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(20 ILCS 301/) Substance Use Disorder Act.

20 ILCS 301/Art. 45

    (20 ILCS 301/Art. 45 heading)

20 ILCS 301/45-5

    (20 ILCS 301/45-5)
    Sec. 45-5. Inspections.
    (a) Employees of the Department are authorized to enter, at reasonable times and upon presentation of credentials, the premises on which any licensed or funded activity is conducted, including off-site services, in order to inspect all pertinent property, records, personnel and business data that relate to such activity.
    (b) When authorized by an administrative inspection warrant issued pursuant to this Act, any officer or employee may execute the inspection warrant according to its terms. Entries, inspections and seizures of property may be made without a warrant:
        (1) If the person in charge of the premises consents.
        (2) In situations presenting imminent danger to
health or safety.
        (3) In situations involving inspections of
conveyances if there is reasonable cause to believe that the mobility of the conveyance makes it impracticable to obtain a warrant.
        (4) In any other exceptional or emergency
circumstances where time or opportunity to apply for a warrant is lacking.
    (c) Issuance and execution of administrative inspection warrants shall be as follows.
        (1) A judge of the circuit court, upon proper oath or
affirmation showing probable cause, may issue administrative inspection warrants for the purpose of conducting inspections and seizing property. Probable cause exists upon showing a valid public interest in the effective enforcement of this Act or regulations promulgated hereunder, sufficient to justify inspection or seizure of property.
        (2) An inspection warrant shall be issued only upon
an affidavit of a person having knowledge of the facts alleged, sworn to before the circuit judge and established as grounds for issuance of a warrant. If the circuit judge is satisfied that probable cause exists, he shall issue an inspection warrant identifying the premises to be inspected, the property, if any, to be seized, and the purpose of the inspection or seizure.
        (3) The inspection warrant shall state the grounds
for its issuance, the names of persons whose affidavits have been taken in support thereof and any items or types of property to be seized.
        (4) The inspection warrant shall be directed to a
person authorized by the Secretary to execute it, shall command the person to inspect or seize the property, direct that it be served at any time of day or night, and designate a circuit judge to whom it shall be returned.
        (5) The inspection warrant must be executed and
returned within 10 days of the date of issuance unless the court orders otherwise.
        (6) If property is seized, an inventory shall be
made. A copy of the inventory of the seized property shall be given to the person from whom the property was taken, or if no person is available to receive the inventory, it shall be left at the premises.
        (7) No warrant shall be quashed nor evidence
suppressed because of technical irregularities not affecting the substantive rights of the persons affected. The Department shall have exclusive jurisdiction for the enforcement of this Act and for violations thereof.
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)

20 ILCS 301/45-10

    (20 ILCS 301/45-10)
    Sec. 45-10. Investigations.
    (a) The Department may on its own motion, and shall upon the sworn complaint in writing of any person setting forth charges which, if proved, would constitute grounds for sanction pursuant to this Act, investigate the actions of any person licensed or funded by the Department, or of any person whose activities are alleged to require licensure under this Act.
    (b) The Department shall cooperate with all agencies charged with enforcement of the laws of the United States, or of any state, concerning matters pertaining to this Act.
    (c) The Department may request the cooperation of the State Fire Marshal, county and municipal health departments, or municipal boards of health to assist in determining whether a person has violated this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-15

    (20 ILCS 301/45-15)
    Sec. 45-15. Recordkeeping and reporting. The Department shall promulgate regulations providing for recordkeeping and reporting requirements for providers licensed or funded by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-20

    (20 ILCS 301/45-20)
    Sec. 45-20. Denial of license or other sanction.
    (a) The Department may deny an application for licensure or for renewal of licensure, or may suspend, revoke or place on probation or impose a financial penalty upon any licensee, upon a finding that the applicant or licensee:
        (1) has violated any provision of this Act or any
rule promulgated hereunder.
        (2) is owned, managed or operated by any person who
has been convicted within the previous 2 years in any court of law of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug.
        (3) has furnished false or fraudulent information to
the Department.
        (4) is owned, operated or managed by any person who
has had suspended or revoked a federal registration to distribute or dispense methadone, or any governmental license relating to operation of the facility.
        (5) has failed to provide effective controls against
the diversion of controlled substances in other than legitimate medical, scientific or industrial channels.
        (6) has demonstrated unprofessional conduct or
dishonesty in conducting licensed activities.
        (7) is owned, managed or operated by any person who
has been convicted of a felony under any law of the United States or any state within the previous 2 years.
        (8) has failed to provide information requested by
the Department within 30 days of a formal written request.
    (b) The Department may promulgate regulations setting forth provisions for the imposition of financial penalties. Proceeds from any financial penalties imposed shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (c) Any penalty imposed for any violation of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal, civil or administrative penalty or sanction otherwise authorized by this Act or any other law.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-25

    (20 ILCS 301/45-25)
    Sec. 45-25. Hearings.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided herein, before denying an application for licensure or an application for renewal of licensure, or suspending, revoking, placing on probation or imposing a financial penalty upon any licensee, the Department shall serve upon the applicant or licensee a notice of opportunity for hearing to determine why licensure should not be denied, refused, suspended, revoked, placed on probation or financially sanctioned.
    (b) Opportunity shall be afforded to the applicant or licensee to respond and present evidence. Except as otherwise provided herein, proceedings to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew an existing license shall not abate the existing license until the Department has conducted the hearing and ordered that the license shall no longer remain in effect.
    (c) Hearings shall be conducted by hearing officers appointed by the Department, in accordance with the Department's regulations.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Department to sanction or deny a license if a licensee or applicant waives his right to a hearing by failing to request a hearing within the prescribed time after notice is served. In such a case, the determination of the Department shall be conclusively presumed to be correct.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-30

    (20 ILCS 301/45-30)
    Sec. 45-30. Summary suspension. If the Department finds that there is an imminent danger to the public health or safety which requires emergency action, and if the Department incorporates a finding to that effect in its order, summary suspension of a license may be ordered pending proceedings which shall be instituted within 14 days to determine whether the summary suspension shall remain in effect until conclusion of a formal hearing on the merits.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-35

    (20 ILCS 301/45-35)
    Sec. 45-35. Unlicensed practice.
    (a) If any unlicensed person engages in activities requiring licensure under this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, or through the State's Attorney of any county, petition for a court order enjoining such activities.
    (b) If it is established that such person has violated the order the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided under this Act. Any unlicensed person who engages in activities requiring licensure under this Act commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 88-80; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

20 ILCS 301/45-40

    (20 ILCS 301/45-40)
    Sec. 45-40. Review of administrative decisions. The Department shall preserve a record of all proceedings at any formal hearing conducted by the Department involving refusal or sanction of a license. Final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to provisions of the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-45

    (20 ILCS 301/45-45)
    Sec. 45-45. Subpoena; administration of oaths.
    (a) The Department is empowered to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take testimony, upon payment of the same fees and in the same manner as is prescribed by law for judicial proceedings in civil cases in the courts of this State.
    (b) The Secretary and any hearing officer designated by the Secretary are empowered to administer oaths at any proceeding which the Department is authorized to conduct.
(Source: P.A. 88-80; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

20 ILCS 301/45-50

    (20 ILCS 301/45-50)
    Sec. 45-50. Attendance of witnesses and production of documents. Any circuit court, upon the application of the Department or any licensee, may order the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents before the hearing officer in any hearing. The court may compel compliance with its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 88-80.)

20 ILCS 301/45-55

    (20 ILCS 301/45-55)
    Sec. 45-55. Powers and duties of designated agents.
    (a) It is hereby made the sole and exclusive duty of the Department, and its designated agents, officers and investigators, to investigate all violations of this Act, and to cooperate with all agencies charged with enforcement of the laws of the United States, or any state, concerning matters pertaining to this Act. Nothing in this Act shall bar a grand jury from conducting an investigation of any alleged violation of this Act. Any agent, officer, investigator or peace officer designated by the Department may:
        (1) execute and serve administrative inspection
warrants and subpoenas under the authority of this State.
        (2) make seizures of property pursuant to the
provisions of this Act.
        (3) perform such other duties as the Department may
    The Secretary may appoint such investigators as is deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. It shall be the duty of such investigators to investigate and report violations of the provisions of this Act. With respect to the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, such investigators shall have the authority to serve subpoenas, summonses and administrative inspection warrants. They shall be conservators of the peace and, as such, they shall have and may exercise during the course of an inspection or investigation all the powers possessed by policemen in the cities and sheriffs in the counties of this State, except that they may exercise such powers anywhere in the State.
    (b) The Department or its designated agents, either before or after the issuance of a license, may request and shall receive the cooperation of the Illinois State Police, county and multiple county health departments, or municipal boards of health to make investigations to determine if the applicant or licensee is complying with minimum standards prescribed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)