Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 773.062
Emergency Suspension


The commissioner shall issue an emergency order to suspend a certificate or license issued under this chapter if the commissioner has reasonable cause to believe that the conduct of any certificate or license holder creates an imminent danger to the public health or safety.


An emergency suspension is effective immediately without a hearing on notice to the certificate or license holder. Notice must also be given to the sponsoring governmental entity if the holder is a provider exempt from payment of fees under Section 773.0581 (Providers Exempt From Fees).


The holder may request in writing a hearing on the emergency suspension. The department shall refer the matter to the State Office of Administrative Hearings. An administrative law judge of that office shall conduct the hearing not earlier than the 10th day or later than the 30th day after the date on which the request is received by the department, shall make findings of fact, and shall issue a written proposal for decision regarding whether the department should continue, modify, or rescind the suspension. The department’s hearing rules and Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code, govern the hearing and any appeal from a disciplinary action related to the hearing.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 265, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(49), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1544, eff. April 2, 2015.

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