Health & Safety Code Section 441.0102
(a)The department may assess an administrative penalty against a person who violates this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter.
(b)In determining the amount of the penalty, the department shall consider:
(1)the person’s previous violations;
(2)the seriousness of the violation;
(3)the person’s demonstrated good faith; and
(4)any other matters as justice may require.
(c)The penalty may not exceed $1,000 a day for each violation.
(d)Each day a violation continues may be considered a separate violation.
(e)The enforcement of the penalty may be stayed during the time the order is under judicial review if the person pays the penalty to the clerk of the court or files a supersedeas bond with the court in the amount of the penalty. A person who cannot afford to pay the penalty or file the bond may stay the enforcement by filing an affidavit in the manner required by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure for a party who cannot afford to file security for costs, subject to the right of the board to contest the affidavit as provided by those rules.
(f)The attorney general may sue to collect the penalty. Money collected under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury and may be appropriated only to the department for the purposes of administrating this chapter.
Section 441.0102 — Administrative Penalty,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.441.htm#441.0102 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).