|(a) If you know or suspect that any individual receiving
services is being or has been abused, neglected, or exploited or meets
other criteria specified in §711.5 of this title (relating to
What does APS investigate under this chapter?), you must:
(1) report such knowledge or suspicion to DFPS immediately,
if possible, by calling the DFPS toll-free number at 1-800-647-7418
or using the Internet at http://www.txabusehotline.org;
(2) preserve and protect any evidence related to the
allegation in accordance with instructions from DFPS; and
(3) cooperate with the investigator during the investigation.
(b) For facilities, community centers, local authorities,
and HCS waiver program and TxHmL waiver program providers, the report
made under subsection (a)(1) of this section must be made no more
than one hour after knowledge or suspicion of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
of an individual receiving services.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §711.201 adopted to be effective May 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 2755; amended to be effective March 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 1360; amended to be effective December 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 6150; amended to be effective June 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3878; amended to be effective September 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 6218; transferred effective June 15, 2019, as published in the Texas Register May 24, 2019, 44 TexReg 2617