(215 ILCS 5/513b3)
(a) The Director, or his or her designee, may examine a registered pharmacy benefit manager.
(b) Any pharmacy benefit manager being examined shall provide to the Director, or his or her designee, convenient and free access to all books, records, documents, and other papers relating to such pharmacy benefit manager's business affairs at all reasonable hours at its offices.
(c) The Director, or his or her designee, may administer oaths and thereafter examine the pharmacy benefit manager's designee, representative, or any officer or senior manager as listed on the license or registration certificate about the business of the pharmacy benefit manager.
(d) The examiners designated by the Director under this Section may make reports to the Director. Any report alleging substantive violations of this Article, any applicable provisions of this Code, or any applicable Part of Title 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code shall be in writing and be based upon facts obtained by the examiners. The report shall be verified by the examiners.
(e) If a report is made, the Director shall either deliver a duplicate report to the pharmacy benefit manager being examined or send such duplicate by certified or registered mail to the pharmacy benefit manager's address specified in the records of the Department. The Director shall afford the pharmacy benefit manager an opportunity to request a hearing to object to the report. The pharmacy benefit manager may request a hearing within 30 days after receipt of the duplicate report by giving the Director written notice of such request together with written objections to the report. Any hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Sections 402 and 403 of this Code. The right to a hearing is waived if the delivery of the report is refused or the report is otherwise undeliverable or the pharmacy benefit manager does not timely request a hearing. After the hearing or upon expiration of the time period during which a pharmacy benefit manager may request a hearing, if the examination reveals that the pharmacy benefit manager is operating in violation of any applicable provision of this Code, any applicable Part of Title 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code, a provision of this Article, or prior order, the Director, in the written order, may require the pharmacy benefit manager to take any action the Director considers necessary or appropriate in accordance with the report or examination hearing. If the Director issues an order, it shall be issued within 90 days after the report is filed, or if there is a hearing, within 90 days after the conclusion of the hearing. The order is subject to review under the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 101-452, eff. 1-1-20