Sec. 191.071: Criminal Background Check Required

(a) A person may not access vital records maintained by the department under this chapter and may not access the department's vital records electronic registration system unless the department, or another person acting on behalf of the department, has conducted a fingerprint-based criminal background check, using state and federal databases, on the person in accordance with department policy and the person's record is satisfactory as determined under department policy.

(b) The department may adopt a policy waiving the requirement of a fingerprint-based background check for a person who previously submitted to a fingerprint-based background check as a condition of licensure by a state agency.


Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 5.03, eff. September 1, 2015.