(225 ILCS 50/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 7422)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 22. Findings and recommendations of the Board. At the conclusion of the 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.)