(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.)