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 (Expunction or Removal of Dna Records), 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.