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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 702GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER CCHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CENTRAL REGISTRY
RULE §702.253What information does the Central Registry include?

The Central Registry contains the names of designated or sustained perpetrators found by the Department to have abused or neglected a child, and the supporting investigation case records relating to such findings. The Central Registry consists of completed investigations given a disposition of "reason to believe" by Child Protective Services (CPS) or Child Care Licensing (CCL), or "confirmed" by Adult Protective Services (APS). The types of investigations that may result in a disposition of "reason to believe" or "confirmed" include:

  (1) CPS investigations conducted pursuant to Texas Family Code (TFC) §261.301, as further described in Chapter 700, Child Protective Services, Subchapter E of this title (relating to Intake, Investigation, and Assessment);

  (2) CPS investigations conducted pursuant to TFC §261.406, as further described in Chapter 700, Child Protective Services, Subchapter D of this title (relating to School Investigations);

  (3) APS investigations conducted pursuant to TFC §261.404, as further described in Chapter 711, Investigations in DADS and DSHS Facilities and Related Programs, Subchapter E of this title (relating to Conducting the Investigation); and

  (4) CCL investigations conducted pursuant to TFC §261.401 and Human Resources Code §42.044, as further described in Chapter 745, Licensing, Subchapter K of this title (relating to Inspections and Investigations).


Source Note: The provisions of this §702.253 adopted to be effective December 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 9123

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