(215 ILCS 125/5-8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1416)
Sec. 5-8. Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of certificate of authority-Hearing-Review under Administrative Review Law.
(a) When the Director has cause to believe that grounds for the denial of an application for a certificate of authority exists, or that grounds for the suspension or revocation of a certificate of authority exists, he shall issue an order to the organization or applicant stating the grounds upon which the denial, suspension, or revocation is based. The order shall be sent to the organization or applicant by certified or registered mail and to the Director of Public Health. The organization or applicant may in writing request a hearing within 30 days of receipt of the order. If no written request is made, the order shall be final upon the expiration of said 30 days.
(b) If the organization or applicant requests a hearing pursuant to this Section, the Director shall issue a written notice of hearing sent to the organization or applicant by certified or registered mail and to the Director of Public Health, stating:
(i) a specified time for the hearing, which may not be less than 20 nor more than 30 days after receipt of the notice of hearing; and
(ii) a specific place for the hearing, which may be either in the city of Springfield or in the county where the organization's or applicant's principal place of business is located.
(c) If a hearing is requested, the Director of the Department of Public Health or his delegated representative, shall be in attendance at the hearing and shall participate in the proceedings. The recommendations and findings of the Director of the Department of Public Health with regard to matters relating to the quality of health care services provided in connection with any decision regarding denial, suspension or revocation of a certificate of authority, shall be conclusive and binding upon the Director.
(d) After such hearing, or upon the failure of the organization or applicant to appear at such hearing, the Director shall take such action as is deemed advisable on written findings which shall be served on the organization or applicant with a copy thereof to the Director of the Department of Public Health. The action of the Director and the recommendations and findings of the Director of the Department of Public Health shall be subject to review under and in accordance with the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 86-620.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015