|(a) If the investigator determines that a child who
lives in a residence that is owned, operated, or controlled by an
HCS waiver program provider but does not receive HCS waiver services
is in immediate threat of serious physical harm or death as a result
of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, then the investigator requests
that the HCS waiver program provider, if appropriate, take action
to remove the threat of physical harm or death. In deciding whether
it is appropriate to request that the HCS waiver program provider
take action, the investigator considers the following factors at a
(1) ability of the provider to take action in a timely
(2) identity of the alleged perpetrator;
(3) setting/location of the HCS waiver program provider;
(4) type of action needed to remove the threat.
(b) If the investigator determines that it is not appropriate
to request that the HCS waiver program provider take action or if
the HCS waiver program provider does not respond appropriately to
a request, then the investigator contacts the parent, legally authorized
representative, or Child Protective Services (CPS) conservator.
(c) If the parent or legally authorized representative
does not respond appropriately to a request, the investigator makes
a case-related special request for services to CPS.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §711.557 adopted to be effective September 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 6218; transferred effective June 15, 2019, as published in the Texas Register May 24, 2019, 44 TexReg 2617