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(225 ILCS 420/9)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7659)
(a) The Department may refuse to certify, or may revoke,
suspend, place on probation, censure, reprimand or take other disciplinary
action against a certification status in accordance with grievance and due
process procedures applicable to existing collective bargaining agreements
for any of the following reasons:
(1) material misstatement in furnishing information to the Department;
(2) willfully violating this Act, or of the rules promulgated thereunder;
(3) conviction of any crime under the laws of the United States or any
state or territory thereof which is a felony or which is a misdemeanor, an
essential element of which is dishonesty, or of any crime which is directly
related to the duties of a child protective investigator or a child welfare
(4) making any misrepresentation for the purpose of obtaining certification;
(5) having demonstrated incompetence to act as a child protective
investigator or child welfare specialist in such a manner as to endanger
the safety of the public;
(6) willfully aiding or assisting another person in violating any
provisions of this Act or rules;
(7) engaging in unethical or unprofessional conduct of a
character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public;
(8) willfully making or filing false records or reports in the capacity
of a child protective investigator or child welfare specialist, including
but not limited to false
records filed with the State agencies or department;
(9) physical or mental deterioration which results in the inability to
perform the duties of the profession with reasonable judgment, skill or
safety as determined by a qualified physician;
(10) gross negligence;
(11) accepting commissions or rebates or other forms of remuneration for
referring persons to other professionals, persons or institutions, during
the course of duties.
(b) The determination by a circuit court that a certified child
protective investigator or child welfare specialist is subject to
involuntary admission or judicial
admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code, as now or hereafter amended, operates as an automatic suspension.
Such suspension will end only upon a release of the patient from
involuntary admission or judicial admission.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)