|(a) Within seven days after you admit a child into
your agency, you must review the child’s rights with the child
and a child’s parent, unless the parent’s consent is not
required. You must also provide the child and a child’s parent
with a written copy of the child’s rights.
(b) Child rights must be written in:
(1) Simple, non-technical terms; and
(2) English, unless the person does not understand
English. The child’s rights must be written in the person’s
primary language, if possible.
(c) If the person you are informing has a visual or
auditory impairment, you must explain the child’s rights in
a manner that is understandable to the person.
(d) The person you are informing of the child’s
rights must sign a statement indicating that the person has read and
understands these rights. A copy of a timely signed "CPS Rights of
Children and Youth in Foster Care" will meet this standard. You must
put the signed copy in the child’s record.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §749.1005 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 9944; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909