Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1143
Access to Criminal History Record Information; Agencies Operating Part of Medical Assistance Program


The Health and Human Services Commission, an agency operating part of the medical assistance program under Chapter 32 (Medical Assistance Program), Human Resources Code, or the office of inspector general established under Chapter 531 (Health and Human Services Commission), Government Code, is entitled to obtain from the department the criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a provider under the medical assistance program or a person applying to enroll as a provider under the medical assistance program.


Criminal history record information an agency or the office of inspector general is authorized to obtain under Subsection (a) includes criminal history record information relating to:


a person with a direct or indirect ownership or control interest, as defined by 42 C.F.R. Section 455.101, in a provider of five percent or more; and


a person whose information is required to be disclosed in accordance with 42 C.F.R. Part 1001.


Criminal history record information obtained by the commission or an agency under Subsection (a) may not be released or disclosed to any person except in a criminal proceeding, in an administrative proceeding, on court order, or with the consent of the provider or applicant.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1153, Sec. 2.04(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Sec. 411.132 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 19.01(36), eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 879 (S.B. 223), Sec. 3.10, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 1720), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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