(225 ILCS 25/30)
(from Ch. 111, par. 2330)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
Appointment of a Hearing Officer.
The Secretary shall have
the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the
State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer if any action for refusal
to issue, renew or discipline of a license.
The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The
hearing officer shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board
and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report
to review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of
fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board
fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Secretary shall
issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary
determines that the Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of
the evidence, he or she may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)