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(20 ILCS 1705/56)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-56)
The Secretary, upon making a determination based
upon information in the possession of the Department, that
continuation in practice of a licensed health care professional would
constitute an immediate danger to the public, shall submit a written
communication to the Director of Professional Regulation indicating such
determination and additionally providing a complete summary of the
information upon which such determination is based, and recommending that
the Director of Professional Regulation immediately suspend such person's
license. All relevant evidence, or copies thereof, in the Department's
possession may also be submitted in conjunction with the written
communication. A copy of such written communication, which is exempt from
the copying and inspection provisions of the Freedom of Information Act,
shall at the time of submittal to the Director of Professional Regulation
be simultaneously mailed to the last known business address of such
licensed health care professional by certified or registered postage,
United States Mail, return receipt requested. Any evidence, or copies
thereof, which is submitted in conjunction with the written communication
is also exempt from the copying and inspection provisions of the Freedom of
For the purposes of this Section, "licensed health care professional"
means any person licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act, the Nurse Practice Act, the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the
Pharmacy Practice Act, the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of
1987, and the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07; 95-689, eff. 10-29-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)