Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1103
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Department of State Health Services and Health and Human Services Commission


(a)

The Department of State Health Services and the Health and Human Services Commission are entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person:

(1)

who is:

(A)

an applicant for employment at a state hospital;

(B)

an employee of a state hospital;

(C)

a person who contracts or may contract to provide goods or services to the Department of State Health Services or the Health and Human Services Commission, as applicable, at a state hospital or an employee of or applicant for employment with that person;

(D)

a volunteer with a state hospital; or

(E)

an applicant for a volunteer position with a state hospital; and

(2)

who would be placed in direct contact with a patient at a state hospital.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Department of State Health Services or the Health and Human Services Commission under this section may not be released or disclosed to any person except:

(1)

on court order;

(2)

with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information;

(3)

for purposes of an administrative hearing held by the Department of State Health Services or the Health and Human Services Commission, as applicable, concerning the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information; or

(4)

as provided by Subsection (c).

(c)

The Department of State Health Services or the Health and Human Services Commission is not prohibited from releasing criminal history record information obtained under this section to the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

(d)

Subject to Section 411.087 (Access to Criminal History Record Information Maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation or Local Criminal Justice Agency), the Department of State Health Services and the Health and Human Services Commission are entitled to:

(1)

obtain through the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record information maintained or indexed by that bureau that pertains to a person described by Subsection (a); and

(2)

obtain from any other criminal justice agency in this state criminal history record information maintained by that criminal justice agency that relates to a person described by Subsection (a).

(e)

This section does not prohibit the Department of State Health Services or the Health and Human Services Commission from obtaining and using criminal history record information as provided by other law.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 395 (S.B. 152), Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 684 (S.B. 2200), Sec. 2, eff. June 10, 2019.
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