(225 ILCS 75/19.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 3720)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 19.1. Injunctive relief; order to cease and desist.
    (a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, petition for an order enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in such court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin such violation. If it is established that such person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If any person practices as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or holds himself or herself out as such without being licensed under the provisions of this Act then any person licensed under this Act, any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a).
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against him or her. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 98-264, eff. 12-31-13.)