(b) The State Fire Marshal may summarily suspend a license under this Act,
without 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 Office must be
apprised of the full consent order in a timely way.
(d) The Office shall reinstate any license to good standing under
this Act, upon recommendation to the Office, after a hearing before the hearing
authorized by the Office. The Office shall be satisfied that the applicant's
practice is not contrary to the public interest.
(e) The Office 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 Office is subject to all of the remedies provided
by law, and in addition, is subject to a civil penalty payable to the party
injured by the violation.
(Source: P.A. 93-263, eff. 7-22-03.)