(225 ILCS 51/85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 85. Unlicensed practice; civil penalty.
    (a) An entity who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds itself out to practice as a home medical equipment and services provider 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. 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 executed in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
    (b) The Department may investigate any unlicensed activity.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)