Handbook Revision, September 15, 2021

This revision of the Statewide Intake Policy and Procedures Handbook was published on September 15, 2021. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Definition of Neglect (PATS 13608)

These policy revisions are part of legislative updates to the statutory definition of neglect in House Bill 567, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, which replaces the term “substantial risk” with “immediate danger.”


4212.2 Sex Trafficking


4221 Abandonment

4222 Medical Neglect

4223 Neglectful Supervision