(720 ILCS 570/501) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1501)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-759)
    Sec. 501. (a) It is hereby made the duty of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois State Police, and their agents, officers, and investigators, to enforce all provisions of this Act, except those specifically delegated, and to cooperate with all agencies charged with the enforcement of the laws of the United States, or of any State, relating to controlled substances. Only an agent, officer, or investigator designated by the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Director of the Illinois State Police may: (1) for the purpose of inspecting, copying, and verifying the correctness of records, reports or other documents required to be kept or made under this Act and otherwise facilitating the execution of the functions of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Illinois State Police, be authorized in accordance with this Section to enter controlled premises and to conduct administrative inspections thereof and of the things specified; or (2) execute and serve administrative inspection notices, warrants, subpoenas, and summonses under the authority of this State. Any inspection or administrative entry of persons licensed by the Department shall be made in accordance with subsection (bb) of Section 30-5 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
    (b) Administrative entries and inspections designated in clause (1) of subsection (a) shall be carried out through agents, officers, investigators and peace officers (hereinafter referred to as "inspectors") designated by the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Any inspector, upon stating his or her purpose and presenting to the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the premises (1) appropriate credentials and (2) a written notice of his or her inspection authority (which notice, in the case of an inspection requiring or in fact supported by an administrative inspection warrant, shall consist of that warrant), shall have the right to enter the premises and conduct the inspection at reasonable times.
    Inspectors appointed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation under this Section 501 are conservators of the peace and as such have all the powers possessed by policemen in municipalities and by sheriffs, except that they may exercise such powers anywhere in the State.
    A Chief of Investigations of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's Division of Professional Regulation appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly is a conservator of the peace and as such has all the powers possessed by policemen in municipalities and by sheriffs, except that he or she may exercise such powers anywhere in the State. Any other employee of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation or by the Director of Professional Regulation on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly under this Section 501 is not a conservator of the peace.
    (c) Except as may otherwise be indicated in an applicable inspection warrant, the inspector shall have the right:
        (1) to inspect and copy records, reports and other
    
documents required to be kept or made under this Act;
        (2) to inspect, within reasonable limits and in a
    
reasonable manner, controlled premises and all pertinent equipment, finished and unfinished drugs and other substances or materials, containers and labeling found therein, and all other things therein (including records, files, papers, processes, controls and facilities) appropriate for verification of the records, reports and documents referred to in item (1) or otherwise bearing on the provisions of this Act; and
        (3) to inventory any stock of any controlled
    
substance.
    (d) Except when the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the controlled premises so consents in writing, no inspection authorized by this Section shall extend to:
        (1) financial data;
        (2) sales data other than shipment data; or
        (3) pricing data.
    Any inspection or administrative entry of persons licensed by the Department shall be made in accordance with subsection (bb) of Section 30-5 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
    (e) Any agent, officer, investigator or peace officer designated by the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may (1) make seizure of property pursuant to the provisions of this Act; and (2) perform such other law enforcement duties as the Secretary shall designate. It is hereby made the duty of all State's Attorneys to prosecute violations of this Act and institute legal proceedings as authorized under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-334, eff. 1-1-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-759)
    Sec. 501. (a) It is hereby made the duty of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois State Police, and their agents, officers, and investigators, to enforce all provisions of this Act, except those specifically delegated, and to cooperate with all agencies charged with the enforcement of the laws of the United States, or of any State, relating to controlled substances. Only an agent, officer, or investigator designated by the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Director of the Illinois State Police may: (1) for the purpose of inspecting, copying, and verifying the correctness of records, reports or other documents required to be kept or made under this Act and otherwise facilitating the execution of the functions of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Illinois State Police, be authorized in accordance with this Section to enter controlled premises and to conduct administrative inspections thereof and of the things specified; or (2) execute and serve administrative inspection notices, warrants, subpoenas, and summonses under the authority of this State. Any inspection or administrative entry of persons licensed by the Department shall be made in accordance with subsection (bb) of Section 30-5 of the Substance Use Disorder Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
    (b) Administrative entries and inspections designated in clause (1) of subsection (a) shall be carried out through agents, officers, investigators and peace officers (hereinafter referred to as "inspectors") designated by the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Any inspector, upon stating his or her purpose and presenting to the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the premises (1) appropriate credentials and (2) a written notice of his or her inspection authority (which notice, in the case of an inspection requiring or in fact supported by an administrative inspection warrant, shall consist of that warrant), shall have the right to enter the premises and conduct the inspection at reasonable times.
    Inspectors appointed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation under this Section 501 are conservators of the peace and as such have all the powers possessed by policemen in municipalities and by sheriffs, except that they may exercise such powers anywhere in the State.
    A Chief of Investigations of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's Division of Professional Regulation appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly is a conservator of the peace and as such has all the powers possessed by policemen in municipalities and by sheriffs, except that he or she may exercise such powers anywhere in the State. Any other employee of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation appointed by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation or by the Director of Professional Regulation on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly under this Section 501 is not a conservator of the peace.
    (c) Except as may otherwise be indicated in an applicable inspection warrant, the inspector shall have the right:
        (1) to inspect and copy records, reports and other
    
documents required to be kept or made under this Act;
        (2) to inspect, within reasonable limits and in a
    
reasonable manner, controlled premises and all pertinent equipment, finished and unfinished drugs and other substances or materials, containers and labeling found therein, and all other things therein (including records, files, papers, processes, controls and facilities) appropriate for verification of the records, reports and documents referred to in item (1) or otherwise bearing on the provisions of this Act; and
        (3) to inventory any stock of any controlled
    
substance.
    (d) Except when the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the controlled premises so consents in writing, no inspection authorized by this Section shall extend to:
        (1) financial data;
        (2) sales data other than shipment data; or
        (3) pricing data.
    Any inspection or administrative entry of persons licensed by the Department shall be made in accordance with subsection (bb) of Section 30-5 of the Substance Use Disorder Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
    (e) Any agent, officer, investigator or peace officer designated by the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may (1) make seizure of property pursuant to the provisions of this Act; and (2) perform such other law enforcement duties as the Secretary shall designate. It is hereby made the duty of all State's Attorneys to prosecute violations of this Act and institute legal proceedings as authorized under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)