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(225 ILCS 20/20)
(from Ch. 111, par. 6370)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Violations - Injunction - Cease and desist order.
1. If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary may,
in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney
General, petition for an order enjoining such violation or for an order
enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition,
the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining
order without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin
such violation. If it is established that such person has violated or is
violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of
court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to all other
remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
2. If any person shall hold herself or himself out as a licensed
clinical social worker or licensed social worker and is not licensed under
this Act, then any licensed clinical social worker, licensed social worker,
interested party or any person injured thereby may petition for relief as
provided in subsection (1) of this Section.
3. Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any
provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an
order to cease and desist should not be entered against such person. The
rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and
shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer
satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of
the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 95-687, eff. 10-23-07