Tex. Gov't Code Section 523.0060
Criminal History Background Checks


(a)

In this section, “eligible individual” means an individual whose criminal history record information the executive commissioner or the executive commissioner’s designee is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety under Section 411.1106 (Access to Criminal History Record Information: Health and Human Services Commission).

(b)

The executive commissioner may require an eligible individual to submit fingerprints in a form and of a quality acceptable to the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in conducting a criminal history background check by obtaining criminal history record information under Sections 411.087 (Access to Criminal History Record Information Maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation or Local Criminal Justice Agency) and 411.1106 (Access to Criminal History Record Information: Health and Human Services Commission).

(c)

Criminal history record information the executive commissioner obtains under Sections 411.087 (Access to Criminal History Record Information Maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation or Local Criminal Justice Agency) and 411.1106 (Access to Criminal History Record Information: Health and Human Services Commission) may be used only to evaluate the qualification or suitability for employment, including continued employment, of an eligible individual.

(d)

Notwithstanding Subsection (c), the executive commissioner or the executive commissioner’s designee may release or disclose criminal history record information obtained under Section 411.087 (Access to Criminal History Record Information Maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation or Local Criminal Justice Agency) only to a governmental entity or as otherwise authorized by federal law, including federal regulations and executive orders.
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 769 (H.B. 4611), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2025.

Source: Section 523.0060 — Criminal History Background Checks, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­523.­htm#523.­0060 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

523.0001
Health and Human Services Commission
523.0002
Goals
523.0003
Sunset Provision
523.0004
Applicability of Other Law
523.0051
Executive Commissioner
523.0052
Eligibility for Appointment as Executive Commissioner or to Serve in Certain Employment Positions
523.0053
Term
523.0054
Medical Director
523.0055
Career Ladder Program
523.0056
Merit System
523.0057
Qualifications and Standards of Conduct Information
523.0058
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
523.0059
Use of Agency Staff
523.0060
Criminal History Background Checks
523.0101
Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council
523.0102
Powers and Duties
523.0103
Composition
523.0104
Eligibility to Serve on Executive Council
523.0105
Presiding Officer
523.0106
Meetings
523.0107
Compensation
523.0108
Public Comment
523.0109
Construction of Subchapter
523.0110
Inapplicability of Certain Other Law
523.0151
Commission Divisions
523.0152
Division Director Appointment and Qualifications
523.0153
Division Director Duties
523.0154
Data Analysis Unit
523.0155
Office of Policy and Performance
523.0156
Purchasing Unit
523.0201
Establishment of Advisory Committees
523.0202
Applicability of Other Law
523.0203
Rules for Advisory Committees
523.0204
Public Access to Advisory Committee Meetings
523.0205
Advisory Committee Reporting
523.0251
Public Interest Information and Input Generally
523.0252
Public Hearings
523.0253
Notice of Public Hearing
523.0254
Complaints
523.0255
Office of Ombudsman
523.0301
Definition
523.0302
Office
523.0303
Goals
523.0304
Strategic Plan
523.0305
Powers and Duties
523.0306
Texas Home Visiting Program Trust Fund

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 523.0060’s source at texas​.gov