Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 94.003
Department Voluntary Testing Programs


The department shall establish voluntary hepatitis C testing programs to be performed at facilities providing voluntary HIV testing under Section 85.082 (Department Voluntary Testing Programs) in each public health region to make confidential counseling and testing available.


The department may contract with public and private entities to perform the testing as necessary according to local circumstances.


The results of a test conducted by a testing program or department program under this section may not be used for insurance purposes, to screen or determine suitability for employment, or to discharge a person from employment.


A person who intentionally violates Subsection (c) is liable to a person injured by the violation. The injured person may bring a civil action for damages and may recover for each violation from a person who violates Subsection (c):


the greater of $1,000 or actual damages; and


reasonable attorney’s fees.


In addition to the remedies provided by Subsection (d), the person may bring an action to restrain a violation or threatened violation of Subsection (c).
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 823, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Renumbered from Sec. 93.002 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 918, Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2001.

Source: Section 94.003 — Department Voluntary Testing Programs, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­94.­htm#94.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 94.003’s source at texas​.gov