Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 243.0115
Emergency Suspension

The department may issue an emergency order to suspend a license issued under this chapter if the department has reasonable cause to believe that the conduct of a license holder creates an immediate danger to the public health and safety. An emergency suspension is effective immediately without a hearing on notice to the license holder. On written request of the license holder to the department for a hearing, the department shall refer the matter to the State Office of Administrative Hearings. An administrative law judge of the office shall conduct a hearing not earlier than the 10th day or later than the 30th day after the date the hearing request is received by the department to determine if the emergency suspension is to be continued, modified, or rescinded. The hearing and any appeal are governed by the department’s rules for a contested case hearing and Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1546, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.0675, eff. April 2, 2015.

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