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(225 ILCS 605/10)
(from Ch. 8, par. 310)
Grounds for discipline.
The Department may refuse to issue or
renew or may suspend or
revoke a license on any one or more of the following grounds:
a. material misstatement in the application for
original license or in the application for any renewal license under this Act;
b. a violation of this Act or of any regulations or
rules issued pursuant thereto;
c. aiding or abetting another in the violation of
this Act or of any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
d. allowing one's license under this Act to be used
e. for licensees, conviction of any crime an
essential element of which is misstatement, fraud or dishonesty or conviction of any felony, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust; for applicants, the Department may refuse to issue a license based on a conviction of any felony or a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession if the Department determines in accordance with Section 4 that such conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license is sought;
f. conviction of a violation of any law of Illinois
except minor violations such as traffic violations and violations not related to the disposition of dogs, cats and other animals or any rule or regulation of the Department relating to dogs or cats and sale thereof;
g. making substantial misrepresentations or false
promises of a character likely to influence, persuade or induce in connection with the business of a licensee under this Act;
h. pursuing a continued course of misrepresentation
of or making false promises through advertising, salesman, agents or otherwise in connection with the business of a licensee under this Act;
i. failure to possess the necessary qualifications or
to meet the requirements of the Act for the issuance or holding a license; or
j. proof that the licensee is guilty of gross
negligence, incompetency, or cruelty with regard to animals.
The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license
of any person who fails to file a return, or 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
Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any
such tax Act are satisfied.
The Department may order any licensee to cease operation for a period not
to exceed 72 hours to correct deficiencies in order to meet licensing
If the Department revokes a license under this Act at an administrative hearing, the licensee and any individuals associated with that license shall be prohibited from applying for or obtaining a license under this Act for a minimum of 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 99-310, eff. 1-1-16; 100-286, eff. 1-1-18