Child Protective Services
Handbook Revision, February 2014
This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on February 3, 2014. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
The items below are revised to reflect Section 2 of SB218 Omnibus bill (83rd legislative session, 2013), which requires DFPS to take certain actions when, during the course of a DFPS investigation, a child under the age of 11 tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease.
2372 Examinations By Caseworkers
2373 Visual Examinations
2373.1 [new item] Visual Examinations When the Parent or Caretaker is Present
2373.2 [new item] Precautions To Take When Examining a Child
2374 Sexual Abuse Examinations
2375 Medical, Psychological and Psychiatric Examinations
2275.1 [new item] Definitions
2375.2 [new item] Authority for Obtaining Medical, Psychological and Psychiatric Examinations
2375.3 [new item] Documenting Consent for and Results of Examinations
2377 Medical and Mental Health Records
2377.1 [new item] Obtaining a Parent’s Medical or Mental Health Records
2377.2 [new item] Obtaining a Child’s Medical or Mental Health Records
The following items are revised to provide an overview of Section 7000 Foster and Adoptive Home Development and to add definitions.
7010 Overview of the FAD Program
7020 Definitions Related to the FAD Program