Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.412
Furnishing of Information; Confidentiality


The vital statistics unit is not required to attempt to locate the mother of a child who is the subject of a registration. The vital statistics unit shall send a copy of the notice of the registration to a mother who has provided an address.


Information contained in the registry is confidential and may be released on request only to:


a court or a person designated by the court;


the mother of the child who is the subject of the registration;


an agency authorized by another law to receive the information;


a licensed child-placing agency;


a support enforcement agency;


a party, or the party’s attorney of record, to a proceeding under this chapter or a proceeding to adopt or to terminate parental rights regarding a child who is the subject of the registration; and


the registry of paternity in another state.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 1.070, eff. April 2, 2015.

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