(225 ILCS 63/150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 150. Hearing officer. The Secretary shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for Departmental refusal to issue, renew, or license an applicant, or disciplinary action against a licensee. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendation of the hearing officer, he or she may issue an order in contravention of that recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 97-778, eff. 7-13-12.)