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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 1. Clinics [1200 - 1245]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1147. )

ARTICLE 4. Offenses [1235 - 1238]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1147. )


(a)  Except as provided in subdivision (b), any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who willfully or repeatedly violates any rule or regulation promulgated under this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 180 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(b)  Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1234 is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 144. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)


The director may bring an action to enjoin the violation or threatened violation of Section 1205 in the superior court in and for the county in which the violation occurred or is about to occur. Any proceeding under the provisions of 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.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1147.)


Any action brought by the director against a clinic shall not abate by reason of a sale or other transfer of ownership of the facility which is a party to the action, except with express written consent of the director.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1147.)


The district attorney of every county shall, upon application by the state department or its authorized representative, institute and conduct the prosecution of any action for violation within his county of any provision of this chapter or regulations adopted hereunder.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1147.)

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