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§ 1-1701. Penalties for violation of act--Injunctive relief

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Public Health Code
Article 17. Miscellaneous
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-1701
§ 1-1701. Penalties for violation of act--Injunctive relief
A. Unless otherwise provided in the Oklahoma Public Health Code:1
1. Any person who willfully fails or refuses to comply with, or violates, a lawful order of the State Board of Health or the State Commissioner of Health, or his duly authorized representative, or of a local health officer, or who violates the terms and conditions of a quarantine or embargo, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be punished by a fine of not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment;
2. Any person who fails or refuses to make or file a report, or to file a certificate, or to keep a record, that is required by the provisions of this Code,1 or by rules of the State Board of Health, or the State Commissioner of Health, or who gives false information in or for such report, certificate or record, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be punished by a fine of not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00);
3. Any person who gives false information in an application for a license or permit, or to the Commissioner or a local health officer, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be punished by a fine of not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00);
4. Any person who does any act for which a license or permit is required by the provisions of this Code, and who is not at the time the holder of such a license or permit, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and
5. Any person who does any act that is made unlawful or a misdemeanor by the provisions of this Code, or who violates any of the other provisions of this Code, or any standard, rule or regulation authorized by this Code, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be punished by a fine of not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
B. 1. Notwithstanding the penalties provided for in this section, district courts may also grant injunctive relief to prevent a violation of, or to compel a compliance with, any of the provisions of this Code or any rule or order issued pursuant to this Code.
2. Any action for injunctive relief to redress or restrain a violation by any person of any provision of this Code, any rule or order issued pursuant to this Code, or recovery of any administrative or civil penalty assessed pursuant to Section 1-1701.1A of this title may be filed and prosecuted by:
a. the district attorney in the appropriate district court of the State of Oklahoma, or
b. the Department on behalf of the State of Oklahoma in the appropriate district court of the State of Oklahoma, or as otherwise authorized by law.
3. As used in this subsection, the term “this Code” includes Section 1-101 et seq. of this title and those statutes codified in Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes for the regulation of professions and occupations for which the Department issues a license.

Credits

Laws 1963, c. 325, art. 17, § 1701, operative July 1, 1963; Laws 1981, c. 277, § 4, emerg. eff. June 26, 1981; Laws 1992, c. 201, § 5, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 145, § 310, eff. July 1, 1993.

Footnotes

Title 63, § 1-101 et seq.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 1-1701, OK ST T. 63 § 1-1701
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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