Proposed Rule Changes

The public comment period for the following proposed rule changes in the Texas Register was November 14 through December 15, 2014:

Comments about the proposed rule changes can be emailed to cclrules@dfps.state.tx.us

Adopted Rule Changes

The following adopted rule changes relating to trafficking victim services became effective on December 1, 2014.

The following adopted rule changes relating to child safety, including treatment services for children with primary medical needs became effective on December 1, 2014.

Child Care Licensing Rules in the Texas Administrative Code

Child Care Licensing Rules currently in effect can be found in the Texas Administrative Code under Title 40, Part 19, in the following chapters:

  • Chapter 745 consists of rules that clarify general licensing procedures essential to the regulation of all child-care operations and some residential child-care minimum standard rules.
Day Care Rules:
  • Chapter 743 consists of minimum standard rules for shelter care programs.
  • Chapter 744 consists of minimum standard rules for school-age and before- or after-school programs.
  • Chapter 746 consists of minimum standard rules for licensed child-care centers.
  • Chapter 747 consists of minimum standard rules for registered and licensed child-care homes.
24-Hour Residential Care Rules:
  • Chapter 748 consists of minimum standard rules for residential child-care operations: general residential operations and residential treatment centers.
  • Chapter 749 consists of minimum standard rules for residential child-care operations: child-placing agencies.
  • Chapter 750 consists of minimum standard rules for residential child-care operations: independent foster homes.