Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.314


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.


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


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


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


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


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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