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RULE §601.15Reporting

(a) The ombudsman shall submit on a quarterly basis to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the state auditor, and each member of the legislature a report that is both aggregated and disaggregated by individual facility and describes:

  (1) the work of the ombudsman;

  (2) the results of any review or investigation undertaken by the ombudsman, including reviews or investigation of services contracted by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD); and

  (3) any recommendations that the ombudsman has in relation to the duties of the ombudsman.

(b) The ombudsman shall immediately report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the state auditor, and the office of the inspector general of TJJD, any particularly serious or flagrant:

  (1) case of abuse or injury of a child committed to TJJD;

  (2) problem concerning the administration of a TJJD program or operation;

  (3) problem concerning the delivery of services in a facility operated by or under contract with TJJD; or

  (4) interference by TJJD with an investigation conducted by the Independent Ombudsman.

Source Note: The provisions of this §601.15 adopted to be effective April 22, 2012, 37 TexReg 2685

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