(225 ILCS 41/15-5)
(from Ch. 111, par. 2825)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing and
A Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Licensing and Disciplinary Board is created and shall
consist of 7 persons, 6 of whom are licensed to
practice funeral directing and embalming in this State, and one who is a
knowledgeable public member. Each member shall be appointed by the Secretary. The persons so appointed shall hold their
offices for 4 years and until qualified successors are appointed. All vacancies
occurring shall be filled by the Secretary for the unexpired portion of the term
rendered vacant. No member shall be eligible to serve for more than 2 full
consecutive terms. The Secretary may remove or suspend any member of the Board for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause. The Board shall annually select a chairman from its membership.
The members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate and necessary
expenses incurred in attending meetings of the Board. The Board may meet
as often as necessary to perform its duties under this Code, and shall meet
at least once a year in Springfield, Illinois.
Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
The Department shall consider the recommendation of the Board in the development of proposed rules under this Code. Notice of any proposed rulemaking under this Code shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board and any recommendations relating to that rulemaking.
The Department shall seek the advice and recommendations of the Board in
connection with any rulemaking or disciplinary actions relating to funeral director and embalmers and funeral director and embalmer interns, including applications
for restoration of revoked licenses. Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-1463, eff. 1-1-11; 97-1130, eff. 8-28-12