(225 ILCS 130/70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 70. Fees; returned checks.
    (a) The Department shall set by rule fees for the administration of this Act, including but not limited to fees for initial and renewal registration and restoration of a certificate of registration.
    (b) A person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act. The Department shall notify the person that fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the registration or deny the application without a hearing. If the person seeks a registration after termination or denial, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the registration and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a registration to defray the expenses of processing the application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases if the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
    (c) All of the fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund. All moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Department, as appropriated, for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-364, eff. 12-31-13.)