IL Manager Licensing And Disciplinary Act

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER LICENSING AND DISCIPLINARY ACT (225 ILCS 427/1, et seq. )

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER LICENSING AND DISCIPLINARY ACT

INTRODUCTION

The Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Act was adopted on July 1, 2010, and the Rules implementing the Act were adopted October 1, 2011. To be in compliance with the licensing guidelines, community managers must satisfy certain requirements, including taking classes (unless the manager has a real estate broker or salesperson license), passing an exam, and not having any felony convictions. Community managers who have practiced community association management as defined in the Act for 5 of the last 10 years, or who have achieved and received a designation certification of CAI AMS, CAI PCAM, IREM CPM, IREM ARM, or NBC-CAM CMCA, may be exempt from the licensing guideline requirements for the initial period if they submit their application by March 31, 2012. All community managers in Illinois must be licensed within one year after Rules are adopted (October 1, 2012), and must renew their licensure by August 31, 2013 and every two years thereafter.

FULL TEXT (as of January 1, 2020) (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)

Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Act.

Section 5. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the General Assembly that this Act provide for the licensing and regulation of community association managers and community association management firms, ensure that those who hold themselves out as possessing professional qualifications to engage in the business of community association management are, in fact, qualified to render management services of a professional nature, and provide for the maintenance of high standards of professional conduct by those licensed to provide community association management services.

Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:

"Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and such changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit. "Advertise" means, but is not limited to, issuing or causing to be distributed any card, sign or device to any person; or causing, permitting or allowing any sign or marking on or in any building, structure, newspaper, magazine or directory, or on radio or television; or advertising by any other means designed to secure public attention.

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"Board" means the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board. "Community association" means an association in which membership is a condition of ownership or shareholder interest of a unit in a condominium, cooperative, townhouse, villa, or other residential unit which is part of a residential development plan and that is authorized to impose an assessment, rents, or other costs that may become a lien on the unit or lot. "Community association funds" means any assessments, fees, fines, or other funds collected by the community association manager from the community association, or its members, other than the compensation paid to the community association manager for performance of community association management services. "Community association management firm" means a company, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity that engages in community association management services. "Community association management services" means those services listed in the definition of community association manager in this Section. "Community association manager" means an individual who administers for remuneration the financial, administrative, maintenance, or other duties for the community association, including the following services: (A) collecting, controlling or disbursing funds of the community association or having the authority to do so; (B) preparing budgets or other financial documents for the community association; (C) assisting in the conduct of community association meetings; (D) maintaining association records; and (E) administrating association contracts, as stated in the declaration, bylaws, proprietary lease, declaration of covenants, or other governing document of the community association. "Community association manager" does not mean support staff, including, but not limited to bookkeepers, administrative assistants, secretaries, property inspectors, or customer service representatives. "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. "License" means the license issued to a person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity under this Act to provide community association management services. "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity.

"Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.

"Supervising community association manager" means an individual licensed as a community association manager who manages and supervises a firm.

Section 15. License required. It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity to provide community association management services, provide services as a community association manager, or hold himself, herself, or itself out as a community association manager or community association management firm to any community association in this

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State, unless he, she, or it holds a current and valid license issued licensed by the Department or is otherwise exempt from licensure under this Act.

Section 20. Exemptions.

(a)

The requirement for holding a license under this Act shall not apply

to any of the following:

(1) Any director, officer, or member of a community association providing one or more of the services of a community association manager to a community association without compensation for such services to the association. Any person, corporation, partnership, or limited liability company providing one or more of the services of a community association manager to a community association of 10 units or less. (2)

(3)

A licensed attorney acting solely as an incident to the practice

of law.

(4) A person acting as a receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, administrator, executor, or guardian acting under a court order or under the authority of a will or of a trust instrument.

(5)

A person licensed in this State under any other Act from

engaging the practice for which he or she is licensed.

(b) A licensed community association manager may not perform or engage in any activities for which a real estate managing broker or real estate broker's license is required under the Real Estate License Act of 2000, unless he or she also possesses a current and valid license under the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and is providing those services as provided for in the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and the applicable rules. A person may temporarily act as, or provide services as, a community association manager without being licensed under this Act if the person (i) is a community association manager regulated under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or another country and (ii) has applied in writing to the Department, on forms prepared and furnished by the Department, for licensure under this Act. This temporary right to act as a community association manager shall expire 6 months after the filing of his or her written application to the Department; upon the withdrawal of the application for licensure under this Act; or upon delivery of a notice of intent to deny the application from the Department; or upon the denial of the application by the Department, whichever occurs first. (c) Section 25. Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board. There is hereby created the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board, which shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Secretary. All members must be residents of the State and must have resided in the State for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of appointment. Five members of the Board must be licensees under this Act, at least two members of which shall be supervising community association managers. Two members of the Board shall be owners of, or hold a shareholder's interest in, a unit in a community (a)

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association at the time of appointment who are not licensees under this Act and have no direct affiliation or work experience with the community association's community association manager. This Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the Department. Members serving on the Board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly may serve the remainder of their unexpired terms. Thereafter, the members' terms shall be for 4 years and expire upon completion of the term. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her cumulative service to the Board to exceed 10 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made by the Secretary for the unexpired portion of the term. The Secretary shall remove from the Board any member whose license has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may remove any member of the Board for neglect of duty, misconduct, or incompetence. A member who is subject to formal disciplinary proceedings shall disqualify himself or herself from all Board business until the charge is resolved. A member also shall disqualify himself or herself from any matter on which the member cannot act objectively. (b)

(c)

Four Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required

for all Board decisions.

(d)

The Board shall elect annually a chairperson and vice chairperson.

(e) Each member shall receive reimbursement as set by the Governor's Travel Control Board for expenses incurred in carrying out the duties as a Board member. The Board shall be compensated as determined by the Secretary.

(f)

The Board may recommend policies, procedures, and rules relevant

to the administration and enforcement of this Act.

Section 27. Immunity from liability. Any member of the Board, any attorney providing advice to the Board or Department, any person acting as a consultant to the Board or Department, and any witness testifying in a proceeding authorized under this Act, excluding the party making the complaint, shall be immune from liability in any civil action brought against him or her for acts occurring while acting in his or her capacity as a Board member, attorney, consultant, or witness, respectively, unless the conduct that gave rise to the action was willful or wanton misconduct.

Section 30. Powers and duties of the Department. The Department may exercise the following functions, powers and duties:

(a)

formulate rules for the administration and enforcement of this Act;

(b)

prescribe forms to be issued for the administration and enforcement

of this Act;

(c) conduct hearings or proceedings to refuse to issue, renew, suspend, revoke, place on probation, reprimand, or take disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem appropriate under this Act;

(d)

maintain a roster of the names and addresses of all licensees in a

manner as deemed appropriate by the Department; and

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(e)

seek the advice and expert knowledge of the Board on any matter

relating to the administration and enforcement of this Act.

Section 32. Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number, which shall be retained in the Department's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license. Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number. Section 35. Functions and powers of the Board. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall exercise, in an advisory capacity, the following functions and powers: make recommendations regarding rules for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, experience, education, licensure, disciplinary standards and procedures, renewal and restoration requirements; (1) (2) make recommendations regarding subjects, topics and areas needed for the examination in order to fairly ascertain the fitness and qualifications of applicants for licensure; and

(3)

make recommendations regarding discipline as provided for

in this Act.

Section 40. Qualifications for licensure as a community association manager.

(a) No person shall be qualified for licensure as a community association manager under this Act, unless he or she has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required, nonrefundable fees and meets all of the following qualifications:

(1)

He or she is at least 18 years of age.

(2) He or she provides satisfactory evidence of having completed at least 20 classroom hours in community association management courses approved by the Board.

(3)

He or she has passed an examination authorized by the

Department.

(4)

He or she has not committed an act or acts, in this or any

other jurisdiction, that would be a violation of this Act.

(5) He or she is of good moral character. In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities that would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. Good moral character is a continuing requirement of licensure. Conviction of crimes may be used in determining moral character, but shall not constitute an absolute bar to licensure.

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(6) He or she has not been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental or physical defect or disease, unless a court has subsequently declared him or her to be competent.

(7)

He or she complies with any additional qualifications for

licensure as determined by rule of the Department.

(b) The education requirement set forth in item (2) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to persons holding a real estate managing broker or real estate broker license in good standing issued under the Real Estate License Act of 2000. The examination and initial education requirement of items (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to any person who within 6 months from the effective date of the requirement for licensure, as set forth in Section 170 of this Act, applies for a license by providing satisfactory evidence to the Department of qualifying experience or education, as may be set forth by rule, including without limitation evidence that he or she has practiced community association management for a period of 5 years. (c) (d) Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of re-application. Section 42. Qualifications for licensure as a supervising community association manager. No person shall be qualified for licensure as a supervising community association manager under this Act unless he or she has applied in writing on the prescribed forms, has paid the required nonrefundable fees, and meets all of the following qualifications: (a)

(1)

He or she is at least 18 years of age.

(2)

He or she has been licensed at least one out of the last 2

preceding years as a community association manager.

(3) He or she provides satisfactory evidence of having completed at least 30 classroom hours in community association management courses approved by the Board, 20 hours of which shall be those pre-license hours required to obtain a community association manager license, and 10 additional hours completed the year immediately preceding the filing of the application for a supervising community association manager license, which shall focus on community association administration, management, and supervision.

(4)

He or she has passed an examination authorized by the

Department.

(5)

He or she has not committed an act or acts, in this or any

other jurisdiction, that would be a violation of this Act.

(6) He or she is of good moral character. In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities that would constitute grounds for

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discipline under this Act. Good moral character is a continuing requirement of licensure. Conviction of crimes may be used in determining moral character, but shall not constitute an absolute bar to licensure. He or she has not been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental or physical defect or disease, unless a court has subsequently declared him or her to be competent. (7)

(8)

He or she complies with any additional qualifications for

licensure as determined by rule of the Department.

(b) The initial 20-hour education requirement set forth in item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to persons holding a real estate managing broker or real estate broker license in good standing issued under the Real Estate License Act of 2000. The 10 additional hours required for licensure under this Section shall not apply to persons holding a real estate managing broker license in good standing issued under the Real Estate License Act of 2000. The examination and initial education requirement of items (3) and (4) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to any person who, within 6 months after the effective date of the requirement for licensure, as set forth in Section 170 of this Act, applies for a license by providing satisfactory evidence to the Department of qualifying experience or education, as may be set forth by rule, including without limitation, evidence that he or she has practiced community association management for a period of 7 years. (c) (d) Applicants have 3 years after the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of re-application.

Section 45. Examinations.

(a) The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for licensure as a community association manager at such times and places as it may determine. The examination of applicants shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice as a community association manager. Applicants for examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. (b)

(c)

The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of preparing

and conducting examinations.

(d) An applicant shall be eligible to take the examination only after successfully completing the education requirements set forth in this Act and attaining the minimum age required under this Act. The examination approved by the Department should utilize the basic principles of professional testing standards utilizing psychometric measurement. The examination shall use standards set forth by the National Organization for Competency Assurances and shall be approved by the Department. (e)

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Section 50. Community association management firm.

(a) No corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity shall provide or offer to provide community association management services, unless it has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required nonrefundable fees and provided evidence to the Department that the firm has designated a licensed supervising community association manager to supervise and manage the firm. A designated supervising community association manager shall be a continuing requirement of firm licensure. No supervising community association manager may be the supervising community association manager for more than one firm. Any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity that is providing, or offering to provide, community association management services and is not in compliance with Section 50 and other provisions of this Act shall be subject to the fines, injunctions, cease and desist provisions, and penalties provided for in Sections 90, 92, and 155 of this Act. (b) (c) No community association manager may be the licensee-in-charge for more than one firm, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity.

Section 55. Fidelity insurance; segregation of accounts.

(a) The supervising community association manager or the community association management firm with which he or she is employed shall not have access to and disburse community association funds unless each of the following conditions occur:

(1)

There is fidelity insurance in place to insure against loss for

theft of community association funds.

(2) The fidelity insurance is not less than all moneys under the control of the supervising community association manager or the employing community association management firm for the association. The fidelity insurance covers the community association manager, supervising community association manager, and all partners, officers, and employees of the community association management firm during the term of the insurance coverage, which shall be at least for the same term as the service agreement between the community association management firm or supervising community association manager as well as the community association officers, directors, and employees. (3) (4) The insurance company issuing the fidelity insurance may not cancel or refuse to renew the bond without giving at least 10 days' prior written notice. Unless an agreement between the community association and the supervising community association manager or the community association management firm provides to the contrary, a community association may secure and pay for the fidelity insurance required by this Section. The supervising community association manager or the community association management firm must be named as additional insured parties on the community association policy. (5)

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(b) A community association management firm that provides community association management services for more than one community association shall maintain separate, segregated accounts for each community association or, with the consent of the community association, combine the accounts of one or more community associations, but in that event, separately account for the funds of each community association. The funds shall not, in any event, be commingled with the supervising community association manager's or community association management firm's funds. The maintenance of such accounts shall be custodial, and such accounts shall be in the name of the respective community association or community association manager or Community Association Management Agency as the agent for the association. The supervising community association manager or community association management firm shall obtain the appropriate general liability and errors and omissions insurance, as determined by the Department, to cover any losses or claims against the supervising community association manager or the community association management firm. (c) (d) The Department shall have authority to promulgate additional rules regarding insurance, fidelity insurance and all accounts maintained and to be maintained by a supervising community association manager or community association management firm.

Section 60. Licenses; renewals; restoration; person in military service.

(a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The Department may promulgate rules requiring continuing education and set all necessary requirements for such, including but not limited to fees, approved coursework, number of hours, and waivers of continuing education. Any licensee who has permitted his, her, or its license to expire may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of fitness to have his, her, or its license restored, by which may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, complying with any continuing education requirements, and paying the required restoration fee. (b) (c) If the person has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, the person's fitness to resume active status and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated clinical experience and successful completion of a practical examination. However, any person whose license expired while (i) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or called into service or training with the State Militia or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service may have his or her license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of the service, training or education, except under condition other than honorable, he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that the service, training, or education has been so terminated.

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(d) A community association manager, community association management firm or supervising community association manager who notifies the Department, in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may place his, her, or its license on inactive status and shall be excused from the payment of renewal fees until the person notifies the Department in writing of the intention to resume active practice. A community association manager, community association management firm, or supervising community association manager requesting his, her, or its license be changed from inactive to active status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall also demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements. (e) (f) Any licensee with a nonrenewed or on inactive license status shall not provide community association management services as set forth in this Act. Any person violating subsection (f) of this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and will be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Act. (g) Section 65. Fees; Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund. The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, initial licensure, renewal, and restoration, shall be set by rule of the Department. The fees shall be nonrefundable. (a) (b) In addition to the application fee, applicants for the examination are required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining an applicant's eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application and fee for examination have been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the fee. All fees, fines, penalties, or other monies received or collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund. (c) Section 70. Penalty for insufficient funds; payments. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days after notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, he, she, or it shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual

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cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.

Section 75. Endorsement. The Department may issue a community association manager or supervising community association manager license, without the required examination, to an applicant licensed under the laws of another state if the requirements for licensure in that state are, on the date of licensure, substantially equal to the requirements of this Act or to a person who, at the time of his or her application for licensure, possessed individual qualifications that were substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State. An applicant under this Section shall pay all of the required fees. Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication. Section 80. Roster. The Department shall maintain a roster of names and addresses of all persons who hold valid licenses and all persons whose licenses have been suspended, revoked or otherwise disciplined. This roster shall be available upon request and payment of the required fee as determined by the Department.

Section 85. Grounds for discipline; refusal, revocation, or suspension.

(a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew a license, or may place on probation, reprimand, suspend, or revoke any license, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper and impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation upon any licensee or applicant under this Act or any person or entity who holds himself, herself, or itself out as an applicant or licensee for any one or combination of the following causes:

(1)

Material misstatement in furnishing information to the

Department.

(2)

Violations of this Act or its rules.

(3) Conviction of or entry of a plea of guilty or plea of nolo contendere to a felony or a misdemeanor under the laws of the United States, any state, or any other jurisdiction or entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction. Action taken under this paragraph (3) for a misdemeanor or an administrative sanction is limited to a misdemeanor or administrative sanction that has as an essential element dishonesty or fraud, that involves larceny, embezzlement, or obtaining money, property, or credit by false pretenses or by means of a confidence game, or that is directly related to the practice of the profession.

(4)

Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of obtaining a

license or violating any provision of this Act or its rules.

(5)

Professional incompetence.

(6)

Gross negligence.

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(7)

Aiding or assisting another person in violating any provision

of this Act or its rules.

(8)

Failing, within 30 days, to provide information in response to

a request made by the Department.

(9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public as defined by the rules of the Department, or violating the rules of professional conduct adopted by the Department. (10) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety. (11) Having been disciplined by another state, the District of Columbia, a territory, a foreign nation, or a governmental agency authorized to impose discipline if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent of one of the grounds for which a licensee may be disciplined under this Act. A certified copy of the record of the action by the other state or jurisdiction shall be prima facie evidence thereof. (12) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving from any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any professional services not actually or personally rendered. (13) A finding by the Department that the licensee, after having his, her, or its license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation. (14) Willfully making or filing false records or reports relating to a licensee's practice, including but not limited to false records filed with any State or federal agencies or departments. (15) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated report by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. (16) Physical illness or mental illness or impairment, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.

(17) Solicitation of professional services by using false or

misleading advertising.

(18) A finding that licensure has been applied for or obtained by

fraudulent means.

(19) Practicing or attempting to practice under a name other than

the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name.

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(20) Gross overcharging for professional services including, but not limited to, (i) collection of fees or moneys for services that are not rendered; and (ii) charging for services that are not in accordance with the contract between the licensee and the community association.

(21) Improper commingling of personal and client funds in

violation of this Act or any rules promulgated thereto.

(22) Failing to account for or remit any moneys or documents

coming into the licensee's possession that belong to another person or entity.

(23) Giving differential treatment to a person that is to that person's detriment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, or national origin. (24) Performing and charging for services without reasonable authorization to do so from the person or entity for whom service is being provided.

(25) Failing to make available to the Department, upon request,

any books, records, or forms required by this Act.

(26) Purporting to be a supervising community association

manager of a firm without active participation in the firm.

(27) Failing to make available to the Department at the time of the

request any indicia of licensure or registration issued under this Act.

(28) Failing to maintain and deposit funds belonging to a community association in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 55 of this Act.

(29) Violating the terms of a disciplinary order issued by the

Department.

(b)

(Blank)

(c) 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 terminate only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient, and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume his or her practice as a licensed community association manager. In accordance with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15), the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, 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 Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of that tax Act are satisfied. (d) (e) In accordance with subdivision (a)(5) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15) and in cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) has previously determined that a licensee or a potential licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment

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of child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency to the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take other disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. In enforcing this Section, the Department or Board upon a showing of a possible violation may compel a licensee or an individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure under this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The Department or Board may order the examining physician to present testimony concerning the 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. The examining physicians shall be specifically designated by the Board or Department. 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 this examination. Failure of an individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension of his or her license or denial of his or her application or renewal until the individual submits to the examination if the Department finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to submit to the examination was without reasonable cause. (f) If the Department or Board finds an individual unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department or Board may require that individual to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department or Board, as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice; or, in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the Department may file, or the Board may recommend to the Department to file, a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, deny, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. An individual whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined or supervised subject to such terms, conditions, or restrictions, and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions, or restrictions, shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the individual shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department. In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Department within 30 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department and Board shall have the authority to review the subject individual's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records. An individual licensed under this Act and affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department or Board that he or she can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license. Section 87. Suspension of license for failure to pay restitution. The Department, without further process or hearing, shall suspend the license or other authorization to practice of any person issued under this Act who has been certified by court order as

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not having paid restitution to a person under Section 8A-3.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code or under Section 17-10.5 or 46-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. A person whose license or other authorization to practice is suspended under this Section is prohibited from engaging in the practice of community association management until the restitution is made in full.

Section 90. Violations; injunctions; cease and desist orders.

(a) If any person violates a provision 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, petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, 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 are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act. If any person, entity or other business may provide community association management services or provide services as community association manager to any community association in this State without having a valid license under this Act, then any licensee, 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. (b) (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person, entity or other business violates any 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 such person, firm or other entity. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. If the person, firm or other entity fails to file an answer satisfactory to the Department, the matter shall be considered as a default and the Department may cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.

Section 92. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.

(a) Any person, entity or other business who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself, herself or itself out to practice as a community association manager or community association management firm or provide services as a community association manager or community association management firm to any community association in this State without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense, as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.

(b)

The Department may investigate any and all unlicensed activity.

(c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and

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may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.

Section 95. Investigation; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions or qualifications of a person, entity or other business holding or claiming to hold a license. Before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to any license, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, the Department shall (i) notify the accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing on the charges before the Board, (ii) direct the individual or entity to file a written answer to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of such notice, and (iii) inform the person, entity or other business that if the person, entity, or other business fails to file an answer, default will be taken against such person, entity, or other business and the license of such person, entity, or other business may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard to the license, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of his or her practice, as the Department may deem proper. Written notice may be served by personal delivery or by registered or certified mail to the applicant or licensee at his or her last address of record with the Department. In case the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act. The written answer shall be served by personal delivery, certified delivery, or certified or registered mail to the Department. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present such statements, testimony, evidence, and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to the defense thereto. The Department may continue such hearing from time to time. At the discretion of the Secretary after having first received the recommendation of the Board, the accused person's license may be suspended or revoked, if the evidence constitutes sufficient grounds for such action under this Act. Section 100. Record of proceeding. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case involving the refusal to restore, issue or renew a license, or the discipline of a licensee. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the Board and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. Section 105. Subpoenas; oaths; attendance of witnesses. The Department has the power to subpoena documents, books, records, or other materials and to bring before it any person and to take testimony either orally, by deposition, by written interrogatory, or any combination thereof, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed in civil cases in the courts of this State. The Secretary, the designated hearing officer, and every member of the Board has the power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing that the

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