(225 ILCS 50/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 7415)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 15. Fees.
    (a) The examination and licensure fees paid to the Department are not refundable and shall be set forth by administrative rule. The Department may require a fee for the administration of the examination in addition to examination and licensure fees.
    (b) The moneys received as fees and fines by the Department under this Act shall be deposited in the Hearing Instrument Dispenser Examining and Disciplinary Fund, which is hereby created as a special fund in the State Treasury, and shall be used only for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including: (1) costs directly related to licensing of persons under this Act; and (2) by the Board in the exercise of its powers and performance of its duties, and such use shall be made by the Department with full consideration of all recommendations of the Board.
    All moneys deposited in the Fund shall be appropriated to the Department for expenses of the Department and the Board in the administration and enforcement of this Act.
    Moneys in the Fund may be invested and reinvested, with all earnings deposited in the Fund and used for the purposes set forth in this Act.
    Upon the completion of any audit of the Department as prescribed by the Illinois State Auditing Act, which audit shall include an audit of the Fund, the Department shall make a copy of the audit open to inspection by any interested person, which copy shall be submitted to the Department by the Auditor General, in addition to the copies of audit reports required to be submitted to other State officers and agencies by Section 3-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-204, eff. 7-30-15.)