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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 51/) Home Medical Equipment and Services Provider License Act.

225 ILCS 51/1

    (225 ILCS 51/1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Home Medical Equipment and Services Provider License Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

225 ILCS 51/5

    (225 ILCS 51/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 5. Declaration of legislative findings. The General Assembly finds that home medical equipment and services providers in the State of Illinois affect the public health, welfare, and safety, and therefore finds the regulation and control of those providers to be in the public interest. It is further declared that, as a matter of public policy, home medical equipment and services providers should merit the confidence of the public and, to this end, that only qualified entities be permitted to hold themselves out to the public as home medical equipment and services providers. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these findings.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/10

    (225 ILCS 51/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
        (1) "Department" means the Department of Financial
    
and Professional Regulation.
        (2) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation.
        (3) "Board" means the Home Medical Equipment and
    
Services Board.
        (4) "Home medical equipment and services provider" or
    
"provider" means a legal entity, as defined by State law, engaged in the business of providing home medical equipment and services, whether directly or through a contractual arrangement, to an unrelated sick or disabled individual where that individual resides.
        (5) "Home medical equipment and services" means the
    
delivery, installation, maintenance, replacement, or instruction in the use of medical equipment used by a sick or disabled individual to allow the individual to be maintained in his or her residence.
        (6) "Home medical equipment" means technologically
    
sophisticated medical devices, apparatuses, machines, or other similar articles bearing a label that states "Caution: federal law requires dispensing by or on the order of a physician.", which are usable in a home care setting, including but not limited to:
            (A) oxygen and oxygen delivery systems;
            (B) ventilators;
            (C) respiratory disease management devices,
        
excluding compressor driven nebulizers;
            (D) wheelchair seating systems;
            (E) apnea monitors;
            (F) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
        
(TENS) units;
            (G) low air-loss cutaneous pressure management
        
devices;
            (H) sequential compression devices;
            (I) neonatal home phototherapy devices;
            (J) enteral feeding pumps; and
            (K) other similar equipment as defined by the
        
Board.
        "Home medical equipment" also includes hospital beds
    
and electronic and computer-driven wheelchairs, excluding scooters.
        (7) "Address of record" means the designated address
    
recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and such changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/15

    (225 ILCS 51/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 15. Licensure requirement; exempt activities.
    (a) No entity shall provide home medical equipment and services, or use the title "home medical equipment and services provider" in connection with his or her profession or business, without a license issued by the Department under this Act.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practices, services, or activities of the following, unless those practices, services, or activities include providing home medical equipment and services through a separate legal entity:
        (1) a person licensed or registered in this State by
    
any other law engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or she is licensed or registered;
        (2) a home medical services provider entity that is
    
accredited under home care standards by a recognized accrediting body;
        (3) home health agencies that do not have a Part B
    
Medicare supplier number or that do not engage in the provision of home medical equipment and services;
        (4) hospitals, excluding hospital-owned and
    
hospital-related providers of home medical equipment and services;
        (5) manufacturers and wholesale distributors of home
    
medical equipment who do not sell directly to a patient;
        (6) health care practitioners who lawfully prescribe
    
or order home medical equipment and services, or who use home medical equipment and services to treat their patients, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, optometrists, chiropractors, and podiatric physicians;
        (7) pharmacists, pharmacies, and home infusion
    
pharmacies that are not engaged in the sale or rental of home medical equipment and services;
        (8) hospice programs that do not involve the sale or
    
rental of home medical equipment and services;
        (9) nursing homes;
        (10) veterinarians;
        (11) dentists; and
        (12) emergency medical service providers.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 51/20

    (225 ILCS 51/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 20. Powers and duties of the Department.
    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensure Acts and shall exercise other powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purposes of this Act.
    (b) The Department may adopt rules to administer and enforce this Act, including but not limited to fees for original licensure and renewal and restoration of licenses, and may prescribe forms to be issued to implement this Act. At a minimum, the rules adopted by the Department shall include standards and criteria for licensure and for professional conduct and discipline. The Department shall consult with the Board in adopting rules. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board, and the Department shall review the Board's response and any recommendations made in the response. The Department shall notify the Board in writing with proper explanation of deviations from the Board's recommendations and response.
    (c) The Department may at any time seek the advice and expert knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration of this Act.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/25

    (225 ILCS 51/25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 25. Home Medical Equipment and Services Board. The Secretary shall appoint a Home Medical Equipment and Services Board, in consultation with a state association representing the home medical equipment and services industry, to serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. The Board shall consist of 7 members. Four members shall be home medical equipment and services provider representatives, at least one of whom shall be a pharmacy-based provider. The 3 remaining members shall include one home care clinical specialist, one respiratory care practitioner, and one public member.
    Members shall serve 4 year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause continuous service on the Board to exceed 8 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    The home medical equipment and services provider representatives appointed to the Board shall have engaged in the provision of home medical equipment and services or related home care services for at least 3 years prior to their appointment, shall be currently engaged in providing home medical equipment and services in the State of Illinois, and must have no record of convictions related to fraud or abuse under either State or federal law.
    The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
    The Board shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson and vice chairperson.
    Members of the Board shall receive as compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Secretary for each day actually engaged in the duties of the office, and shall be reimbursed for authorized expenses incurred in performing the duties of the office.
    The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justifies the termination.
    Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in an action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    A majority of Board members currently appointed shall constitute a quorum. A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the rights of a quorum to exercise the rights and perform all of the duties of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/30

    (225 ILCS 51/30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 30. Application for original licensure. Applications for original licensure shall be made to the Department in writing and signed by the applicant on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set by rule of the Department. The Department may require from an applicant information that, in its judgment, will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for licensure.
    An applicant has 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/35

    (225 ILCS 51/35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 35. Qualifications for licensure.
    (a) An entity is qualified to receive a license as a home medical equipment and services provider if the entity meets each of the following requirements:
        (1) complies with all applicable federal and State
    
licensure and regulatory requirements;
        (2) maintains a physical facility and medical
    
equipment inventory. There shall only be one license permitted at each address;
        (3) establishes proof of commercial general liability
    
insurance, including but not limited to coverage for products liability and professional liability;
        (4) establishes and provides records of annual
    
continuing education for personnel engaged in the delivery, maintenance, repair, cleaning, inventory control, and financial management of home medical equipment and services;
        (5) maintains records on all patients to whom it
    
provides home medical equipment and services;
        (6) establishes equipment management and personnel
    
policies;
        (7) makes life sustaining home medical equipment and
    
services available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week;
        (8) complies with any additional qualifications for
    
licensure as determined by rule of the Department.
    (b) The Department may request a personal interview of an applicant before the Board to further evaluate the entity's qualifications for licensure.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/40

    (225 ILCS 51/40)
    Sec. 40. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97. Repealed by P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/45

    (225 ILCS 51/45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 45. Display of license; advertising; penalties.
    (a) An entity that advertises home medical equipment and services shall, at its place of business, display the license of the entity.
    (b) No entity that provides home medical equipment services may advertise the equipment and services unless that entity includes in the advertisement the statement "Licensed in the State of Illinois".
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/50

    (225 ILCS 51/50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 50. License expiration; renewal. The expiration date, renewal period, renewal fees, and procedures for renewal of licenses issued under this Act shall be set by rule of the Department. An entity may renew its license by paying the required fee and by meeting the renewal requirements adopted by the Department under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/55

    (225 ILCS 51/55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 55. Restoration of expired license. A home medical equipment and services provider whose license has expired may have the license restored by making application to the Department, by paying the required fees, and by filing proof acceptable to the Department of fitness to have the license restored as established by rule.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/65

    (225 ILCS 51/65)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 65. Fees; returned checks. An entity who delivers a check or other payment 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 for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the entity that fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the entity has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application without a hearing. If the entity seeks a license after termination or denial, the entity shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license and pay all fees and fines owed to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all expenses of processing that application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/70

    (225 ILCS 51/70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 70. Roster of licensees. The Department shall maintain a roster of the names and addresses of all licensees and of all entities whose license has been suspended or revoked within the previous year. This roster shall be available upon written request and payment of the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/75

    (225 ILCS 51/75)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 75. Refused issuance, suspension, or revocation of license. The Department may refuse to issue, renew, or restore a license, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to a licensee for any one or combination of the following reasons:
        (1) Making a material misstatement in furnishing
    
information to the Department.
        (2) Violation of this Act or its rules.
        (3) Conviction of or entry of a plea of guilty or
    
nolo contendere to any crime that is a felony under the laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof or a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty or that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (4) Making a misrepresentation to obtain licensure or
    
to violate a provision of this Act.
        (5) Gross negligence in practice under this Act.
        (6) Engaging in a pattern of practice or other
    
behavior that demonstrates incapacity or incompetence to practice under this Act.
        (7) Aiding, assisting, or willingly permitting
    
another person in violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (8) Failing, within 30 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request made by the Department.
        (9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        (10) Discipline by another state, District of
    
Columbia, territory, or foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to one set forth in this Act.
        (11) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
    
from any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any services not actually or personally rendered.
        (12) A finding that the licensee, after having its
    
license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (13) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in the course of providing home medical equipment and services, including but not limited to false records or reports filed with State agencies or departments.
        (14) Solicitation of business services, other than
    
according to permitted advertising.
        (15) The use of any words, abbreviations, figures, or
    
letters with the intention of indicating practice as a home medical equipment and services provider without a license issued under this Act.
        (16) Failure to file a return, or to pay the tax,
    
penalty, or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
        (17) Failure to comply with federal or State laws and
    
regulations concerning home medical equipment and services providers.
        (18) Solicitation of professional services using
    
false or misleading advertising.
        (19) Failure to display a license in accordance with
    
Section 45.
        (20) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (21) Physical illness, mental illness, or disability,
    
including without limitation deterioration through the aging process and loss of motor skill, that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/77

    (225 ILCS 51/77)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 77. Suspension of license for failure to pay restitution. The Department, without further process or hearing, shall suspend the license or other authorization to practice of any person issued under this Act who has been certified by court order as not having paid restitution to a person under Section 8A-3.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code or under Section 17-10.5 or 46-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. A person whose license or other authorization to practice is suspended under this Section is prohibited from practicing until the restitution is made in full.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

225 ILCS 51/80

    (225 ILCS 51/80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 80. Cease and desist order.
    (a) If any entity violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary 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 an 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, and if it is established that the entity 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, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If an entity holds itself out as a provider of home medical equipment and services without a license issued under this Act, an interested party or any person injured thereby, in addition to the Secretary , may petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department an entity 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 the entity. 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. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/85

    (225 ILCS 51/85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 85. Unlicensed practice; civil penalty.
    (a) An entity who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds itself out to practice as a home medical equipment and services provider 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 $10,000 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. 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 executed in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
    (b) The Department may investigate any unlicensed activity.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/90

    (225 ILCS 51/90)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 90. Inspections. The Department may inspect a licensee for compliance with the requirements of this Act and conduct random inspections upon renewal of a license, for cause or as necessary to assure the integrity and effectiveness of the licensing process.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/95

    (225 ILCS 51/95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 95. Investigations; notice and hearing.
    (a) The Department may investigate the actions of an applicant or of an entity holding or claiming to hold a license.
    (b) The Department shall, before refusing to issue or renew a license or disciplining a licensee, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant or licensee of the nature of the charges and that a hearing will be held on the date designated. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer to 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 will result in default being taken against the applicant or licensee and that the license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of business, as the Secretary may deem proper. Written notice may be served by personal delivery or certified or registered mail to the applicant or licensee at his or her address of record. If the entity fails to file an answer after receiving notice, the entity's license may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action it deems proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the entity's business, or imposing 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 such statements, testimony, evidence, and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Board may continue a hearing from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/100

    (225 ILCS 51/100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 100. Stenographer; transcript. The Department at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case involving the refusal to issue or renew a license or the discipline of a licensee. The notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings, written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board, and the order of the Department shall be the record of the proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/105

    (225 ILCS 51/105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 105. Compelling testimony. A circuit court may, upon application of the Department or its designee or of the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings under Section 95 are pending, 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 order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/110

    (225 ILCS 51/110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 110. Findings and recommendations. At the conclusion of the hearing the Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding of whether or not the accused entity 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 Secretary.
    The report of findings and recommendations of the Board may be the basis for the Department's order of refusal or for the granting of licensure unless the Secretary shall determine that the Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, in which case the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the entity in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/115

    (225 ILCS 51/115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 115. Rehearing on motion. In a case involving the refusal to issue or renew a license or the discipline of a licensee, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the respondent by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 days after such service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing, which shall specify the particular grounds for the rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing the motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon such denial the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board except as provided in Section 120 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/120

    (225 ILCS 51/120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 120. Rehearing on order of Secretary. Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation or suspension of a license or refusal to issue or renew a license, the Secretary may order a rehearing by the same or another Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/125

    (225 ILCS 51/125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 125. Hearing officer. The Secretary has the authority to appoint an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in an action for refusal to issue or renew a license, or for the discipline of a licensee. The Secretary shall notify the Board of an appointment. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendation to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the respondent may request in writing a direct appeal to the Secretary, in which case the Secretary shall, within 7 calendar days after the request, issue an order directing the Board to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary within 30 calendar days after such order. If the Board fails to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within that time frame to the Secretary after the entry of such order, the Secretary shall, within 30 calendar days thereafter, issue an order based upon the report of the hearing officer and the record of the proceedings or issue an order remanding the matter back to the hearing officer for additional proceedings in accordance with the order. If (i) a direct appeal is requested, (ii) the Board fails to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within the 30-day mandate from the Secretary or the Secretary fails to order the Board to do so, and (iii) the Secretary fails to issue an order within 30 calendar days thereafter, then the hearing officer's report is deemed accepted and a final decision of the Secretary. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, if the Secretary, upon review, determines that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or renew a license or other disciplinary action taken as the result of the entry of the hearing officer's report, the Secretary may order a rehearing by the same or other examiners. If the Secretary determines that the Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, he or she may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/130

    (225 ILCS 51/130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 130. Order or certified copy. An order or a certified copy of an order, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, shall be prima facie proof that:
        (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (2) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified;
    
and
        (3) the Board and its members are qualified to act.
    
This proof may be rebutted.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/135

    (225 ILCS 51/135)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 135. Restoration of license. At any time after the suspension or revocation of a license, the Department may restore the license to the accused entity 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. Restoration under this Section requires the filing of all applications and payment of all fees required by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/140

    (225 ILCS 51/140)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 140. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of a license, the licensee shall immediately surrender the license to the Department, and if the entity fails to do so, the Department shall have the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/145

    (225 ILCS 51/145)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 145. Temporary suspension of a license. The Secretary may temporarily suspend the license of a home medical equipment and services provider without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in Section 95 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that the home medical equipment and services provider's continuation in business would constitute an imminent danger to the public. If the Secretary temporarily suspends the license of a home medical equipment and services provider without a hearing, a hearing by the Board must be held within 30 days of the suspension.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/150

    (225 ILCS 51/150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 150. Administrative Review Law. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, and all rules adopted pursuant to that Law. 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 relief resides, but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/155

    (225 ILCS 51/155)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 155. Certification of record; costs. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to a court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in a 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 a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/160

    (225 ILCS 51/160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 160. Criminal penalties. An entity who is found to have violated a provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. On conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the violator shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/165

    (225 ILCS 51/165)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 165. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby 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 subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, which provides that at hearings the license holder has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation, or renewal of a license, is specifically excluded. For the purposes of this Act, the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/170

    (225 ILCS 51/170)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 170. Exclusive State regulation. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraph (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, whether directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/175

    (225 ILCS 51/175)
    Sec. 175. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97. Repealed by P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 51/180

    (225 ILCS 51/180)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 180. Deposit of fees and fines; appropriations. All of the fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund, and shall be used by the Department, as appropriated, for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)

225 ILCS 51/300

    (225 ILCS 51/300)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 300. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97; text omitted.)

225 ILCS 51/999

    (225 ILCS 51/999)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 90-532, eff. 11-14-97.)