Section 1291. (Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 233, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1291.
The director may bring an action to enjoin the violation or threatened violation of Section 1253 in the superior court in and for the county in which the violation occurred or is about to occur. Any proceeding under this section shall conform to the requirements of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 525) of Title 7 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the director shall not be required to allege facts necessary to show or tending to show lack of adequate remedy at law or irreparable damage or loss. Upon a finding by the director that the violations threaten the health or safety of patients in, or served by, a health facility, the health officer of any county or city health department which has been delegated inspection authority as defined in Section 1257 may bring an action to enjoin the violation, threatened violation, or continued violation by any health facility which is located in an area which is under his or her local health jurisdiction. Prior to bringing an action to enjoin the violation, the department shall ensure, to the extent feasible, that written notice of the proposed action is provided to each patient or the party responsible for each patient, each patient’s physician and appropriate agencies which may be able to assist in, or facilitate, the placement of the patient in a licensed facility.
With respect to any and all actions brought pursuant to this section alleging the actual violation of Section 1253, the court shall, if it finds the allegations to be true, issue its order enjoining the facility from continuance of the violation.