(225 ILCS 427/85)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Grounds for discipline; refusal, revocation, or suspension.
(a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew a license, or may place on probation, reprimand, suspend, or revoke any license, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper and impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation upon any licensee or applicant under this Act or any person or entity who holds oneself out as an applicant or licensee for any one or combination of the following causes:
(1) Material misstatement in furnishing information
(2) Violations of this Act or its rules.
(3) Conviction of or entry of a plea of guilty or
plea of nolo contendere, as set forth in subsection (f) of Section 40, to (i) a felony or a misdemeanor under the laws of the United States, any state, or any other jurisdiction or entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction or (ii) a crime that subjects the licensee to compliance with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration Act; or the entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction.
(4) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
obtaining a license or violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
(5) Professional incompetence.
(6) Gross negligence.
(7) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
any provision of this Act or its rules.
(8) Failing, within 30 days, to provide information
in response to a request made by the Department.
(9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public as defined by the rules of the Department, or violating the rules of professional conduct adopted by the Department.
(10) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
(11) Having been disciplined by another state, the
District of Columbia, a territory, a foreign nation, or a governmental agency authorized to impose discipline if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent of one of the grounds for which a licensee may be disciplined under this Act. A certified copy of the record of the action by the other state or jurisdiction shall be prima facie evidence thereof.
(12) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
from any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any services not actually or personally rendered.
(13) A finding by the Department that the licensee,
after having the license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
(14) Willfully making or filing false records or
reports relating to a licensee's practice, including, but not limited to, false records filed with any State or federal agencies or departments.
(15) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
report by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
(16) Physical illness or mental illness or impairment
that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
(17) Solicitation of professional services by using
false or misleading advertising.
(18) A finding that licensure has been applied for or
obtained by fraudulent means.
(19) Practicing or attempting to practice under a
name other than the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name unless approved by the Department.
(20) Gross overcharging for professional services
including, but not limited to, (i) collection of fees or moneys for services that are not rendered; and (ii) charging for services that are not in accordance with the contract between the licensee and the community association.
(21) Improper commingling of personal and client
funds in violation of this Act or any rules promulgated thereto.
(22) Failing to account for or remit any moneys or
documents coming into the licensee's possession that belong to another person or entity.
(23) Giving differential treatment to a person that
is to that person's detriment on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, or national origin.
(24) Performing and charging for services without
reasonable authorization to do so from the person or entity for whom service is being provided.
(25) Failing to make available to the Department,
upon request, any books, records, or forms required by this Act.
(26) Purporting to be a designated community
association manager of a firm without active participation in the firm and having been designated as such.
(27) Failing to make available to the Department at
the time of the request any indicia of licensure issued under this Act.
(28) Failing to maintain and deposit funds belonging
to a community association in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 55 of this Act.
(29) Violating the terms of any order issued by the
(30) Operating a community association management
firm without a designated community association manager who holds an active community association manager license.
(31) For a designated community association manager,
failing to meet the requirements for acting as a designated community association manager.
(32) Failing to disclose to a community association
any compensation received by a licensee from a third party in connection with or related to a transaction entered into by the licensee on behalf of the community association.
(33) Failing to disclose to a community association,
at the time of making the referral, that a licensee (A) has greater than a 1% ownership interest in a third party to which it refers the community association; or (B) receives or may receive dividends or other profit sharing distributions from a third party, other than a publicly held or traded company, to which it refers the community association.
(c) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension will terminate only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient, and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume practice as a licensed community association manager.
(d) In accordance with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15), the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, to pay the tax, penalty, or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of that tax Act are satisfied.
(e) In accordance with subdivision (a)(5) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15) and in cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) has previously determined that a licensee or a potential licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency to the Department, the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take other disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22; 103-236, eff. 1-1-24