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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 705ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER DELIGIBILITY
RULE §705.2101How are investigations prioritized?

APS defines priorities for conducting initial face-to-face interviews with alleged victims. These priorities are based on the severity and immediacy of an alleged threat to the life or physical safety of the alleged victim. The initial face-to-face contact with the alleged victim is conducted according to the following priorities:

  (1) Priority I--Reports which allege that the victim is in a state of serious harm or is in danger of death from abuse or neglect.

  (2) Priority II--Reports which allege that the victim is abused, neglected, or financially exploited and, as a result, is at risk of serious harm.

  (3) Priority III--All other reports which allege that the victim is in a state of abuse or neglect.

  (4) Priority IV--Reports which allege financial exploitation when there is no serious harm.


Source Note: The provisions of this §705.2101 adopted to be effective September 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 6316; amended to be effective September 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3876

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