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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 749MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER MFOSTER HOMES: SCREENINGS AND VERIFICATIONS
DIVISION 3VERIFICATION OF FOSTER HOMES
RULE §749.2471How do I convert a current foster group home verification to a foster family home verification?

(a) When you convert a home that you previously verified as a foster group home to a foster family home, you must:

  (1) Complete a foster family home screening update by using an addendum; and

  (2) Issue a foster family home verification certificate as specified in §749.2470(9) of this subchapter (relating to What must I do to verify a foster family home?).

(b) When you convert a home that you previously verified as a foster group home to a foster family home, you do not have to:

  (1) Update the floor plan of the home that shows the dimensions and purposes of all rooms in the home and identifies the indoor areas for children’s use, unless at the time of conversion there have been changes made to the home that require you to update the floor plan;

  (2) Update the sketch or photo of the outside areas that shows the buildings, driveways, fences, storage areas, gardens, recreation areas, and pools, ponds, or other bodies of water, unless at the time of conversion there have been changes to the outside areas that require you to update the sketch or photo;

  (3) Re-inspect the home to ensure and document that the home meets the rules in Subchapter K of this chapter (relating to Foster Care Services: Daily Care, Problem Management);

  (4) Re-inspect the home to ensure and document that the home meets the rules in Subchapter O of this chapter (relating to Foster Homes: Health and Safety Requirements, Environment, Space and Equipment), including:

    (A) A new health inspection, although you must update the inspection if a new health inspection is due at the time of the conversion; and

    (B) A new fire inspection, although you must update the inspection if a new fire inspection is due at the time of the conversion; or

  (5) Re-submit background checks for all applicable household members, although you must submit renewal background checks that are due at the time of the conversion.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.2471 adopted to be effective October 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 6658

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