(225 ILCS 41/5-18)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-881)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 5-18. Inactive status.
    (a) Any funeral director who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees and completion of continuing education requirements until he or she notifies the Department in writing of an intent to restore or reinstate the license to active status.
    (b) Any licensee who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have the license restored by making application to the Department, by filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have the license restored, and by paying the required fees. Proof of fitness may include sworn evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction. If the licensee has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, then the Department shall determine by an evaluation program, established by rule, his or her fitness for restoration of the license and shall establish procedures and requirements for restoration. Any licensee whose license is on inactive status shall not practice in the State.
    (c) Any licensee whose license is on inactive status or in a non-renewed status shall not engage in the practice of funeral directing in the State or use the title or advertise that he or she performs the services of a licensed funeral director. Any person violating this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and shall be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-1130, eff. 8-28-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-881)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 5-18. Inactive status.
    (a) Any funeral director who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees and completion of continuing education requirements until he or she notifies the Department in writing of an intent to restore or reinstate the license to active status.
    (b) Any licensee who has permitted his or her license to expire or who has had his or her license on inactive status may have the license restored by making application to the Department, by filing proof acceptable to the Department of his or her fitness to have the license restored, and by paying the required fees. Proof of fitness may include sworn evidence certifying to active lawful practice in another jurisdiction. If the licensee has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, then the Department shall determine the licensee's fitness to resume active status and may require successful completion of a practical examination or any other method it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, those established by rule. Any licensee whose license is on inactive status shall not practice in the State.
    (c) Any licensee whose license is on inactive status or in a non-renewed status shall not engage in the practice of funeral directing in the State or use the title or advertise that he or she performs the services of a licensed funeral director. Any person violating this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and shall be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 102-881, eff. 1-1-23.)