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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 700CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER EINTAKE, INVESTIGATION, AND ASSESSMENT
DIVISION 1INVESTIGATIONS
RULE §700.515Providing Immediate or Short-Term Protection

(a) The Child Protective Services (CPS) Program intervenes to provide for a child's immediate or short-term safety when:

  (1) the child is at risk of abuse or neglect in the immediate or short-term future; and

  (2) the child's family cannot or will not protect the child without CPS intervention.

(b) When a child needs immediate or short-term protection as specified in subsection (a) of this section, CPS must complete a child safety evaluation, develop a plan to provide for the child's immediate or short-term safety, and ensure that the plan is implemented. This includes situations where the method of assuring the child's short-term protection is to remove the alleged perpetrator from the home, either voluntarily or by court order.


Source Note: The provisions of this §700.515 adopted to be effective September 1, 1992, 17 TexReg 5364; transferred effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279; amended to be effective September 1, 1993, 18 TexReg 4645; amended to be effective August 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 3213

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