Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 464.015


The department may petition a district court to restrain a person or facility that violates the rules, standards, or licensing requirements provided under this subchapter in a manner that causes immediate threat to the health and safety of individual clients.


A suit for injunctive relief, civil penalties authorized by Section 464.017 (Civil Penalty), or both, must be brought in Travis County or the county in which the violation occurs.


A district court, on petition of the department, the attorney general, or a district or county attorney, and on a finding by the court that a person or facility is violating or has violated this subchapter or a standard adopted under this subchapter, shall grant any prohibitory or mandatory injunctive relief warranted by the facts, including a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction.


The court granting injunctive relief shall order the person or facility to reimburse the department and the party bringing the suit for all costs of investigation and litigation, including reasonable attorney’s fees, reasonable investigative expenses, court costs, witness fees, deposition expenses, and civil administrative costs.


At the request of the department, the attorney general or the appropriate district or county attorney shall institute and conduct a suit authorized by Subsection (a) in the name of this state.


On his own initiative, the attorney general or a district attorney or county attorney may maintain an action for injunctive relief in the name of the state for a violation of this subchapter or a standard adopted under this subchapter.


The injunctive relief and civil penalty authorized by this section and Section 464.017 (Civil Penalty) are in addition to any other civil, administrative, or criminal penalty provided by law.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 188, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 705, Sec. 3.07, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1194, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 464.015 — Injunction, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­464.­htm#464.­015 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 464.015’s source at texas​.gov