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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 42DEAF BLIND WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES (DBMD) PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE (CFC) SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER DADDITIONAL PROGRAM PROVIDER PROVISIONS
RULE §42.410Reporting Allegations of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of an Individual

If a program provider, service provider, staff person, volunteer, or controlling person knows or suspects that an individual is being or has been abused, neglected, or exploited, the program provider must report or ensure that the person with knowledge or suspicion reports the allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation:

  (1) for an individual receiving licensed assisted living, in accordance with 26 TAC Chapter 553 (relating to Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities); or

  (2) for an individual who is not receiving licensed assisted living, to DFPS immediately, but not later than 24 hours, after having knowledge or suspicion by:

    (A) calling the DFPS Abuse Hotline toll-free telephone number, 1-800-252-5400; or

    (B) using the DFPS Abuse Hotline website.


Source Note: The provisions of this §42.410 adopted to be effective October 1, 2019, 44 TexReg 5083

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