(b) The State Fire Marshal may summarily suspend a license under this Act,
a hearing, simultaneously with the filing of a formal complaint and notice
for a hearing provided under this Section if the State Fire Marshal finds that
the continued operations of the individual would constitute an immediate danger
to the public. In the event the State Fire Marshal suspends a license under
this subsection, a hearing by the hearing officer designated by the State Fire
Marshal shall begin within 20 days after the suspension begins, unless
continued at the request of the licensee.
(c) Disposition may be made of any formal complaint by consent order between
the State Fire Marshal and the licensee, but the Board must be apprised of the
consent order in a timely way.
(d) The Board shall reinstate any license to good standing under
this Act, upon recommendation to the Board, after a hearing before
hearing officer authorized by the Board.
The Board shall be satisfied that the applicant's renewed practice
is not contrary to the public interest.
(e) The Board may conduct hearings and issue cease and desist orders
to persons who engage in activities prohibited by this Act without having
a valid license, certificate, or registration. Any person in violation of
a cease and desist order entered by the Board shall be subject to all
of the remedies provided by law, and in addition, shall be subject to a
civil penalty payable to the party injured by the violation.
(f) The Board shall seek to achieve consistency in the application
of the foregoing sanctions and consent orders and significant departure
from prior decisions involving similar conduct shall be explained in the
(Source: P.A. 89-467, eff. 1-1-97