(210 ILCS 47/3-117)
    Sec. 3-117. Denial of license; grounds. An application for a license may be denied for any of the following reasons:
        (1) Failure to meet any of the minimum standards set
forth by this Act or by rules and regulations promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (2) Conviction of the applicant, or if the applicant
is a firm, partnership or association, of any of its members, or if a corporation, the conviction of the corporation or any of its officers or stockholders, or of the person designated to manage or supervise the facility, of a felony, or of 2 or more misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, during the previous 5 years as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court of conviction.
        (3) Personnel insufficient in number or unqualified
by training or experience to properly care for the proposed number and type of residents.
        (4) Insufficient financial or other resources to
operate and conduct the facility in accordance with standards promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (5) Revocation of a facility license during the
previous 5 years, if such prior license was issued to the individual applicant, a controlling owner or controlling combination of owners of the applicant; or any affiliate of the individual applicant or controlling owner of the applicant and such individual applicant, controlling owner of the applicant or affiliate of the applicant was a controlling owner of the prior license; provided, however, that the denial of an application for a license pursuant to this subsection must be supported by evidence that such prior revocation renders the applicant unqualified or incapable of meeting or maintaining a facility in accordance with the standards and rules promulgated by the Department under this Act.
        (6) That the facility is not under the direct
supervision of a full time administrator, as defined by regulation, who is licensed, if required, under the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
        (7) That the facility is in receivership and the
proposed licensee has not submitted a specific detailed plan to bring the facility into compliance with the requirements of this Act and with federal certification requirements, if the facility is certified, and to keep the facility in such compliance.
        (8) The applicant is the owner of a facility
designated pursuant to Section 3-304.2 of this Act as a distressed facility.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11.)