3701.57 Prosecutions and proceedings - injunctive or other relief.

All prosecutions and proceedings by the department of health for the violation of sections 3701.01 to 3701.56, 3705.01 to 3705.29, 3707.06, 3709.01 to 3709.04, 3709.07 to 3709.11, 3709.13, 3709.17, 3709.18, and 3709.21 to 3709.36 of the Revised Code, or for the violation of any of the orders or rules of the department, shall be instituted by the director of health. Except as provided in division (C) of section 3701.571 of the Revised Code, all fines or judgments the department collects shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

The director of health, the board of health of a general or city health district, or any person charged with enforcing the rules of the department of health as provided in section 3701.56 of the Revised Code may petition the court of common pleas for injunctive or other appropriate relief requiring any person violating a rule adopted by or any order issued by the director of health under this chapter to comply with such rule or order. The court of common pleas of the county in which the offense is alleged to be occurring may grant such injunctive or other appropriate relief as the equities of the case require.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 02-12-2004 .