The department may petition a district court for a temporary restraining order to restrain a continuing violation of the standards or licensing requirements provided under this chapter if the department finds that the violation creates an immediate threat to the health and safety of the patients of an ambulatory surgical center.
A district court, on petition of the department and on a finding by the court that a person is violating the standards or licensing requirements provided under this chapter, may by injunction:
prohibit a person from continuing a violation of the standards or licensing requirements provided under this chapter;
restrain or prevent the establishment or operation of an ambulatory surgical center without a license issued under this chapter; or
grant any other injunctive relief warranted by the facts.
The attorney general shall institute and conduct a suit authorized by this section at the request of the department.
Venue for a suit brought under this section is in the county in which the ambulatory surgical center is located or in Travis County.Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.