Handbook Revision, June 2018

This revision of the DFPS Background Checks Handbook was published on June 1, 2018. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Purchased Client Services (PCS) Background Checks (PATS 10882)

Policy is added to the Supervised Independent Living (SIL) section of the chart below specifying how to handle background checks when a college or university is the contracted provider. See:

Appendix 2000-3: PCS Background Check Exemption Chart

Changes in the Texas Penal Code (PATS 10897)

The Purchased Client Services and Non-Licensing Criminal History Charts in the appendices below have been revised to reflect new and amended criminal charges from the Texas Penal Code. See:

Appendix 2000-1: Purchased Client Services (PCS) Background Check Criminal History Chart

Appendix 3000-1: Criminal History Chart for DFPS Applicants and Employees