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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 70/) Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act.

225 ILCS 70/1

    (225 ILCS 70/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 3651)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/2

    (225 ILCS 70/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 3652)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 2. The practice of nursing home administration in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of nursing home administration as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public, that only qualified persons be authorized to practice as nursing home administrators in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these subjects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/3

    (225 ILCS 70/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 3653)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 3. This Act does not prohibit:
    1. Any person licensed in this State under any other Act from engaging in the practice for which he or she is licensed;
    2. The incidental care of the sick by members of the family, domestic servants or housekeepers, or care of the sick where treatment is by prayer or spiritual means;
    3. Nothing in this Act or the rules and regulations requires an applicant for a license as a nursing home administrator or a temporary license to demonstrate proficiency in any medical techniques or to meet any medical educational qualifications or medical standards not in accord with the remedial care and treatment provided in such institutions, if that applicant is employed by an institution conducted by and for persons relying upon spiritual means through prayer alone for healing in accord with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination for the care and treatment of the sick;
    4. Nothing in this Act shall prohibit an individual not licensed under this Act to serve as an assistant administrator so long as such assistant administrator works under the supervision and full professional responsibility of the nursing home administrator.
(Source: P.A. 89-594, eff. 8-1-96.)

225 ILCS 70/4

    (225 ILCS 70/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 3654)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 4. Definitions. For purposes of this Act, the following definitions shall have the following meanings, except where the context requires otherwise:
        (1) "Act" means the Nursing Home Administrators
    
Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
        (2) "Department" means the Department of Financial
    
and Professional Regulation.
        (3) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation.
        (4) "Board" means the Nursing Home Administrators
    
Licensing and Disciplinary Board appointed by the Governor.
        (5) "Nursing home administrator" means the individual
    
licensed under this Act and directly responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the operation of a nursing home, or who in fact performs such functions, whether or not such functions are delegated to one or more other persons.
        (6) "Nursing home" or "facility" means any entity
    
that is required to be licensed by the Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act, as amended, other than a sheltered care home as defined thereunder, and includes private homes, institutions, buildings, residences, or other places, whether operated for profit or not, irrespective of the names attributed to them, county homes for the infirm and chronically ill operated pursuant to the County Nursing Home Act, as amended, and any similar institutions operated by a political subdivision of the State of Illinois that provide, though their ownership or management, maintenance, personal care, and nursing for 3 or more persons, not related to the owner by blood or marriage, or any similar facilities in which maintenance is provided to 3 or more persons who by reason of illness of physical infirmity require personal care and nursing. The term also means any facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act or the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.
        (7) "Maintenance" means food, shelter and laundry.
        (8) "Personal care" means assistance with meals,
    
dressing, movement, bathing, or other personal needs, or general supervision of the physical and mental well-being of an individual who because of age, physical, or mental disability, emotion or behavior disorder, or an intellectual disability is incapable of managing his or her person, whether or not a guardian has been appointed for such individual. For the purposes of this Act, this definition does not include the professional services of a nurse.
        (9) "Nursing" means professional nursing or practical
    
nursing, as those terms are defined in the Nurse Practice Act, for sick or infirm persons who are under the care and supervision of licensed physicians or dentists.
        (10) "Disciplinary action" means revocation,
    
suspension, probation, supervision, reprimand, required education, fines or any other action taken by the Department against a person holding a license.
        (11) "Impaired" means the inability to practice with
    
reasonable skill and safety due to physical or mental disabilities as evidenced by a written determination or written consent based on clinical evidence including deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill, or abuse of drugs or alcohol, of sufficient degree to diminish a person's ability to administer a nursing home.
        (12) "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. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

225 ILCS 70/5

    (225 ILCS 70/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 3655)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 5. Board.
    (a) There is hereby created the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Board. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Governor. All shall be residents of the State of Illinois. Two members shall be representatives of the general public. Five members shall be nursing home administrators who for at least 5 years prior to their appointments were licensed under this Act. The public members shall have no responsibility for management or formation of policy of, nor any financial interest in, nursing homes as defined in this Act, nor any other connection with the profession. In appointing licensed nursing home administrators, the Governor shall take into consideration the recommendations of the nursing home professional associations.
    (b) Members shall be appointed for a term of 4 years by the Governor. The Governor shall fill any vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. Any member of the Board may be removed by the Governor for cause. Each member shall serve on the Board until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. No member of the Board shall serve more than 2 consecutive 4 year terms.
    In making appointments the Governor shall attempt to insure that the various geographic regions of the State of Illinois are properly represented.
    (c) The Board shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson and one as vice chairperson. No officer shall be elected more than twice in succession to the same office. Each officer shall serve until his or her successor has been elected and qualified.
    (d) A majority of the Board members currently appointed shall constitute a quorum. 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.
    (e) Each member and member-officer of the Board may receive a per diem stipend as the Secretary shall determine. Each member shall be paid their necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of his or her duties.
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) (Blank).
    (h) Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) The Secretary shall give due consideration to all recommendations of the Board. If the Secretary disagrees with or takes action contrary to the recommendation of the Board, he or she shall provide the Board with a written and specific explanation of his or her action.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/5.1

    (225 ILCS 70/5.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 5.1. Powers and duties; rules. The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for administration of licensing acts and shall exercise such other powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purposes of this Act. The Department shall adopt rules to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions and purposes of this Act and may prescribe forms that shall be issued in connection with rulemaking. The Department shall transmit the proposed rulemaking to the Board.
    The Department may solicit the advice of the Board on any matter relating to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
    Upon the written request of the Department, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services or the Department of State Police may cooperate and assist in any investigation undertaken by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/6

    (225 ILCS 70/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 3656)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 6. Application procedure. Applications for original licenses shall be made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by the required fee, which shall not be refundable. The application shall require information as in the judgment of the Department will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant for a license.
    Applicants have 3 years after 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 forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/6.5

    (225 ILCS 70/6.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 6.5. Social Security Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number, which shall be retained in the agency's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license.
    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number.
(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 70/7

    (225 ILCS 70/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 3657)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 7. Examination. The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants as nursing home administrators at such times and places as it may determine. Examinations shall be held not less frequently than 2 times every year. The examination of applicants shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice nursing home administration.
    Applicants for examination as nursing home administrators shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
    If an applicant 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 his or her licensure application, the application shall be denied and the examination shall be void. However, such applicant may thereafter make a new application for examination accompanied by the required fee, and must furnish proof of meeting qualifications for examination in effect at the time of new application.
    An applicant shall have one year from the date of notification of successful completion of the examination to apply to the Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within one year, the applicant shall be required to again take and pass the examination.
    The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of preparing and conducting examinations.
(Source: P.A. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/8

    (225 ILCS 70/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 3658)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 8. Qualifications for license. A person is qualified to receive a license as a nursing home administrator:
        (a) who is at least 21 years of age,
        (b) who has not engaged in conduct or behavior
    
determined to be grounds for discipline under this Act,
        (c) who is in sound physical and mental health,
        (d) (blank),
        (e) who is a graduate of a college or university
    
deemed reputable and in good standing by the Department, or who has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction approved by the Department containing subjects embracing the laws governing the operation of nursing homes, the protection of the health and safety of patients in nursing homes and the elements of sound nursing home administration, or who presents evidence to the Department of education, training and experience deemed by the Department to be equivalent to either of the above,
        (f) who passes a written examination conducted by the
    
Department to determine his or her fitness to receive a license as a nursing home administrator, and
        (g) who pays the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 8-20-95; 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/9

    (225 ILCS 70/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 3659)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 9. Temporary license without examination. The Department may in its discretion issue without examination a temporary license as a nursing home administrator to any applicant who furnishes the Department with satisfactory proof under oath, on forms prescribed by the Department, that he or she:
        (a) is at least 21 years of age,
        (b) has not engaged in conduct or behavior determined
    
to be grounds for discipline under this Act,
        (c) is in sound physical and mental health,
        (d) (blank),
        (e) is a graduate of a college or university deemed
    
reputable and in good standing by the Department, or who has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction approved by the Department containing subjects embracing the laws governing the operation of nursing homes, the protection of the health and safety of patients in nursing homes and the elements of sound nursing home administration, or who presents evidence to the Department of education, training, and experience deemed by the Department to be equivalent to either of the above,
        (f) has been accepted or appointed as a nursing home
    
administrator in a facility licensed to provide nursing care by the Department of Public Health, and
        (g) pays the required fee.
    The applicant shall indicate the beginning date of the period for which he or she has been accepted or appointed and shall specify the particular facility in which he or she will serve as administrator.
    After receiving a temporary license under this Section, the holder of a temporary license shall take the examination for a license under this Act that is scheduled to be given before his or her temporary license expires. The temporary license of an individual who passes the examination shall be valid until he or she applies for and receives a license under Section 7 of this Act.
    Temporary licenses issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid only for a period of one year from date of issuance. A temporary license issued under this Section may be extended only for one additional one-year period if the applicant took the examination during the period of his or her temporary license. The applicant shall retake the examination prior to the expiration of the extended temporary license. The holder of a temporary license shall be entitled to serve as a nursing home administrator in the particular facility indicated on his or her application, but he or she shall not be entitled to engage in the practice of nursing home administration in any other facility without first applying to the Department and having been granted an amended temporary license designating a different facility.
    Upon the termination of his or her service or the lapse or revocation of his or her license, whichever is sooner, the holder of a temporary license shall surrender it to the Department.
    A temporary license may be revoked by the Department upon proof that the holder has engaged in the practice of nursing home administration in this State in a facility not named on his or her application.
    An applicant for a temporary license as a nursing home administrator may act as a nursing home administrator for a period of up to 60 days prior to the issuance of a license if the applicant has submitted the required fee and an application for licensure to the Department. This 60-day period may be extended until the next Board meeting if action by the Board is required. The applicant shall keep a copy of the submitted application on the premises where the applicant is engaged in the practice as a nursing home administrator.
    The authority to practice shall terminate immediately upon the denial of licensure by the Department or the withdrawal of the application.
(Source: P.A. 89-197, eff. 7-21-95; 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/10

    (225 ILCS 70/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 3660)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 10. License requirement. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or manage a nursing home in the State of Illinois unless he or she is licensed as a nursing home administrator in accordance with this Act.
    The practice of nursing home administration, or the use of the title "Licensed Nursing Home Administrator", the initials "N.H.A." or any other word or abbreviation indicating that he or she is a nursing home administrator, by any person who has not been issued a license or whose license has been suspended or revoked is hereby declared to be inimical to public health and welfare and to constitute a public nuisance.
    Nothing in this Act or in the rules adopted hereunder shall require an administrator of any facility or institution operated solely by and for persons who rely exclusively upon treatment by spiritual means through prayer alone, in accordance with the creed or tenets of any well-recognized church or religious denomination, to be licensed as a nursing home administrator.
(Source: P.A. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/10.5

    (225 ILCS 70/10.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 10.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a nursing home administrator 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.
    (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. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/11

    (225 ILCS 70/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 3661)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 11. Expiration; renewal; continuing education. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule.
    Each licensee shall provide proof of having obtained 36 hours of continuing education in the 2 year period preceding the renewal date of the license as a condition of license renewal. The continuing education requirement may be waived in part or in whole for such good cause as may be determined by rule.
    Any continuing education course for nursing home administrators approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators will be accepted toward satisfaction of these requirements.
    Any continuing education course for nursing home administrators sponsored by the Life Services Network of Illinois, Illinois Council on Long Term Care, County Nursing Home Association of Illinois, Illinois Health Care Association, Illinois Chapter of American College of Health Care Administrators, and the Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association will be accepted toward satisfaction of these requirements.
    Any school, college or university, State agency, or other entity may apply to the Department for approval as a continuing education sponsor. Criteria for qualification as a continuing education sponsor shall be established by rule.
    It shall be the responsibility of each continuing education sponsor to maintain records, as prescribed by rule, to verify attendance.
    The Department shall establish by rule a means for the verification of completion of the continuing education required by this Section. This verification may be accomplished through audits of records maintained by registrants; by requiring the filing of continuing education certificates with the Department; or by other means established by the Department.
    Any nursing home administrator who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have his or her license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department, as defined by rule, of his or her fitness to have his or her license restored and by paying the required fee. Proof of fitness may include evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department and by paying the required restoration fee.
    However, any nursing home administrator whose license expired while he or she was (1) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, or the State Militia called into service or training, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military services, may have his or her license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training or education, he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, training or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/12

    (225 ILCS 70/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 3662)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 12. Inactive status. Any nursing home administrator who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may elect to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees and the completion of continuing education requirements until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her intent to restore his or her license.
    Any nursing home administrator requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided by rule of the Department.
    Any nursing home administrator whose license is in an inactive status shall not practice as a nursing home administrator in the State of Illinois.
    Any licensee who shall practice as a nursing home administrator while his or her license is lapsed or on inactive status shall be considered to be practicing without a license which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 17 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/13

    (225 ILCS 70/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 3663)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 13. Endorsement. The Department may, in its discretion, license as a nursing home administrator, without examination, on payment of the required fee, an applicant who is so licensed under the laws of another U.S. jurisdiction, if the requirements for licensure in the other jurisdiction in which the applicant was licensed were, at the date of his or her licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State; or if the applicant's qualifications were, at the date of his or her licensure in the other jurisdiction, substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, all applicants seeking licensure under this Section shall be required to take and pass an examination testing the applicant's knowledge of Illinois law relating to the practice of nursing home administration.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/14

    (225 ILCS 70/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 3664)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 14. Fees.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to original licensure, renewal, and restoration fees, shall be set by rule of the Department. The fees shall not be refundable.
    (b) Applicants for any examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or to the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining the applicant's eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, time, and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
(Source: P.A. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/14.1

    (225 ILCS 70/14.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 14.1. Deposit of fees and fines. All of the fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
(Source: P.A. 88-91; 88-683, eff. 1-24-95.)

225 ILCS 70/15

    (225 ILCS 70/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 3665)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 15. Returned checks; fines. Any person 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 person that payment of 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 person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license 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 expenses of processing this 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 70/16

    (225 ILCS 70/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 3666)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 16. The Department shall maintain a roster of the names and addresses of all licensees and of all persons whose licenses have been suspended or revoked. This roster shall be available upon written request and payment of the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/17

    (225 ILCS 70/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 3667)
    Sec. 17. Grounds for disciplinary action.
    (a) The Department may impose fines not to exceed $10,000 or may refuse to issue or to renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, censure, reprimand or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action with regard to the license of any person, for any one or combination of the following causes:
        (1) Intentional material misstatement in furnishing
    
information to the Department.
        (2) 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 of which an essential element is dishonesty or that is directly related to the practice of the profession of nursing home administration.
        (3) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a license, or violating any provision of this Act.
        (4) Immoral conduct in the commission of any act,
    
such as sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, related to the licensee's practice.
        (5) Failing to respond within 30 days, to a written
    
request made by the Department for information.
        (6) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public.
        (7) Habitual use or addiction to alcohol, narcotics,
    
stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug which results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (8) Discipline by another U.S. jurisdiction if at
    
least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth herein.
        (9) A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status has violated the terms of probation.
        (10) 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.
        (11) Physical illness, mental illness, or other
    
impairment or disability, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skill that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.
        (12) Disregard or violation of this Act or of any
    
rule issued pursuant to this Act.
        (13) Aiding or abetting another in the violation of
    
this Act or any rule or regulation issued pursuant to this Act.
        (14) Allowing one's license to be used by an
    
unlicensed person.
        (15) (Blank).
        (16) Professional incompetence in the practice of
    
nursing home administration.
        (17) Conviction of a violation of Section 12-19 or
    
subsection (a) of Section 12-4.4a of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 for the abuse and criminal neglect of a long term care facility resident.
        (18) Violation of the Nursing Home Care Act, the
    
Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act or of any rule issued under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act. A final adjudication of a Type "AA" violation of the Nursing Home Care Act made by the Illinois Department of Public Health, as identified by rule, relating to the hiring, training, planning, organizing, directing, or supervising the operation of a nursing home and a licensee's failure to comply with this Act or the rules adopted under this Act, shall create a rebuttable presumption of a violation of this subsection.
        (19) Failure to report to the Department any
    
adverse final action taken against the licensee by a licensing authority of another state, territory of the United States, or foreign country; or by any governmental or law enforcement agency; or by any court for acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action under this Section.
        (20) Failure to report to the Department the
    
surrender of a license or authorization to practice as a nursing home administrator in another state or jurisdiction for acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action under this Section.
        (21) Failure to report to the Department any
    
adverse judgment, settlement, or award arising from a liability claim related to acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action under this Section.
    All proceedings to suspend, revoke, place on probationary status, or take any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, with regard to a license on any of the foregoing grounds, must be commenced within 5 years next after receipt by the Department of (i) a complaint alleging the commission of or notice of the conviction order for any of the acts described herein or (ii) a referral for investigation under Section 3-108 of the Nursing Home Care Act.
    The entry of an order or judgment by any circuit court establishing that any person holding a license under this Act is a person in need of mental treatment operates as a suspension of that license. That person may resume their practice only upon the entry of a Department order based upon a finding by the Board that they have been determined to be recovered from mental illness by the court and upon the Board's recommendation that they be permitted to resume their practice.
    The Department, upon the recommendation of the Board, may adopt rules which set forth standards to be used in determining what constitutes:
        (i) when a person will be deemed sufficiently
    
rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
        (ii) dishonorable, unethical or unprofessional
    
conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;
        (iii) immoral conduct in the commission of any act
    
related to the licensee's practice; and
        (iv) professional incompetence in the practice of
    
nursing home administration.
    However, no such rule shall be admissible into evidence in any civil action except for review of a licensing or other disciplinary action under this Act.
    In enforcing this Section, the Department or Board, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure 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 physician or physicians shall be those specifically designated by the Department or Board. The Department or Board 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 individual 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 individual to submit to mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension of his or her license until such time as the individual 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 or Board finds an individual unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department or Board shall require such individual to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department or Board, 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, or the Board may recommend to the Department to file, a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. Any individual whose license was granted pursuant to this Act or continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined or supervised, subject to such terms, conditions or restrictions who shall fail to comply with such terms, conditions or restrictions shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the licensee shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department. In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Board within 30 days after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department and Board shall have the authority to review the subject administrator'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.
    An individual licensed under this Act, affected under this Section, shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department or Board that he or she can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
    (b) Any individual or organization acting in good faith, and not in a wilful and wanton manner, in complying with this Act by providing any report or other information to the Department, or assisting in the investigation or preparation of such information, or by participating in proceedings of the Department, or by serving as a member of the Board, shall not, as a result of such actions, be subject to criminal prosecution or civil damages.
    (c) Members of the Board, and persons retained under contract to assist and advise in an investigation, shall be indemnified by the State for any actions occurring within the scope of services on or for the Board, done in good faith and not wilful and wanton in nature. The Attorney General shall defend all such actions unless he or she determines either that there would be a conflict of interest in such representation or that the actions complained of were not in good faith or were wilful and wanton.
    Should the Attorney General decline representation, a person entitled to indemnification under this Section shall have the right to employ counsel of his or her choice, whose fees shall be provided by the State, after approval by the Attorney General, unless there is a determination by a court that the member's actions were not in good faith or were wilful and wanton.
    A person entitled to indemnification under this Section must notify the Attorney General within 7 days of receipt of notice of the initiation of any action involving services of the Board. Failure to so notify the Attorney General shall constitute an absolute waiver of the right to a defense and indemnification.
    The Attorney General shall determine within 7 days after receiving such notice, whether he or she will undertake to represent a person entitled to indemnification under this Section.
    (d) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, as amended, operates as an automatic suspension. Such suspension will end only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and issues an order so finding and discharging the patient; and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume his or her practice.
    (e) The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails 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.
    (f) The Department of Public Health shall transmit to the Department a list of those facilities which receive an "A" violation as defined in Section 1-129 of the Nursing Home Care Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

225 ILCS 70/17.1

    (225 ILCS 70/17.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 17.1. Reports of violations of Act or other conduct.
    (a) The owner or licensee of a long term care facility licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act who employs or contracts with a licensee under this Act shall report to the Department any instance of which he or she has knowledge arising in connection with operations of the health care institution, including the administration of any law by the institution, in which a licensee under this Act has either committed an act or acts which may constitute a violation of this Act or unprofessional conduct related directly to patient care, or which may indicate that the licensee may be mentally or physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger patients under that licensee's care. Additionally, every nursing home shall report to the Department any instance when a licensee is terminated for cause which would constitute a violation of this Act. The Department may take disciplinary or non-disciplinary action if the termination is based upon unprofessional conduct related to planning, organizing, directing, or supervising the operation of a nursing home as defined by this Act or other conduct by the licensee that would be a violation of this Act or rules.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "owner" does not mean the owner of the real estate or physical plant who does not hold management or operational control of the licensed long term care facility.
    (b) Any insurance company that offers policies of professional liability insurance to licensees, or any other entity that seeks to indemnify the professional liability of a licensee, shall report the settlement of any claim or adverse final judgment rendered in any action that alleged negligence in planning, organizing, directing, or supervising the operation of a nursing home by the licensee.
    (c) The State's Attorney of each county shall report to the Department each instance in which a licensee is convicted of or enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any crime that is a felony, or of which an essential element is dishonesty, or that is directly related to the practice of the profession of nursing home administration.
    (d) Any agency, board, commission, department, or other instrumentality of the government of the State of Illinois shall report to the Department any instance arising in connection with the operations of the agency, including the administration of any law by the agency, in which a licensee under this Act has either committed an act or acts which may constitute a violation of this Act or unprofessional conduct related directly to planning, organizing, directing or supervising the operation of a nursing home, or which may indicate that a licensee may be mentally or physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger others.
    (e) All reports required by items (19), (20), and (21) of subsection (a) of Section 17 and by this Section 17.1 shall be submitted to the Department in a timely fashion. The reports shall be filed in writing within 60 days after a determination that a report is required under this Section. All reports shall contain the following information:
        (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the
    
person making the report.
        (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the
    
person who is the subject of the report.
        (3) The name and date of birth of any person or
    
persons whose treatment is a subject of the report, or other means of identification if that information is not available, and identification of the nursing home facility where the care at issue in the report was rendered.
        (4) A brief description of the facts which gave rise
    
to the issuance of the report, including the dates of any occurrences deemed to necessitate the filing of the report.
        (5) If court action is involved, the identity of the
    
court in which the action is filed, along with the docket number and the date the action was filed.
        (6) Any further pertinent information that the
    
reporting party deems to be an aid in evaluating the report.
    If the Department receives a written report concerning an incident required to be reported under item (19), (20), or (21) of subsection (a) of Section 17, then the licensee's failure to report the incident to the Department within 60 days may not be the sole ground for any disciplinary action against the licensee.
    (f) Any individual or organization acting in good faith, and not in a wilful and wanton manner, in complying with this Section by providing any report or other information to the Department, by assisting in the investigation or preparation of such information, by voluntarily reporting to the Department information regarding alleged errors or negligence by a licensee, or by participating in proceedings of the Department, shall not, as a result of such actions, be subject to criminal prosecution or civil damages.
    (g) Upon the receipt of any report required by this Section, the Department shall notify in writing, by certified mail, the person who is the subject of the report. The notification shall be made within 30 days after the Department's receipt of the report.
    The notification shall include a written notice setting forth the person's right to examine the report. The notification shall also include the address at which the file is maintained, the name of the custodian of the file, and the telephone number at which the custodian may be reached. The person who is the subject of the report shall submit a written statement responding, clarifying, adding to, or proposing the amending of the report previously filed. The statement shall become a permanent part of the file and must be received by the Department no more than 30 days after the date on which the person was notified by the Department of the existence of the original report.
    The Department shall review a report received by it, together with any supporting information and responding statements submitted by the person who is the subject of the report. The review by the Department shall be in a timely manner, but in no event shall the Department's initial review of the material contained in each disciplinary file last less than 61 days nor more than 180 days after the receipt of the initial report by the Department.
    When the Department makes its initial review of the materials contained within its disciplinary files, the Department shall, in writing, make a determination as to whether there are sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action. Failure to make such a determination within the time provided shall be deemed to be a determination that there are not sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action. The Department shall notify the person who is the subject of the report of any final action on the report.
    (h) A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (i) If any person or entity violates this Section, then an action may be brought in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Section. Upon filing of a verified petition in the court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order without notice or bond and may preliminarily or permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person or entity has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this subsection (i) shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided for by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10.)

225 ILCS 70/18

    (225 ILCS 70/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 3668)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 18. Cease and desist order.
    (a) If any person who is not a licensed nursing home administrator 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 or the State's Attorney of any county in which the action is brought, petition for an order enjoining such 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 such violation. If it is established that such person has violated or is violating the injunction, the Court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If any person shall practice as a nursing home administrator or hold himself or herself out as a nursing home administrator without being licensed under the provisions of this Act, then any licensed nursing home administrator, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    Whoever knowingly practices or offers to practice nursing home administration in this State without being licensed for that purpose shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and for each subsequent conviction shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person not licensed in good standing violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against him or her. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 working 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 70/19

    (225 ILCS 70/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 3669)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 19. Investigation; hearing notification. Upon the motion of either the Department or the Board or upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts that, if proven, would constitute grounds for suspension or revocation under Section 17 of this Act, the Department shall investigate the actions of any person, so accused, who holds or represents that he or she holds a license. Such a person is hereinafter called the accused.
    The Department shall, before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to any license at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing of the charges before the Board, direct them to file their written answer to such notice to the Board under oath within 30 days after the service on them of such notice and inform them that if they fail to file such answer default will be taken against them and their license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or have other disciplinary action, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of their practice, as the Department may deem proper taken with regard thereto.
    Written notice may be served by personal delivery or by registered or certified mail to the applicant or licensee at his or her last address of record with the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/20

    (225 ILCS 70/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 3670)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 20. Board hearing; recommendation. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person, or by counsel, such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense thereto. The Board may continue such hearing from time to time. If the Board is not sitting at the time and place fixed in the notice or at the time and place to which the hearing has been continued, the Department shall continue such hearing for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    In case the accused person, after receiving notice, fails to file an answer, the Board may recommend that his or her license be suspended, revoked or placed on probationary status, or the Board may recommend whatever disciplinary action as it may deem proper, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
    The Board has the authority to recommend to the Secretary that probation be granted or that other disciplinary action be taken as it deems proper. If disciplinary action, other than suspension or revocation, is taken the Board may recommend that the Secretary impose reasonable limitations and requirements upon the accused to insure compliance with the terms of the probation or other disciplinary action, including but not limited to regular reporting by the accused to the Department of their actions, placing themselves under the care of a qualified physician for treatment, or limiting their practice in such manner as the Secretary may require.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/20.1

    (225 ILCS 70/20.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 20.1. Summary suspension. The Secretary may summarily suspend the license of a nursing home administrator without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided under this Act if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that an administrator's continuation in practice would constitute an immediate danger to the public. If the Secretary summarily suspends the license of an administrator without a hearing, a hearing shall be held within 30 days after the suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/21

    (225 ILCS 70/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 3671)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 21. Appointment of hearing officer. The Secretary shall have the authority to appoint an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, renew, or discipline a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Board. The Board shall have 60 days after 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 Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report to the Secretary 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 disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or the hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report. The Secretary shall promptly provide a written explanation to the Board on any such disagreement.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/22

    (225 ILCS 70/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 3672)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 22. Subpoena power. The Board or Department has power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as is prescribed by law for judicial proceedings in civil cases.
    The Department, upon a determination that probable cause exists that a violation of one or more of the grounds for discipline listed in Section 17 has occurred or is occurring, may subpoena the records of an individual licensed under this Act provided that prior to the submission of such records to the Board, all information indicating the identity of any resident shall be removed and deleted. The use of such records shall be restricted to members of the Board and appropriate staff of the Department for the purpose of determining the existence of one or more grounds for discipline of the nursing home administrator as provided for by Section 17 of this Act. Any such review of individual residents' records shall be conducted by the Board in strict confidentiality, provided that such resident records shall be admissible in a disciplinary hearing, before the Department, when necessary to substantiate the grounds for discipline alleged against the administrator licensed under this Act, and provided further that nothing herein shall be deemed to supersede the provisions of Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended, to the extent applicable.
    The Secretary, the designated hearing officer, and any member of the Board have the power to administer oaths at any hearing that the Department is authorized to conduct and any other oaths authorized in an Act administered by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/23

    (225 ILCS 70/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 3673)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 23. Record of proceedings. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at any formal hearing of any case. The notice of hearing, complaint, all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board, and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in such 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. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 70/24

    (225 ILCS 70/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 3674)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 24. Motion for rehearing. The Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of such report shall be served upon the accused person, either personally or by certified mail. Within 20 days after such service, the accused person may present to the Department a motion, in writing, for a rehearing, which shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If the accused person orders and pays for a transcript of the record as provided in Section 23, the time elapsing thereafter and before such transcript is ready for delivery to them shall not be counted as part of such 30 days.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/24.1

    (225 ILCS 70/24.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 24.1. Surrender of license; record; list of disciplined licensees. Upon the suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or the taking of any other disciplinary action deemed proper by the Board with regard to a license, the accused shall surrender his or her license to the Department, if ordered to do so by the Department, and upon his or her failure or refusal to do so, the Department may seize the license.
    Each order of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action shall contain a brief, concise statement of the ground or grounds upon which the Department's action is based, as well as the specific terms and conditions of such action. This document shall be retained as a permanent record by the Board and the Secretary.
    The Department shall at least annually publish a list of the names of all persons disciplined under this Act in the preceding 12 months. Such lists shall be mailed by the Department to any person in the State upon request.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/25

    (225 ILCS 70/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 3675)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 25. Administrative review; certification of record. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to 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.
    The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court or 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. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action. During the pendency and hearing of any and all judicial proceedings incident to a disciplinary action the sanctions imposed upon the accused by the Department shall remain in full force and effect.
(Source: P.A. 87-1031.)

225 ILCS 70/26

    (225 ILCS 70/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 3676)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 26. An order of revocation, suspension, placing the license on probationary status, or other formal disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, is prima facie proof that:
        (a) Such signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (b) The Secretary is duly appointed and qualified;
    
and
        (c) The Board and the members thereof are qualified.
    Such proof may be rebutted.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/27

    (225 ILCS 70/27)
    Sec. 27. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-932. Repealed by P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/28

    (225 ILCS 70/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 3678)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 28. Rehearing on order of Secretary. Whenever the Secretary believes justice has not been done in the refusal to issue or renew a license or revocation, suspension, or discipline of a license, he or she may order a rehearing.
(Source: P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/29

    (225 ILCS 70/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 3679)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 29. In all hearings conducted under this Act, information received, pursuant to law, relating to any information acquired by a Nursing Home Administrator pertaining to any resident in a professional character, necessary to enable them professionally to serve such resident, shall be deemed strictly confidential and shall only be made available either as part of the record of such hearing or otherwise: (a) when such record is required, in its entirety, for purposes of judicial review pursuant to this Act; or (b) upon the express, written consent of the resident, or in the case of their death or disability, of their personal representative.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/30

    (225 ILCS 70/30)
    Sec. 30. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-932. Repealed by P.A. 95-703, eff. 12-31-07.)

225 ILCS 70/31

    (225 ILCS 70/31) (from Ch. 111, par. 3681)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 31. Any person who employs fraud or deception in applying for or securing a license under this Act, or in passing any examination therefor, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who employs fraud or misrepresentation in applying for, or procuring, a license under this Act or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act, or cheating on or attempting to subvert the licensing examinations administered under this Act, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/32

    (225 ILCS 70/32) (from Ch. 111, par. 3682)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 32. At any time after the suspension or revocation of any license, the Department may, upon the recommendation of the Board, restore it to the accused person, unless after an investigation and a hearing, the Department determines upon the recommendation of the Board that restoration is not in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/33

    (225 ILCS 70/33) (from Ch. 111, par. 3683)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 33. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall forthwith surrender the license to the Department and if the licensee fails to do so, the Department shall have the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/34

    (225 ILCS 70/34) (from Ch. 111, par. 3684)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 34. Any person who is found to have violated any 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. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/35

    (225 ILCS 70/35) (from Ch. 111, par. 3685)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 35. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein 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 that provides that at hearings the licensee has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of the license is specifically excluded. For the purpose of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

225 ILCS 70/36

    (225 ILCS 70/36) (from Ch. 111, par. 3686)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 36. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) 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, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-932.)

225 ILCS 70/37

    (225 ILCS 70/37) (from Ch. 111, par. 3687)
    Sec. 37. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-932. Repealed by P.A. 90-61, eff. 12-30-97.)

225 ILCS 70/38

    (225 ILCS 70/38)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
    Sec. 38. Whistleblower protection. Any individual or organization acting in good faith, and not in a willful and wanton manner, in complying with this Act by providing any report or other information to the Department, or assisting in the investigation or preparation of such information, or by voluntarily reporting to the Department information regarding alleged errors or negligence by a licensee, or by participating in proceedings of the Department, shall not, as a result of such actions, be subject to criminal prosecution or civil damages.
(Source: P.A. 96-1372, eff. 7-29-10.)