Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1387
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Facility, Regulatory Agency, or Private Agency


(a)

In this section, “facility,” “regulatory agency,” and “private agency” have the meanings assigned by Section 250.001 (Definitions), Health and Safety Code.

(b)

A regulatory agency 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 at or an employee of a facility other than a facility licensed under Chapter 142 (Home and Community Support Services), Health and Safety Code; or

(2)

an applicant for employment at or an employee of a facility licensed under Chapter 142 (Home and Community Support Services), Health and Safety Code, if the duties of employment involve direct contact with a consumer in the facility.

(b-1)

A facility or a private agency on behalf of a facility 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 with, an employee of, or a volunteer with the facility;

(2)

an applicant for employment with or an employee of a person or business that contracts with the facility; or

(3)

a student enrolled in an educational program or course of study who is at the facility for educational purposes.

(c)

A facility may:

(1)

obtain directly from the department criminal history record information on a person described by Subsection (b-1); or

(2)

authorize a private agency to obtain that information from the department.

(d)

A private agency obtaining criminal history record information on behalf of a facility under Subsection (c) shall forward the information received to the facility requesting the information.

(e)

Criminal history record information obtained by a facility, regulatory agency, or private agency on behalf of a facility under Subsection (b) or (b-1) may not be released or disclosed to any person or agency except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the information.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 296, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 266 (H.B. 729), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.
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