(225 ILCS 15/16.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 16.1. Appointment of hearing officer. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, renew or discipline a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 99-572, eff. 7-15-16.)