|(a) DFPS must develop an initial family service plan
unless the court has waived the requirement for a service plan as
provided under the following provisions of the Texas Family Code:
(1) §262.2015, based on a finding that the parent
has subjected the child to aggravated circumstances; or
(2) §263.1015, based on a finding that the child
was abandoned without identification and the child's identity cannot
(b) The family service plan must meet all the service
plan requirements under Chapter 263, Texas Family Code, including
requirements for parental participation in the development of the
plan and any subsequent reviews and updates of the plan.
(c) If DFPS locates a parent whose identity or location
was previously unknown despite due diligence, DFPS must develop an
initial family service plan with such parent within 45 days of learning
the parent's whereabouts.
(d) DFPS is no longer required to develop a family
service plan for any parent whose rights to a child in substitute
care have been terminated.
(e) Following a final order awarding permanent managing
conservatorship to DFPS without termination of parental rights, DFPS
may continue to develop a family service plan that is consistent with
the child's permanency goals and any orders of the court, but is not
required to develop a service plan for a parent who is no longer involved
in the life of the child.