Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1144
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Agencies With Employees, Contractors, or Volunteers at State Supported Living Centers


(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 with the agency;

(B)

an employee of the agency;

(C)

a volunteer with the agency;

(D)

an applicant for a volunteer position with the agency;

(E)

an applicant for a contract with the agency; or

(F)

a contractor of the agency; and

(2)

who would be placed in direct contact with a resident or client, as defined by Section 555.001 (Definitions), Health and Safety Code.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by an agency under Subsection (a) 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 agency concerning the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information; or

(4)

as provided by Subsection (c).

(c)

An agency is not prohibited from releasing criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (a) or (d) 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 an agency from obtaining and using criminal history record information as provided by other law.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 284 (S.B. 643), Sec. 8, eff. June 11, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2673), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2673), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 684 (S.B. 2200), Sec. 8, eff. June 10, 2019.
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