Health & Safety Code Section 247.044
(a)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:
(1)the violation creates an immediate threat to the health and safety of the assisted living facility residents; or
(2)the facility is operating without a license.
(b)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:
(1)prohibit a person from continuing a violation of the standards or licensing requirements provided under this chapter;
(2)restrain the establishment or operation of an assisted living facility without a license issued under this chapter; or
(3)grant any other injunctive relief warranted by the facts.
(c)The department may petition a district court for a temporary restraining order to inspect a facility allegedly required to be licensed and operating without a license when admission to the facility cannot be obtained. If it is shown that admission to the facility cannot be obtained, the court shall order the facility to allow the department admission to the facility.
(d)The attorney general or local prosecuting attorney may institute and conduct a suit authorized by this section at the request of the department.
(e)Venue for a suit brought under this section is in the county in which the assisted living facility is located or in Travis County.
Section 247.044 — Injunction,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.247.htm#247.044 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).