(225 ILCS 2/105)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Unlicensed practice; civil penalty.
(a) A person who practices,
offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself or herself out to
licensed acupuncturist without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition
to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in
an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the
Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a
hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act
regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
(b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
(c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 100-375, eff. 8-25-17.)