Occ. Code Section 301.455
Temporary License Suspension or Restriction
(a)The license of a nurse shall be temporarily suspended or restricted on a determination by a majority of the board or a three-member committee of board members designated by the board that, from the evidence or information presented, the continued practice of the nurse would constitute a continuing and imminent threat to the public welfare.
(b)A license may be temporarily suspended or restricted under this section without notice or hearing on the complaint if:
(1)institution of proceedings for a hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings is initiated simultaneously with the temporary suspension or determination to restrict; and
(2)a hearing is held as soon as possible under this chapter and Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
(c)The State Office of Administrative Hearings shall hold a preliminary hearing not later than the 17th day after the date of the temporary suspension or restriction to determine whether probable cause exists that a continuing and imminent threat to the public welfare exists. The probable cause hearing shall be conducted as a de novo hearing.
(d)A final hearing on the matter shall be held not later than the 61st day after the date of the temporary suspension or restriction.
Section 301.455 — Temporary License Suspension or Restriction,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.301.htm#301.455 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).