(a) A person who is injured by a violation of Section 545.057 may bring a civil action for damages.
(b) A person may bring an action to restrain a violation or threatened violation of
(c) If it is found in a civil action that a person or entity has released or disclosed
a test result or allowed a test result to become known in violation of Section 545.057, the person or entity is liable for:
(1) actual damages;
(2) a civil penalty of:
(A) not more than $1,000 if the release or disclosure was negligent; or
(B) not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 if the release or disclosure was wilful;
(3) court costs and reasonable attorney's fees incurred by the person bringing the
(d) A defendant in a civil action brought under this section is not entitled to claim
a privilege as a defense to the action.
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