(225 ILCS 305/29)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1329)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
Notwithstanding the provisions of
Section 28 of this Act, the Director has 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 under Section 24.
The Director shall notify the Board of any such appointment. The hearing
officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. The Board has
the right to have at least one member present at any hearing conducted
by such hearing officer. The hearing officer shall report his findings of
fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Board and the Director.
The Board has 60 days from receipt of the report to review the
report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact,
conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails
to present its report within the 60 day period, the Secretary may issue an
order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary
disagrees in any regard with the report of the Board or hearing officer, he
may issue an order in contravention thereof. The Secretary shall notify the Board on any such deviation, and shall specify
with particularity the reasons for such action in the final order.
(Source: P.A. 96-610, eff. 8-24-09.)