RULE §711.1 What is the purpose of this chapter?

Published: 2015

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The purpose of this chapter is to:
  (1) implement the Human Resources Code (HRC) §48.255(a)
and (c) and §48.355(c), and Texas Family Code §261.404,
which require the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(DFPS) to develop joint rules with the Texas Department of Aging and
Disability Services (DADS) and the Texas Department of State Health
Services (DSHS) to facilitate investigations in DADS and DSHS facilities
and related programs;
  (2) describe Adult Protective Services investigations
of allegations involving adults and children in the following programs:
    (A) DADS and DSHS facilities;
    (B) local authorities;
    (C) community centers;
    (D) home and community-based services programs;
    (E) licensed intermediate care facilities for individuals
with intellectual disabilities and related conditions (ICF-IID); and
    (F) a contractor or agent of one of the programs listed
in subparagraphs (A) - (E) of this paragraph;
  (3) define abuse, neglect, and exploitation of a person
served by the programs listed in paragraph (2) of this section;
  (4) describe procedures for reporting and investigating
allegations; and
  (5) implement Human Resources Code, Chapter 48, Subchapter
I, relating to the Employee Misconduct Registry maintained by DADS,
as described in Subchapter O of this chapter (relating to Employee
Misconduct Registry).