Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 245.012
Denial, Suspension, Probation, or Revocation of License


The department may deny, suspend, or revoke a license for a violation of this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter.


The denial, suspension, or revocation of a license by the department and the appeal from that action are governed by the procedures for a contested case hearing under Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.


The department may immediately suspend or revoke a license when the health and safety of persons are threatened. If the department issues an order of immediate suspension or revocation, the department shall immediately give the chief executive officer of the abortion facility adequate notice of the action and the procedure governing appeal of the action. A person whose license is suspended or revoked under this subsection is entitled to a hearing not later than the 14th day after the effective date of the suspension or revocation.


If the department finds that an abortion facility is in repeated noncompliance with this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter but that the noncompliance does not in any way involve the health and safety of the public or an individual, the department may schedule the facility for probation rather than suspending or revoking the facility’s license. The department shall provide notice to the facility of the probation and of the items of noncompliance not later than the 10th day before the date the probation period begins. The department shall designate a period of not less than 30 days during which the facility will remain under probation. During the probation period, the facility must correct the items that were in noncompliance and report the corrections to the department for approval.


The department may suspend or revoke the license of an abortion facility that does not correct items that were in noncompliance or that does not comply with this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter within the applicable probation period.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(49), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 23, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 802, Sec. 7, 8, eff. June 20, 2003.

Source: Section 245.012 — Denial, Suspension, Probation, or Revocation of License, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­245.­htm#245.­012 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 245.012’s source at texas​.gov