Fam. Code Section 264.509
Access to Information
(a)A review team may request information and records regarding a deceased child as necessary to carry out the review team’s purpose and duties. Records and information that may be requested under this section include:
(1)medical, dental, and mental health care information; and
(2)information and records maintained by any state or local government agency, including:
(A)a birth certificate;
(B)law enforcement investigative data;
(C)medical examiner investigative data;
(D)juvenile court records;
(E)parole and probation information and records; and
(F)child protective services information and records.
(b)On request of the presiding officer of a review team, the custodian of the relevant information and records relating to a deceased child shall provide those records to the review team at no cost to the review team.
(b-1)The Department of State Health Services shall provide a review team with electronic access to the preliminary death certificate for a deceased child.
(c)This subsection does not authorize the release of the original or copies of the mental health or medical records of any member of the child’s family or the guardian or caretaker of the child or an alleged or suspected perpetrator of abuse or neglect of the child which are in the possession of any state or local government agency as provided in Subsection (a)(2). Information relating to the mental health or medical condition of a member of of the child’s family or the guardian or caretaker of the child or the alleged or suspected perpetrator of abuse or neglect of the child acquired as part of an investigation by a state or local government agency as provided in Subsection (a)(2) may be provided to the review team.
Section 264.509 — Access to Information,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.264.htm#264.509 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).