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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 749MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER MFOSTER HOMES: SCREENINGS AND VERIFICATIONS
DIVISION 3VERIFICATION OF FOSTER HOMES
RULE §749.2487What are the requirements for an agreement that I have with a foster home that I verify?

(a) You must sign a written agreement with each agency foster home at the time that you verify the home. You and the foster home must each have copies of the signed agreement. You must file a copy of the signed agreement in the agency home record.

(b) The agreement must specify the following:

  (1) The foster parents’ responsibility for complying with rules of this chapter;

  (2) The financial agreement between you and the foster home;

  (3) The foster home agrees not to admit a non-relative child for 24-hour care from any source other than you;

  (4) You have the right to remove the child from the home at your discretion;

  (5) You must consent to any discharge of a child from the home;

  (6) Visits by the child’s parents or relatives must be arranged through you;

  (7) You are responsible for regular supervision of the foster home;

  (8) The foster parents’ commitment to comply with your policies regarding child care, discipline, supervision of children, and children’s visits or trips away from the foster home; and

  (9) The foster parents’ commitment to comply with your policies about foster parents’ reports to you regarding foster children and events or occurrences impacting the provision of foster care.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.2487 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 9944; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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