the original (before it is verified) and the provider and petitioner can sign and date both the original and the copy.
B) Exceptions to this requirement will be considered only if the petitioner is able to demonstrate that the original document is no longer available from the agency that composed the Uniform Report. In such cases, the petitioner must submit a "Verification Form" that the Department has composed, published, and distributed to service providers, and upon which the service provider shall verify that the copy of the document is a true and correct/identical copy of the original and/or inform the Secretary of State of the reason that the original of a document is not available. In such a case, the petitioner also will be asked to explain, under oath, why an original Uniform Report is not available.
2) Updated Evaluations. The first time that an updated evaluation is submitted to the Secretary of State, it must be submitted as an original document. See Sections 1001.410 and .440(a)(6). At subsequent submissions of the same document, such as when renewing a restricted driving permit at an informal hearing, the petitioner may submit a copy of the updated evaluation.
3) Treatment Verification. The rules of the Secretary of State require petitioners to submit proof of the successful completion of alcohol or drug related treatment in a "narrative summary" that provides the information listed at Section 1001.440(m)(1). The Department has composed, published, and distributed a "Treatment Verification Form" to be used or replicated by treatment providers for this purpose. The first time that this document, or a narrative summary composed on a treatment provider's letterhead, is submitted, it must be submitted to the Secretary of State as an original.
A) As specified in Section 1001.440(m)(2), the Department will accept a copy of the petitioner's Individualized Treatment Plan and Discharge Summary.
B) As specified in Section 1001.440(m)(3), the Department will accept a copy of the Continuing Care Plan. The other Continuing Care documents that must be submitted to the Secretary of State (periodic status reports and the final summary report, or the waiver of continuing care) must be submitted as originals, on the provider's letterhead stationary.
4) Driver Risk Education. The Department will accept a copy of the form used by service providers to record and verify successful completion of a Driver Risk Education course. See Section 1001.440(a).
5) Other Documents. All other documents that are composed or created solely for the purpose of being submitted to the Secretary of State at a formal or informal hearing must be submitted as originals. (For example: the Secretary of State medical report forms; reports/evaluations from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, or other counselors; letters from probation officers or physicians; letters of reference to verify abstinence or attendance of support/recovery program meetings; verification of employment.
6) Documents Sent by Facsimile. Documents sent by facsimile will be accepted at the time of the hearing; however, the originals of the faxed documents must be submitted at a later date. Leave to submit the originals will be granted within no more than fourteen calendar days after the hearing. The presiding hearing officer will determine the specific number of days within which the petitioner is allowed to submit the original, based upon the circumstances of each individual case.
7) The failure of the petitioner to submit an original document shall not, in and of itself, constitute, under any circumstance, the sole basis of denying driving relief. Rather, relief may be denied or a document rejected only when the hearing officer is able to articulate a specific issue or concern with the authenticity of the document.
(Source: Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 6185, effective May 1, 2007)