(225 ILCS 51/75)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Refused issuance, suspension, revocation, or other discipline of
(a) The Department may refuse to issue, renew, or restore a license, or may
suspend, place on probation, reprimand, impose a fine not to exceed $10,000
each violation, or take other
disciplinary or non-disciplinary
action as the Department may deem proper
with regard to a
licensee for any one or combination of the following reasons:
(1) Making a material misstatement in furnishing
information to the Department.
of this Act or its
(3) Conviction of the licensee or any owner or
officer of the licensee by plea of guilty or nolo contendere, finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing for any crime, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that (i) is a felony under the laws of this State or (ii) is a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or that is directly related to the home medical and equipment services.
(4) Making a misrepresentation to obtain licensure or
to violate a provision of this Act.
(5) Gross negligence in practice under this Act.
(6) Engaging in a pattern of practice or other
behavior that demonstrates incapacity or incompetence to practice under this Act.
(7) Aiding, assisting, or willingly permitting
another person in violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
(8) Failing, within 30 days, to provide information
in response to a written request made by the Department.
(9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
(10) Adverse action taken by another state, District
of Columbia, territory, or foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to one set forth in this Act.
(11) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
from any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any services not actually or personally rendered.
(12) A finding that the licensee, after having its
license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
(13) Willfully making or filing false records or
reports in the course of providing home medical equipment and services, including but not limited to false records or reports filed with State agencies or departments.
(14) Solicitation of business services, other than
according to permitted advertising.
(15) The use of any words, abbreviations, figures, or
letters with the intention of indicating practice as a home medical equipment and services provider without a license issued under this Act.
(16) Failure to file a return, or to pay the tax,
penalty, or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(17) Failure to comply with federal or State laws and
regulations concerning home medical equipment and services providers.
(18) Solicitation of professional services using
false or misleading advertising.
(19) Failure to display a license in accordance with
(20) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety by an owner or officer of the licensee.
(21) Physical illness, mental illness, or disability,
including without limitation deterioration through the aging process and loss of motor skill, that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety by an owner or officer of the licensee.
All fines imposed under this Section shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine or in accordance with the terms set forth in the order imposing the fine.
(Source: P.A. 100-525, eff. 9-22-17.)