|(a) Applicable requirements. In addition to applying the requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), PSFC also applies the state laws and agency policies that ordinarily govern the removal and placement of a child within the state of Texas whenever PSFC: (1) places an abused or neglected child outside Texas; or (2) supports the placement of an abused or neglected child inside Texas under the ICPC. (b) Types of placements outside Texas. PSFC places children outside Texas with the following types of caregivers: (1) parents; (2) relatives; (3) foster families; (4) adoptive families; and (5) residential treatment centers. (c) Placing children in residential treatment centers outside Texas. (1) Criteria. PSFC does not place children in residential
treatment centers outside Texas unless: (A) an out-of-state facility is better equipped to meet a child's special needs than any facility available in Texas; or (B) there are no comparable facilities in Texas located close enough to the child's family to permit frequent visits or support family reunification, when: (i) the child's treatment plan calls for frequent visits; (ii) the child's permanency-planning goal is family reunification; or (iii) both. (2) Director's approval. Before PSFC requests permission to place a child in a residential treatment center under the ICPC, the director of PSFC must approve the placement.