Occ. Code Section 51.3511
Issuance of Emergency Orders
(a)If the executive director determines that an emergency exists requiring immediate action to protect the public health and safety, the executive director may issue an emergency order to:
(1)suspend or revoke a license or other authorization issued under a program regulated by the department; or
(2)halt operation of an unsafe facility or unsafe equipment that is subject to regulation by the department.
(b)The executive director may issue an emergency order with or without notice and hearing as the executive director considers practicable under the circumstances.
(c)If an emergency order is issued under this section without a hearing, the executive director shall set the time and place for a hearing conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings to affirm, modify, or set aside the emergency order not later than the 10th day after the date the order was issued. The order shall be affirmed to the extent that reasonable cause existed to issue the order.
(d)The commission by rule may prescribe procedures for the determination and appeal of an emergency order issued under this section, including a rule allowing the commission to affirm, modify, or set aside a decision made by the State Office of Administrative Hearings under Subsection (c).
(e)A proceeding under this section is a contested case under Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
Section 51.3511 — Issuance of Emergency Orders,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.51.htm#51.3511 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).