Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.314
Testing


(a)

The department shall provide testing as necessary for the welfare of a child who the department believes, after an investigation under this chapter, has been sexually abused, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of a child who was abused in a manner by which HIV may be transmitted.

(b)

Except as provided by Subsection (c), the results of a test under this section are confidential.

(c)

If requested, the department shall report the results of a test under this section to:

(1)

a court having jurisdiction of a proceeding involving the child or a proceeding involving a person suspected of abusing the child;

(2)

a person responsible for the care and custody of the child as a foster parent; and

(3)

a person seeking to adopt the child.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 943, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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