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(225 ILCS 25/26)
(from Ch. 111, par. 2326)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
(a) In case the respondent, after
receiving notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Secretary, having first received
the recommendation of the Board, be suspended, revoked, placed on
probationary status, or the Secretary may take whatever disciplinary or non-disciplinary action
he or she may deem proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the
person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the
act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this
(b) The Secretary may temporarily suspend the license of a dentist or dental hygienist without a hearing,
simultaneous to the institution of proceedings for a hearing under this
Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that a
dentist's or dental hygienist's continuation in practice would constitute
an immediate danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary
temporarily suspends the license of a dentist or a dental hygienist without a hearing, a hearing by the
Board must be held within 15 days after such suspension has occurred.
(c) The entry of a judgment by any circuit court establishing that any
person holding a license under this Act is a
person subject to involuntary admission under the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code shall operate as a suspension of that
license. That person may resume his or her
practice only upon a finding by the Board that he or she has been
determined to be no longer subject to involuntary admission by the court
and upon the Board's recommendation to the Secretary that he or she be
permitted to resume his or her practice.
(Source: P.A. 99-492, eff. 12-31-15.)