|(a) Other than in a catchment area in which the Department
of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) contracts with a Single Source
Continuum Contractor, all providers of 24-hour residential child care,
including foster family homes verified by DFPS, general residential
operations, residential treatment centers, independent foster family
homes, independent foster group homes, Supervised Independent Living
(SIL) providers, child-placing agencies, and any other entity that
meets the definition of "child-care institution" under 42 U.S.C. §672
must complete a contract or agreement with DFPS in order to receive
foster care maintenance payments.
(b) DFPS's foster care rates are approved by the Health
and Human Services Commission in accordance with 1 TAC §355.7103
(relating to Rate-Setting Methodology for 24-Hour Residential Child-Care
Reimbursements) and 1 TAC §355.7105 (relating to Reimbursement
Methodology for Supervised Independent Living). Except as otherwise
provided in those rules, the foster care payment rate is tied to the
child's service level.
(c) Any entity that receives foster care maintenance
payments in accordance with subsection (a) of this section must accept
DFPS's Common Application for Placement of Children in Residential
Child Care as the uniform assessment form and application for admission.
(d) General residential operations, residential treatment
centers, independent foster family homes, independent foster group
homes, SIL providers, Single Source Continuum Contractors, and child-placing
agencies that receive payment from DFPS either directly or indirectly
must submit cost reports in compliance with 1 TAC §355.7101 (relating
to Cost Determination Process) and as specified in the entity's contract
or agreement with DFPS. Failure to complete and submit a cost report
is grounds for placing a hold on payments to the provider or for terminating
the contract or agreement.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §700.328 adopted to be effective October 31, 1984, 9 TexReg 5431; amended to be effective June 15, 1988, 13 TexReg 2219; transferred effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279; amended to be effective January 1, 1994, 18 TexReg 8975; amended to be effective March 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 1416; amended to be effective September 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 5386; amended to be effective February 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 711