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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 707CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATIONS
SUBCHAPTER AINVESTIGATIONS
DIVISION 1INTAKE, INVESTIGATION AND ASSESSMENT
RULE §707.465What is abandonment?

Abandonment is a subset of the statutory definitions of neglect that appear in Texas Family Code §261.001(4) and includes leaving a child in a situation where the child would be exposed to a substantial risk of physical or mental harm, without arranging for necessary care for the child, and the demonstration of an intent not to return by a parent, guardian, or managing or possessory conservator of the child.


Source Note: The provisions of this §707.465 adopted to be effective July 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 4780

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