Child Care Minimum Standards
Chapter 42 of the Texas Human Resources Code requires the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) to regulate child care and child-placing activities in Texas, to investigate alleged abuse/neglect in child-care facilities, and to create and enforce minimum standards. [learn more]
What's New in Licensing?
The public comment period for proposed rule changes related to background checks and confidentiality in Chapters 743 and 745 in the Texas Register was November 14 through December 15, 2014. [learn more]
Each minimum standards chapter has an appendix that includes TAC 745 Subchapter F rules relating to background checks. Those rules reference charts that specify whether a conviction permanently or temporarily bars a person from being present at an operation while children are in care, whether a person is eligible for a risk evaluation, and whether a person who is eligible may be present at the operation pending the outcome of the risk evaluation. See the Criminal Convictions Charts page for more information.