(110 ILCS 952/15)
Creation of program; functions of Department.
The Mental Health Graduate Scholarship Program is created, to be administered by the Department. The Department shall prepare and supervise the issuance of public information about the provisions of this Act, prescribe the form and regulate the submission of applications for scholarships, determine the eligibility of applicants, award the appropriate scholarships, prescribe the contracts or other acknowledgments of scholarship that an applicant is required to execute, and determine whether all or any part of a recipient's scholarship needs to be monetarily repaid or has been excused from repayment and the extent of any repayment or excused repayment. The Department may require a scholarship recipient to reimburse the State for expenses, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, incurred by the Department or other agent of this State for a successful legal action against the recipient for a breach of any provision of the scholarship contract. In a breach of contract, the Department may utilize referral to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to revoke, suspend, refuse to renew, place on probationary status, or take other disciplinary action concerning the recipient's credentials. The Department is authorized to make all necessary and proper rules, not inconsistent with this Act, for the efficient exercise of its functions under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-672, eff. 8-25-09.)