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Full Text of HB0126  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning regulation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Regulatory Sunset Act is amended by changing
5 Section 4.18 and by adding Section 4.28 as follows:
6     (5 ILCS 80/4.18)
7     Sec. 4.18. Acts repealed January 1, 2008. The following
8 Acts are repealed on January 1, 2008:
9     The Acupuncture Practice Act.
10     The Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act.
11     The Home Medical Equipment and Services Provider License
12 Act.
13     The Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act.
14     The Illinois Petroleum Education and Marketing Act.
15     The Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
16 Practice Act.
17     The Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act.
18     The Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary
19 Act.
20     The Pharmacy Practice Act of 1987.
21     The Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987.
22     The Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
23     The Structural Pest Control Act.



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1 (Source: P.A. 94-754, eff. 5-10-06.)
2     (5 ILCS 80/4.28 new)
3     Sec. 4.28. Act repealed on January 1, 2018. The following
4 Act is repealed on January 1, 2018:
5     The Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987.
6     Section 10. The Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 is
7 amended by changing Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11.5, 12, 14, 18,
8 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, and 41 as
9 follows:
10     (225 ILCS 100/3)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4803)
11     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
12     Sec. 3. Exceptions. This Act does not prohibit:
13         (A) Any person licensed to practice medicine and
14     surgery in all of its branches in this State under the
15     Medical Practice Act of 1987 from engaging in the practice
16     for which he or she is licensed.
17         (B) The practice of podiatric medicine by a person who
18     is employed by the United States government or any bureau,
19     division or agency thereof while in the discharge of the
20     employee's official duties.
21         (C) The practice of podiatric medicine that is included
22     in their program of study by students enrolled in any
23     approved college of podiatric medicine or in refresher



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1     courses approved by the Department.
2         (D) The practice of podiatric medicine by one who has
3     applied in writing to the Department, in form and substance
4     satisfactory to the Department, for a license as a
5     podiatric physician and has complied with all the
6     provisions under Section 10 9 of this Act, except the
7     passing of an examination to be eligible to receive such
8     license, until the decision of the Department that the
9     applicant has failed to pass the next available examination
10     authorized by the Department or has failed to take the next
11     available examination authorized by the Department, or the
12     withdrawal of the application.
13         (E) The practice of podiatric medicine by one who is a
14     podiatric physician under the laws of another state,
15     territory of the United States or country as described in
16     Section 18 of this Act, and has applied in writing to the
17     Department, in form and substance satisfactory to the
18     Department, for a license as a podiatric physician and who
19     is qualified to receive such license under Section 13 or
20     Section 9, until:
21             (1) the expiration of 6 months after the filing of
22         such written application,
23             (2) the withdrawal of such application, or
24             (3) the denial of such application by the
25         Department.
26         (F) The provision of emergency care without fee by a



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1     podiatric physician assisting in an emergency as provided
2     in Section 4.
3     An applicant for a license to practice podiatric medicine,
4 practicing under the exceptions set forth in paragraphs (D) or
5 (E), may use the title podiatric physician, podiatrist, doctor
6 of podiatric medicine, or chiropodist as set forth in Section 5
7 of this Act.
8 (Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
9     (225 ILCS 100/5)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4805)
10     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
11     Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
12     (A) "Department" means the Department of Financial and
13 Professional Regulation.
14     (B) "Secretary" "Director" means the Secretary Director of
15 Financial and Professional Regulation.
16     (C) "Board" means the Podiatric Medical Licensing Board
17 appointed by the Secretary Director.
18     (D) "Podiatric medicine" or"podiatry" means the diagnosis,
19 medical, physical, or surgical treatment of the ailments of the
20 human foot, including amputations; provided that amputations
21 of the human foot are limited to 10 centimeters proximal to the
22 tibial talar articulation. "Podiatric medicine" or "podiatry"
23 includes the provision of topical and local anesthesia and
24 moderate and deep sedation, as defined by Department rule
25 adopted under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 with the



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1 exception of administration of general anesthetics and the
2 amputation of the human foot. For the purposes of this Act, the
3 terms podiatric medicine, podiatry and chiropody have the same
4 definition.
5     (E) "Human foot" means the ankle and soft tissue which
6 insert into the foot as well as the foot.
7     (F) "Podiatric physician" means a physician licensed to
8 practice podiatric medicine.
9     (G) "Postgraduate training" means a minimum one year
10 postdoctoral structured and supervised educational experience
11 approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the
12 American Podiatric Medical Association which includes
13 residencies and preceptorships.
14 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
15     (225 ILCS 100/6)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4806)
16     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
17     Sec. 6. Powers and duties of the Department. The Department
18 shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil
19 Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of
20 licensing acts and shall exercise such other powers and duties
21 conferred by this Act.
22     The Secretary Director may promulgate rules consistent
23 with the provisions of this Act, for the administration and
24 enforcement thereof and may prescribe forms that shall be
25 issued in connection therewith.



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1 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
2     (225 ILCS 100/7)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4807)
3     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
4     Sec. 7. Creation of the Board. The Secretary Director shall
5 appoint a Podiatric Medical Licensing Board as follows: 5
6 members must be actively engaged in the practice of podiatric
7 medicine in this State for a minimum of 3 years and one member
8 must be a member of the general public who is not licensed
9 under this Act or a similar Act of another jurisdiction.
10     Members shall serve 3 year terms and serve until their
11 successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be
12 reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her
13 continuous service on the Board to be longer than 8 successive
14 years.
15     A majority of Board members currently appointed shall
16 constitute a quorum. A vacancy in the membership of the Board
17 shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise the rights
18 and perform all of the duties of the Board.
19     In making appointments to the Board the Secretary Director
20 shall give due consideration to recommendations by the Illinois
21 Podiatric Medical Association and shall promptly give due
22 notice to the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association of any
23 vacancy in the membership of the Board.
24     Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same
25 manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of



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1 the vacated term.
2     The Board shall annually elect a chairperson and
3 vice-chairperson.
4     The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect
5 representation from the geographic areas in this State.
6     Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any
7 action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other
8 activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
9     The members of the Board may shall each receive as
10 compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Secretary
11 Director for each day actually engaged in the duties of the
12 office, and all legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in
13 attending the meetings of the Board.
14     The Secretary Director may terminate the appointment of any
15 member for cause that in the opinion of the Secretary Director
16 reasonably justifies such termination.
17     The Secretary Director shall consider the recommendations
18 of the Board on questions involving standards of professional
19 conduct, discipline, and qualifications of candidates and
20 licensees under this Act.
21     Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the
22 Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board
23 and any recommendations made in the response. The Department
24 may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the
25 Board on any matter relating to the administration or
26 enforcement of this Act.



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1 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
2     (225 ILCS 100/10)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4810)
3     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
4     Sec. 10. Qualifications for licensure. A person shall be
5 qualified for licensure as a podiatric physician:
6         (A) who has applied for licensure on forms prepared and
7     furnished by the Department;
8         (B) who is at least 21 years of age;
9         (C) who has not engaged in or is not engaged in any
10     practice or conduct that constitutes grounds for
11     discipline under this Act, including without limitation
12     grounds set forth in Section 24 of this Act, or rules
13     adopted under this Act is of good moral character. In
14     determining moral character under this Section, the
15     Department may take into consideration any felony
16     conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall
17     not operate as a bar to licensure;
18         (D) who is a graduate of an approved college of
19     podiatric medicine and has attained the academic degree of
20     doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.);
21         (E) who has successfully completed an examination
22     authorized by the Department; and
23         (F) who has successfully completed a minimum of one
24     year postgraduate training as defined in Section 5 of this
25     Act. The postgraduate training requirement shall be



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1     effective July 1, 1992.
2 (Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 8-20-95; 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
3     (225 ILCS 100/11.5)
4     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
5     Sec. 11.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
6     (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts
7 to practice, or holds oneself out to practice podiatry without
8 being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other
9 penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department
10 in an amount not to exceed $10,000 $5,000 for each offense as
11 determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be
12 assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in
13 accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding
14 the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
15     (b) The Department has the authority and power to
16 investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
17     (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after
18 the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The
19 order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and
20 execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from
21 any court of record.
22 (Source: P.A. 89-474, eff. 6-18-96.)
23     (225 ILCS 100/12)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4812)
24     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)



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1     Sec. 12. Temporary license; qualifications and terms.
2     (A) Podiatric physicians otherwise qualified for
3 licensure, with the exception of completion of one year of
4 postgraduate training and the exception of the successful
5 completion of the written practical examination required under
6 Section 10, may be granted a one year temporary license to
7 practice podiatric medicine provided that the applicant can
8 demonstrate that he or she has been accepted and is enrolled in
9 a recognized postgraduate training program during the period
10 for which the temporary license is sought. Such temporary
11 licenses shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance
12 for the practice site issued and may be renewed once. In
13 addition, an applicant may request a one-year extension
14 pursuant to the rules of the Department. Such applicants shall
15 apply in writing on those forms prescribed by the Department
16 and shall submit with the application the required application
17 fee. Other examination fees that may be required under Section
18 8 must also be paid by temporary licensees.
19     (B) Application for visiting professor permits shall be
20 made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the
21 Department and be accompanied by the required fee. Requirements
22 for a visiting professor permit issued under this Section shall
23 be determined by the Department by rule. Visiting professor
24 permits shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance
25 or until such time as the faculty appointment is terminated,
26 whichever occurs first, and may be renewed once.



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1 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
2     (225 ILCS 100/14)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4814)
3     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
4     Sec. 14. Continuing education requirement. Podiatric
5 physicians licensed to practice in Illinois shall, as a
6 requirement for renewal of license, complete continuing
7 education at the rate of at least 50 25 hours per year. Such
8 hours shall be earned (1) from courses offered by sponsors
9 validated by the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
10 Continuing Education Committee and approved by the Podiatric
11 Medical Licensing Board; or (2) by continuing education
12 activities as defined in the rules of the Department. Podiatric
13 physicians shall, at the request of the Department, provide
14 proof of having met the requirements of continuing education
15 under this Section. The Department shall by rule provide an
16 orderly process for the reinstatement of licenses which have
17 not been renewed due to the licensee's failure to meet
18 requirements of this Section. The requirements of continuing
19 education may be waived by the Secretary Director, upon
20 recommendation by the Board, in whole or in part for such good
21 cause, including but not limited to illness or hardship, as
22 defined by the rules of the Department.
23     The Department shall establish by rule a means for the
24 verification of completion of the continuing education
25 required by this Section. This verification may be accomplished



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1 through audits of records maintained by registrants; by
2 requiring the filing of continuing education certificates with
3 the Department; or by other means established by the
4 Department.
5 (Source: P.A. 92-750, eff. 1-1-03.)
6     (225 ILCS 100/18)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4818)
7     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
8     Sec. 18. Fees.
9     (a) The following fees are not refundable.
10         (1) The fee for a certificate of licensure is $400. The
11     fee for a temporary permit or Visiting Professor permit
12     under Section 12 of this Act is $250.
13         (2) In addition, applicants for any examination shall
14     be required to pay, either to the Department or to the
15     designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of
16     providing the examination. Failure to appear for the
17     examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place
18     specified, after the applicant's application for
19     examination has been received and acknowledged by the
20     Department or the designated testing service, shall result
21     in the forfeiture of the examination fee.
22         (3) The fee for the renewal of a certificate of
23     licensure shall be calculated at the rate of $200 per year.
24     The fee for the renewal of a temporary permit or Visiting
25     Professor permit shall be calculated at the rate of $125



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1     per year.
2         (4) The fee for the restoration of a certificate of
3     licensure other than from inactive status is $100 plus
4     payment of all lapsed renewal fees, but not to exceed $910.
5         (5) The fee for the issuance of a duplicate certificate
6     of licensure, for the issuance of a replacement certificate
7     for a certificate which has been lost or destroyed or for
8     the issuance of a certificate with a change of name or
9     address other than during the renewal period is $20. No fee
10     is required for name and address changes on Department
11     records when no duplicate certificate is issued.
12         (6) The fee for a certification of a licensee's record
13     for any purpose is $20.
14         (7) The fee to have the scoring of an examination
15     administered by the Department reviewed and verified is $20
16     plus any fees charged by the applicable testing service.
17         (8) The fee for a wall certificate showing licensure
18     shall be the actual cost of producing such certificates.
19         (9) The fee for a roster of persons licensed as
20     podiatric physicians in this State shall be the actual cost
21     of producing such a roster.
22         (10) The annual fee for continuing education sponsors
23     is $1,000, however colleges, universities and State
24     agencies shall be exempt from payment of this fee.
25     (b) Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the
26 Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the



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1 financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the
2 Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the
3 Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section
4 are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act
5 for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license.
6 The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and
7 fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or
8 money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If,
9 after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the
10 notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary
11 remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the
12 license or certificate or deny the application, without
13 hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a
14 license, he or she shall apply to the Department for
15 restoration or issuance of the license and pay all fees and
16 fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee
17 for the processing of an application for restoration of a
18 license to pay all expenses of processing this application. The
19 Secretary Director may waive the fines due under this Section
20 in individual cases where the Secretary Director finds that the
21 fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
22 (Source: P.A. 92-146, eff. 1-1-02.)
23     (225 ILCS 100/21)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4821)
24     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
25     Sec. 21. Advertising.



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1     (A) Any podiatric physician may advertise the availability
2 of podiatric medical services in the public media or on the
3 premises where such services are rendered. Such advertising
4 shall be limited to the following information:
5         (a) the podiatric medical services available;
6         (b) publication of the podiatric physician's name,
7     title, office hours, address and telephone;
8         (c) information pertaining to areas of practice
9     specialization, including appropriate board certification
10     as approved by the Board in accordance with the rules for
11     the administration of this Act or limitation of
12     professional practice;
13         (d) information on usual and customary fees for routine
14     podiatric medical services offered, which information
15     shall include notification that fees may be adjusted due to
16     complications or unforeseen circumstances;
17         (e) announcement of the opening of, change of, absence
18     from, or return to business;
19         (f) announcement of additions to or deletions from
20     professional podiatric staff;
21         (g) the issuance of business or appointment cards;
22         (h) other information about the podiatric physician,
23     podiatric practice or the types of podiatric services that
24     the podiatric physician offers to perform that a reasonable
25     person might regard as relevant in determining whether to
26     seek the podiatric physician's services.



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1     (B) It is unlawful for any podiatric physician licensed
2 under this Act:
3         (1) to use testimonials or claims of superior quality
4     of care to entice the public;
5         (2) to advertise in any way to practice podiatric
6     medicine without causing pain or deformity; or
7         (3) to advertise or offer gifts as an inducement to
8     secure patient patronage. Podiatric physicians may
9     advertise or offer free examinations or free podiatric
10     medical services; it shall be unlawful, however, for any
11     podiatric physician to charge a fee to any patient or any
12     third party payor for any podiatric medical service
13     provided at the time that such free examination or free
14     podiatric medical services are provided.
15     (C) This Act does not authorize the advertising of
16 podiatric medical services when the offeror of such services is
17 not a podiatric physician. Nor shall the podiatric physician
18 use statements that contain false, fraudulent, deceptive or
19 misleading material or guarantees of success, statements that
20 play upon the vanity or fears of the public, or statements that
21 promote or produce unfair competition.
22     (D) A licensee shall include in every advertisement for
23 services regulated under this Act his or her title as provided
24 by rule or the initials authorized under this Act.
25 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97; 91-310, eff. 1-1-00.)



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1     (225 ILCS 100/24)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4824)
2     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
3     Sec. 24. Grounds for disciplinary action. Refusal to issue
4 or suspension or revocation of license; grounds. The Department
5 may refuse to issue, may refuse to renew, may refuse to
6 restore, may suspend, or may revoke any license, or may place
7 on probation, reprimand or take other disciplinary or
8 non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper,
9 including fines not to exceed $10,000 $5,000 for each violation
10 upon anyone licensed under this Act for any of the following
11 reasons:
12     (1) Making a material misstatement in furnishing
13 information to the Department.
14     (2) Violations of this Act, or of the rules or regulations
15 promulgated hereunder.
16     (3) Conviction of or entry of a plea of guilty or nolo
17 contendere to any crime that is a felony under the laws of the
18 any United States or any state or territory of the United
19 States jurisdiction that is a felony or a misdemeanor, of which
20 an essential element is dishonesty, or of any crime that is
21 directly related to the practice of the profession.
22     (4) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
23 obtaining licenses, or violating any provision of this Act or
24 the rules promulgated thereunder pertaining to advertising.
25     (5) Professional incompetence.
26     (6) Gross or repeated malpractice or negligence.



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1     (7) Aiding or assisting another person in violating any
2 provision of this Act or rules.
3     (8) Failing, within 30 60 days, to provide information in
4 response to a written request made by the Department.
5     (9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or unprofessional
6 conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the
7 public.
8     (10) Habitual or excessive use of alcohol, narcotics,
9 stimulants or other chemical agent or drug that results in the
10 inability to practice podiatric medicine with reasonable
11 judgment, skill or safety.
12     (11) Discipline by another United States jurisdiction if at
13 least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or
14 substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Section.
15     (12) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving from any
16 person, firm, corporation, partnership or association any fee,
17 commission, rebate or other form of compensation for any
18 professional services not actually or personally rendered.
19 This shall not be deemed to include rent or other remunerations
20 paid to an individual, partnership, or corporation, by a
21 licensee, for the lease, rental or use of space, owned or
22 controlled, by the individual, partnership or corporation.
23     (13) A finding by the Podiatric Medical Licensing Board
24 that the licensee, after having his or her license placed on
25 probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
26     (14) Abandonment of a patient.



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1     (15) Willfully making or filing false records or reports in
2 his or her practice, including but not limited to false records
3 filed with state agencies or departments.
4     (16) Willfully failing to report an instance of suspected
5 child abuse or neglect as required by the Abused and Neglected
6 Child Report Act.
7     (17) Physical illness, mental illness, or other
8 impairment, including but not limited to, deterioration
9 through the aging process, or loss of motor skill that results
10 in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable
11 judgment, skill or safety.
12     (18) Solicitation of professional services other than
13 permitted advertising.
14     (19) The determination by a circuit court that a licensed
15 podiatric physician is subject to involuntary admission or
16 judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and
17 Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic
18 suspension. Such suspension will end only upon a finding by a
19 court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary
20 admission or judicial admission and issues an order so finding
21 and discharging the patient; and upon the recommendation of the
22 Podiatric Medical Licensing Board to the Secretary Director
23 that the licensee be allowed to resume his or her practice.
24     (20) Holding oneself out to treat human ailments under any
25 name other than his or her own, or the impersonation of any
26 other physician.



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1     (21) Revocation or suspension or other action taken with
2 respect to a podiatric medical license in another jurisdiction
3 that would constitute disciplinary action under this Act.
4     (22) Promotion of the sale of drugs, devices, appliances or
5 goods provided for a patient in such manner as to exploit the
6 patient for financial gain of the podiatric physician.
7     (23) Gross, willful, and continued overcharging for
8 professional services including filing false statements for
9 collection of fees for those services, including, but not
10 limited to, filing false statement for collection of monies for
11 services not rendered from the medical assistance program of
12 the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly
13 Department of Public Aid) under the Illinois Public Aid Code or
14 other private or public third party payor.
15     (24) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated report by
16 the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused
17 and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and upon proof by clear and
18 convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be
19 an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and
20 Neglected Child Reporting Act.
21     (25) Willfully making or filing false records or reports in
22 the practice of podiatric medicine, including, but not limited
23 to, false records to support claims against the medical
24 assistance program of the Department of Healthcare and Family
25 Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) under the Illinois
26 Public Aid Code.



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1     (26) (Blank). Mental illness or disability that results in
2 the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill or
3 safety.
4     (27) Immoral conduct in the commission of any act
5 including, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, or sexual
6 exploitation, related to the licensee's practice.
7     (28) Violation of the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act.
8     (29) Failure to report to the Department any adverse final
9 action taken against him or her by another licensing
10 jurisdiction (another state or a territory of the United States
11 or a foreign state or country) by a peer review body, by any
12 health care institution, by a professional society or
13 association related to practice under this Act, by a
14 governmental agency, by a law enforcement agency, or by a court
15 for acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct that would
16 constitute grounds for action as defined in this Section.
17     The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the
18 license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the
19 tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any
20 final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by
21 any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue,
22 until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are
23 satisfied.
24     Upon receipt of a written communication from the Secretary
25 of Human Services, the Director of Healthcare and Family
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1 Public Health that continuation of practice of a person
2 licensed under this Act constitutes an immediate danger to the
3 public, the Secretary Director may immediately suspend the
4 license of such person without a hearing. In instances in which
5 the Secretary Director immediately suspends a license under
6 this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be
7 convened by the Board within 15 days after such suspension and
8 completed without appreciable delay, such hearing held to
9 determine whether to recommend to the Secretary Director that
10 the person's license be revoked, suspended, placed on
11 probationary status or reinstated, or such person be subject to
12 other disciplinary action. In such hearing, the written
13 communication and any other evidence submitted therewith may be
14 introduced as evidence against such person; provided, however,
15 the person or his counsel shall have the opportunity to
16 discredit or impeach such evidence and submit evidence
17 rebutting the same.
18     Except for fraud in procuring a license, all All
19 proceedings to suspend, revoke, place on probationary status,
20 or take any other disciplinary action as the Department may
21 deem proper, with regard to a license on any of the foregoing
22 grounds, must be commenced within 5 3 years after receipt by
23 the Department of a complaint alleging the commission of or
24 notice of the conviction order for any of the acts described in
25 this Section. Except for the grounds set forth in items (8),
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1 license, no action shall be commenced more than 10 5 years
2 after the date of the incident or act alleged to have been a
3 violation of this Section. In the event of the settlement of
4 any claim or cause of action in favor of the claimant or the
5 reduction to final judgment of any civil action in favor of the
6 plaintiff, such claim, cause of action, or civil action being
7 grounded on the allegation that a person licensed under this
8 Act was negligent in providing care, the Department shall have
9 an additional period of 2 years one year from the date of
10 notification to the Department under Section 26 of this Act of
11 such settlement or final judgment in which to investigate and
12 commence formal disciplinary proceedings under Section 24 of
13 this Act, except as otherwise provided by law. The time during
14 which the holder of the license was outside the State of
15 Illinois shall not be included within any period of time
16 limiting the commencement of disciplinary action by the
17 Department.
18     In enforcing this Section, the Department or Board upon a
19 showing of a possible violation may compel an individual
20 licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for
21 licensure under this Act, to submit to a mental or physical
22 examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the
23 Department. The Department or Board may order the examining
24 physician to present testimony concerning the mental or
25 physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No
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1 statutory privilege relating to communications between the
2 licensee or applicant and the examining physician. The
3 examining physicians shall be specifically designated by the
4 Board or Department. The individual to be examined may have, at
5 his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice
6 present during all aspects of this examination. Failure of an
7 individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when
8 directed, shall be grounds for suspension of his or her license
9 until the individual submits to the examination if the
10 Department finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to
11 submit to the examination was without reasonable cause.
12     If the Department or Board finds an individual unable to
13 practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the
14 Department or Board may require that individual to submit to
15 care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or
16 designated by the Department or Board, as a condition, term, or
17 restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to
18 practice; or, in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the
19 Department may file, or the Board may recommend to the
20 Department to file, a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke,
21 or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. An
22 individual whose license was granted, continued, reinstated,
23 renewed, disciplined or supervised subject to such terms,
24 conditions, or restrictions, and who fails to comply with such
25 terms, conditions, or restrictions, shall be referred to the
26 Secretary Director for a determination as to whether the



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1 individual shall have his or her license suspended immediately,
2 pending a hearing by the Department.
3     In instances in which the Secretary Director immediately
4 suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on
5 that person's license must be convened by the Department within
6 30 15 days after the suspension and completed without
7 appreciable delay. The Department and Board shall have the
8 authority to review the subject individual's record of
9 treatment and counseling regarding the impairment to the extent
10 permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations
11 safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
12     An individual licensed under this Act and affected under
13 this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to
14 the Department or Board that he or she can resume practice in
15 compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the
16 provisions of his or her license.
17 (Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97; 90-76, eff. 12-30-97;
18 revised 12-15-05.)
19     (225 ILCS 100/25)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4825)
20     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
21     Sec. 25. Violations - Injunction - Cease and desist order.
22     A. If any person violates the provision of this Act, the
23 Secretary Director may, in the name of the People of the State
24 of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of
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1 for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the
2 filing of a verified petition in such court, the court may
3 issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond,
4 and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin such violation,
5 and if it is established that such person has violated or is
6 violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for
7 contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in
8 addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and
9 penalties provided by this Act.
10     B. If any person shall practice as a podiatric physician or
11 hold himself out as a podiatric physician without being
12 licensed under the provisions of this Act then any licensed
13 podiatric physician, any interested party or any person injured
14 thereby may, in addition to the Secretary Director, petition
15 for relief as provided in subsection A of this Section.
16     C. Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person
17 violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a
18 rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not
19 be entered against him. The rule shall clearly set forth the
20 grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a
21 period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to
22 the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the
23 satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease
24 and desist to be issued forthwith.
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1     (225 ILCS 100/26)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4826)
2     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
3     Sec. 26. Reports relating to professional conduct and
4 capacity.
5     (A) The Board shall by rule provide for the reporting to it
6 of all instances in which a podiatric physician licensed under
7 this Act who is impaired by reason of age, drug or alcohol
8 abuse or physical or mental impairment, is under supervision
9 and, where appropriate, is in a program of rehabilitation.
10 Reports shall be strictly confidential and may be reviewed and
11 considered only by the members of the Board, or by authorized
12 staff of the Department as provided by the rules of the Board.
13 Provisions shall be made for the periodic report of the status
14 of any such podiatric physician not less than twice annually in
15 order that the Board shall have current information upon which
16 to determine the status of any such podiatric physician. Such
17 initial and periodic reports of impaired physicians shall not
18 be considered records within the meaning of the State Records
19 Act and shall be disposed of, following a determination by the
20 Board that such reports are no longer required, in a manner and
21 at such time as the Board shall determine by rule. The filing
22 of such reports shall be construed as the filing of a report
23 for the purposes of subsection (C) of this Section. Failure to
24 file a report under this Section shall be a Class A
25 misdemeanor.
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1 the Department or the Board in the instances and under the
2 conditions set forth in this subsection (A-5):
3         (1) Any administrator or officer of any hospital,
4     nursing home or other health care agency or facility who
5     has knowledge of any action or condition which reasonably
6     indicates to him or her that a licensed podiatric physician
7     practicing in such hospital, nursing home or other health
8     care agency or facility is habitually intoxicated or
9     addicted to the use of habit forming drugs, or is otherwise
10     impaired, to the extent that such intoxication, addiction,
11     or impairment adversely affects such podiatric physician's
12     professional performance, or has knowledge that reasonably
13     indicates to him or her that any podiatric physician
14     unlawfully possesses, uses, distributes or converts
15     habit-forming drugs belonging to the hospital, nursing
16     home or other health care agency or facility for such
17     podiatric physician's own use or benefit, shall promptly
18     file a written report thereof to the Department. The report
19     shall include the name of the podiatric physician, the name
20     of the patient or patients involved, if any, a brief
21     summary of the action, condition or occurrence that has
22     necessitated the report, and any other information as the
23     Department may deem necessary. The Department shall
24     provide forms on which such reports shall be filed.
25         (2) The president or chief executive officer of any
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1     under this Act, operating within this State shall report to
2     the Board when the association or society renders a final
3     determination relating to the professional competence or
4     conduct of the podiatric physician.
5         (3) Every insurance company that offers policies of
6     professional liability insurance to persons licensed under
7     this Act, or any other entity that seeks to indemnify the
8     professional liability of a podiatric physician licensed
9     under this Act, shall report to the Board the settlement of
10     any claim or cause of action, or final judgment rendered in
11     any cause of action that alleged negligence in the
12     furnishing of medical care by such licensed person when
13     such settlement or final judgement is in favor of the
14     plaintiff.
15         (4) The State's Attorney of each county shall report to
16     the Board all instances in which a person licensed under
17     this Act is convicted or otherwise found guilty of the
18     commission of any felony.
19         (5) All agencies, boards, commissions, departments, or
20     other instrumentalities of the government of the State of
21     Illinois shall report to the Board any instance arising in
22     connection with the operations of such agency, including
23     the administration of any law by such agency, in which a
24     podiatric physician licensed under this Act has either
25     committed an act or acts that may be a violation of this
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1     directly to patient care or that indicates that a podiatric
2     physician licensed under this Act may be mentally or
3     physically disabled in such a manner as to endanger
4     patients under that physician's care.
5     (B) All reports required by this Act shall be submitted to
6 the Board in a timely fashion. The reports shall be filed in
7 writing within 60 days after a determination that a report is
8 required under this Act. All reports shall contain the
9 following information:
10         (1) The name, address and telephone number of the
11     person making the report.
12         (2) The name, address and telephone number of the
13     podiatric physician who is the subject of the report.
14         (3) The name or other means of identification of any
15     patient or patients whose treatment is a subject of the
16     report, provided, however, no medical records may be
17     revealed without the written consent of the patient or
18     patients.
19         (4) A brief description of the facts that gave rise to
20     the issuance of the report, including the dates of any
21     occurrences deemed to necessitate the filing of the report.
22         (5) If court action is involved, the identity of the
23     court in which the action is filed, along with the docket
24     number and date of filing of the action.
25         (6) Any further pertinent information that the
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1     report.
2     Nothing contained in this Section shall waive or modify the
3 confidentiality of medical reports and committee reports to the
4 extent provided by law. Any information reported or disclosed
5 shall be kept for the confidential use of the Board, the
6 Board's attorneys, the investigative staff and other
7 authorized Department staff, as provided in this Act, and shall
8 be afforded the same status as is provided information
9 concerning medical studies in Part 21 of Article VIII of the
10 Code of Civil Procedure.
11     (C) Any individual or organization acting in good faith,
12 and not in a willful and wanton manner, in complying with this
13 Act by providing any report or other information to the Board,
14 or assisting in the investigation or preparation of such
15 information, or by participating in proceedings of the Board,
16 or by serving as a member of the Board, shall not, as a result
17 of such actions, be subject to criminal prosecution or civil
18 damages.
19     (D) Members of the Board, the Board's attorneys, the
20 investigative staff, other podiatric physicians retained under
21 contract to assist and advise in the investigation, and other
22 authorized Department staff shall be indemnified by the State
23 for any actions occurring within the scope of services on the
24 Board, done in good faith and not willful and wanton in nature.
25 The Attorney General shall defend all such actions unless he or
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1 interest in such representation or that the actions complained
2 of were not in good faith or were willful and wanton.
3     Should the Attorney General decline representation, the
4 member shall have the right to employ counsel of his or her
5 choice, whose fees shall be provided by the State, after
6 approval by the Attorney General, unless there is a
7 determination by a court that the member's actions were not in
8 good faith or were wilful and wanton. The member must notify
9 the Attorney General within 7 days of receipt of notice of the
10 initiation of any action involving services of the Board.
11 Failure to so notify the Attorney General shall constitute an
12 absolute waiver of the right to a defense and indemnification.
13 The Attorney General shall determine within 7 days after
14 receiving such notice, whether he or she will undertake to
15 represent the member.
16     (E) Upon the receipt of any report called for by this Act,
17 other than those reports of impaired persons licensed under
18 this Act required pursuant to the rules of the Board, the Board
19 shall notify in writing, by certified mail, the podiatric
20 physician who is the subject of the report. Such notification
21 shall be made within 30 days of receipt by the Board of the
22 report.
23     The notification shall include a written notice setting
24 forth the podiatric physician's right to examine the report.
25 Included in such notification shall be the address at which the
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1 and the telephone number at which the custodian may be reached.
2 The podiatric physician who is the subject of the report shall
3 be permitted to submit a written statement responding,
4 clarifying, adding to, or proposing the amending of the report
5 previously filed. The statement shall become a permanent part
6 of the file and must be received by the Board no more than 30
7 days after the date on which the podiatric physician was
8 notified of the existence of the original report.
9     The Board shall review all reports received by it, together
10 with any supporting information and responding statements
11 submitted by persons who are the subject of reports. The review
12 by the Board shall be in a timely manner but in no event shall
13 the Board's initial review of the material contained in each
14 disciplinary file be less than 61 days nor more than 180 days
15 after the receipt of the initial report by the Board.
16     When the Board makes its initial review of the materials
17 contained within its disciplinary files the Board shall, in
18 writing, make a determination as to whether there are
19 sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action.
20 Failure to make such determination within the time provided
21 shall be deemed to be a determination that there are not
22 sufficient facts to warrant further investigation or action.
23     Should the Board find that there are not sufficient facts
24 to warrant further investigation, or action, the report shall
25 be accepted for filing and the matter shall be deemed closed
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1     The individual or entity filing the original report or
2 complaint and the podiatric physician who is the subject of the
3 report or complaint shall be notified in writing by the Board
4 of any final action on their report or complaint.
5     (F) The Board shall prepare on a timely basis, but in no
6 event less than once every other month, a summary report of
7 final disciplinary actions taken upon disciplinary files
8 maintained by the Board. The summary reports shall be made
9 available on the Department's web site sent by the Board to
10 such institutions, associations and individuals as the
11 Director may determine.
12     (G) Any violation of this Section shall be a Class A
13 misdemeanor.
14     (H) If any such podiatric physician violates the provisions
15 of this Section, an action may be brought in the name of the
16 People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General
17 of the State of Illinois, for an order enjoining such violation
18 or for an order enforcing compliance with this Section. Upon
19 filing of a verified petition in such court, the court may
20 issue a temporary restraining order without notice or bond and
21 may preliminarily or permanently enjoin such violation, and if
22 it is established that such podiatric physician has violated or
23 is violating the injunction, the Court may punish the offender
24 for contempt of court. Proceedings under this paragraph shall
25 be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and
26 penalties provided for by this Section.



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1 (Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
2     (225 ILCS 100/27)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4827)
3     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
4     Sec. 27. Investigations; notice and hearing. The
5 Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of
6 any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license.
7 The Department shall, before suspending, revoking, placing on
8 probationary status or taking any other disciplinary action as
9 the Department may deem proper with regard to any licensee, at
10 least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the
11 accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place
12 for a hearing of the charges before the Board, direct him or
13 her to file his or her written answer thereto to the Board
14 under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of
15 such notice and inform her or him that if he or she fails to
16 file such answer default will be taken against him or her and
17 his or her license may be revoked, suspended, placed on
18 probationary status, or subject to other disciplinary action,
19 including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of his or her
20 practice as the Department may deem proper.
21     In case the accused person, after receiving notice fails to
22 file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of
23 the Secretary Director having received the recommendation of
24 the Board, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary
25 status or the Secretary Director may take whatever disciplinary



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1 action as he or she may deem proper including limiting the
2 scope, nature, or extent of the accused person's practice
3 without a hearing if the act or acts charged constitute
4 sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
5     Such written notice may be served by personal delivery or
6 certified or registered mail to the respondent at the address
7 on record with of his or her last notification to the
8 Department. At the time and placed fixed in the notice, the
9 Board shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or
10 their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present
11 such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be
12 pertinent to the charges or to the defense thereto. The Board
13 may continue such hearing from time to time.
14 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
15     (225 ILCS 100/30)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4830)
16     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
17     Sec. 30. Witness; subpoenas. The Department shall have the
18 power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State
19 and to take testimony, either orally or by deposition, or both,
20 with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as
21 prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in
22 circuit courts of this State.
23     The Secretary Director, and any member of the Board, shall
24 each have the power to administer oaths to witnesses at any
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1 Act, and any other oaths required or authorized to be
2 administered by the Department hereunder.
3 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
4     (225 ILCS 100/31)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4831)
5     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
6     Sec. 31. Notice of hearing - Findings and recommendations.
7 At the conclusion of the hearing the Board shall present to the
8 Secretary Director a written report of its findings of fact,
9 conclusions of law, and recommendations. The report shall
10 contain a finding whether or not the accused person violated
11 this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in
12 this Act. The Board shall specify the nature of the violation
13 or failure to comply, and shall make its recommendations to the
14 Secretary Director.
15     The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law and
16 recommendations of the Board shall be the basis for the
17 Department's order or refusal or for the granting of a license.
18 If the Secretary Director disagrees in any regard with the
19 report of the Board, the Secretary Director may issue an order
20 in contravention thereof. The Secretary Director shall provide
21 a written report to the Board on any deviation, and shall
22 specify with particularity the reasons for such action in the
23 final order. The finding is not admissible in evidence against
24 the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation
25 of this Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a



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1 criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
2 (Source: P.A. 85-918.)
3     (225 ILCS 100/32)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4832)
4     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
5     Sec. 32. Board - Rehearing. In any case involving the
6 refusal to issue, renew or discipline of a license, a copy of
7 the Board's report shall be served upon the respondent by the
8 Department, either personally or as provided in this Act for
9 the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 days after such
10 service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion
11 in writing for a rehearing, which motion shall specify the
12 particular grounds therefor.
13     If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the
14 expiration of the time specified for filing such a motion, or
15 if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon such denial the
16 Secretary Director may enter an order in accordance with
17 recommendations of the Board except as provided in Section 31
18 of this Act. If the respondent shall order from the reporting
19 service, and pay for a transcript of the record within the time
20 for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 day period within
21 which such a motion may be filed shall commence upon the
22 delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
23 (Source: P.A. 85-918.)
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1     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
2     Sec. 33. Secretary Director - Rehearing. Whenever the
3 Secretary Director is satisfied that substantial justice has
4 not been done in the revocation, suspension or refusal to issue
5 or renew a license, the Secretary Director may order a
6 rehearing by the same or another hearing officer or Board.
7 (Source: P.A. 85-918.)
8     (225 ILCS 100/34)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4834)
9     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
10     Sec. 34. Appointment of a hearing officer. Notwithstanding
11 the provisions of Section 32 of this Act, the Secretary
12 Director shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly
13 licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as
14 the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, renew
15 or discipline of a license.
16     The Secretary Director shall notify the Board of any such
17 appointment. The hearing officer shall have full authority to
18 conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or
19 her findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to
20 the Board and the Secretary Director. The Board shall have 60
21 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the
22 hearing officer and present their findings of fact, conclusions
23 of law and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary
24 Director. The Board shall have 60 days after receipt of the
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1 its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations
2 to the Director. If the Board fails to present its report
3 within the 60 day period, the Secretary Director may issue an
4 order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the
5 Secretary Director disagrees in any regard with the report of
6 the Board or hearing officer, he or she may issue an order in
7 contravention thereof. The Secretary Director shall provide an
8 a written explanation to the Board on any such deviation, and
9 shall specify with particularity the reasons for such action in
10 the final order.
11 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
12     (225 ILCS 100/35)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4835)
13     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
14     Sec. 35. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An
15 order or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the
16 Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary
17 Director, shall be prima facie proof that:
18         (a) the signature is the genuine signature of the
19     Secretary Director;
20         (b) the Secretary Director is duly appointed and
21     qualified; and
22         (c) the Board and the members thereof are qualified to
23     act.
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1     (225 ILCS 100/38)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4838)
2     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
3     Sec. 38. Temporary suspension of a license. The Secretary
4 Director may temporarily suspend the license of a podiatric
5 physician without a hearing, simultaneously with the
6 institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in
7 Section 27 of this Act, if the Secretary Director finds that
8 evidence in his or her possession indicates that a podiatric
9 physician's continuation in practice would constitute an
10 imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary
11 Director suspends, temporarily, this license of a podiatric
12 physician without a hearing, a hearing by the Board must be
13 held within 30 days after such suspension has occurred and
14 shall be concluded without appreciable delay.
15 (Source: P.A. 90-76, eff. 12-30-97.)
16     (225 ILCS 100/41)  (from Ch. 111, par. 4841)
17     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
18     Sec. 41. Violations. Any person who is found to have
19 violated any provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class A
20 misdemeanor. All criminal fines, monies, or other property
21 collected or received by the Department under this Section or
22 any other State or federal statute, including, but not limited
23 to, property forfeited to the Department under Section 505 of
24 The Illinois Controlled Substances Act or Section 85 of the
25 Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, shall be



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1 deposited into the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund.
2     The Board, with the advice of the Secretary Director and
3 attorneys for the Department, may establish by rule a schedule
4 of fines payable by those who have violated any provisions of
5 this Act.
6     Fines assessed and collected for violations of this Act
7 shall be deposited in the Illinois State Podiatric Medical
8 Disciplinary Fund.
9 (Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05.)
10     (225 ILCS 100/13 rep.)
11     Section 15. The Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 is
12 amended by repealing Section 13.
13     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14 becoming law.