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Summary:

The list of DISqualifications and criminal activity which prevents someone from continuing and barring involvement in Texas's Foster and Adoptive activities is more extensive that what you might think.

In preparation for this article we reached out to a few dozen social workers, and one of them was kind enough to forward us a copy of the most recently revised copy detailing out what criminal activities can prevent, hinder, and suspend a person from being part of the foster and adoption system in Texas. This wa

Foster or Adoptive Homes: Criminal History Requirements 

Revised January 2021 

Introduction: 

In accordance with Title 26 Texas Administrative Code §745.661 (What types of criminal convictions may affect a subject’s ability  to be present at an operation?), this chart notes criminal convictions that may affect a person’s ability to be present in Agency  Foster and Adoptive Homes, including when the foster or adoptive parents are unrelated to the child and when the foster or  adoptive parents are either related to or have a longstanding relationship with the child. 

First, let’s clarify and give specificity to a few things.

  1. This chart is MASSIVE! Yes, it will take you a while to scroll through all of these. However, when someone asks something like, “Can you still adopt in Texas with a criminal record?” or “What type of criminal activities can prevent you from continuing in Texas’ fostering program?” or “Which criminal acts will immediately suspend a person from any and all fostering and adoption programs in Texas?” ….now, with this list, our community will have the answer!
  2. This chart is laid out in several sections. It has been divided up based on Offenses, and each offense has several meanings which are further articulated and explained below.
  3. If you are reading this on a mobile device, we have programmed the readability of these charts so that the information stays in tact, but you will need to swipe left and right to see all the information for each offcense.

The terms below have the following meaning when used in this chart:  

  • Absolute Bar: a person convicted of the crime is permanently prohibited from being present at the operation while children  are in care, and the person does NOT qualify for a risk evaluation. 
  • N/A: there are two possible meanings for this term in this chart: 
    • When used under a column related to a “felony” or “misdemeanor,” the term is used because the crime does not  have that offense level
    • When used under the column titled “If this person is eligible for a risk evaluation…” the term is used because a  conviction for this offense is not eligible for a risk evaluation. 
  • No Action Required: no action is required if a person is convicted of the crime. 
  • Risk Evaluation: a person convicted of this particular crime is eligible for a risk evaluation unless the person has another  background check result that is an absolute bar. A risk evaluation will consider all of the person’s background check results.
  • Risk Evaluation if conviction was in the last 10 years: an approved risk evaluation is necessary for the person to be  present at the operation only if the conviction date is within the last 10 years from the date the background check eligibility  is determined. After the 10 years have passed, the crime no longer requires an action by HHSC unless the person is on  parole for a felony offense. 
  • 5- (or 20-) Year Bar; Risk Evaluation Thereafter: a person convicted of the crime is prohibited for 5 (or 20) years from  being present at the operation while children are in care. The person requires an approved risk evaluation for the conviction  after that time period has passed.
  • 5-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation b/w 5 & 10 Years: a person convicted of the crime is prohibited for 5 years from being  present at the operation while children are in care. After the first 5 years have passed, the person requires an approved risk  evaluation for the next 5 years. After the total 10 years have passed, the crime no longer requires an action by HHSC  unless the person is on parole for a felony offense. 

The following assumptions apply to the chart: 

  • This chart applies to all criminal history checks conducted under Title 26 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 745,  Licensing, Subchapter F, Background Checks. 
  • Time limits are based on the date of conviction. When a final disposition has not yet been rendered, an arrest or charge for  an offense listed on this chart may affect a person’s ability to be present at an operation if: 
    • a conviction would prohibit the person from being present pending the outcome of a risk evaluation; or o the Centralized Background Check Unit (CBCU) determines that the person poses an immediate threat to the health or  safety of children. 
    • Although the crimes listed in this chart reflect only offenses in Texas statutes, the same outcomes apply to similar criminal offenses under the laws of another state or federal law. 
  • For purposes of a person’s ability to be present at an operation, a Criminal Attempt conviction will be treated as falling  under the same section of the Penal Code as the offense that was attempted. Examples: 
    • A conviction for Attempt to Commit Murder would be treated in the same manner as Murder and would result in an  absolute bar.
    • A conviction for Criminal Conspiracy or Criminal Solicitation will be treated as falling under the same section of the  Penal Code as the offense that was the subject of the conspiracy or the solicitation. 
  • In accordance with Title26 Texas Administrative Code §745.661(c), a person currently on parole for any felony offense not  otherwise barrable must have an approved risk evaluation prior to being present at an operation. 
  • When reviewing additional information received relating to a felony conviction, the person will not be eligible for a risk  evaluation if CBCU determines the conviction meets requirements in 42 U.S.C. §671(a)(20)(A). 

Again community: Here’s the table of contents. It’s massive, but well worth the read. Who knew that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code played a part in Texas’s adoption and fostering system? If you didn’t before, now you do! (it’s one of the last charts)

As the community reads this, remember children are defenseless towards their parent/ guardian’s actions. While we all strive to keep families safe and cohesive, sometimes it’s best to suspend a child’s relationship in an unhealthy & illegal atmosphere to give the children an opportunity to be around a loving, legally sound, safe, and more mature adults.

Table of Contents

Texas Penal Code, Title 4, Inchoate Offenses

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster or  Adoptive Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the Outcome  of the Risk  Evaluation?
Criminal Solicitation of a  Minor (felony or  misdemeanor)15.031 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar† Risk EvaluationFelony: N/A Misdemeanor: No
Anyone convicted of Felony Solicitation of a minor, there is an ABSOLUTE BAR from becoming involved in the foster or adoption system here in Texas.

Texas Penal Code, Title 5, Offenses Against the Person

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster or  Adoptive Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home  While Children are in  Care Pending the  Outcome of the Risk  Evaluation?
Murder (felony) 19.02 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Capital Murder (felony) 19.03 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Manslaughter (felony) 19.04 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Criminally Negligent  Homicide (felony) 19.05 Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ N/A
Unlawful Restraint (felony or misdemeanor) 20.0220-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Kidnapping (felony) 20.0320-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Aggravated Kidnapping  (felony) 20.04 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Smuggling of Persons  (felony) 20.05• 1st Degree:  Absolute Bar† • 2nd or 3rd  Degree: 20-Year  Bar;  Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A• 1st Degree:  Absolute Bar† • 2nd or 3rd Degree: Risk  EvaluationN/A No
Continuous Smuggling of  Persons (felony) 20.06• 1st Degree:  Absolute Bar† • 2nd Degree:  20-Year Bar;  Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A• 1st Degree:  Absolute Bar† • 2nd Degree:  Risk EvaluationN/A No
Operation Of A Stash House  (misdemeanor) 20.07 N/A20-Year Bar; Risk  Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation No
Trafficking of Persons  (felony) 20A.02 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Continuous Trafficking of  Persons (felony) 20A.03 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Continuous Sexual Abuse of  Young Child or Children  (felony)Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Public Lewdness  (misdemeanor) 21.07 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Indecent Exposure  (misdemeanor ) 21.08 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Bestiality (felony) 21.09 Absolute Bar Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar Absolute Bar^ N/A
Indecency with a Child  (felony) 21.11 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Improper Relationship  Between Educator & Student  (felony)21.12 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Invasive Visual Recording  (felony) 21.1520-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  Thereafter20-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  Thereafter^Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No
Unlawful Disclosure or  Promotion of Intimate Visual  Material (felony or  misdemeanor)21.16 Absolute Bar Risk Evaluation^ Absolute Bar Risk Evaluation^ No
Voyeurism (felony or  misdemeanor) 21.17 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar† Risk EvaluationFelony: N/A Misdemeanor: No
Sexual Coercion (felony) 21.18 Absolute Bar Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar Absolute Bar^ N/A
Unlawful Electronic  Transmission Of Sexually  Explicit Visual Material  (misdemeanor)21.19 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Assault (felony or  misdemeanor) 22.0120-Year Bar;  Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation5-Year Bar†, Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation No
Sexual Assault (felony) 22.011 Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ N/A
Indecent Assault  (misdemeanor) 22.012 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Aggravated Assault (felony) 22.0220-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A5-Year Bar†, Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A No
Aggravated Sexual Assault  (felony) 22.021 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Injury to a Child, Elderly  Individual, or Disabled  Individual (felony)22.04 Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ N/A
Abandoning or Endangering  Child (felony) 22.041 Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ N/A
Deadly Conduct (felony or misdemeanor) 22.0520-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Terroristic Threat (felony or misdemeanor) 22.0720-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Aiding Suicide (felony or  misdemeanor) 22.0820-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Tampering with a Consumer  Product (felony) 22.0920-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Leaving a Child in a Vehicle  (misdemeanor) 22.10 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster or  Adoptive Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home  While Children are in  Care Pending the  Outcome of the Risk  Evaluation?
Harassment by Persons in  Certain Correctional  Facilities; Harassment of a  Public Servant (felony)22.1120-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Remember: Harassment of a Public Servant will get you a 20 year bar from ever being involved with Texas’s Adoptive or Foster system!


Texas Penal Code, Title 6, Offenses Against the Family

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster or  Adoptive Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home  While Children are in  Care Pending the  Outcome of the Risk  Evaluation?
Bigamy (felony) 25.01 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Prohibited Sexual Conduct  (felony) 25.0220-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Interference with Child  Custody (felony) 25.0320-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  Thereafter20-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  Thereafter^Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No
Agreement to Abduct from  Custody (felony) 25.03120-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  Thereafter20-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  Thereafter^Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No
Enticing a Child (felony or  misdemeanor) 25.0420-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Criminal Nonsupport (felony) 25.05 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ Yes^^
Harboring Runaway Child  (misdemeanor) 25.06 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Violation of Certain Court  Orders or Conditions of Bond  in a Family Violence, Child  Abuse or Neglect, Sexual  Assault or Abuse, Indecent  Assault, Stalking, or  Trafficking Case (felony or  misdemeanor)25.07 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar† Risk EvaluationFelony: N/A Misdemeanor: No
Violation of Protective Order  Preventing Offense Caused  by Bias or Prejudice (felony  or misdemeanor)25.07120-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Repeated Violation of Certain  Court Orders or Conditions of  Bond in Family Violence,  Child Abuse or Neglect,  Sexual Assault or Abuse,  Indecent Assault, Stalking, or  Trafficking Case (felony or  misdemeanor)25.072 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation No
Sale or Purchase of Child  (felony) 25.08 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Unregulated Custody  Transfer of Adopted Child  (felony)25.081 Absolute Bar N/A Absolute Bar N/A N/A
Advertising for Placement of  Child (felony or  misdemeanor)25.0920-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Continuous Violence Against  the Family (felony) 25.11 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A


Texas Penal Code, Title 7, Offenses Against Property

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster or  Adoptive Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home  While Children are in  Care Pending the  Outcome of the Risk  Evaluation?
Arson (felony) 28.02 Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ Absolute Bar† Absolute Bar^ N/A
Criminal Mischief (felony or  misdemeanor) 28.03 Risk Evaluation No Action Needed Risk Evaluation No Action Needed No
Robbery (felony) 29.0220-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Aggravated Robbery (felony) 29.0320-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A5-Year Bar†, Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A No
Burglary (felony) 30.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required^Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required^ Yes^^
Theft (felony or  misdemeanor)31.03  31.04  31.05  31.12  31.16Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Mail Theft (felony or  misdemeanor) 31.20Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action RequiredRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required Yes^^
Forgery (felony or  misdemeanor) 32.21Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Credit Card or Debit Card  Abuse (felony) 32.31Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Fraudulent Use Or  Possession Of Credit Card Or  Debit Card  Information (felony)32.315Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
False Statement to Obtain  Property or Credit or in the  Provision of Certain Services  (felony or misdemeanor)32.32Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Hindering Secured Creditors  (felony or misdemeanor) 32.33Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Misapplication of Fiduciary  Property (felony or  misdemeanor)32.45Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Securing Execution of a  Document by Deception  (felony or misdemeanor)32.46Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Exploitation of Child, Elderly  Individual, or Disabled  Individual (felony)32.53 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Breach of Computer Security  (felony or misdemeanor) 33.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Online Solicitation of a Minor  (felony) 33.021 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Electronic Data Tampering  (felony or misdemeanor) 33.023Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes
Unlawful Decryption (felony  or misdemeanor) 33.024Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes
Telecommunications Crimes  (felony or misdemeanor) 33ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Money Laundering (felony) 34.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
Insurance Fraud (felony or  misdemeanor) 35.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
Health Care Fraud (felony or  misdemeanor) 35A.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^


Texas Penal Code, Title 8, Offenses Against Administration

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the  Outcome of the Risk  Evaluation?
Bribery (felony) 36.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
Coercion of Public Servant or  Voter (felony or  misdemeanor)36.03Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Improper Influence  (misdemeanor) 36.04 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Tampering with Witness  (felony) 36.05 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/AFelony: No Misdemeanor: N/A
Obstruction or Retaliation  (felony) 36.0620-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Acceptance of Honorarium  (misdemeanor) 36.07 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Gift to Public Servant by  Person Subject to His  Jurisdiction (misdemeanor)36.08 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Offering Gift to Public Servant  (misdemeanor) 36.09 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Perjury (misdemeanor) 37.02 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Aggravated Perjury (felony) 37.03Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
Misrepresenting Child As  Family Member At Port Of  Entry (misdemeanor)37.082 N/A20-Year Bar; Risk  Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation No
Tampering with or Fabricating  Physical Evidence (felony or  misdemeanor)37.09 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Tampering with Governmental  Record (felony or  misdemeanor)37.10 Risk Evaluation• For Class A: Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years • For Class B or C:  No Action  RequiredRisk Evaluation• For Class A: Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years • For Class B or C:  No Action  RequiredYes^^
Fraudulent Filing of Financing  Statement (felony or  misdemeanor)37.101Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Impersonating a Public  Servant (felony) 37.11Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
Record of a Fraudulent Court  (felony or misdemeanor) 37.13Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
False Statement Regarding  Child Custody Determination  Made in Foreign Country  (felony)37.14Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
Failure to Identify  (misdemeanor) 38.02 N/A• For Class A: Risk  Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 5 years • For Class B or C:  No Action  RequiredN/A• For Class A: Risk  Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 5 years • For Class B or C:  No Action  RequiredYes^^
Resisting Arrest, Search, or  Transportation (felony or  misdemeanor)38.03 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Evading Arrest or Detention  (felony or misdemeanor) 38.04 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Hindering Apprehension or  Prosecution (felony or  misdemeanor)38.05Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Escape (felony or  misdemeanor) 38.06 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Permitting or Facilitating  Escape (felony or  misdemeanor)38.07 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Implements for Escape  (felony) 38.09 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Bail Jumping and Failure to  Appear (felony and  misdemeanor)38.10Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo Action RequiredRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required Yes^^
Improper Contact with Victim  (felony and misdemeanor) 38.111Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo Action RequiredRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required Yes^^
Violation of Protective Order  Issued on Basis of Sexual  Assault or Abuse, Stalking, or  Trafficking (misdemeanor)38.112 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Unauthorized Absence from  Community Corrections  Facility, County Correctional  Center, or Assignment Site  (felony)38.113Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo Action Required^Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required^ Yes^^
Falsely Holding Oneself Out  as a Lawyer (felony) 38.122Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/A Yes^^
Unauthorized Practice of Law  (felony or misdemeanor) 38.123Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Taking or Attempting to Take  Weapon from Peace Officer,  Federal Special Investigator,  Employee or Official of  Correctional Facility, Parole  Officer, Community  Supervision and Corrections  Department Officer, or  Commissioned Security  Officer (felony)38.14 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No
Interference with Police  Service Animals (felony or  misdemeanor)38.151 Risk Evaluation• For Class A: Risk  Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years • For Class B or C:  No Action  RequiredRisk Evaluation• For Class A: Risk  Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years • For Class B or C:  No Action  RequiredFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Interference with Radio  Frequency Licensed to  Government Entity (felony or  misdemeanor)38.152Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo Action RequiredRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required Yes^^
Failure to Stop or Report  Aggravated Sexual Assault of  Child (misdemeanor)38.17 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Failure to Report Felony  (misdemeanor) 38.171 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Abuse of Official Capacity  (felony or misdemeanor) 39.02Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo Action RequiredRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required Yes^^
Official Oppression (felony or  misdemeanor) 39.03 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Violations of the Civil Rights  of Person in Custody;  Improper Sexual Activity with  Person in Custody (felony or  misdemeanor)39.04 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Failure to Report Death of  Prisoner (misdemeanor) 39.05 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Misuse of Official Information  (felony or misdemeanor) 39.06Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo Action RequiredRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Required Yes^^


Texas Penal Code, Title 9, Offenses Against Public Order and Decency

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the Outcome  of the Risk  Evaluation?
Interference with Emergency  Request for Assistance  (felony or misdemeanor)42.062Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Harassment (misdemeanor) 42.07 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Stalking (felony) 42.07220-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Interference with Emergency  Request for Assistance  (felony or misdemeanor)42.062Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Abuse of Corpse (felony or  misdemeanor) 42.08 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Cruelty to Livestock Animals  (felony or misdemeanor) 42.09 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Attack on Assistance Animal  (felony or misdemeanor) 42.091 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Cruelty to Nonlivestock  Animals (felony or  misdemeanor)42.092 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Dog Fighting (felony or  misdemeanor) 42.10 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Cock fighting (felony or  misdemeanor) 42.105 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Prostitution (felony or  misdemeanor) 43.0220-Year Bar; Risk  Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation5-Year Bar†, Risk  Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation No
Promotion of Prostitution  (felony or misdemeanor) 43.03• 1st or 2nd  Degree: Absolute  Bar • State Jail Felony  or 3rd Degree:  20-Year Bar†;  Risk Evaluation  Thereafter*Risk Evaluation^*• 1st or 2nd Degree:  Absolute Bar • State Jail Felony  or 3rd Degree:  5-Year Bar†,  Risk Evaluation  Thereafter*Risk Evaluation^* No
Online Promotion Of  Prostitution (felony) 43.031• 1st or 2nd Degree: Absolute  Bar • State Jail Felony,  or 3rd Degree  Felony: 20-Year  Bar; Risk  Evaluation  Thereafter*N/A• 1st or 2nd  Degree: Absolute Bar • State Jail Felony  or 3rd Degree  Felony: 5-Year  Bar†, Risk  Evaluation  Thereafter*N/A No
Aggravated Promotion of  Prostitution (felony) 43.0420-Year Bar;  Risk Evaluation  Thereafter*N/A5-Year Bar†,  Risk Evaluation  Thereafter*N/A No
Aggravated Online  Promotion Of Prostitution  (felony)43.04120-Year Bar; Risk  Evaluation  Thereafter*N/A5-Year Bar†, Risk  Evaluation  Thereafter*N/A N/A
Compelling Prostitution  (felony) 43.05 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Obscene Display or  Distribution (misdemeanor) 43.22 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Obscenity (felony or  misdemeanor) 43.23 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar† Risk EvaluationFelony: N/A Misdemeanor: No
Sale, Distribution, or  Display of Harmful Material  to a Minor (felony or  misdemeanor)43.2420-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterRisk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Sexual Performance by a  Child (felony) 43.25 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Employment Harmful to  Children (felony) 43.25120-Year Bar;  Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Possession or Promotion of  Child Pornography (felony) 43.26 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A N/A
Electronic Transmission of  Certain Visual Material  Depicting Minor  (misdemeanor)43.261 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Possession or Promotion of  Lewd Visual Material  Depicting Child (felony)43.262 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No


Texas Penal Code, Title 10, Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, and Morals

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the Outcome  of the Risk  Evaluation?
Hoax Bombs (misdemeanor) 46.08 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Prohibited Weapons (felony) 46.05Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years^Risk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^No
Making a Firearm Accessible  to a Child (misdemeanor) 46.13 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Firearm Smuggling (felony) 46.14 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Prohibition of the Purchase  and Sale of Human Organs  (misdemeanor)48.02 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Prohibition on Purchase or  Sale of Human Fetal Tissue  (felony)48.03 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No
Public Intoxication  (misdemeanor) 49.02 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 5 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 5 yearsYes^^
Possession of Alcoholic  Beverage in Motor Vehicle  (misdemeanor)49.031 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Driving While Intoxicated  (felony or misdemeanor) 49.045-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Driving While Intoxicated with  Child Passenger (felony) 49.0455-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^No
Flying While Intoxicated  (felony or misdemeanor) 49.055-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Boating While Intoxicated  (felony or misdemeanor) 49.065-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Assembling or Operating an  Amusement Ride While  Intoxicated (felony or  misdemeanor)49.0655-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Intoxication Assault (felony) 49.0720-Year Bar; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  ThereafterN/A No
Intoxication Manslaughter  (felony) 49.08 Absolute Bar† N/A Absolute Bar† N/A No


Texas Penal Code, Title 11, Organized Crime

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the  Outcome of the Risk  Evaluation?
Engaging in Organized  Criminal Activity (felony or  misdemeanor)71.02 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Violation of Court Order  Enjoining Organized Criminal  Activity (misdemeanor)71.021 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Coercing, Inducing, or  Soliciting Membership in a  Criminal Street Gang (felony)71.022 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No
Directing Activities of Certain  Criminal Street Gangs  (felony)71.023 Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation N/A No


Texas Education Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated Foster  or Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the Outcome  of the Risk  Evaluation?
Personal Hazing Offense  (felony or misdemeanor) or  Hazing (felony or  misdemeanor)37.152 Risk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsRisk EvaluationRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsNo
Failure To Report Or False  Report; Offenses 51.255 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsYes^^


Texas Family Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the Outcome  of the Risk  Evaluation?
Disclosing confidential  information obtained from  DFPS social study (misdemeanor)107.05145 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Modification of order on  conviction for Child Abuse  (misdemeanor)156.104 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Modification of order on  conviction for Family Violence  (misdemeanor)156.1045 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Placement by Unauthorized  Person (misdemeanor) 162.025 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
General Penalty: Violating the  Interstate Compact on the  Placement of children  (misdemeanor)162.107 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Prohibited Acts: Criminal  Penalties  (felony or misdemeanor)162.421 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation No
Making a False Report of  Abuse or Neglect (felony) 261.107 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No
Failure to Report; Penalty  (felony or misdemeanor) 261.109 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation No
Conduct of Investigation  (misdemeanor) 261.302 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Interference with  Investigation; Criminal  Penalty (misdemeanor)261.3032 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No


Texas Health and Safety Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Evading or Resisting  Apprehension or Transport by  Person Subject to Custody or  Temporary Detention  (misdemeanor)81.212 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Reports of Abuse and  Neglect or of Illegal,  Unprofessional or Unethical  Conduct (misdemeanor)161.132 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Failure to Report: Criminal  Penalty (misdemeanor) 260A.012 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Bad Faith, Malicious or  Reckless Reporting: Criminal  Penalty (misdemeanor)260A.013 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^
Criminal Penalty  (misdemeanor) 464.016 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Manufacture or Delivery of  Substance in Penalty Group 1  (felony)481.1125-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Manufacture or Delivery of  Substance in Penalty Group  1-A (felony)481.11215-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†;  Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Manufacture or Delivery of  Substance in Penalty Group 2  or 2-A (felony)481.1135-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†;  Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Manufacture or Delivery of  Substance in Penalty Group 3  or 4 (felony)481.1145-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†;  Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Substance in  Penalty Group 1 (felony)481.1155-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Substance in  Penalty Group 1-A (felony)481.11515-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Substance in  Penalty Group 2 (felony)481.1165-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Substance in  Penalty Group 2-A (felony or  misdemeanor)481.11615-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Substance in  Penalty Group 3 (felony or  misdemeanor)481.1175-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Substance in  Penalty Group 4 (felony or  misdemeanor)481.1185-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Manufacture, Delivery, or  Possession of Miscellaneous  Substances (felony or  misdemeanor)481.1195-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Delivery of Marijuana (felony  or misdemeanor) 481.1205-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Marijuana  (felony or misdemeanor) 481.1215-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Delivery of Controlled  Substance or Marijuana to  Child (felony)481.1225-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsN/A5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsN/A No
Possession or Transport of  Certain Chemicals with Intent  to Manufacture Controlled  Substance (felony or  misdemeanor)481.1245-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession or Transport of  Anhydrous Ammonia; Use of  or Tampering with Equipment  (felony)481.12455-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsN/A5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsN/A No
Possession or Delivery of  Drug Paraphernalia (felony or  misdemeanor)481.1255-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Illegal Barter, Expenditure, or  Investment (felony) 481.1265-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsN/A5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsN/A No
Unauthorized Disclosure of  Information (felony) 481.1275-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Commercial Matters (felony) 481.1285-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Diversion of Controlled  Substance by Restraints,  Dispensers, and Certain  Other Persons (felony)481.12855-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Fraud (felony or  misdemeanor) 481.1295-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsFelony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Diversion of Controlled  Substance Property or Plant  (felony)481.1315-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Falsification of Drug Test  Results (misdemeanor) 481.133 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsYes^^
Unlawful Transfer or Receipt  of Chemical Precursor  (felony)481.1365-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Transfer of Precursor  Substance for Unlawful  Manufacture (felony)481.1375-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsN/A5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsN/A No
Unlawful Transfer or Receipt  of Chemical Laboratory  Apparatus (felony)481.1385-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Transfer of Chemical  Laboratory Apparatus for  Unlawful Manufacture (felony)481.1395-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsN/A5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsN/A No
Unlawful Delivery or  Manufacture with Intent to  Deliver; Criminal Penalty  (felony)482.0025-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Possession of Dangerous  Drug (misdemeanor) 483.041 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Delivery or Offer of Delivery  of Dangerous Drug (felony) 483.0425-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Manufacture of Dangerous  Drug (felony) 483.0435-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years^Felony: No Misdemeanor: Yes^^
Forging or altering  prescription (misdemeanor) 483.045 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Possession and Use  (misdemeanor) 485.031 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Delivery to a Minor (felony or  misdemeanor) 485.0325-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation  b/w 5 & 10  YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 years5-Year Bar†; Risk Evaluation b/w  5 & 10 YearsRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Inhalant Paraphernalia  (misdemeanor) 485.033 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo
Hampering, Obstructing,  Tampering with or Destroying  Electronic Monitoring Device,  Tape or Recording from  Resident’s Room at State  Supported Living Center  (misdemeanor)555.162 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No


Texas Human Resources Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or  Adoptive Home While  Children are in Care  Pending the Outcome  of the Risk  Evaluation?
Confidentiality of Information  (misdemeanor) 40.005 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^
False Report: Criminal  Penalty (felony or  misdemeanor)42.0447 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation Yes^^
Required Background and  Criminal History Checks:  Criminal Penalties  (misdemeanor)42.056 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No
Administering Medication  (misdemeanor) 42.065 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^
Criminal Penalties  (misdemeanor) 42.076 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^
Criminal Penalty for  Operating Daycare Center  without Qualified Director  (misdemeanor)42.0761 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^
Penalty (misdemeanor) 43.012 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^
Failure to Report; Penalty  (felony or misdemeanor) 48.052 Absolute Bar† Risk Evaluation Absolute Bar Risk Evaluation No
False Report; Penalty  (misdemeanor) 48.053 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation Yes^^


Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or  Adoptive Homes  with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Purchase of Alcohol for a  Minor; Furnishing Alcohol to a  Minor (misdemeanor)106.06 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsYes^^
Prohibited Activities by  Persons Younger than 18  (misdemeanor) or Inducing a  Minor to Dance with Another  in Exchange for a Benefit by  Alcoholic Beverage Permittee  (misdemeanor)106.15 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsYes^^


Texas Business and Commerce Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or  Adoptive Homes  with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Failure to Report Child  Pornography by Computer  Technician (misdemeanor)110.003 N/A Risk Evaluation N/A Risk Evaluation No


Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or  Adoptive Homes  with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Failure to Comply with Sex  Offender Registration  Requirements (felony)62.102 Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ Risk Evaluation Risk Evaluation^ No


Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or  Adoptive Homes  with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Failure to Report Possible  Sexual Exploitation of Mental  Health Patient (misdemeanor)81.006 N/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsN/ARisk Evaluation if  conviction was in  the last 10 yearsYes^^


Any other Title under the Texas Penal Code or any other Texas Code not specifically mentioned above

OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster  or Adoptive  Homes OR Foster or  Adoptive Homes  with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Varies – Any offense not  specifically listed that HHSC  determines is a financial  crimeVariesRisk Evaluation  if conviction  was in the last  10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed Yes^^
OffenseTexas  Penal  CodeUnrelated  Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – FELONY (Includes All  Levels Unless  Otherwise  Specified)Unrelated Foster or  Adoptive  Homes – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster or  Adoptive Homes OR Foster or Adoptive  Homes with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – FELONY (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)Relative Foster  or Adoptive  Homes OR Foster or  Adoptive Homes  with a  Longstanding  Relationship with  the Child – MISDEMEANOR (Includes All Levels  Unless Otherwise  Specified)If This Person Is  Eligible for a Risk  Evaluation, May the  Person be Present at  the Foster or Adoptive  Home While Children  are in Care Pending  the Outcome of the  Risk Evaluation?
Varies VariesRisk Evaluation  if conviction  was in the last  10 yearsNo Action NeededRisk Evaluation if  conviction was in the  last 10 yearsNo Action Needed No

* Indicates bar if it is determined a person under age 18 was involved. 

† Indicates that the bar is based on federal requirements set forth in 42 USC §671(a)(20)(A). 

^ While these offenses are not normally prosecuted as misdemeanors, if the charge is reduced to a misdemeanor per TPC 12.44(b), HHSC will take the action described in  the “Misdemeanor (Includes All Levels Unless Otherwise Specified)” column. 

^^ A foster or adoptive home cannot be verified or approved until all background checks on household members have been cleared, which includes the approval of any  required risk evaluations. When this column says “yes” a person may be present at the foster or adoptive home while children are in care pending the outcome of the risk  evaluation, it is only referring to already verified or approved foster or adoptive homes. In addition, even though persons may be present at a foster or adoptive home pending  the outcome of the risk evaluation, HHSC may also place conditions or restrictions on a person in order for the person to be present at the foster or adoptive home. For  example, an adult relative that is convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and living at a foster home may be permitted to continue to live at the foster home but will not be  permitted to transport foster children.

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