(430 ILCS 30/9) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 700-9)
    Sec. 9. (a) The Department is authorized to make and adopt reasonable rules and regulations and orders consistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Prior to the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule, the Department shall:
    (1) Give at least 30 days' notice of its intended action. The notice shall include a statement of either the terms or substance of the intended action or a description of the subjects and issues involved and the time, place and manner in which interested persons may present their views concerning the intended action. The notice shall be mailed to each person who has made timely request of the Department for advance notice of its rulemaking proceedings. In addition, the Department shall file such notice with the Secretary of State.
    (2) Afford all affected parties reasonable opportunity to submit data, views or arguments which may in the discretion of the Department be submitted either orally or in writing or both. The Department shall consider fully all submissions respecting the proposed rule.
    (3) If the Department finds that an emergency reasonably constituting a threat to the public interest, safety or welfare requires adoption of a rule upon fewer than 30 days' notice and states in writing its reasons for that finding, it may proceed without prior notice or hearing or upon any abbreviated notice and hearing that it finds practicable to adopt an emergency rule. The rule may be effective for a period not to exceed 120 days but the Department's authority to adopt an identical rule under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection is not precluded.
    (c) No action by the Department to adopt, amend or repeal a rule under this Act shall be valid unless taken in substantial compliance with this Section. A proceedings to contest any rule on the ground of noncompliance with the procedural requirements of this Section must be commenced within one year from the effective date of the rule.
    (d) The Department shall file in the Office of the Secretary of State and in the Department's principal office a certified copy of each rule adopted by it.
    (e) Each rule hereafter adopted is effective 10 days after filing, except that:
    (1) If the rule specified a later date as the effective date.
    (2) Subject to applicable constitutional provisions, an emergency rule becomes effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State and in the Department's principal office or at a stated date less than 10 days after filing if the Department finds that this effective date is necessary because of emergency. The Department's finding and a brief statement of the reasons for such findings shall be filed with the rule. The Department shall take reasonable and appropriate measures to make emergency rules known to possible affected parties.
(Source: P.A. 80-351.)