(215 ILCS 121/30)
Certificate denial, nonrenewal, or revocation.
(a) The Director may place on probation, suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew a navigator's certificate or may levy a civil penalty as established by rule.
(b) If an action by the Director is to nonrenew, suspend, or revoke a certificate or to deny an application for a certificate, then the Director shall notify the applicant or certificate holder and advise, in writing, the applicant or certificate holder of the reason for the suspension, revocation, or denial or nonrenewal of the applicant's or certificate holder's certificate. The applicant or certificate holder may make written demand upon the Director within 30 days after the date of mailing for a hearing before the Director to determine the reasonableness of the Director's action. The hearing must be held within not fewer than 20 days nor more than 30 days after the mailing of the notice of hearing and shall be held pursuant to Part 2402 of Title 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
(c) A navigator entity certificate may be suspended, revoked, or refused or information turned over to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and applicable state agencies if the Director finds, after hearing, that a certified individual's violation was known or should have been known by one or more of the partners, officers, or managers acting on behalf of the navigator entity.
(d) In addition to or instead of any applicable denial, suspension, or revocation of a certificate, a person may, after hearing, be subject to a civil penalty in accordance with emergency rules issued by the Director.
(e) The Director has the authority to enforce the provisions of and impose any penalty or remedy authorized by this Act against any person who is under investigation of or charged with a violation of this Act or rules, even if the person's certificate has been surrendered or has lapsed by operation of law.
(f) Upon the suspension, denial, or revocation of a certificate, the certificate holder or other person having possession or custody of the certificate shall promptly deliver it to the Director in person or by mail. The Director shall publish all suspensions, denials, or revocations after the suspensions, denials, or revocations become final in a manner designed to notify the public.
(g) A person whose certificate is revoked or whose application is denied pursuant to this Section is ineligible to apply for any certificate for 3 years after the revocation or denial. A person whose certificate as a navigator has been revoked, suspended, or denied may not be employed, contracted, or engaged in an exchange-related capacity during the time the revocation, suspension, or denial is in effect.
(Source: P.A. 98-524, eff. 8-23-13.)