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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 310/) Interior Design Title Act.

225 ILCS 310/1

    (225 ILCS 310/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 8201)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Interior Design Title Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-104, eff. 7-20-01.)

225 ILCS 310/2

    (225 ILCS 310/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 8202)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 2. Public policy. Interior design 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 interior design professions merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to use the title of registered interior designer in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to carry out these objectives and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/3

    (225 ILCS 310/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 8203)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Board" means the Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals established under Section 6 of this Act.
    "Public member" means a person who is not an interior designer, educator in the field, architect, structural engineer, or professional engineer. For purposes of board membership, any person with a significant financial interest in the design or construction service or profession is not a public member.
    "Registered interior designer" means a person who has received registration under Section 8 of this Act.
    "The profession of interior design", within the meaning and intent of this Act, refers to persons qualified by education, experience, and examination, who administer contracts for fabrication, procurement, or installation in the implementation of designs, drawings, and specifications for any interior design project and offer or furnish professional services, such as consultations, studies, drawings, and specifications in connection with the location of lighting fixtures, lamps and specifications of ceiling finishes as shown in reflected ceiling plans, space planning, furnishings, or the fabrication of non-loadbearing structural elements within and surrounding interior spaces of buildings but specifically excluding mechanical and electrical systems, except for specifications of fixtures and their location within interior spaces.
    A person represents himself or herself to be a "registered interior designer" within the meaning of this Act if he or she holds himself or herself out to the public by any title incorporating the words "registered interior designer" or any title that includes the words "registered interior design".
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/3.5

    (225 ILCS 310/3.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 3.5. References to Department or Director of Professional Regulation. References in this Act (i) to the Department of Professional Regulation are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and (ii) to the Director of Professional Regulation are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09.)

225 ILCS 310/4

    (225 ILCS 310/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 8204)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 4. Title; application of Act.
    (a) No individual shall, without a valid registration as an interior designer issued by the Department, in any manner hold himself or herself out to the public as a registered interior designer or attach the title "registered interior designer" or any other name or designation which would in any way imply that he or she is able to use the title "registered interior designer" as defined in this Act.
    (a-5) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing or restricting the services offered or advertised by an interior designer who is registered under this Act.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall prevent the employment, by a registered interior designer association, partnership, or a corporation furnishing interior design services for remuneration, of persons not registered as interior designers to perform services in various capacities as needed, provided that the persons do not represent themselves as, or use the title of, "registered interior designer".
    (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the activities and use of the title "interior designer" on the part of a person not registered under this Act who is a graduate of an interior design program and a full-time employee of a duly chartered institution of higher education insofar as such person engages in public speaking, with or without remuneration, provided that such person does not represent himself or herself to be a registered interior designer or use the title "registered interior designer".
    (d) Nothing contained in this Act shall restrict any person not registered under this Act from carrying out any of the activities listed in the definition of "the profession of interior design" in Section 3 if such person does not represent himself or herself or his or her services in any manner prohibited by this Act.
    (e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of any person licensed in this State under any other law from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or she is licensed.
    (f) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of engineers licensed under the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 or the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989; architects licensed pursuant to the Illinois Architectural Practice Act of 1989; any interior decorator or individual offering interior decorating services including, but not limited to, the selection of surface materials, window treatments, wall coverings, furniture, accessories, paint, floor coverings, and lighting fixtures; or builders, home furnishings salespersons, and similar purveyors of goods and services relating to homemaking.
    (g) Nothing in this Act or any other Act shall prevent a licensed architect from practicing interior design services. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring the services of a registered interior designer for the interior designing of a single family residence.
    (h) Nothing in this Act shall authorize registered interior designers to perform services, including life safety services that they are prohibited from performing, or any practice (i) that is restricted in the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or (ii) that they are not authorized to perform under the Environmental Barriers Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/4.5

    (225 ILCS 310/4.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 4.5. Unregistered practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who holds himself or herself out to be a registered interior designer without being registered under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any illegal use of the title of registered interior designer.
    (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. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/5

    (225 ILCS 310/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 8205)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 5. Powers and duties of the Department. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department shall exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
    (a) To conduct or authorize examinations to ascertain the fitness and qualifications of applicants for registration and issue certificates of registration to those who are found to be fit and qualified.
    (b) To prescribe rules and regulations for a method of examination of candidates. The Department shall designate as its examination for registered interior designers the National Council for Interior Design Qualification examination.
    (c) To adopt as its own rules relating to education requirements, those guidelines published from time to time by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research or its equivalent.
    (d) To conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke, suspend, or refuse to issue certificates of registration.
    (e) To promulgate rules and regulations required for the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/6

    (225 ILCS 310/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 8206)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 6. Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals. There is created a Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals to be composed of persons designated from time to time by the Director, as follows:
    (a) For the first year, 5 persons, 4 of whom have been interior designers for a period of 5 years or more who would qualify upon application to the Department under this Act to be registered interior designers, and one public member. After the initial appointments, each interior design member shall hold a valid registration as a registered interior designer . The Board shall annually elect a chairman.
    (b) Terms for all members shall be 3 years. For initial appointments, one member shall be appointed to serve for one year, 2 shall be appointed to serve for 2 years, and the remaining shall be appointed to serve for 3 years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Initial terms shall begin on the effective date of this Act. Partial terms over 2 years in length shall be considered as full terms. A member may be reappointed for a successive term, but no member shall serve more than 2 full terms.
    (c) The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the various geographic areas of the State.
    (d) In making appointments to the Board, the Director shall give due consideration to recommendations by national and state organizations of the interior design profession and shall promptly give due notice to such organizations of any vacancy in the membership of the Board. The Director may terminate the appointment of any member for any cause, which in the opinion of the Director, reasonably justifies such termination.
    (e) Three members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    (f) The members of the Board shall each receive as compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Director for each day actually engaged in the duties of the office, and all legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in attending the meeting of the Board.
    (g) Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/7

    (225 ILCS 310/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 8207)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 7. Board recommendations. The Director shall consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing guidelines for professional conduct, for the conduct of formal disciplinary proceedings brought under this Act, and for establishing guidelines for qualifications of applicants. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board and any recommendations made in their response. The Department, at any time, may seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/8

    (225 ILCS 310/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 8208)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 8. Requirements for registration.
    (a) Each applicant for registration shall apply to the Department in writing on a form provided by the Department. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, each applicant shall take and pass the examination approved by the Department. Prior to registration, the applicant shall provide substantial evidence to the Board that the applicant:
        (1) is a graduate of a 5 year interior design program
    
from an accredited institution and has completed at least 2 years of full time diversified interior design experience;
        (2) is a graduate of a 4 year interior design program
    
from an accredited institution and has completed at least 2 years of full time diversified interior design experience;
        (3) has completed at least 3 years of interior design
    
curriculum from an accredited institution and has completed 3 years of full time diversified interior design experience;
        (4) is a graduate of a 2 year interior design program
    
from an accredited institution and has completed 4 years of full time diversified interior design experience; or
        (5) (blank).
    (b) In addition to providing evidence of meeting the requirements of subsection (a):
        (1) Each applicant for registration as a registered
    
interior designer shall provide substantial evidence that he or she has successfully completed the examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications.
        (2) (Blank).
    Examinations for applicants under this Act may be held at the direction of the Department from time to time but not less than once each year. The scope and form of the examination shall conform to the National Council for Interior Design Qualification examination for interior designers.
    Each applicant for registration who possesses the necessary qualifications shall pay to the Department the required registration fee, which is not refundable.
    An individual applying for registration shall have 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 and the fee forfeited. The applicant may reapply, but shall meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    (c) (Blank).
    (c-5) (Blank).
    (d) Upon payment of the required fee, which shall be determined by rule, an applicant who is an architect licensed under the laws of this State may, without examination, be granted registration as a registered interior designer by the Department provided the applicant submits proof of an active architectural license in Illinois.
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/9

    (225 ILCS 310/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 8209)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 9. Expiration; renewal; restoration.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each certificate of registration issued under this Act shall be set by rule. A registrant may renew such registration during the month preceding its expiration date by paying the required renewal fee.
    (b) Inactive status.
        (1) Any registrant who notifies the Department in
    
writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her certificate of registration on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active status.
        (2) Any registrant requesting restoration from
    
inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall be required to restore his or her registration.
        (3) Any registrant whose registration is on inactive
    
status shall not use the title "registered interior designer" in the State of Illinois.
        (4) Any registrant who uses the title "registered
    
interior designer" while his or her certificate of registration is lapsed or inactive shall be considered to be using the title without a registration which shall be grounds for discipline under Section 13 of this Act.
    (c) Any registrant whose registration has expired may have his or her certificate of registration restored at any time within 5 years after its expiration, upon payment of the required fee.
    (d) Any person whose registration has been expired for more than 5 years may have his or her registration restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have his or her registration restored, including sworn evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction, and by paying the required restoration fee. A person using the title "registered interior designer" on an expired registration is deemed to be in violation of this Act.
    (e) If a person whose certificate of registration has expired has not maintained active status in another jurisdiction, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation process established by rule, his or her fitness to resume active status and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated practical experience, and may require successful completion of an examination.
    (f) Any person whose certificate of registration has expired while he or she has been engaged (1) in federal or State service active duty, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his or her registration restored without paying any lapsed renewal or restoration fee if, within 2 years after termination of such service, training or education, he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory proof that he or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (g) An individual applying for restoration of a registration shall have 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 and the fee forfeited. The applicant may reapply, but shall meet the requirement in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/10

    (225 ILCS 310/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 8210)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 10. Foreign applicants. Upon payment of the required fee, an applicant who is an interior designer registered or licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or a foreign country or province shall, without further examination, be granted registration as an interior designer, as the case may be, by the Department:
        (a) whenever the requirements of such state or
    
territory of the United States or a foreign country or province were, at the date of registration or licensure, substantially equal to the requirements then in force in this State; or
        (b) whenever such requirements of another state or
    
territory of the United States or a foreign country or province together with educational and professional qualifications, as distinguished from practical experience, of the applicant since obtaining a license as an interior designer in such state or territory of the United States are substantially equal to the requirements in force in Illinois at the time of application for registration.
(Source: P.A. 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/11

    (225 ILCS 310/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 8211)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 11. Fees. The Department shall provide by rule for a schedule of fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to original licensure, renewal, and restoration. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
    All fees collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and shall be appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-454, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 310/12

    (225 ILCS 310/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 8212)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 12. Returned checks; penalties. 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 prohibited use of a title without a registration or on a nonrenewed registration. 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 registration or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks registration, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the registration 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 certificate of registration to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Director may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Director finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 92-146, eff. 1-1-02.)

225 ILCS 310/13

    (225 ILCS 310/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 8213)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 13. Refusal, revocation or suspension of registration. The Department may refuse to issue, renew, or restore or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand or take other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including fines not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, with regard to any registration for any one or combination of the following causes:
        (a) Fraud in procuring the certificate of
    
registration.
        (b) Habitual intoxication or addiction to the use of
    
drugs.
        (c) Making any misrepresentations or false promises,
    
directly or indirectly, to influence, persuade, or induce patronage.
        (d) Professional connection or association with, or
    
lending his or her name, to another for illegal use of the title "registered interior designer", or professional connection or association with any person, firm, or corporation holding itself out in any manner contrary to this Act.
        (e) Obtaining or seeking to obtain checks, money, or
    
any other items of value by false or fraudulent representations.
        (f) Use of the title under a name other than his or
    
her own.
        (g) Improper, unprofessional, or dishonorable conduct
    
of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        (h) Conviction in this or another state, or federal
    
court, of any crime which is a felony, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust.
        (i) A violation of any provision of this Act or its
    
rules.
        (j) Revocation by another state, the District of
    
Columbia, territory, or foreign nation of an interior design or residential interior design registration if at least one of the grounds for that revocation is the same as or the equivalent of one of the grounds for revocation set forth in this Act.
        (k) Mental incompetence as declared by a court of
    
competent jurisdiction.
        (l) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services pursuant to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the registrant has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
    The Department shall deny a registration or renewal authorized by this Act to any person who has defaulted on an educational loan guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; however, the Department may issue a certificate of registration or renewal if such person has established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the registration of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty, or interest showing in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    The entry of a decree by any circuit court establishing that any person holding a certificate of registration under this Act is a person subject to involuntary admission under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code shall operate as a suspension of that registration. That person may resume using the title "registered interior designer" only upon a finding by the Board that he or she has been determined to be no longer subject to involuntary admission by the court and upon the Board's recommendation to the Director that he or she be permitted to resume using the title "registered interior designer".
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/14

    (225 ILCS 310/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 8214)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 14. Investigations; Notice of hearing. Upon the motion of either the Department or the Board, or upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which, if proven, would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of registration under this Act, the Board shall investigate the actions of any person, hereinafter called the "registrant", who holds or represents that he holds a certificate of registration. All such motions or complaints shall be brought to the Board.
    The Director shall, before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Director may deem proper with regard to any registration, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the registrant in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing on the charges before the Board. The Board shall also direct the registrant to file his written answer to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service on him of such notice, and inform him that if he fails to file such answer, his certificate of registration may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status or other disciplinary action may be taken with regard thereto, as the Director may deem proper.
    The written notice and any notice in such proceeding may be served by delivery personally to the registrant, or by registered or certified mail to the address specified by the registrant in his last notification to the Director.
    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 registration, or discipline of a registrant. The notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board, and the orders of the Department shall be the record of such proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/15

    (225 ILCS 310/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 8215)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 15. Disciplinary actions.
    (a) In case the registrant, after receiving notice, fails to file an answer, his registration may, in the discretion of the Director, having first received the recommendation of the Board, be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or the Director may take whatever disciplinary action he may deem proper, including the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
    (b) The Director may temporarily suspend the registration of a registrant without a hearing, simultaneous to the institution of proceedings for a hearing under this Act, if the Director finds that evidence in his possession indicates that the person's continuation of use of the title would constitute an immediate danger to the public. In the event that the Director temporarily suspends the registration of a registrant without a hearing, a hearing by the Board must be held within 15 days after such suspension has occurred and concluded without appreciable delay.
(Source: P.A. 88-650, eff. 9-16-94.)

225 ILCS 310/16

    (225 ILCS 310/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 8216)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 16. Hearings. At the time and place fixed in the notice under Section 14, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and both the registrant and the complainant shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person, or by counsel, such statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Board may continue the 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 the hearing for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    The Board and Department have power to subpoena and bring before the Board 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 prescribed for civil actions in this State.
    The Director and any member of the Board have power to administer oaths at any hearing which the Department or Board is authorized by law to conduct.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/17

    (225 ILCS 310/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 8217)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 17. Attendance of witnesses; Production of documents. Any circuit court, upon the application of the registrant or complainant, or of the Department or Board, may order the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers before the Board in any hearing relative to the application for a refusal to renew, suspension or revocation of a registration or discipline of a registrant. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/18

    (225 ILCS 310/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 8218)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 18. Recommendations for disciplinary action; Action by Director. The Board may advise the Director that probation be granted or that other disciplinary action, including the limitation of the use of the title, be taken, as it deems proper. If disciplinary action other than suspension or revocation is taken, the Board may advise the Director to impose reasonable limitations and requirements upon the registrant to insure compliance with the terms of the probation or other disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, regular reporting by the registrant to the Director of his actions, or the registrant placing himself under the care of a qualified physician for treatment, or limiting his use of the title in such manner as the Director may require.
    The Board shall present to the Director a written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of the report shall be served upon the registrant, either personally or by registered or certified mail. Within 20 days after such service, the registrant may present to the Department his motion in writing for a rehearing, specifying the particular grounds for rehearing. If the registrant orders and pays for a transcript of the record, the time elapsing until the transcript is ready for delivery to him shall not be counted as part of such 20 days.
    At the expiration of the time allowed for filing a motion for rehearing, the Director may take the action recommended by the Board. Upon suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or the taking of any other disciplinary action, including the limiting of the use of the title, deemed proper by the Director with regard to the registration, the registrant shall surrender his certificate of registration to the Department if ordered to do so by the Department. Upon his failure or refusal to do so, the Department may seize the certificate of registration.
    In all instances in which the Board has rendered a recommendation to the Director with respect to a particular person, the Director shall, to the extent that he disagrees with or takes action contrary to the recommendation of the Board, file with the Board his specific written reasons of disagreement. Such reasons shall be filed within 30 days after the Director has taken the contrary position.
    Each order of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action shall contain a brief and 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.
    Whenever the Director is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done either in an examination or in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue a certificate of registration, or other disciplinary action, the Director may order a re-examination or rehearing.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/19

    (225 ILCS 310/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 8219)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 19. Hearing officer. The Director has the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer for any disciplinary action under this Act. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his findings and recommendations to the Board and the Director. 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 recommendations to the Director. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Director may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Director disagrees in any regard with the Board's report, he may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/20

    (225 ILCS 310/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 8220)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 20. Restoration. At any time after suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or the taking of any other disciplinary action with regard to any registration, the Department may restore the certificate of registration, or take any other action to reinstate the registration to good standing, without examination, upon the written recommendation of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/21

    (225 ILCS 310/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 8221)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 21. Administrative Review Law. All final administrative decision of the Department are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides, but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
    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, any sanctions imposed upon the registrant by the Department shall remain in full force and effect.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404; 87-1031.)

225 ILCS 310/22

    (225 ILCS 310/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 8222)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 22. Revocation orders. An order of revocation, suspension, placement 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 Director of the Department is prima facie proof that:
    (a) such signature is the genuine signature of the Director;
    (b) the Director is duly appointed and qualified; and
    (c) the Board and the members thereof are qualified.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/23

    (225 ILCS 310/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 8223)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 23. Confidential information; Disclosure. In hearings conducted under this Act, information presented into evidence that was acquired by an interior designer in serving any individual in a professional capacity, and necessary to professionally serve such individual, shall be deemed strictly confidential and shall only be made available either as part of the record of a hearing hereunder or otherwise:
    (a) when the record is required, in its entirety, for purposes of judicial review;
    (b) upon the express written consent of the individual served, or in the case of his or her death or disability, the consent of his or her personal representative.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/24

    (225 ILCS 310/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 8224)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 24. Reports of violation. Any person registered under this Act, or any other person, may report to the Department any information that person may have which appears to show that an interior designer is or may be in violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/25

    (225 ILCS 310/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 8225)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 25. Injunctions. The use of the title "registered interior designer", as defined in Section 3, by any person not holding a valid and current registration under this Act is declared to be inimical to the public welfare, to constitute a public nuisance, and to cause irreparable harm to the public welfare. The Director, the Attorney General, the State's Attorney of any county in the State, or any person may maintain an action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, and may apply for an injunction in the circuit court to enjoin any such person from engaging in the unlawful use of the title "registered interior designer". Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court or any judge, if satisfied by affidavit or otherwise that such person has been engaged in such use without a valid and current registration, may issue a temporary injunction without notice or bond, enjoining the defendant from any such further use. Only the showing of the person's lack of registration, by affidavit or otherwise, is necessary in order for a temporary injunction to issue. A copy of the verified complaint shall be served upon the defendant and the proceedings shall be conducted as in other civil cases except as modified by this Section. If it is established that the defendant has been or is engaged in any such unlawful use, the court or any judge may enter an order or judgment perpetually enjoining the defendant from further such use. In all proceedings under this Section, the court, in its discretion, may apportion the costs among the parties interested in the suit, including cost of filing the complaint, service of process, witness fees and expenses, court reporter charges and reasonable attorney's fees. In case of violation of any injunction issued under this Section, the court or any judge may summarily try and punish the offender for contempt of court. Such injunction proceedings are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all penalties and other remedies provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/26

    (225 ILCS 310/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 8226)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 26. Unlawful use; second offenses. Any person who uses the title "registered interior designer" in this State without being registered under this Act, or whose registration has been suspended, inactive, or revoked, or who violates any of the provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who has been previously convicted of violating this Act and who subsequently violates any of the provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, whenever any person is punished as a subsequent offender under this Section, the Director may proceed to obtain a permanent injunction against such person under Section 25 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-1023, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)

225 ILCS 310/27

    (225 ILCS 310/27) (from Ch. 111, par. 8227)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 27. Filing registration or diploma of another. Any person filing, or attempting to file, as his own the diploma or registration of another, or a forged affidavit of identification or qualification, is guilty of a Class 3 felony, and upon conviction is subject to such fine and imprisonment as is made and provided by the statutes of this State for the crime of forgery.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/28

    (225 ILCS 310/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 8228)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 28. Advertising. Any person registered under this Act may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where such professional services are rendered as permitted by law, provided that such advertising is truthful and not misleading. The Department may promulgate rules consistent with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)

225 ILCS 310/29

    (225 ILCS 310/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 8229)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 29. Illinois 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 registrant has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation, or renewal of the registration 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. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

225 ILCS 310/30

    (225 ILCS 310/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 8230)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 30. Interior Design Administration and Investigation Fund. All of the fees collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    On January 1, 2000 the State Comptroller shall transfer the balance of the monies in the Interior Design Administration and Investigation Fund into the General Professions Dedicated Fund. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2000 out of the Interior Design Administration and Investigation Fund may be paid out of the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    The monies deposited in the General Professions Dedicated Fund may be used for the expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
    Moneys from the Fund may also be used for direct and allocable indirect costs related to the public purposes of the Department of Professional Regulation. Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized by Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
    Upon the completion of any audit of the Department as prescribed by the Illinois State Auditing Act that includes an audit of the Interior Design Administration and Investigation Fund, the Department shall make the audit open to inspection by any interested person. The copy of the audit report required to be submitted to the Department by this Section is in addition to copies of audit reports required to be submitted to other State officers and agencies by Section 3-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 91-454, eff. 1-1-00; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

225 ILCS 310/31

    (225 ILCS 310/31) (from Ch. 111, par. 8231)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 31. Home rule. The regulation and registration of interior designers are exclusive powers and functions of the State. A home rule unit may not regulate or register interior designers. This Section is a limitation and denial of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 96-1334, eff. 7-27-10.)