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225 ILCS 105/16

    (225 ILCS 105/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 5016)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 16. Discipline and sanctions.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue a permit or license or refuse to renew, suspend, revoke, reprimand, place on probation, or take such other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any permit or license for one or any combination of the following reasons:
        (1) gambling, betting, or wagering on the result of
or a contingency connected with a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, or permitting such activity to take place;
        (2) participating in or permitting a sham or fake
professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both;
        (3) holding the professional or amateur contest, or a
combination of both, at any other time or place than is stated on the permit application;
        (4) permitting any professional or amateur other than
those stated on the permit application to participate in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, except as provided in Section 9;
        (5) violation or aiding in the violation of any of
the provisions of this Act or any rules or regulations promulgated thereto;
        (6) violation of any federal, State or local laws of
the United States or other jurisdiction governing professional or amateur contests or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto;
        (7) charging a greater rate or rates of admission
than is specified on the permit application;
        (8) failure to obtain all the necessary permits or
licenses as required under this Act;
        (9) failure to file the necessary bond or to pay the
gross receipts or broadcast tax as required by this Act;
        (10) engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public, or which is detrimental to honestly conducted contests;
        (11) employment of fraud, deception or any unlawful
means in applying for or securing a permit or license under this Act;
        (12) permitting a physician making the physical
examination to knowingly certify falsely to the physical condition of a professional or amateur;
        (13) permitting professionals or amateurs of widely
disparate weights or abilities to engage in professional or amateur contests, respectively;
        (14) participating in a contest while under medical
suspension in this State or in any other state, territory or country;
        (15) physical illness, including, but not limited to,
deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skills which results in the inability to participate in contests with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (16) allowing one's license or permit issued under
this Act to be used by another person;
        (17) failing, within a reasonable time, to provide
any information requested by the Department as a result of a formal or informal complaint;
        (18) professional incompetence;
        (19) failure 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;
        (20) (blank);
        (21) habitual or excessive use or addiction to
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in an inability to participate in an event;
        (22) failure to stop a professional or amateur
contest, or a combination of both, when requested to do so by the Department;
        (23) failure of a promoter to adequately supervise
and enforce this Act and its rules as applicable to amateur contests, as set forth in rule; or
        (24) a finding by the Department that the licensee,
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
    (b) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension will end only upon a finding by a court that the licensee is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, issuance of an order so finding and discharging the licensee.
    (c) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure pursuant to this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The examining physicians or clinical psychologists shall be those specifically designated by the Department. The Department may order the examining physician or clinical psychologist to present testimony concerning this mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or clinical psychologist. Eye examinations may be provided by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed and certified therapeutic optometrist. The individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of a license.
    (d) A contestant who tests positive for a banned substance, as defined by rule, shall have his or her license immediately suspended. The license shall be subject to other discipline as authorized in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)