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The Department may refuse, revoke, or suspend a license/registration, or impose fines that should be $10,000 or less for each violation for any one or combination of the following causes:

  1. Lying about not being convicted of any kind of offense.

  2. Violation of the Pharmacy Practice Act.

  3. Obtaining licensure by fraudulent means.

  4. Demonstration of incompetence or unfitness to practice resulted from a pattern of misconduct.

  5. Assisting another person in committing violation of the Pharmacy Practice Act.

  6. Failing to respond to written request by the Department within 60 days.

  7. Failing to report to the Department within 60 days any disciplinary action in any other state faced by a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

  8. Engaging in unprofessional, dishonorable, or unethical conduct that's likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.

  9. Directly or indirectly giving or receiving any form of compensation for any professional services that were not actually provided.

  10. Selling drug samples.

  11. Physical illness, mental illness or any other impairments, including deterioration through aging or loss of motor skill that results in inability to perform with reasonable judgment, skill or safety.

  12. Addiction to or excessive use of alcohol, narcotics, or stimulants.

  13. Overcharging for professional services.

  14. Violation of the Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act.

  15. Failing to dispense any drug in "good faith."


  • If there's a discipline of jurisdiction in one state, discipline follows you wherever you go.

  • The person must inform the Division within 60 days after he or she is disciplined in another state.

  • Health Care Worker Self-Referral Act intents to provide guidance to health care professionals of the type of patient referrals that are acceptable.

The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of those who fail to file tax return, or fail to pay the tax, penalty or interest that is shown in the filed return, until it is paid. The Department will revoke the license of any registrant who has been convicted for a second time of any felony.

Any person who's in need of mental treatment will have their license suspended and may resume practice only if the Board found that he or she has been recovered from mental illness.

(225 ILCS 85/30: Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)


If a person already owns a pharmacy and receives a revocation or suspension of the pharmacy license, the Department won't allow him or her to open a new pharmacy. The Department will go after any earlier complaint filed against the pharmacy and conduct a hearing, regardless if the new pharmacy has been licensed. If there's enough evidence to revoke the license for pharmacy operation, the application for a license to establish a new pharmacy will be denied.

In the case if the individual, who's applying for a license to establish a new pharmacy, owns ...

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