Texas
Health And Safety Code
 
Section 195.003:

False Records

(a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly makes a false statement or directs another person to make a false statement in:

(1)

a certificate, record, or report required under this title;

(2)

an application for an amendment of a certificate, record, or report required under this title;

(3)

an application for a delayed birth certificate or delayed death certificate; or

(4)

an application for a certified copy of a vital record.

(b)

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly supplies false information, or intentionally or knowingly creates a false record, or directs another person to supply false information or create a false record, for use in the preparation of a certificate, record, report, or amendment under this title.

(c)

A person commits an offense if the person, without lawful authority and with intent to deceive, makes, counterfeits, alters, amends, or mutilates or directs another person to make, counterfeit, alter, amend, or mutilate:

(1)

a certificate, record, or report required under this title; or

(2)

a certified copy of a certificate, record, or report required under this title.

(d)

A person commits an offense if the person, for purposes of deception, intentionally or knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, sells, or furnishes, or attempts or directs another person to attempt to obtain, possess, use, sell, or furnish a certificate, record, or report required under this title, or a certified copy of a certificate, record, or report required under this title, if the document:

(1)

is made, counterfeited, altered, amended, or mutilated without lawful authority and with intent to deceive;

(2)

is false in whole or in part; or

(3)

relates to the birth of another individual.

(e)

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly fraudulently identifies himself or herself to obtain or return registration forms, certificates, or any other forms required under this title.

(f)

An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

(g)

In this section, "person" means an individual, corporation, or association.

(h)

If a person is convicted of an offense under this section, the court shall order as a condition of probation that the person cannot obtain a certificate, record, or report to which this section applies or practice midwifery, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall require as a condition of parole that the person cannot obtain a certificate, record, or report to which this section applies or practice midwifery.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 15, Sec. 5.15, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

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