(20 ILCS 2105/2105-380)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 8, 2024)
    Sec. 2105-380. Extension of expiration dates or renewal periods for specified licenses, registrations, or certificates.
    (a) If the Secretary finds that there is a significant operational need to do so or that it is necessary to do so to avoid undue hardship on a class of individuals whose professional licenses, registrations, or certificates are issued by the Department, then the Secretary shall extend the expiration date or renewal period of the license, registration, or certificate of those individuals for a period not to exceed the standard renewal period for those licenses, registrations, or certificates. Factors that may be considered by the Secretary when determining whether to extend the expiration date or renewal period shall include, but are not limited to:
        (1) the number of applications pending;
        (2) the percentage of applicants or licensees,
registrants, or certificate holders waiting for Department action on their applications compared to the number of licensees, registrants, or certificate holders in the profession;
        (3) the number of licenses, registrations, or
certificates that have expired while pending Department action on renewal;
        (4) whether there is a shortage of licensees,
registrants, or certificate holders providing the professional service;
        (5) the potential impact on the Department's
operational budget; and
        (6) any other licensing-related factors that are
deemed relevant by the Department and are prescribed by rule.
    (b) The Secretary shall waive the payment of late fees for a licensee, registrant, or certificate holder in a profession whose expiration date or renewal period has been extended under this Section and in those cases where Department processing delays result in the expiration of a license, registration, or certificate.
    (c) The Department may adopt rules or emergency rules to implement and administer this Section.
    (d) This Section is repealed one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 103-568, eff. 12-8-23.)