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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 2105/) Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. (Department of Professional Regulation Law)

20 ILCS 2105/Art. 2105

 
    (20 ILCS 2105/Art. 2105 heading)
ARTICLE 2105. DEPARTMENT OF
PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

20 ILCS 2105/2105-1

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-1)
    Sec. 2105-1. Article short title. This Article 2105 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois may be cited as the Department of Professional Regulation Law.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-5

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-5) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60b)
    Sec. 2105-5. Definitions.
    (a) In this Law:
    "Department" means the Department of Professional Regulation.
    "Director" means the Director of Professional Regulation.
    (b) In the construction of this Section and Sections 2105-15, 2105-100, 2105-105, 2105-110, 2105-115, 2105-120, 2105-125, 2105-175, and 2105-325, the following definitions shall govern unless the context otherwise clearly indicates:
    "Board" means the board of persons designated for a profession, trade, or occupation under the provisions of any Act now or hereafter in force whereby the jurisdiction of that profession, trade, or occupation is devolved on the Department.
    "Certificate" means a license, certificate of registration, permit, or other authority purporting to be issued or conferred by the Department by virtue or authority of which the registrant has or claims the right to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, or operation of which the Department has jurisdiction.
    "Registrant" means a person who holds or claims to hold a certificate.
    "Retiree" means a person who has been duly licensed, registered, or certified in a profession regulated by the Department and who chooses to relinquish or not renew his or her license, registration, or certification.
(Source: P.A. 94-452, eff. 1-1-06.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-10

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-10) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61d)
    Sec. 2105-10. Legislative declaration of public policy. The practice of the regulated professions, trades, and occupations in Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare of the People of this State and in the public interest is subject to regulation and control by the Department of Professional Regulation.
    It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that standards of competency and stringent penalties for those who violate the public trust be established to protect the public from unauthorized or unqualified persons representing one of the regulated professions, trades, or occupations; and to that end, the General Assembly shall appropriate the necessary funds for the ordinary and necessary expenses of these public interests and concerns as they may exceed the funding available from the revenues collected from the fees and fines from the regulated professions, trades, and occupations.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-15

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15)
    Sec. 2105-15. General powers and duties.
    (a) The Department has, subject to the provisions of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the following powers and duties:
        (1) To authorize examinations in English to ascertain
    
the qualifications and fitness of applicants to exercise the profession, trade, or occupation for which the examination is held.
        (2) To prescribe rules and regulations for a fair and
    
wholly impartial method of examination of candidates to exercise the respective professions, trades, or occupations.
        (3) To pass upon the qualifications of applicants for
    
licenses, certificates, and authorities, whether by examination, by reciprocity, or by endorsement.
        (4) To prescribe rules and regulations defining, for
    
the respective professions, trades, and occupations, what shall constitute a school, college, or university, or department of a university, or other institution, reputable and in good standing, and to determine the reputability and good standing of a school, college, or university, or department of a university, or other institution, reputable and in good standing, by reference to a compliance with those rules and regulations; provided, that no school, college, or university, or department of a university, or other institution that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin shall be considered reputable and in good standing.
        (5) To conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke,
    
suspend, refuse to renew, place on probationary status, or take other disciplinary action as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to licenses, certificates, or authorities of persons exercising the respective professions, trades, or occupations and to revoke, suspend, refuse to renew, place on probationary status, or take other disciplinary action as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to those licenses, certificates, or authorities. The Department shall issue a monthly disciplinary report. The Department shall deny any license or renewal authorized by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to any person who has defaulted on an educational loan or scholarship provided by or guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or any governmental agency of this State; however, the Department may issue a license or renewal if the aforementioned persons have established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or other appropriate governmental agency of this State. Additionally, beginning June 1, 1996, any license issued by the Department may be suspended or revoked if the Department, after the opportunity for a hearing under the appropriate licensing Act, finds that the licensee has failed to make satisfactory repayment to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for a delinquent or defaulted loan. For the purposes of this Section, "satisfactory repayment record" shall be defined by rule. The Department shall refuse to issue or renew a license to, or shall suspend or revoke a license of, any person who, after receiving notice, fails to comply with a subpoena or warrant relating to a paternity or child support proceeding. However, the Department may issue a license or renewal upon compliance with the subpoena or warrant.
        The Department, without further process or hearings,
    
shall revoke, suspend, or deny any license or renewal authorized by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to a person who is certified by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) as being more than 30 days delinquent in complying with a child support order or who is certified by a court as being in violation of the Non-Support Punishment Act for more than 60 days. The Department may, however, issue a license or renewal if the person has established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) or if the person is determined by the court to be in compliance with the Non-Support Punishment Act. The Department may implement this paragraph as added by Public Act 89-6 through the use of emergency rules in accordance with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. For purposes of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the adoption of rules to implement this paragraph shall be considered an emergency and necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
        (6) To transfer jurisdiction of any realty under the
    
control of the Department to any other department of the State Government or to acquire or accept federal lands when the transfer, acquisition, or acceptance is advantageous to the State and is approved in writing by the Governor.
        (7) To formulate rules and regulations necessary for
    
the enforcement of any Act administered by the Department.
        (8) To exchange with the Department of Healthcare and
    
Family Services information that may be necessary for the enforcement of child support orders entered pursuant to the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Non-Support of Spouse and Children Act, the Non-Support Punishment Act, the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984. Notwithstanding any provisions in this Code to the contrary, the Department of Professional Regulation shall not be liable under any federal or State law to any person for any disclosure of information to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) under this paragraph (8) or for any other action taken in good faith to comply with the requirements of this paragraph (8).
        (9) To perform other duties prescribed by law.
    (a-5) Except in cases involving default on an educational loan or scholarship provided by or guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or any governmental agency of this State or in cases involving delinquency in complying with a child support order or violation of the Non-Support Punishment Act, no person or entity whose license, certificate, or authority has been revoked as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department may apply for restoration of that license, certification, or authority until 3 years after the effective date of the revocation.
    (b) The Department may, when a fee is payable to the Department for a wall certificate of registration provided by the Department of Central Management Services, require that portion of the payment for printing and distribution costs be made directly or through the Department to the Department of Central Management Services for deposit into the Paper and Printing Revolving Fund. The remainder shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (c) For the purpose of securing and preparing evidence, and for the purchase of controlled substances, professional services, and equipment necessary for enforcement activities, recoupment of investigative costs, and other activities directed at suppressing the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, including those activities set forth in Sections 504 and 508 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Director and agents appointed and authorized by the Director may expend sums from the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund that the Director deems necessary from the amounts appropriated for that purpose. Those sums may be advanced to the agent when the Director deems that procedure to be in the public interest. Sums for the purchase of controlled substances, professional services, and equipment necessary for enforcement activities and other activities as set forth in this Section shall be advanced to the agent who is to make the purchase from the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund on vouchers signed by the Director. The Director and those agents are authorized to maintain one or more commercial checking accounts with any State banking corporation or corporations organized under or subject to the Illinois Banking Act for the deposit and withdrawal of moneys to be used for the purposes set forth in this Section; provided, that no check may be written nor any withdrawal made from any such account except upon the written signatures of 2 persons designated by the Director to write those checks and make those withdrawals. Vouchers for those expenditures must be signed by the Director. All such expenditures shall be audited by the Director, and the audit shall be submitted to the Department of Central Management Services for approval.
    (d) Whenever the Department is authorized or required by law to consider some aspect of criminal history record information for the purpose of carrying out its statutory powers and responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant to positive identification, the information contained in State files that is necessary to fulfill the request.
    (e) The provisions of this Section do not apply to private business and vocational schools as defined by Section 15 of the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012.
    (f) Beginning July 1, 1995, this Section does not apply to those professions, trades, and occupations licensed under the Real Estate License Act of 2000, nor does it apply to any permits, certificates, or other authorizations to do business provided for in the Land Sales Registration Act of 1989 or the Illinois Real Estate Time-Share Act.
    (g) Notwithstanding anything that may appear in any individual licensing statute or administrative rule, the Department shall deny any license application or renewal authorized under any licensing Act administered by the Department to any person who has failed 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 Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirement of any such tax Act are satisfied; however, the Department may issue a license or renewal if the person has established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois Department of Revenue. For the purpose of this Section, "satisfactory repayment record" shall be defined by rule.
    In addition, a complaint filed with the Department by the Illinois Department of Revenue that includes a certification, signed by its Director or designee, attesting to the amount of the unpaid tax liability or the years for which a return was not filed, or both, is prima facia evidence of the licensee's failure to comply with the tax laws administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue. Upon receipt of that certification, the Department shall, without a hearing, immediately suspend all licenses held by the licensee. Enforcement of the Department's order shall be stayed for 60 days. The Department shall provide notice of the suspension to the licensee by mailing a copy of the Department's order by certified and regular mail to the licensee's last known address as registered with the Department. The notice shall advise the licensee that the suspension shall be effective 60 days after the issuance of the Department's order unless the Department receives, from the licensee, a request for a hearing before the Department to dispute the matters contained in the order.
    Any suspension imposed under this subsection (g) shall be terminated by the Department upon notification from the Illinois Department of Revenue that the licensee is in compliance with all tax laws administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    The Department shall promulgate rules for the administration of this subsection (g).
    (h) The Department may grant the title "Retired", to be used immediately adjacent to the title of a profession regulated by the Department, to eligible retirees. The use of the title "Retired" shall not constitute representation of current licensure, registration, or certification. Any person without an active license, registration, or certificate in a profession that requires licensure, registration, or certification shall not be permitted to practice that profession.
    (i) Within 180 days after December 23, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-852), the Department shall promulgate rules which permit a person with a criminal record, who seeks a license or certificate in an occupation for which a criminal record is not expressly a per se bar, to apply to the Department for a non-binding, advisory opinion to be provided by the Board or body with the authority to issue the license or certificate as to whether his or her criminal record would bar the individual from the licensure or certification sought, should the individual meet all other licensure requirements including, but not limited to, the successful completion of the relevant examinations.
(Source: P.A. 96-459, eff. 8-14-09; 96-852, eff. 12-23-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-650, eff. 2-1-12.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-25

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-25) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60.01)
    Sec. 2105-25. Perjury; penalty. Each document required to be filed under any Act administered by the Department shall be verified or contain a written affirmation that it is signed under the penalties of perjury. An applicant or registrant who knowingly signs a fraudulent document commits perjury as defined in Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012 and for the purpose of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-30

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-30) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60p)
    Sec. 2105-30. License forms; notification of abuse. Beginning January 1, 2000, each license or permit application or renewal form the Department provides to a person who is required by law to report child abuse or elder abuse must include a notification that the applicant or licensee is required by law to report that abuse and must include telephone numbers the licensee may call to report the abuse.
(Source: P.A. 91-244, eff. 1-1-00; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-35

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-35)
    Sec. 2105-35. Prohibited uses of roster of information. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any roster of information including, but not limited to, the licensee's name, address, and profession, shall not be used by a third party for the purpose of marketing goods or services not related to the licensee's profession.
(Source: P.A. 96-978, eff. 7-2-10.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-40

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-40) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61)
    Sec. 2105-40. Issuance of certificates and licenses. All certificates, licenses, and authorities shall be issued by the Department in the name of the Department, with the seal of the Department attached.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-45

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-45)
    Sec. 2105-45. Licenses and certificates for display. Starting on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, whenever the Department issues a license or certificate and the holder of the license or certificate is required to display it in his or her place of business, the Department shall provide a license or certificate that is printed without including the address of the licensee or certificate holder on the face of the license. Nothing in this Section affects any duty to display licenses or certificates in the place of business.
(Source: P.A. 98-211, eff. 1-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-55

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-55) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61c)
    Sec. 2105-55. Interlineation of checks. The Department may reduce by interlineation the amount of any personal check, corporate check, or company check drawn on the account of and delivered by any person applying for any license, certificate, registration, title, or permit that requires payment of a fee. The amount of reduction shall be limited to $50, and the drawer of the check shall be notified in writing of the reduction. Any check for an amount more than $50 in excess of the correct amount shall be returned to the drawer-applicant.
    Any check altered under this Section shall be endorsed by the Director as follows: "This check is warranted to subsequent holders and to the drawee to be in the amount of $(insert amount)."
    All applications for a license, title, or permit, upon reprinting, shall contain the following authorization statement: "My signature above authorizes the Department of Professional Regulation to reduce the amount of this check if the amount submitted is not correct. I understand this will be done only if the amount submitted is greater than the required fee hereunder, but in no event shall the reduction be made in an amount greater than $50."
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-60

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-60)
    Sec. 2105-60. Payment by credit card or third-party payment agent.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "credit card" has the meaning given to it in Section 10 of the Local Governmental Acceptance of Credit Cards Act.
    (b) The Department may, but need not, accept payment by credit card for any fee, fine, or other charge that it is authorized by law to collect. The Department may adopt rules and procedures governing the acceptance of payment by credit card and may enter into such agreements as may be necessary to accept payment by credit card.
    (c) The Department may, but need not, accept payment through a third-party payment agent of any fee, fine, or other charges to the Department. The Department may adopt rules and procedures governing the acceptance of payments through third-party payment agents.
    The Department may enter into agreements with one or more financial institutions, internet companies, or other business entities to act as third-party payment agents for the payment of fees, fines, or other charges to the Department. These agreements may authorize the third-party payment agent to retain a service fee out of the payments collected.
    (d) Receipt by the Department of the amount of a fee, fine, or other charge paid by credit card or through a third-party payment agent authorized by the Department, less the amount of any service fee retained under the Department's agreement with the credit card service provider or the third-party payment agent, shall be deemed receipt of the full amount of the fee or other charge and shall discharge the payment obligation in full.
    (e) In the event of a conflict between this Section and a provision of any other Act administered by the Department, this Section controls.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-75

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-75) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61f)
    Sec. 2105-75. Design professionals designated employees. There are established within the Department certain design professionals designated employees. These employees shall be devoted primarily to the administration and enforcement of the Illinois Architecture Practice Act, the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, and the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989. The design professionals designated employees that the Director shall employ, in conformity with the Personnel Code, shall include but not be limited to one full-time Design Licensing Manager, one full-time Assistant Licensing Manager, 3 full-time licensing clerks, one full-time attorney, and 3 full-time investigators. These employees shall work primarily in the licensing and enforcement of the design profession Acts set forth in this Section and may be used, when available, for other duties in the Department subject to the authorization of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93-1009, eff. 1-1-05; 94-543, eff. 8-10-05.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-100

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-100) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60c)
    Sec. 2105-100. Disciplinary action with respect to certificates; citation; hearing.
    (a) Certificates may be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status, or have other disciplinary action taken with regard to them as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department in the manner provided by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and not otherwise.
    (b) The Department may upon its own motion and shall upon the verified complaint in writing of any person, provided the complaint or the complaint together with evidence, documentary or otherwise, presented in connection with the complaint makes a prima facie case, investigate the actions of any person holding or claiming to hold a certificate.
    (c) Before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action that may be authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to any certificate, the Department shall issue a citation notifying the registrant of the time and place when and where a hearing of the charges shall be had. The citation shall contain a statement of the charges or shall be accompanied by a copy of the written complaint if such complaint shall have been filed. The citation shall be served on the registrant at least 10 days prior to the date set in the citation for the hearing, either by delivery of the citation personally to the registrant or by mailing the citation by registered mail to the registrant's last known place of residence; provided that in any case where the registrant is now or may hereafter be required by law to maintain a place of business in this State and to notify the Department of the location of that place of business, the citation may be served by mailing it by registered mail to the registrant at the place of business last described by the registrant in the notification to the Department.
    (d) At the time and place fixed in the citation, the Department shall proceed to a hearing of the charges. Both the registrant and the complainant shall be accorded ample opportunity to present, in person or by counsel, any statements, testimony, evidence, and argument that may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense to the charges. The Department may continue the hearing from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-105

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-105) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60d)
    Sec. 2105-105. Oaths; subpoenas; penalty.
    (a) The Department, by its Director or a person designated by him or her, is empowered, at any time during the course of any investigation or hearing conducted pursuant to any Act administered by the Department, to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, take evidence, and compel the production of any books, papers, records, or any other documents that the Director, or a person designated by him or her, deems relevant or material to any such investigation or hearing conducted by the Department, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this State.
    (b) Any person who, without lawful authority, fails to appear in response to a subpoena or to answer any question or produce any books, papers, records, or any other documents relevant or material to the investigation or hearing is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
    In addition to initiating criminal proceedings, the Department, through the Attorney General, may seek enforcement of any such subpoena by any circuit court of this State.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-110

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-110) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60e)
    Sec. 2105-110. Court order requiring attendance of witnesses or production of materials. Any circuit court, upon the application of the registrant or complainant or of the Department, may by order duly entered require the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers before the Department in any hearing relative to the application for refusal to renew, suspension, revocation, placing on probationary status, or the taking of any other disciplinary action as may be authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to any certificate of registration. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-115

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60f)
    Sec. 2105-115. Stenographer; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to take down the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case in which a certificate may be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status, or subjected to other disciplinary action with reference to the certificate when a disciplinary action is authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department. The citation, 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 the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in the hearing upon payment therefor of $1 per page. This charge is in addition to any fee charged by the Department for certifying the record.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-120

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-120) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60g)
    Sec. 2105-120. Board's report; registrant's motion for rehearing.
    (a) The board shall present to the Director its written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of the report shall be served upon the registrant, either personally or by registered mail as provided in Section 2105-100 for the service of the citation.
    (b) Within 20 days after the service required under subsection (a), the registrant may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing. The written motion shall specify the particular grounds for a rehearing. If the registrant orders and pays for a transcript of the record as provided in Section 2105-115, the time elapsing thereafter and before the transcript is ready for delivery to the registrant shall not be counted as part of the 20 days.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-125

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-125) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60h)
    Sec. 2105-125. Restoration of certificate. At any time after the suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken by the Department with reference to any certificate, the Department may restore it to the registrant without examination, upon the written recommendation of the appropriate board.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-150

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-150) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60m)
    Sec. 2105-150. Violations of Medical Practice Act. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of Section 2105-5, 2105-15, 2105-100, 2105-105, 2105-110, 2105-115, 2105-120, 2105-125, 2105-175, 2105-200, or 2105-325 of this Law, for violations of Section 22 of the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Department shall suspend, revoke, place on probationary status, or take other disciplinary action as it deems proper with regard to licenses issued under that Act only in accordance with Sections 7 and 36 through 46 of that Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-155

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-155) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60n)
    Sec. 2105-155. Suspension or termination of medical services provider under the Public Aid Code. When the Department receives notice from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, as required by Section 2205-10 of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Law (20 ILCS 2205/2205-10), that the authorization to provide medical services under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code has been suspended or terminated with respect to any person, firm, corporation, association, agency, institution, or other legal entity licensed under any Act administered by the Department of Professional Regulation, the Department of Professional Regulation shall determine whether there are reasonable grounds to investigate the circumstances that resulted in the suspension or termination. If reasonable grounds are found, the Department of Professional Regulation shall conduct an investigation and take the disciplinary action against the licensee that the Department determines to be required under the appropriate licensing Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-165

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-165)
    Sec. 2105-165. Health care worker licensure actions; sex crimes.
    (a) When a licensed health care worker, as defined in the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act, (1) has been convicted of a criminal act that requires registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act; (2) has been convicted of a criminal battery against any patient in the course of patient care or treatment, including any offense based on sexual conduct or sexual penetration; (3) has been convicted of a forcible felony; or (4) is required as a part of a criminal sentence to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act, then, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the license of the health care worker shall by operation of law be permanently revoked without a hearing.
    (b) No person who has been convicted of any offense listed in subsection (a) or required to register as a sex offender may receive a license as a health care worker in Illinois.
    (c) Immediately after a licensed health care worker, as defined in the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act, has been charged with any offense for which the sentence includes registration as a sex offender; a criminal battery against a patient, including any offense based on sexual conduct or sexual penetration, in the course of patient care or treatment; or a forcible felony; then the prosecuting attorney shall provide notice to the Department of the health care worker's name, address, practice address, and license number and the patient's name and a copy of the criminal charges filed. Within 5 business days after receiving notice from the prosecuting attorney of the filing of criminal charges against the health care worker, the Secretary shall issue an administrative order that the health care worker shall immediately practice only with a chaperone during all patient encounters pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings. The chaperone must be a licensed health care worker. The chaperone shall provide written notice to all of the health care worker's patients explaining the Department's order to use a chaperone. Each patient shall sign an acknowledgement that they received the notice. The notice to the patient of criminal charges shall include, in 14-point font, the following statement: "The health care worker is presumed innocent until proven guilty of the charges.". The licensed health care worker shall provide a written plan of compliance with the administrative order that is acceptable to the Department within 5 days after receipt of the administrative order. Failure to comply with the administrative order, failure to file a compliance plan, or failure to follow the compliance plan shall subject the health care worker to temporary suspension of his or her professional license until the completion of the criminal proceedings.
    (d) Nothing contained in this Section shall act in any way to waive or modify the confidentiality of information provided by the prosecuting attorney to the extent provided by law. Any information reported or disclosed shall be kept for the confidential use of the Secretary, Department attorneys, the investigative staff, and authorized clerical staff and shall be afforded the same status as is provided information under Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the Department may disclose information and documents to (1) a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency pursuant to a subpoena in an ongoing criminal investigation or (2) an appropriate licensing authority of another state or jurisdiction pursuant to an official request made by that authority. Any information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency may be used by that agency only for the investigation and prosecution of a criminal offense. Any information or documents disclosed by the Department to a professional licensing authority of another state or jurisdiction may only be used by that authority for investigations and disciplinary proceedings with regards to a professional license.
    (e) Any licensee whose license was revoked or who received an administrative order under this Section shall have the revocation or administrative order vacated and completely removed from the licensee's records and public view and the revocation or administrative order shall be afforded the same status as is provided information under Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure if (1) the charges upon which the revocation or administrative order is based are dropped; (2) the licensee is not convicted of the charges upon which the revocation or administrative order is based; or (3) any conviction for charges upon which the revocation or administrative order was based have been vacated, overturned, or reversed.
    (f) Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the Department from initiating or maintaining a disciplinary action against a licensee independent from any criminal charges, conviction, or sex offender registration.
    (g) The Department may adopt rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-156, eff. 8-20-11; 97-484, eff. 9-21-11; 97-873, eff. 7-31-12.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-175

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-175) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60a in part)
    Sec. 2105-175. Reexaminations or rehearings. Whenever the Director is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done either in an examination or in the revocation of, refusal to renew, suspension, placing on probationary status, or taking of other disciplinary action as may be authorized in any licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to a license, certificate, or authority, the Director may order reexaminations or rehearings by the same or other examiners or hearing officers.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-200

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-200) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60.1)
    Sec. 2105-200. Index of formal decisions regarding disciplinary action. The Department shall maintain an index of formal decisions regarding the issuance of or refusal to issue licenses, the renewal of or refusal to renew licenses, the revocation or suspension of licenses, and probationary or other disciplinary action taken by the Department after August 31, 1971 (the effective date of Public Act 77-1400). The decisions shall be indexed according to the statutory Section and the administrative regulation, if any, that is the basis for the decision. The index shall be available to the public during regular business hours.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-205

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-205) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60.3)
    Sec. 2105-205. Publication of disciplinary actions. The Department shall publish, at least monthly, final disciplinary actions taken by the Department against a licensee or applicant pursuant to the Medical Practice Act of 1987. The specific disciplinary action and the name of the applicant or licensee shall be listed. This publication shall be made available to the public upon request and payment of the fees set by the Department. This publication may be made available to the public on the Internet through the State of Illinois World Wide Web site.
(Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-210

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-210) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60.2)
    Sec. 2105-210. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 91-827, eff. 6-13-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-215

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-215) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61a)
    Sec. 2105-215. Proof of Department records. The papers, entries, and records of the Department or parts thereof may be proved in any legal proceeding by a copy thereof certified under the signature of the keeper thereof in the name of the Department with a seal of the Department attached. A fee of $1.00 shall be paid to the Department for the certification.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-220

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-220) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61b)
    Sec. 2105-220. Release of Department records pursuant to subpoena. Prior to the release of any records of the Department pursuant to a subpoena in a civil or criminal proceeding, the party seeking the records shall pay to the Department $1.00 per page for the records.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-300

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300) (was 20 ILCS 2105/61e)
    Sec. 2105-300. Professions Indirect Cost Fund; allocations; analyses.
    (a) Appropriations for the direct and allocable indirect costs of licensing and regulating each regulated profession, trade, occupation, or industry are intended to be payable from the fees and fines that are assessed and collected from that profession, trade, occupation, or industry, to the extent that those fees and fines are sufficient. In any fiscal year in which the fees and fines generated by a specific profession, trade, occupation, or industry are insufficient to finance the necessary direct and allocable indirect costs of licensing and regulating that profession, trade, occupation, or industry, the remainder of those costs shall be financed from appropriations payable from revenue sources other than fees and fines. The direct and allocable indirect costs of the Department identified in its cost allocation plans that are not attributable to the licensing and regulation of a specific profession, trade, or occupation, or industry or group of professions, trades, occupations, or industries shall be financed from appropriations from revenue sources other than fees and fines.
    (b) The Professions Indirect Cost Fund is hereby created as a special fund in the State Treasury. Except as provided in subsection (e), the Fund may receive transfers of moneys authorized by the Department from the cash balances in special funds that receive revenues from the fees and fines associated with the licensing of regulated professions, trades, occupations, and industries by the Department. For purposes of this Section only, until June 30, 2010, the Fund may also receive transfers of moneys authorized by the Department from the cash balances in special funds that receive revenues from the fees and fines associated with the licensing of regulated professions, trades, occupations, and industries by the Department of Insurance. Moneys in the Fund shall be invested and earnings on the investments shall be retained in the Fund. Subject to appropriation, the Department shall use moneys in the Fund to pay the ordinary and necessary allocable indirect expenses associated with each of the regulated professions, trades, occupations, and industries.
    (c) Before the beginning of each fiscal year, the Department shall prepare a cost allocation analysis to be used in establishing the necessary appropriation levels for each cost purpose and revenue source. At the conclusion of each fiscal year, the Department shall prepare a cost allocation analysis reflecting the extent of the variation between how the costs were actually financed in that year and the planned cost allocation for that year. Variations between the planned and actual cost allocations for the prior fiscal year shall be adjusted into the Department's planned cost allocation for the next fiscal year.
    Each cost allocation analysis shall separately identify the direct and allocable indirect costs of each regulated profession, trade, occupation, or industry and the costs of the Department's general public health and safety purposes. The analyses shall determine whether the direct and allocable indirect costs of each regulated profession, trade, occupation, or industry and the costs of the Department's general public health and safety purposes are sufficiently financed from their respective funding sources. The Department shall prepare the cost allocation analyses in consultation with the respective regulated professions, trades, occupations, and industries and shall make copies of the analyses available to them in a timely fashion. For purposes of this Section only, until June 30, 2010, the Department shall include in its cost allocation analysis the direct and allocable indirect costs of each regulated profession, trade, occupation, or industry and the costs of the general public health and safety purposes of the Department of Insurance.
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (e), the Department may direct the State Comptroller and Treasurer to transfer moneys from the special funds that receive fees and fines associated with regulated professions, trades, occupations, and industries into the Professions Indirect Cost Fund in accordance with the Department's cost allocation analysis plan for the applicable fiscal year. For a given fiscal year, the Department shall not direct the transfer of moneys under this subsection from a special fund associated with a specific regulated profession, trade, occupation, or industry (or group of professions, trades, occupations, or industries) in an amount exceeding the allocable indirect costs associated with that profession, trade, occupation, or industry (or group of professions, trades, occupations, or industries) as provided in the cost allocation analysis for that fiscal year and adjusted for allocation variations from the prior fiscal year. No direct costs identified in the cost allocation plan shall be used as a basis for transfers into the Professions Indirect Cost Fund or for expenditures from the Fund.
    (e) No transfer may be made to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund under this Section from the Public Pension Regulation Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-950, eff. 8-29-08; 96-45, eff. 7-15-09.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-325

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-325) (was 20 ILCS 2105/60a in part)
    Sec. 2105-325. Board member compensation. Except as otherwise provided in any licensing Act, from amounts appropriated for compensation and expenses of boards, each member of each board shall receive compensation at a rate, established by the Director, not to exceed $50 per day, for the member's service and shall be reimbursed for the member's expenses necessarily incurred in relation to that service in accordance with the travel regulations applicable to the Department at the time the expenses are incurred.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-330

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-330)
    Sec. 2105-330. Badges. The Director must authorize to each agent, officer, investigator, and peace officer and to any other employee of the Department exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the Department and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 91-883, eff. 1-1-01.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-350

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-350)
    Sec. 2105-350. Licensing exemptions related to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    (a) Definitions. For purposes of this Section:
    "Eligible personnel" means individuals formally accredited by the OCOG under IOC procedures and regulations, or in the case of a sanctioned test event, the individuals formally designated by the OCOG under specific procedures applicable to the sanctioned test event.
    "Bid committee" means Chicago 2016, a local organizing committee that has been incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation, that is authorized by the candidate city to submit a bid on the candidate city's behalf to the IOC for selection as the host city for the games, and that may serve as (or help form) the OCOG if the candidate city is selected as the host city for the games.
    "Candidate city" means the City of Chicago, which has been selected as a candidate by the IOC to be the host city of the games.
    "Competition venues" means, collectively, the venues or facilities to be used for competition and related activities, including, without limitation, training activities, for the games or sanctioned test events as may be determined by the IOC, the USOC, or the OCOG or the candidate city.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State.
    "Foreign licensing body" means (i) another state or territory of the United States of America, or (ii) a foreign country or other political entity recognized by the United States of America as sovereign, or a political subdivision thereof.
    "Games" means the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including all associated meetings, ceremonies, performances, and events.
    "IOC" means the International Olympic Committee.
    "NOC" means a National Olympic Committee.
    "Non-competition venues" means, collectively, the venues or facilities to be used for non-competition activities, including, without limitation, the Olympic village, broadcast and media center, live sites, hospitality sites, and administrative and operational offices, for the games or sanctioned test events, as determined by the IOC, the USOC, or the OCOG or the candidate city.
    "NPC" means a National Paralympic Committee.
    "OCOG" means the bid committee or the same as may be reorganized or reconstituted if the candidate city is selected as the host city for the games, or another not-for-profit corporation to be established by the candidate city and the bid committee, which is to serve as the organizing committee for the games.
    "Period of the games" means the period commencing 28 days prior to the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games and concluding 28 days after the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games.
    "Representative" means an individual formally accredited by the OCOG under IOC procedures and regulations as a member or guest of an NOC or NPC delegation participating in the games, or an individual formally designated by the OCOG or another applicable organizing committee of a sanctioned test event as being a member or guest of an NOC or NPC delegation, or athletic team, participating in the sanctioned test event.
    "Sanctioned test event" means an event designated in writing by the OCOG to the Department at least 30 days in advance and which is conducted for the purpose of preparing or evaluating the ability and preparedness of the OCOG or the candidate city to host the games.
    "Specified occupation" means the following occupations or professions: physician, chiropractic physician, advanced practice nurse, practical nurse, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, registered professional nurse, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, physician assistant, athletic trainer, veterinarian, veterinary technician, and massage therapist.
    "Sponsoring delegation" means an NOC or NPC delegation or another accredited delegation for the games, or in the case of a sanctioned test event, an NOC or NPC delegation or athletic team, which engages, funds, supports, or otherwise requires the attendance and participation of the individual or entity to whom or which a licensing exception contained in this Section would apply.
    "State" means the State of Illinois.
    "USOC" means the U.S. Olympic Committee.
    "Venues" means, collectively, the competition and non-competition venues.
    (b) Notwithstanding any law of the State or political subdivision thereof to the contrary, an individual or entity may engage in the practice of the specified occupations without being licensed under any Act administered by the Department or by the Department of Public Health of the State, provided that the individual or entity:
        (1) is duly licensed by, or otherwise authorized to
    
practice the profession or occupation by, a foreign licensing body;
        (2) provides services at the invitation of an OCOG
    
for the professional purpose of caring for or attending to the needs of individuals participating in or attending the games;
        (3) restricts his, her or its licensed or authorized
    
services and duties solely to the provision of care or service at one or more venues as specified by the OCOG, and in the case of venues without access control, restricts his, her or its licensed or authorized services and duties solely to the provision of care or service to eligible personnel;
        (4) provides only the care or services that the
    
individual or entity is licensed or otherwise authorized by the foreign licensing body to provide; and
        (5) restricts the provision of the care or services
    
to the period of the games or to the period of a sanctioned test event, together with any necessary period before and after the test event.
    (c) Any person or entity practicing or providing services of a specified occupation as set forth in subsection (b) who, in good faith, provides emergency care without fee to a person, shall not be liable for civil damages or professional liability as a result of his, her, or its acts or omissions, except to the extent that the person or entity engages in willful or wanton misconduct in providing that care. This subsection (c) shall also apply to any person or entity that provides emergency care without fee but that is duly licensed or authorized to do so by the Department or the Department of Public Health of the State.
    (d) Notwithstanding any law of the State or political subdivision thereof to the contrary, an individual or entity may engage in the practice of the specified occupations without being licensed under any Act administered by the Department, provided that the individual or entity:
        (1) is duly licensed by, or otherwise authorized to
    
practice the profession or occupation by, a foreign licensing body;
        (2) provides services for the professional purposes
    
of attending to the needs of the representatives of a sponsoring delegation;
        (3) restricts his or her or its licensed or
    
authorized services and duties solely to the representatives of the sponsoring delegation during the representatives' stay in the State;
        (4) provides services at the invitation of a
    
sponsoring delegation;
        (5) provides only those services of a specified
    
occupation that the individual or entity is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide by the foreign licensing body; and
        (6) restricts the provision of said care or services
    
to the period of the games, or in the case of a sanctioned test event, to the period of said sanctioned test event together with any necessary period before and after said sanctioned test event, which period shall not commence more than 28 days before said sanctioned test event or terminate more than 28 days after said sanctioned test event.
    (e) The requirements of this Section 2105-350 do not apply to the exemptions authorized by the Department pursuant to Section 2105-400 of this Act.
    (f) This Section becomes inoperable as provided in Section 20-15 of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Professional Licensure Exemption Law.
(Source: P.A. 96-7, eff. 4-3-09.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-355

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-355)
    Sec. 2105-355. Licensing exemptions related to free medical clinics.
    (a) Any health care professional authorized by law to provide services at a free medical clinic may do so without being licensed under any Act administered by the Department, provided that the health care professional:
        (1) is duly licensed by, or otherwise authorized to
    
practice the profession by, any state or territory of the United States;
        (2) restricts his, her, or its licensed or
    
authorized services and duties solely to the provision of care or service at a free medical clinic;
        (3) provides only the care or services that the
    
individual or entity is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide by any state or territory of the United States; and
        (4) provides a copy of his or her current
    
out-of-state license or authorization to practice to the free medical clinic, which shall retain the copy for 2 years.
    (b) The requirements of this Section 2105-355 do not apply to the exemptions authorized by the Department pursuant to Section 2105-400 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-931, eff. 6-21-10.)

20 ILCS 2105/2105-400

    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-400)
    Sec. 2105-400. Emergency Powers.
    (a) Upon proclamation of a disaster by the Governor, as provided for in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation shall have the following powers, which shall be exercised only in coordination with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Public Health:
        (1) The power to suspend the requirements for
    
permanent or temporary licensure of persons who are licensed in another state and are working under the direction of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Public Health pursuant to a declared disaster.
        (2) The power to modify the scope of practice
    
restrictions under any licensing act administered by the Department for any person working under the direction of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health pursuant to the declared disaster.
        (3) The power to expand the exemption in Section 4(a)
    
of the Pharmacy Practice Act to those licensed professionals whose scope of practice has been modified, under paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Section, to include any element of the practice of pharmacy as defined in the Pharmacy Practice Act for any person working under the direction of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health pursuant to the declared disaster.
    (b) Persons exempt from licensure under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section and persons operating under modified scope of practice provisions under paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Section shall be exempt from licensure or be subject to modified scope of practice only until the declared disaster has ended as provided by law. For purposes of this Section, persons working under the direction of an emergency services and disaster agency accredited by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and a local public health department, pursuant to a declared disaster, shall be deemed to be working under the direction of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Public Health.
    (c) The Director shall exercise these powers by way of proclamation.
(Source: P.A. 94-733, eff. 4-27-06; 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)