Handbook Revision, November 1, 2018
This revision of the Statewide Intake Policy and Procedures Handbook was published on November 1, 2018. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
This policy revision adds more information to the policy on out-of-state (OOS) requests for basic case history. SWI now provides the addresses of people whose history an OOS agency has requested. Also, SWI does not conduct searches of abuse or neglect history for employment purposes, and this revision states this and provides a link to a related webpage.
2173.3 Out-of-State (OOS) Requests for
DFPS Basic IMPACT Case History From IMPACT Search from Out-of-State and Foreign Requestors
This policy revision changes how SWI handles a report that relates to both APS and HHSC Long Term Care or DSHS. If SWI receives a report that includes an allegation under the jurisdiction of both APS and either HHSC Long Term Care or DSHS, then the intake specialist only completes an APS intake.
6520 Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, and Hospice Facilities
This policy revision increases the age for an automatic sex abuse intake from 12 to 13 when no other information is available and the child is reported to be pregnant or has tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease.
4231 Child Age 13
12 Years Old or and Younger Is is Pregnant or Has an STI STD
This policy revision removes the I&R type Worker Call-Out from the handbook because SWI no longer uses it. This revision also clarifies what information staff documents in a Narrative.
2661 Reports of Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, or Death
Investigated by That Law Enforcement Investigates
3245 Out-of-State Requests for IMPACT Searches
3924 Documenting the
Call Out Call-Out in IMPACT
7742 APS PI (Facility)