Bill Text: TX HB3746 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to access to certain health records and information by certain individuals regarding a child placed in foster care.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-23 - Left pending in committee [HB3746 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3746-Introduced.html
  86R3175 MM-D
 
  By: Krause H.B. No. 3746
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to access to certain health records and information by
  certain individuals regarding a child placed in foster care.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 162.0062, Family Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a-1) and adding Subsection (a-2) to read as
  follows:
         (a-1)  If a child is placed with a prospective adoptive
  parent prior to adoption or if a child who is medically fragile is
  placed with or is to be placed with a foster parent, the prospective
  adoptive parent, the foster parent, or the prospective foster
  parent, as applicable, is entitled to examine any record or other
  information relating to the child's health history, including the
  portion of the report prepared under Section 162.005 for the child
  that relates to the child's health.  The department, licensed
  child-placing agency, single source continuum contractor, or other
  person placing a child for adoption shall inform the prospective
  adoptive parent, the foster parent, or the prospective foster
  parent of that individual's [the prospective adoptive parent's]
  right to examine the records and other information relating to the
  child's health history.  The department, licensed child-placing
  agency, single source continuum contractor, or other person placing
  the child for adoption shall edit the records and information to
  protect the identity of the biological parents and any other person
  whose identity is confidential.
         (a-2)  In this section, "child who is medically fragile"
  means a child who qualifies for benefits under the medically
  dependent children (MDCP) waiver program. 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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