(225 ILCS 310/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 8219)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19. Hearing officer. The Director has the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer for any disciplinary action under this Act. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his findings and recommendations to the Board and the Director. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Director. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Director may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Director disagrees in any regard with the Board's report, he may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 86-1404.)