Health & Safety Code Section 431.042
(a)To enforce this chapter, the department or a health authority may, on presenting appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge:
(1)enter at reasonable times an establishment, including a factory or warehouse, in which a food, drug, device, or cosmetic is manufactured, processed, packed, or held for introduction into commerce or held after the introduction;
(2)enter a vehicle being used to transport or hold the food, drug, device, or cosmetic in commerce; or
(3)inspect at reasonable times, within reasonable limits, and in a reasonable manner, the establishment or vehicle and all equipment, finished and unfinished materials, containers, and labeling of any item and obtain samples necessary for the enforcement of this chapter.
(b)The inspection of an establishment, including a factory, warehouse, or consulting laboratory, in which a prescription drug or restricted device is manufactured, processed, packed, or held for introduction into commerce extends to any place or thing, including a record, file, paper, process, control, or facility, in order to determine whether the drug or device:
(1)is adulterated or misbranded;
(2)may not be manufactured, introduced into commerce, sold, or offered for sale under this chapter; or
(3)is otherwise in violation of this chapter.
(c)An inspection under Subsection (b) may not extend to:
(2)sales data other than shipment data;
(4)personnel data other than data relating to the qualifications of technical and professional personnel performing functions under this chapter;
(5)research data other than data:
(A)relating to new drugs, antibiotic drugs, and devices; and
(B)subject to reporting and inspection under regulations issued under Section 505(i) or (j), 519, or 520(g) of the federal Act; or
(6)data relating to other drugs or devices that, in the case of a new drug, would be subject to reporting or inspection under regulations issued under Section 505(j) of the federal Act.
(d)An inspection under Subsection (b) shall be started and completed with reasonable promptness.
(e)This section does not apply to:
(1)a pharmacy that:
(A)complies with Subtitle J, Title 3, Occupations Code;
(B)regularly engages in dispensing prescription drugs or devices on prescriptions of practitioners licensed to administer the drugs or devices to their patients in the course of their professional practice; and
(C)does not, through a subsidiary or otherwise, manufacture, prepare, propagate, compound, or process a drug or device for sale other than in the regular course of its business of dispensing or selling drugs or devices at retail;
(2)a practitioner licensed to prescribe or administer a drug who manufactures, prepares, propagates, compounds, or processes the drug solely for use in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice;
(3)a practitioner licensed to prescribe or use a device who manufactures or processes the device solely for use in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice; or
(4)a person who manufactures, prepares, propagates, compounds, or processes a drug or manufactures or processes a device solely for use in research, teaching, or chemical analysis and not for sale.
(f)The executive commissioner may exempt a class of persons from inspection under this section if the executive commissioner finds that inspection as applied to the class is not necessary for the protection of the public health.
(g)The department or a health authority who makes an inspection under this section to enforce the provisions of this chapter applicable to infant formula shall be permitted, at all reasonable times, to have access to and to copy and verify records:
(1)in order to determine whether the infant formula manufactured or held in the inspected facility meets the requirements of this chapter; or
(2)that are required by this chapter.
(h)If the department or a health authority while inspecting an establishment, including a factory or warehouse, obtains a sample, the department or health authority before leaving the establishment shall give to the owner, operator, or the owner’s or operator’s agent a receipt describing the sample.
Section 431.042 — Inspection,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.431.htm#431.042 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).