(225 ILCS 425/19)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Findings and recommendations.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall
present to the Secretary a written report of its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations.
The report shall contain a finding whether or not the accused person violated
this Act or the rules adopted under this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act or those rules. The
Board shall specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply and shall
make its recommendations to the Secretary.
The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation of the
Board shall be the basis for the Department's order for refusing to issue, restore, or renew a license, or otherwise disciplining a licensee, or for the
granting of a license. If the Secretary disagrees with the report, findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations of the Board, the Secretary may issue an order in
contravention of the Board's recommendations. The finding is not admissible in evidence
against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this
Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought
for the violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15.)