Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1106
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Health and Human Services Commission


(a)

In this section, “commission” means the Health and Human Services Commission.

(b)

The executive commissioner of the commission, or the executive commissioners designee, is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who is:

(1)

an applicant for employment for a position in which the person, as an employee, would have access to sensitive personal or financial information, as determined by the executive commissioner, in:

(A)

the eligibility services division of the commission; or

(B)

the commissions office of inspector general; or

(2)

an employee of the commission who has access to sensitive personal or financial information, as determined by the executive commissioner.

(c)

Criminal history record information obtained by the executive commissioner of the commission, or by the executive commissioners designee, under Subsection (b) may not be released or disclosed, except:

(1)

if the information is in a public record at the time the information is obtained;

(2)

on court order;

(3)

to a criminal justice agency, upon request;

(4)

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

(5)

as provided by Subsection (d).

(d)

The commission is not prohibited from disclosing criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (b) in a criminal proceeding or in a hearing conducted by the commission.

(e)

The executive commissioner shall destroy all criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (b) as soon as practicable after the information is used for its authorized purpose.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1209 (S.B. 1540), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
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