This depends on the type of violation. If an imminent health hazard is identified, the establishment is closed immediately. For other violations, inspectors work with establishment and property owners to correct the violations. Some may be corrected immediately and others may require a timeline for corrections. Repeated, uncorrected violations may also result in a permit being revoked and/or fines.
An imminent health hazard is a significant threat or danger to health that is considered to exist when there is evidence sufficient to show that a product, practice, circumstance, or event creates a situation that requires immediate correction or cessation of operation to prevent injury based on:
- The number of potential injuries
- The nature, severity, and duration of the anticipated injury