|(a) To be accepted as a foster home, the home must
meet the department's minimum standards, and the Texas Department
of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) must have determined, through
the foster-home screening, that the parents can provide adequate care
for foster children in the department's managing conservatorship and
that they will follow the department's policies for discipline of
these children as specified in §700.1502(2)(K) of this title
(relating to Foster and Adoptive Home Inquiry and Screening).
(b) Relative homes verified to provide foster care
services to related children must meet the same requirements as non-relative
foster homes. The Residential Child-Care Licensing Division of DFPS
will consider requests for waivers and variances to minimum standards
for relative foster homes on a case-by-case basis in accordance with
applicable statutes, rules, and policies on waiver and variance requests
for foster homes.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §700.1501 adopted to be effective October 31, 1984, 9 TexReg 5431; amended to be effective August 15, 1990, 15 TexReg 4031; transferred effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279; amended to be effective June 15, 1997, 22 TexReg 4641; amended to be effective January 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 12547; amended to be effective March 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 1351; amended to be effective March 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 714