(225 ILCS 235/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2214)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2029)
    Sec. 14. Suspension, revocation or refusal to renew license, registration or certification.
    (a) Whenever the Department determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been violation of any provision of this Act or the rules or regulations issued hereunder, the Department shall give notice of the alleged violation to the person to whom the license, registration or certificate was issued, as herein provided. Such notice shall:
        (1) be in writing;
        (2) include a statement of the alleged violation
which necessitates issuance of the notice;
        (3) contain an outline of remedial action which, if
taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations issued hereunder;
        (4) prescribe a reasonable time as determined by the
Department for the performance of any action required by the notice; and
        (5) be served upon the licensee, registrant or
certified technician as the case may require, provided that such notice shall be deemed to have been properly served upon the person when a copy thereof has been sent by registered or certified mail to his last known address as furnished to the Department or when he has been served with such notice by any other method authorized by law.
    (b) If the person to whom the notice is served does not comply with the terms of the notice within the time limitations specified in the notice, the Department may proceed with action to suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license, registration or certificate as provided in this Section. Other requirements of this Act to the contrary notwithstanding, when the Department determines that reasonable grounds exist to indicate that a violation of this Act has been committed which is the third separate violation by that person in an 18-month period, the Department shall not be required to issue notice as required by subsection (a) of this Section but may proceed immediately with action to suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license, registration or certificate.
    (c) In any proceeding to suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license, registration or certificate, the Department shall first serve or cause to be served upon the person violating this Act or the rules or regulations promulgated under this Act a written notice of the Department's intent to take action. The notice shall specify the way in which the person has failed to comply with this Act or any rules, regulations or standards of the Department. In the case of revocation or suspension, the notice shall require the person to remove or abate the violation or objectionable condition specified in the notice within 5 days or within a longer period of time as the Department may allow. If the person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the revocation or suspension notice within the time specified or the time extension allowed by the Department, the Department may revoke or suspend the license, registration or certification. In the case of refusal to issue a license, registration or certification, if the person fails to comply with the Act or rules, regulations or standards promulgated under the Act, the Department may refuse to issue a license, registration or certification.
(Source: P.A. 82-725; reenacted by P.A. 95-786, eff. 8-7-08.)