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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 37/) Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act.

225 ILCS 37/1

    (225 ILCS 37/1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/5

    (225 ILCS 37/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 5. Legislative intent. In adopting this Act, it is recognized that the field of environmental health is a dynamic field that is continually evolving into new and complex areas of concern. It is the legislative intent of this Act to recognize the occasional existence of overlapping functions with engineers, industrial hygienists, veterinarians, and other professions licensed to carry out specific activities that may touch on some aspects of the field of environmental health. It is not the intent of this Act to require registration of these individuals, nor is it the intent that the registration of any person under this Act would allow that person to perform functions or engage in activities that would include the practice of engineering. It is the sole purpose and intent of this Act to safeguard the health, safety, and general welfare of the public from adverse environmental factors and to license those environmental health professionals who have completed approved environmental health or science curricula, are qualified to work in the field of environmental health, within the scope of practice as defined in this Act, and not to restrict nor interfere with interstate commerce.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95; 90-44, eff. 7-3-97.)

225 ILCS 37/10

    (225 ILCS 37/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Board" means the Environmental Health Practitioners Board as created in this Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Professional Regulation.
    "Director" means the Director of Professional Regulation.
    "Environmental health inspector" means an individual who, in support of and under the general supervision of a licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer, practices environmental health and meets the educational qualifications of an environmental health inspector.
    "Environmental health practice" is the practice of environmental health by licensed environmental health practitioners within the meaning of this Act and includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of professional activities: milk and food sanitation; protection and regulation of private water supplies; private waste water management; domestic solid waste disposal practices; institutional health and safety; and consultation and education in these fields.
    "Environmental health practitioner in training" means a person licensed under this Act who meets the educational qualifications of a licensed environmental health practitioner and practices environmental health in support of and under the general supervision of a licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer, but has not passed the licensed environmental health practitioner examination administered by the Department.
    "License" means the authorization issued by the Department permitting the person named on the authorization to practice environmental health as defined in this Act.
    "Licensed environmental health practitioner" is a person who, by virtue of education and experience in the physical, chemical, biological, and environmental health sciences, is especially trained to organize, implement, and manage environmental health programs, trained to carry out education and enforcement activities for the promotion and protection of the public health and environment, and is licensed as an environmental health practitioner under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/15

    (225 ILCS 37/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 15. License requirement.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in an environmental health practice after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly unless the person is licensed by the Department as an environmental health practitioner or an environmental health practitioner in training or is an environmental health inspector as defined in this Act.
    (b) It is the responsibility of an individual required to be licensed under this Act to obtain a license and to pay all necessary fees, not the responsibility of his or her employer.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/16

    (225 ILCS 37/16)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 16. Exemptions. This Act does not prohibit or restrict any of the following:
    (1) A person performing the functions and duties of an environmental health practitioner under the general supervision of a licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer if that person (i) is not responsible for the administration or supervision of one or more employees engaged in an environmental health program, (ii) establishes a method of verbal communication with the licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer to whom they can refer and report questions, problems, and emergency situations encountered in environmental health practice, and (iii) has his or her written reports reviewed monthly by a licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer.
    (2) A person licensed in this State under any other Act from engaging in the practice for which he or she is licensed.
    (3) A person working in laboratories licensed by, registered with, or operated by the State of Illinois.
    (4) A person employed by a State-licensed health care facility who engages in the practice of environmental health or whose job responsibilities include ensuring that the environment in the health care facility is healthy and safe for employees, patients, and visitors.
    (5) A person employed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture who engages in meat and poultry inspections or environmental inspections under the authority of the Department of Agriculture.
    (6) A person holding a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02; 93-281, eff. 12-31-03.)

225 ILCS 37/17

    (225 ILCS 37/17)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 17. Powers and duties of the Department of Professional Regulation. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department shall exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
    (1) Prescribe rules defining what constitutes an approved school, college, or department of a university, except that no school, college, or department of a university that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin shall be approved.
    (2) Conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke, suspend, or refuse to issue licenses.
    (3) Promulgate rules required for the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-724, eff. 6-2-00.)

225 ILCS 37/18

    (225 ILCS 37/18)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 18. Board of Environmental Health Practitioners. The Board of Environmental Health Practitioners is created and shall exercise its duties as provided in this Act. The Board shall consist of 5 members appointed by the Director. Of the 5 members, 3 shall be environmental health practitioners, one a Public Health Administrator who meets the minimum qualifications for public health personnel employed by full time local health departments as prescribed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and is actively engaged in the administration of a local health department within this State, and one member of the general public. In making the appointments to the Board, the Director shall consider the recommendations of related professional and trade associations including the Illinois Environmental Health Association and the Illinois Public Health Association and of the Director of Public Health. Each of the environmental health practitioners shall have at least 5 years of full time employment in the field of environmental health practice before the date of appointment. Each appointee filling the seat of an environmental health practitioner appointed to the Board must be licensed under this Act.
    The membership of the Board shall reasonably reflect representation from the various geographic areas of the State.
    A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board.
    The members of the Board are entitled to receive as compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Director for each day actually engaged in the duties of the office and all legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
    Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    The Director may remove any member of the Board for any cause that, in the opinion of the Director, reasonably justifies termination.
(Source: P.A. 91-724, eff. 6-2-00; 91-798, eff. 7-9-00; 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/19

    (225 ILCS 37/19)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 19. Requirements of approval by Board of Environmental Health Practitioners. The Director may consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing guidelines for professional conduct, for the conduct of formal disciplinary proceedings brought under this Act, and for establishing guidelines for qualifications and examinations of applicants. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board. The Department shall review the response of the Board and its recommendations. The Department, at any time, may seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/20

    (225 ILCS 37/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 20. Qualifications for registration as an environmental health practitioner. A person is qualified to be licensed as an environmental health practitioner if that person:
        (1) Has applied in writing on the prescribed forms,
    
has paid the required fee, and holds one of the following:
            (A) A Bachelor's Degree in environmental health
        
science from a college or university approved by the National Environmental Health Association Accreditation Council for environmental health curricula or its equivalent as approved by the Department.
            (B) A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited
        
college or university which included a minimum of 30 semester hours or equivalent of basic sciences acceptable to the Department and 12 months of full time experience.
            (C) A Master's Degree in public health or
        
environmental health science from an accredited college or university if the applicant has completed a minimum of 30 semester or equivalent hours of basic science acceptable to the Department.
        (2) Passes an examination authorized by the
    
Department. The examination shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice as an environmental health practitioner.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95; 89-706, eff. 1-31-97.)

225 ILCS 37/20.1

    (225 ILCS 37/20.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 20.1. Qualifications for an environmental health inspector. An environmental health inspector must have an associate's degree or its equivalent, including a minimum of 9 credit hours of science.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/21

    (225 ILCS 37/21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 21. Grandfather provision. A person who, on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, was certified by his or her employer as serving as a sanitarian or environmental health practitioner in environmental health practice in this State may be issued a license as an environmental health practitioner in training upon filing an application by July 1, 2003 and paying the required fees.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/22

    (225 ILCS 37/22)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 22. Environmental health practitioner in training.
    (a) Any person who meets the educational qualifications specified in Section 20, but does not meet the experience requirement specified in that Section, may make application to the Department on a form prescribed by the Department for licensure as an environmental health practitioner in training. The Department shall license that person as an environmental health practitioner in training upon payment of the fee required by this Act.
    (b) An environmental health practitioner in training shall apply for licensure as an environmental health practitioner within 3 years of his or her licensure as an environmental health practitioner in training. The license may be renewed or extended as defined by rule of the Department. The Board may extend the licensure of any environmental health practitioner in training who furnishes, in writing, sufficient cause for not applying for examination as an environmental health practitioner within the 3-year period.
    (c) An environmental health practitioner in training may engage in the practice of environmental health for a period not to exceed 6 years provided that he or she is supervised by a licensed professional engineer or a licensed environmental health practitioner as prescribed in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

225 ILCS 37/23

    (225 ILCS 37/23)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 23. Supervision.
    (a) A licensed environmental health practitioner in training or an environmental health inspector may perform the duties and functions of environmental health practice under the supervision of a licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer.
    (b) A licensed environmental health practitioner or a licensed professional engineer may serve as a supervisor to any licensed environmental health practitioner in training or environmental health inspector. The supervisor shall fulfill the minimum supervisor requirements, including but not limited to:
        (1) being available for consultation on a daily basis;
        (2) reviewing and advising on law enforcement
    
proceedings; and
        (3) evaluating the practice of environmental health
    
performed by the licensed environmental health practitioner in training or the environmental health inspector.
    (c) A licensed environmental health practitioner or licensed professional engineer is responsible for assuring that a licensed environmental health practitioner in training or environmental health inspector that he or she is supervising properly engages in the practice of environmental health.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/25

    (225 ILCS 37/25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 25. Application for original license. Applications for original licenses shall be made to the Department on forms prescribed by the Department and accompanied by the required nonrefundable fee. All applications shall contain information that, in the judgment of the Department, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for a license as an environmental health practitioner or environmental health practitioner in training.
    If an applicant for a license as an environmental health practitioner neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass an examination for a license under this Act within 3 years after filing an application, the application is denied. However, the applicant may thereafter make a new application, accompanied by the required fee, if the applicant meets the requirements in force at the time of making the new application.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/26

    (225 ILCS 37/26)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 26. Examination for registration as an environmental health practitioner.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, only persons who meet the educational and experience requirements of Section 20 and who pass the examination authorized by the Department shall be licensed as environmental health practitioners.
    (b) Applicants for examination as environmental health practitioners shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/27

    (225 ILCS 37/27)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 27. Renewals; restoration.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. As a condition for renewal of a license, the licensee shall be required to complete continuing education requirements as set forth in rules by the Department. Licensees who are 70 years of age or older and have been licensed under this Act for at least 4 years shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements.
    (b) A person who has permitted a license to expire for a period less than 5 years may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof, acceptable to the Department, of fitness to have the license restored. Proof may include (i) sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction that is satisfactory to the Department, (ii) complying with any continuing education requirements, and (iii) paying the required restoration fee.
    (c) A person seeking restoration of a license that has been expired or placed on inactive status for more than 5 years may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof, acceptable to the Department, of fitness to have the license restored. Proof may include (i) sworn evidence of active practice in another jurisdiction, (ii) an affidavit attesting to military service as provided in subsection (c) of this Section, (iii) proof of passage of the environmental Health Proficiency Examination during the period the license was lapsed or on inactive status, (iv) sworn evidence of lawful practice under the supervision of an Illinois-licensed Environmental Healthcare Practitioner in the State of Illinois that is satisfactory to the Department, or (v) proof of current certification, including continuing education, from the National Environmental Health Association Accreditation Council for environmental health curricula or its equivalent as approved by the Department. An applicant for restoration under this Section shall be required to pay any restoration fees as required under this Act and provide proof of meeting continuing education requirements during the 2 years prior to restoration.
    However, a person whose license expired while (i) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or called into service or training with the State Militia or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States, preliminary to induction into the military service may have his or her license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of the service, training, or education, except under conditions other than honorable, he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that the service, training, or education has been terminated.
    (d) A person who notifies the Department, in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may place his or her license on inactive status and shall be excused from the payment of renewal fees until the person notifies the Department, in writing, of the intention to resume active practice.
    (e) A person requesting his or her license be changed from inactive to active status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall also demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements.
    (f) An environmental health practitioner whose license is not renewed or whose license is on inactive status shall not engage in the practice of environmental health in the State of Illinois or use the title or advertise that he or she performs the services of a "licensed environmental health practitioner".
    (g) A person violating subsection (f) of this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and shall be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Act.
    (h) A license to practice shall not be denied any applicant because of the applicant's race, religion, creed, national origin, political beliefs or activities, age, sex, sexual orientation, or physical impairment that does not affect a person's ability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety as determined by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-671, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 37/28

    (225 ILCS 37/28)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 28. Fees. The Department shall provide by rule for a schedule of fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to original licensure, renewal, and restoration. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
(Source: P.A. 91-454, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 37/29

    (225 ILCS 37/29)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 29. Deposit of fees and fines; appropriations. All fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund. All moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Department of Professional Regulation, as appropriated, for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/30

    (225 ILCS 37/30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 30. Endorsement. The Department may issue a license as a licensed environmental health practitioner, without the required examination, to an applicant licensed under the laws of another state if the requirements for licensure in that state are, on the date of granting the license, substantially equal to the requirements of this Act. The Department shall issue a license as a licensed environmental health practitioner to any applicant who holds a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian credential in good standing with the National Environmental Health Association. An applicant under this Section shall pay all required fees. Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 96-671, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 37/31

    (225 ILCS 37/31)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 31. Checks or orders dishonored. A person who issues or delivers a check or other order to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act prohibiting unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days after notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person fails to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certification or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of a license or certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all costs and expenses of processing of this application. The Director may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Director finds that the fines would be unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 92-146, eff. 1-1-02.)

225 ILCS 37/35

    (225 ILCS 37/35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 35. Grounds for discipline.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, or take other disciplinary action with regard to any license issued under this Act as the Department may consider proper, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, for any one or combination of the following causes:
        (1) Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department.
        (2) Violations of this Act or its rules.
        (3) Conviction of any felony under the laws of any
    
U.S. jurisdiction, any misdemeanor an essential element of which is dishonesty, or any crime that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (4) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a certificate of registration.
        (5) Professional incompetence.
        (6) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (7) Failing to provide information within 60 days in
    
response to a written request made by the Department.
        (8) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public as defined by rules of the Department.
        (9) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in an environmental health practitioner's inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (10) Discipline by another U.S. jurisdiction or
    
foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for a discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Act.
        (11) A finding by the Department that the registrant,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (12) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in his or her practice, including, but not limited to, false records filed with State agencies or departments.
        (13) Physical illness, including, but not limited to,
    
deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skills that result in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (14) Failure to comply with rules promulgated by the
    
Illinois Department of Public Health or other State agencies related to the practice of environmental health.
        (15) The Department shall deny any application for a
    
license or renewal of a license under this Act, without hearing, to a person who has defaulted on an educational loan guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; however, the Department may issue a license or renewal of a license if the person in default has established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
        (16) Solicitation of professional services by using
    
false or misleading advertising.
        (17) A finding that the license has been applied for
    
or obtained by fraudulent means.
        (18) Practicing or attempting to practice under a
    
name other than the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name.
        (19) Gross overcharging for professional services
    
including filing statements for collection of fees or moneys for which services are not rendered.
    (b) The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to (i) file a return, (ii) pay the tax, penalty, or interest shown in a filed return; or (iii) pay any final assessment of the tax, penalty, or interest as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue until the requirements of the tax Act are satisfied.
    (c) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission to a mental health facility as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension may end only upon a finding by a court that the licensee is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient, and the recommendation of the Board to the Director that the licensee be allowed to resume practice.
    (d) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any person licensed to practice under this Act or who has applied for licensure or certification pursuant to this Act to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The examining physicians shall be those specifically designated by the Department. The Department may order the examining physician to present testimony concerning this mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician. The person to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any person to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension of a license until the person submits to the examination if the Department finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to submit to the examination was without reasonable cause.
    If the Department finds an individual unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department may require that individual to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department, as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice or, in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the Department may file a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual.
    Any person whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined, or supervised subject to such terms, conditions, or restrictions and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions, or restrictions shall be referred to the Director for a determination as to whether the person shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department.
    In instances in which the Director immediately suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department shall have the authority to review the subject person's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment, to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
    A person licensed under this Act and affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department that he or she can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/40

    (225 ILCS 37/40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 40. Surrender of certificates. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall immediately surrender the license to the Department, and if the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/45

    (225 ILCS 37/45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 45. Record of Proceedings; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to record all testimony at the hearing of any case where a certificate is revoked or suspended. The notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Committee, and the order of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in the hearing upon payment of the fees required under Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 37/50

    (225 ILCS 37/50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 50. Use of title. Only a person who has qualified as a licensed environmental health practitioner and who is currently licensed by the State has the right and privilege of using the title "Environmental Health Practitioner", "Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner", or the initials "L.E.H.P." after his or her name. Only a person who has qualified as a licensed environmental health practitioner in training and who is currently licensed by the State has the right and privilege of using the title "environmental health practitioner in training", "licensed environmental health practitioner in training", or "L.E.H.P. in training" after his or her name.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/55

    (225 ILCS 37/55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 55. Penalty for unlawful practice; second and subsequent offenses. A person who engages or offers to engage in environmental health practice in this State without being licensed for that purpose, or whose license has been suspended or revoked, or who violates any of the provisions of this Act for which no specific penalty has been provided is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    Any person who has been previously convicted under any of the provisions of this Act and who subsequently violates any of the provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/56

    (225 ILCS 37/56)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 56. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself or herself out to practice environmental health without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02.)

225 ILCS 37/60

    (225 ILCS 37/60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 60. Violations; injunctions; cease and desist order.
    (a) If a person violates a provision of this Act, the Director may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, petition for an order enjoining the violation or for any order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the Court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If a person practices as an environmental health practitioner or holds himself or herself out as such without having a valid license under this Act, then a licensee, an interested party, or a person injured thereby may, in addition to the Director, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department a person violates a 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 him or her. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/65

    (225 ILCS 37/65)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 65. Investigation; notice; hearing. The Department may investigate the actions of an applicant or a person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license. Before refusing to issue, refusing to renew, or taking any disciplinary action regarding a license, the Department shall, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant for, or holder of, a license of the nature of any charges and that a hearing will be held on a date designated. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice and inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer shall result in default being taken against the applicant or licensee and that the license may be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or that other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of practice, as the Director may consider proper. Written notice may be served by personal delivery or certified or registered mail to the respondent at the address of his or her last notification to the Department. If the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or her license or certificate may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status or the Department may take any disciplinary action considered 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 Act. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Board may continue a hearing from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/70

    (225 ILCS 37/70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 70. Records of proceeding. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case. The notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings, written motions filed in the proceedings, transcripts of testimony, reports of the Board and orders of the Department shall be in the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in the hearing upon payment of the fee required under Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 37/75

    (225 ILCS 37/75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 75. Subpoenas; oaths; attendance of witnesses. The Department has the power to subpoena and to bring before it any person and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed in civil cases in the courts of this State.
    The Director, the designated hearing officer, and every member of the Board has the power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing that the Department is authorized to conduct and any other oaths authorized in any Act administered by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/76

    (225 ILCS 37/76)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 76. Compelling testimony. A circuit court, upon application of the Department or its designee, or of the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings under this Act are pending, may enter an order requiring the attendance of witnesses and their testimony, and the production of documents, papers, files, books, and records in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its orders by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/80

    (225 ILCS 37/80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 80. Recommendations for disciplinary action. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall present to the Director a written report of its findings and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding whether or not the licensee violated this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act. The Board shall specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply and shall make its recommendations to the Director.
    The report of findings, conclusions of law, and recommendations of the Board shall be the basis for the Department's order for refusal to issue or for the granting of a license or for any disciplinary action. If the Director disagrees with the recommendation of the Board, the Director may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for violation of this Act, but the hearing and findings are not a bar to criminal prosecution brought for violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/85

    (225 ILCS 37/85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 85. Rehearing. In any hearing involving disciplinary action against an applicant or licensee, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the applicant or licensee by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 calendar days after service, the applicant or licensee may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing that shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing a motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon denial, the Director may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board, except as provided in this Act. If the applicant or licensee orders from the reporting service, and pays for a transcript of the record within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 calendar day period within which a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94; 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/90

    (225 ILCS 37/90)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 90. Hearing by other examiner. Whenever the Director is not satisfied that substantial justice has been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or renew a license, the Director may order a rehearing by the same or other examiners.
(Source: P.A. 88-683, eff. 1-24-95; 89-61, eff. 6-30-95; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

225 ILCS 37/95

    (225 ILCS 37/95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 95. Appointment of hearing officer. The Director has the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for Departmental refusal to issue a license, renew a license, or to discipline a licensee. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. At least one member of the Board shall attend each hearing. The hearing officer shall report the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Board and the Director. The Board has 60 calendar days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Director. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 calendar day period, the Director may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Director disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or the hearing officer, the Director may issue an order in contravention of the recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/100

    (225 ILCS 37/100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 100. Order or certified copy. An order or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Director, shall be prima facie proof that:
    (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the Director;
    (2) the Director is duly appointed and qualified; and
    (3) the Board and its members are qualified to act.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/105

    (225 ILCS 37/105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 105. Restoration of suspended or revoked license. At any time after the suspension or revocation of any license, the Department may restore the license to the accused person upon the written recommendation of the Board, unless after an investigation and a hearing the Board determines that restoration is not in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/110

    (225 ILCS 37/110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 110. License surrender. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall immediately surrender the license to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/115

    (225 ILCS 37/115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 115. Temporary suspension. The Director may summarily suspend the license of an environmental health practitioner without a hearing, simultaneously with the initiation of proceedings for a hearing provided for in this Act, if the Director finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that an environmental health practitioner's continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Director summarily suspends the license of an environmental health practitioner without a hearing, a hearing by the Board must be held within 30 calendar days after the suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/120

    (225 ILCS 37/120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 120. Judicial review. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides; but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/125

    (225 ILCS 37/125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 125. Certification of records. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, to file any answer in court, or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless there is filed in the court, with the complaint, a receipt from the Department acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file the receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/130

    (225 ILCS 37/130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 130. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is expressly adopted and incorporated in this Act as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of paragraph (c) of Section 16 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, which provides that at hearings the certificate holder has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, or continuation or renewal of the certificate, is specifically excluded. For the purpose of this Act the notice required under Section 10 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/135

    (225 ILCS 37/135)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 135. Home rule. The regulation and licensing of environmental health practitioners are exclusive powers and functions of the State. A home rule unit may not regulate or license environmental health practitioners. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 89-61, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 37/99

    (225 ILCS 37/99)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 999 by P.A. 97-333.)
    Sec. 99. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 87-1223; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

225 ILCS 37/999

    (225 ILCS 37/999)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019)
    Sec. 999. This Act takes effect July 1, 1993.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)