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(225 ILCS 2/130)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Injunctions; criminal offenses; cease and desist
(a) If any person violates the provisions of 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 the
State's Attorney for any county in which the action is brought,
petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order
enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a
petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining
order, without notice or condition, and may preliminarily and
permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the
person has violated or is violating the injunction, 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 by this Act.
(b) Whenever in the opinion of the Department a person violates a
provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an
order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule
shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall
allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the
satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the
Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(c) Other than as provided in Section 20 of this Act, if any
person practices as an acupuncturist or holds himself or herself
out as a licensed acupuncturist under this Act without being
a valid existing license by the Department, then any
acupuncturist, any interested party, or any person injured thereby
may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided
in subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-375, eff. 8-25-17.)