(225 ILCS 50/22)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7422)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Findings and recommendations of the Board.
At the conclusion of
hearing, the hearing officer shall
make findings of fact in such hearing to the Board. The Board shall
review the findings of fact and present
to the Director a written report of its finding and recommendation as to
whether or not the accused person violated this Act or failed to comply
with the conditions required in this Act or any rule promulgated under this
Act. The Board shall specify the nature of the violation or failure
to comply and shall make its recommendations to the Director.
The report of findings and recommendation of the Board shall be the basis
for the Department's action with respect to licensees
or the imposition
of any disciplinary action unless the Director determines that the report and
recommendation is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, in which
case the Director may issue an order in contravention of the report and
recommendation. The findings are not admissible in evidence
against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of
this Act, but the hearing and findings are not a bar to a criminal prosecution
brought for violating this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-72, eff. 12-31-95