(210 ILCS 145/50)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 8351-50)
Conduct of hearing.
(a) The hearing shall be conducted by the Director, or
an individual designated in writing by the Director as a hearing officer.
The Director or hearing officer may compel by subpoena or subpoena duces
tecum the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books
and papers, and administer oaths to witnesses. The hearing shall be
conducted at a place designated by the Department. The procedures governing
hearings and the issuance of final orders under this Act shall be in
accordance with rules adopted by the Department.
(b) All subpoenas issued by the Director or hearing officer may be
served as provided for in civil actions. The fees of witnesses for
attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees for witnesses before
the circuit court and shall be paid by the party to the proceedings at whose
request the subpoena is issued. If a subpoena is issued at the request of
the Department, the witness fee shall be paid as an administrative expense.
(c) In cases of refusal of a witness to attend or testify, or to produce
books or papers, concerning any matter upon which he might be lawfully
examined, the circuit court of the county wherein the hearing is held, upon
application of any party to the proceeding, may compel obedience by
proceeding as for contempt as in cases of a like refusal to obey a similar
order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 87-636.)