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1400 Allegations Involving Other DFPS Programs

APS IH / May 2007

APS works cooperatively with other DFPS programs in investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation in facilities that fall under those investigatory jurisdictions.

APS refers allegations that do not meet specific criteria for APS involvement to the appropriate DFPS program.

1410 Procedure for Assessing Allegations Involving Other DFPS Programs

APS IH / May 2011

The APS specialist:

  •   investigates allegations in facilities that fall under the investigatory jurisdiction of other DFPS programs in specific situations as defined in policy; and

  •   refers allegations that do not meet specific criteria for APS involvement to the appropriate DFPS program.

See:

1420 Assessing Residential Child-Care Facility Allegations

1430 Assessing Allegations in Settings Investigated by APS Facilities Investigations

1420 Assessing Residential Child-Care Facility Allegations

APS IH / May 2011

DFPS Residential Child Care Licensing (RCCL) regulates child-care institutions that provide care, custody, supervision, assessment, training, education, or treatment of children who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the owner or operator of the operation, for all of the 24-hour day, regardless of whether the operation is operated for profit or charges for the services it offers.

These institutions include emergency shelters, residential treatment centers, halfway houses, maternity homes, therapeutic camps, foster family, and foster group homes.

RCCL investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of children in licensed residential child-care facilities.

APS investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of adults with disabilities who reside in facilities licensed by RCCL. APS conducts the investigation in accordance with definitions of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation found in §48.002 Texas Human Resources Code (HRC).

1421 Procedure for Assessing Residential Child-Care Facility Allegations

APS IH / May 2011

The APS specialist:

  •   investigates allegations in residential child-care facilities in specific situations defined in policy; and

  •   refers allegations in residential child-care that do not meet specific criteria for APS involvement to RCCL.

See 1420 Assessing Residential Child-Care Facility Allegations.

1430 Assessing Allegations in Settings Investigated by APS Provider Investigations

APS IH / April 2016

Criteria for APS Provider Investigations

The DFPS APS Provider Investigations program investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults and children who receive services from certain providers as defined in Human Resources Code §48.251(9).

Criteria for APS In-Home Investigations

APS In-Home (APS IH) investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of persons age 65 or older and adults with disabilities when the alleged perpetrators are caretakers, family members, or individuals who have ongoing relationships with the persons served who are not providers as defined in Human Resources Code §48.251(9).

See:

2662.1 Circumstances That Require an APS Provider Investigation

2662.2 Circumstances That Require an APS In-Home Investigation

5111.2 Release of APS In-Home Case Records to Facilities or Providers Under APS Provider Investigations Jurisdiction.

2663 Procedure for Providing Emergency Protective Services During an APS Provider Investigation in an HCS Program

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