(225 ILCS 20/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 6370)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 20. Violations - Injunction - Cease and desist order.
    1. If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General, petition for an order enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining order without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin such violation. If it is established that such person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    2. If any person shall hold herself or himself out as a licensed clinical social worker or licensed social worker and is not licensed under this Act, then any licensed clinical social worker, licensed social worker, interested party or any person injured thereby may petition for relief as provided in subsection (1) of this Section.
    3. Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against such person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 95-687, eff. 10-23-07.)