(210 ILCS 5/9a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.9a)
    Sec. 9a. Whenever an inspection of any ambulatory surgical treatment center discloses that the continued operation of such facility constitutes an imminent and serious menace to the health or safety of the patients thereof, or in the event of a conviction of a licensee under Section 12 of this Act, the inspector is authorized to immediately close such facility. Once the facility has been closed, the personnel employed there shall cease any activity related to the patients, unless continued treatment of any given patient is necessary to protect his or her health or life. A written order setting forth the grounds on which any action under this Section is based shall be served on the licensee within 24 hours after such action is taken. Any licensee whose ambulatory surgical treatment center has been closed may, within 10 days thereafter, by written notice, request that the Director conduct a hearing and a reinspection under the provisions of this Act. If a subsequent inspection discloses that the violations of this Act or rules, regulations or standards have been abated, the Director shall cancel the order of closing and permit patients to be treated therein. The remedies provided in this Section are in addition to and not exclusive of any other remedy provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 81-224.)