|(a) A facility may not retaliate against a person who
in good faith reports an allegation.
(b) A person who believes he or she has been subjected
to retaliation as a result of reporting an allegation, or who believes
an allegation has been ignored, may contact the director of the facility
where the alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation occurred or DADS
state office. An employee may also contact:
(1) The Office of the Attorney General at (512) 463-2185
(Consumer Protection Division), if the employee believes adverse personnel
action was taken against him or her in violation of Texas Government
Code, Chapter 554; or
(2) The Office of Inspector General at 1-800-436-6184.
(c) DADS may take disciplinary action, including termination,
against an employee who retaliates against a person who in good faith
reports an allegation.