(225 ILCS 411/25-15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Cease and desist.
(a) The Secretary may issue an order to cease and desist to any licensee or other person doing business without the required license when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the licensee or other person is violating or is about to violate any provision of this Act or any rule or requirement imposed in writing by the Department.
(b) The Secretary may issue an order to cease and desist prior to a hearing and such order shall be in full force and effect until a final administrative order is entered.
(c) The Secretary shall serve notice of his or her action, designated as an order to cease and desist made pursuant to this Section, including a statement of the reasons for the action, either personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested. Service by certified mail shall be deemed completed when the notice is deposited in the United States mail and sent to the address of record or, in the case of unlicensed activity, the address known to the Department.
(d) Within 15 days after service of the order to cease and desist, the licensee or other person may request, in writing, a hearing.
(e) The Secretary shall schedule a hearing within 30 days after the request for a hearing unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
(f) The Secretary shall have the authority to prescribe rules for the administration of this Section.
(g) If, after hearing, it is determined that the Secretary has the authority to issue the order to cease and desist, he or she may issue such orders as may be reasonably necessary to correct, eliminate, or remedy such conduct.
(h) The powers vested in the Secretary by this Section are additional to any and all other powers and remedies vested in the Secretary by law and nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring that the Secretary shall employ the power conferred in this Section instead of or as a condition precedent to the exercise of any other power or remedy vested in the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-10.)