Certain Texas regulatory agencies initiate action against a regulated business or individual by issuing a Notice of Decision, sometimes called a Notice of Department Decision, and in certain specific instances, a Notice of Detention. A Notice of Decision is what it sounds like – notice that a regulatory agency has decided that a business or person has violated applicable statutory duties or the agency’s rules. An agency will typically issue a Notice of Decision after conducting an investigation and determining a violation has occurred. Nevertheless, a regulated entity may request a hearing on the decision to contest the agency’s factual premises and legal conclusions.
If you have received a Notice of Decision, you should engage experienced counsel immediately to protect your rights.