|(a) DFPS staff conducting an alternative response may
take any protective action authorized for an investigation that is
necessary for the protection of a child, including but not limited
(1) removing the child;
(2) facilitating a parental-child safety placement;
(3) obtaining a court order in aid of investigation;
(4) obtaining a court order to participate in services.
(b) DFPS staff may take any appropriate protective
action either prior to or following transfer of the case to be handled
as an investigation.
(c) DFPS staff conducting an alternative response may
contact and obtain information and records from any person from whom
DFPS is authorized to obtain information or records from in the conduct
of an investigation pursuant to Division 1 of this subchapter (relating
to Investigations). However, to the greatest extent possible while
ensuring child safety, staff attempt to obtain information and records
in collaboration with the family and in a manner that is least intrusive
to the family.
(d) DFPS staff are not required to attempt to find
or notify a parent who does not reside in the home of a family for
whom DFPS is conducting an alternative response.