by the Board shall preside at the hearing and following the conclusion of the hearing shall make findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations, separately stated, to the Board as to what disciplinary action, if any, should be imposed on the licensee.
(d) The Board or the hearing officer authorized by the Board shall
hear evidence produced in support of the formal charges and contrary evidence
produced by the licensee, if any. If the hearing is conducted by a
hearing officer, at the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall
make findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations, separately
stated, and submit them to the Board and to all parties to the proceeding.
Submission to the licensee shall be considered as having
been made if done in a similar fashion as service of the notice of formal
charges. Within 20 days after such service, any party to the proceeding
may present to the Board a motion, in writing, for a rehearing. The written
motion shall specify the particular grounds for the rehearing.
(e) The Board, following the time allowed for filing a motion
shall review the hearing officer's findings of fact, conclusions of law,
and any motions filed subsequent thereto. After review of the information
the Board may hear oral arguments and thereafter shall issue such
The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations of
the hearing officer shall be the basis for the Board's order.
If the Board
finds that substantial justice was not done, it may issue an order in
(f) All proceedings pursuant to this Section are matters of public record
and shall be preserved.
(Source: P.A. 89-467, eff. 1-1-97