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(205 ILCS 670/20.5)
Cease and desist.
(a) The Director may issue a cease and desist order to any licensee, or
other person doing business without the required license, when in the opinion
of the Director, 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 as a condition of granting any authorization permitted by
(b) The Director may issue a cease and desist order prior to a hearing.
(c) The Director shall serve notice of his or her action, designated as a
desist order made pursuant to this Section, including a statement of the
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 U.S. mail.
(d) Within 15 days of service of the cease and desist order, the licensee or
other person may request, in writing, a hearing.
(e) The Director shall schedule a hearing within 30 days after the request
for a hearing unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
(f) The Director shall have the authority to prescribe rules for the
administration of this Section.
(g) If it is determined that the Director had the authority to issue the
cease and desist order, 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 Director by this Section are additional to any
and all other powers and remedies vested in the Director by law, and nothing in
this Section shall be construed as requiring that the Director 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 Director.
(i) The cost for the administrative hearing shall be set by rule.
(Source: P.A. 90-437, eff. 1-1-98.)