(20 ILCS 505/9.9) (from Ch. 23, par. 5009.9)
    Sec. 9.9. Review under Administrative Review Law. Any responsible parent or guardian affected by a final administrative decision of the Department in a hearing, conducted pursuant to this Act, may have the decision reviewed only under and in accordance with the Administrative Review Law as amended. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of such final administrative decisions of the Department. The term "administrative decision", is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Review of a final administrative decision under the Administrative Review Law is not applicable to a decision to conduct a family assessment as provided under subsection (a-5) of Section 7.4 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act because no determination concerning child abuse or neglect is made and nothing is reported to the central register.
    Appeals from all final orders and judgments entered by a court upon review of the Department's orders in any case may be taken by either party to the proceeding and shall be governed by the rules applicable to appeals in civil cases.
    The remedy herein provided for appeal shall be exclusive, and no court shall have jurisdiction to review the subject matter of any order made by the Department except as herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 96-760, eff. 1-1-10.)