The director may adopt rules permitted by this subchapter that are necessary to administer or enforce this subchapter but shall adopt a rule expressly required by this subchapter.
The director by rule may release or permit access to information to confirm or deny whether an individual has a preexisting record under this subchapter. After receiving a request regarding an individual whose DNA record has been expunged or removed under Section 411.151, the director shall deny the preexisting record.
The director by rule may exempt:
a laboratory conducting non-human forensic DNA analysis from a rule adopted under this subchapter; and
certain categories of individuals from a requirement to provide an additional sample after an acceptable DNA record exists for the individual.
The director by rule may determine whether a DNA sample complies with a collection provision of this subchapter.Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 595, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1224 (H.B. 1068), Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2005.