Statewide Intake Policy and Procedures
Handbook Revision
September 2009

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on September 1, 2009. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Rewrite and Clarification

The items below include information about facilities and services regulated or licensed by DSHS and DADS and how SWI handles reports for these agencies. Also included in these sections are SWI procedures for handling reports about other state agencies, community agencies, law enforcement, military bases, and Indian reservations. See:

2700 Reports for Other State or Community Agencies

2710 Health and Human Services Commission Departments

2711 Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services

2712 Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

2712.1 Long Term Care Services Regulated by DADS

2712.2 DADS Consumer Rights and Services Complaint Intake Unit

2712.3 Correspondence Received From DADS

2713 Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

2713.1 Facilities Investigated by DSHS

2713.2 SWI Responsibility

2714 Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

2714.1 Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

2714.2 Texas School for the Deaf (TSD)

2720 Agencies Serving Children

2721 Texas Juvenile Probation Commission

2722 Texas Youth Commission (TYC)

2723 Youth Camps

2730 Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals

2740 Adult Living Facilities Not Subject to Licensure

2750 Reports Concerning Law Enforcement

2751 Reports of Abuse or Neglect Perpetrated by Law Enforcement

2752 Reports of Abuse and Neglect Investigated by Law Enforcement

2760 Texas Education Agency (TEA)

2770 Indian Reservations and Military Bases

2780 Reports of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation for Another State

3621 Processing Reports (I&Rs) for Other State and Social Service Agencies

3621.1 Processing Reports (I&Rs) to Be Faxed to DSHS

4590 Indian Reservation and Military Base

5270 Facilities Operated on a Federal Installation

6670 Indian Reservations and Military Bases

Cross-references were updated in the following items:

2332 A Child's Death While in CPS Conservatorship

2350 Child in Another State At Risk

2420 Determining if an Operation Is Subject to DFPS Jurisdiction

4492 Reports on Juvenile Detention Facilities

5420 Programs Exempt from Residential Licensing Regulation

6530 Situations Involving Facilities Regulated by Other Texas State Agencies