(225 ILCS 60/44) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-44)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 44. None of the disciplinary functions, powers and duties enumerated in this Act shall be exercised by the Department except upon the action and report in writing of the Disciplinary Board.
    In all instances, under this Act, in which the Disciplinary Board has rendered a recommendation to the Secretary with respect to a particular physician, the Secretary shall, in the event that he or she disagrees with or takes action contrary to the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board, file with the Disciplinary Board his or her specific written reasons of disagreement with the Disciplinary Board. Such reasons shall be filed within 30 days of the occurrence of the Secretary's contrary position having been taken.
    The action and report in writing of a majority of the Disciplinary Board designated is sufficient authority upon which the Secretary may act.
    Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done either in an examination, or in a formal disciplinary action, or refusal to restore a license, he or she may order a reexamination or rehearing by the same or other examiners.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)