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(225 ILCS 85/35.21)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
(a) The Department may issue citations to any licensee for any violation of this Act or the rules. The citation shall be issued to the licensee or other person alleged to have committed one or more violations and shall contain the licensee's or other person's name and address, the licensee's license number, if any, a brief factual statement, the Sections of this Act or the rules allegedly violated, and the penalty imposed, which shall not exceed $3,000. The citation must clearly state that if the cited person wishes to dispute the citation, he or she may request in writing, within 30 days after the citation is served, a hearing before the Department. If the cited person does not request a hearing within 30 days after the citation is served, then the citation shall become a final, non-disciplinary order and any fine imposed is due and payable. If the cited person requests a hearing within 30 days after the citation is served, the Department shall afford the cited person a hearing conducted in the same manner as a hearing provided in this Act for any violation of this Act and shall determine whether the cited person committed the violation as charged and whether the fine as levied is warranted. If the violation is found, any fine shall constitute discipline and be due and payable within 30 days of the order of the Secretary. Failure to comply with any final order may subject the licensed person to further discipline or other action by the Department or a referral to the State's Attorney.
(b) A citation must be issued within 6 months after the reporting of a violation that is the basis for the citation.
(c) Service of a citation shall be made in person, electronically, or by mail to the licensee at the licensee's address of record or email address of record.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit or limit the Department from taking further action pursuant to this Act and rules for additional, repeated, or continuing violations.
(e) The Department may adopt rules for the issuance of citations in accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-621, eff. 1-1-20; 102-882, eff. 1-1-23