(225 ILCS 55/90)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8351-90)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Violations; injunctions; cease and desist order.
(a) If any person violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary
the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney
General of the State of Illinois, petition for an order enjoining the
violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the
filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary
restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and
permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has
violated or is violating the injunction, the Court may punish the offender
for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to,
and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
(b) If any person practices as a marriage and family therapist or an
associate marriage and family therapist or
holds himself or herself out as such without having a valid license
under this Act, then any licensee, any interested party or any person
injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as
provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
(c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person violates any
provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an
order to cease and desist should not be entered against him or her. The
rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and
shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an
answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the
satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to
be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07