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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 98DAY ACTIVITY AND HEALTH SERVICES REQUIREMENTS
SUBCHAPTER FABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION: COMPLAINT AND INCIDENT REPORTS AND INVESTIGATIONS
RULE §98.92Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation Reportable to DADS by Facilities

(a) Any facility staff who has reasonable cause to believe that a client is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation must report the abuse, neglect, or exploitation to DADS state office at 1-800-458-9858 and must follow the facility's internal policies regarding abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

(b) The following information must be reported to DADS:

  (1) name, age, and address of the client;

  (2) name and address of the person responsible for the care of the client, if available;

  (3) nature and extent of the elderly or disabled person's condition;

  (4) basis of the reporter's knowledge; and

  (5) any other relevant information.

(c) The facility must investigate the alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation and send a written report of the investigation to DADS state office no later than the fifth day after the oral report and be available for inspection by DADS.


Source Note: The provisions of this §98.92 adopted to be effective May 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 3100; amended to be effective April 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 1749

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