Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 25||HEALTH SERVICES|
|PART 1||DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES|
|CHAPTER 448||STANDARD OF CARE|
|SUBCHAPTER B||STANDARD OF CARE APPLICABLE TO ALL PROVIDERS|
|RULE §448.214||Duty to Report|
When a provider or its personnel have knowledge of unethical conduct or practice on the part of a person or provider, they have a responsibility to report the conduct or practices to appropriate funding or regulatory bodies or to the public. Any provider or provider personnel who receive an allegation or have reason to suspect that an individual has been, is, or will be subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation by any provider shall immediately inform TCADA's investigations division. The provider shall also take immediate action to prevent or stop the abuse, neglect, or exploitation and provide appropriate care and treatment. The provider shall report allegations of child abuse or neglect to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services as required by the TEX. FAM. CODE ANN. §261.101 (Vernon 2002 & Supp. 2004). The provider shall report allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly or disabled individuals to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services as required by the TEX. HUM. RES. CODE ANN. §48.051 (Vernon 2001 & Supp. 2004). If the allegation involves sexual exploitation, the service provider shall comply with reporting requirements listed in the TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE ANN. §81.006 (Vernon 1997 & Supp. 2004).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §448.214 adopted to be effective September 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 2020; transferred effective September 1, 2004, as published in the Texas Register September 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 8842|