Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1142
Access to Criminal History Record: Early Childhood Intervention Program Within Health and Human Services Commission


(a)

The Early Childhood Intervention program within the Health and Human Services Commission is entitled to obtain criminal history record information maintained by the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency that relates to an employee or an applicant for permanent, temporary, or consultative employment or for volunteer positions whose employment or potential employment or volunteer position with the program or a local provider involves the delivery of early childhood intervention services or involves direct interactions with or the opportunity to interact and associate with children.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Health and Human Services Commission under Subsection (a) may not be released or disclosed to any person except on court order, with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information, or as provided by Subsection (d).

(c)

The Health and Human Services Commission shall destroy criminal history record information that relates to a person after the information is used for its authorized purpose.

(d)

The Health and Human Services Commission may provide the applicant, employee, professional consultant, or volunteer with a copy of the person’s criminal history record information obtained from the Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency.

(e)

The failure or refusal to provide a complete set of fingerprints or a complete name on request constitutes good cause for dismissal or refusal to hire, as applicable, with regard to program employees, professional consultants, and applicants for permanent, temporary, or consultative employment or for volunteer positions whose employment or potential employment or volunteer position with the Health and Human Services Commission or a local provider involves the delivery of early childhood intervention services or involves direct interactions with or the opportunity to interact and associate with children.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 923, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Sec. 411.132 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 19.01(35), eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 684 (S.B. 2200), Sec. 7, eff. June 10, 2019.
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