(225 ILCS 130/80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 80. Cease and desist order; injunctions.
    (a) If a person violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, or the State's Attorney of a county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, may 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 registrant has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If a person holds himself or herself out as a surgical assistant or surgical technologist without being registered under this Act, then any registrant under this Act, interested party, or person injured thereby, in addition to the Secretary or State's Attorney, may petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) If the Department determines that a person violated a 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. 98-364, eff. 12-31-13.)