(210 ILCS 125/30)
Prequalified architect or prequalified professional engineer.
(a) Any person responsible for designing, planning, and creating specifications for swimming facilities and for applying for a permit for construction or major alteration of a swimming facility must be an architect or professional engineer prequalified by the Department. A prequalified architect or prequalified professional engineer must be licensed and in good standing with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and must possess public swimming facility design experience as determined by rules promulgated by the Department. Persons seeking prequalification pursuant to this Section shall apply for prequalification pursuant to rules adopted by the Department.
(b) In addition to any other power granted in this Act to adopt rules, the Department may adopt rules relating to the issuance or renewal of the prequalification of an architect or professional engineer or the suspension of the prequalification of any such person or entity, including, without limitation, a summary suspension without a hearing founded on any one or more of the bases set forth in this subsection.
The bases for an interim or emergency suspension of the prequalification of an architect or professional engineer include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) A finding by the Department that the public
interest, safety, or welfare requires a summary suspension of the prequalification without a hearing.
(2) The occurrence of an event or series of events
which, in the Department's opinion, warrants a summary suspension of the prequalification without a hearing. Such events include, without limitation: (i) the indictment of the holder of the prequalification by a State or federal agency or another branch of government for a crime; (ii) the suspension of a license or prequalification by another State agency or by a federal agency or another branch of government after a hearing; (iii) failure to comply with State law, including, without limitation, this Act and the rules promulgated thereunder; and (iv) submission of fraudulent documentation or the making of false statements to the Department.
(c) If a prequalification is suspended by the Department without a hearing for any reason set forth in this Section or in Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the Department, within 30 days after the issuance of an order of suspension of the prequalification, shall initiate a proceeding for the suspension of or other action upon the prequalification.
(d) An applicant for prequalification under this Section must, at a minimum, be licensed in Illinois as a professional engineer or architect in accordance with the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 or the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 97-957, eff. 1-1-13.)