(225 ILCS 335/9.15)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7509.15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Investigation; notice; default.
The Department may
investigate the actions of any applicant
or any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license. The
Department shall, before refusing to issue, renew, or discipline a licensee or applicant, at least 30 days prior to
the date set for the hearing, notify the applicant or licensee in writing of the nature of the charges
made and the time and place for a hearing on the charges. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer to the charges with the hearing
officer under oath within 20 days after the service of the
and inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer will result in
default being taken
against the applicant or licensee. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Department may continue the hearing from time to time.
In case the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, the license may, in the discretion of the Department, be
suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may
take whatever disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the
scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a
fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient
grounds for such action under this Act. The written notice and any notice in the subsequent proceeding may be served by registered or certified mail to the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)