(20 ILCS 2105/2105-10)
(was 20 ILCS 2105/61d)
Legislative declaration of public policy.
practice of the
regulated professions, trades, and occupations in Illinois is hereby declared
to affect the public health, safety, and welfare of the People of this State
and in the public interest is subject to regulation and control by the
Department of Professional Regulation.
It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that
standards of competency and stringent penalties for those who violate the
public trust be established to protect the public from unauthorized or
unqualified persons representing one of the regulated professions, trades, or
occupations; and to that end, the General Assembly shall appropriate the
necessary funds for the ordinary and necessary expenses of these public
interests and concerns as they may exceed the funding available from the
revenues collected from the fees and fines from the regulated professions,
trades, and occupations.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)