Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 40||SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE|
|PART 19||DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES|
|CHAPTER 707||CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATIONS|
|DIVISION 1||INTAKE, INVESTIGATION AND ASSESSMENT|
|RULE §707.465||What is abandonment?|
Abandonment is a subset of the statutory definitions of neglect that appear in Texas Family Code §261.001(4) and includes leaving a child in a situation where the child would be exposed to a substantial risk of physical or mental harm, without arranging for necessary care for the child, and the demonstration of an intent not to return by a parent, guardian, or managing or possessory conservator of the child.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §707.465 adopted to be effective July 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 4780|