(210 ILCS 35/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4192)
    Sec. 12. Right to hearing. (1) No license may be denied or revoked unless the applicant or licensee is given written notice of the grounds for the Department's action. The applicant or licensee may appeal the Department's proposed action within 15 days after receipt of the Department's written notice by making written request to the Department for a hearing. Notice of the time, place, and nature of the hearing shall be given to the applicant or licensee not less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the hearing. The hearing shall proceed, and the notice shall be delivered, in accordance with "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, as now or hereafter amended. The Director may appoint a hearing examiner to preside at any administrative hearing under this Act.
    (2) If the applicant or licensee does not submit a request for a hearing as provided for in this Section, or if after conducting the hearing the Department determines that the license should not be issued, or that the license should be revoked or denied, the Department shall issue an order to that effect. If the order is to revoke the license, it shall specify that the order takes effect upon receipt by the licensee, and that the Community Living Facility shall not operate during the pendency of any proceeding for judicial review of the Department's decision, except under court order.
    (3) Final administrative decisions shall be subject to judicial review exclusively as provided in the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, except that any petition for judicial review of Department action under this Act shall be filed within 15 days after receipt of notice of the final agency determination. The term "administrative decision" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure. The court may stay enforcement of the Department's final decision if a showing is made that there is a substantial probability that the party seeking review will prevail on the merits and will suffer irreparable harm if the stay is not granted, and that the facility will meet the requirements of this Act and the rules and regulations promulgated under this Act during such stay.
    (4) The Director or hearing officer may compel by subpoena or subpoena duces tecum the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers, and administer oaths to witnesses.
    All subpoenas issued by the Director or hearing officer may be served as provided for in civil actions. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees for witnesses before the circuit court and shall be paid by the party to such proceeding at whose request the subpoena is issued. If such subpoena is issued at the request of the Department or by a person proceeding in forma pauperis the witness fee shall be paid by the Department as an administrative expense.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)