(225 ILCS 55/95)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8351-95)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Investigation; notice and hearing.
(a) The Department may investigate
the actions or qualifications of any person or persons holding or claiming to
hold a license under this Act.
(b) The Department shall, before disciplining an applicant or licensee, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing,
notify the accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a
hearing on the charges, (ii) direct him or her to file a
written answer to the charges under oath within 20 days after
the service on him or her of such notice, and (iii) inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer will result in a default being entered against the applicant or licensee.
(c) At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board or hearing officer appointed by the Secretary shall proceed to hear the charges, and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Board or hearing officer may continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person,
after receiving notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the
discretion of the Secretary having first received the recommendation of the Board,, be suspended, revoked,
placed on probationary status, or be subject to whatever disciplinary
action the Secretary considers proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the
person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or
acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
(d) Written or electronic
notice, and any notice in the subsequent proceeding, may be served by personal
delivery, email, or by mail to the
applicant or licensee at his or her address of record or email address of record.
(Source: P.A. 100-372, eff. 8-25-17.)