24-Hour Residential Child Care Licensing
Federal Requirements on Cribs
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has adopted new requirements for cribs. Child-care facilities will need to replace all cribs with those meeting the new requirements by December 28, 2012. Information regarding the new crib requirements is available at: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Crib Information Center .
- Chapter 748, General Residential Operations and Residential Treatment Centers
- Chapter 749, Child-Placing Agencies
- Chapter 750, Independent Foster Homes
- FAQs about Chapters 748 and 749
Foster Home Sampling
Senate Bill 6 (79th Legislature) amended Texas Human Resource Code (HRC) 42.044(e) to require Residential Child Care Licensing (RCCL) to inspect a random sample of agency foster homes. Information gained during these inspections is used to determine a child-placing agency’s compliance with the licensing law, rules, and minimum standards.
- Foster Home Sampling Guide (PDF Document)
- Child Care Licensing Sampling Visit Feedback Survey (PDF Document)
- CPA Guidelines - Designated Emergency Infant Care Provider
- Background Check Requirement FAQ's for Foster and Adoptive Homes
- Obtaining a Child Abuse Central Registry Check in Each State
Foster Home Screenings
Foster Home Monitoring Tool
This is a sample form that child-placing agencies can use if they wish. The form is designed to ensure that all applicable minimum standards are addressed when the CPA evaluates a foster home. CPAs are not required to use this form.
Additional Information for CPS Contractors
- Residential Contract Managers for 24 hour/Residential Facilities
- Best Practice Guidelines for Psychotropic Medication
- Psychotropic Medications Training
- Trauma Informed Care Training
- Continuing Nursing Education Schedule from the Texas Board of Nursing
- Regional Statistical Information About Children in DFPS Care