|(a) You must report and document the following types
of serious incidents involving a child in your care. The reports must
be made to the following entities, and the reporting and documenting
must be within the specified timeframes:
(b) If there is a medically pertinent incident that
does not rise to the level of a serious incident, you do not have
to report the incident but you must document the incident in the same
manner as for a serious incident, as described in §749.511 of
this division (relating to How must I document a serious incident?).
(c) If a child returns before the required reporting
timeframe outlined in subsection (a)(8) - (10) of this section, you
are not required to report the absence as a serious incident. Instead,
you must document within 24 hours after you become aware of the unauthorized
absence in the same manner as for a serious incident, as described
in §749.511 of this division.
(d) If there is a serious incident involving an adult
resident, you do not have to report the incident to Licensing, but
you must document the incident in the same manner as a serious incident.
You do have to report the incident to:
(1) Law enforcement, if there is a fatality;
(2) The parent, if the adult resident is not capable
of making decisions about the resident's own care; and
(3) Adult Protective Services through the Texas Abuse
and Neglect Hotline if there is reason to believe the adult resident
has been abused, neglected or exploited.
(e) You must report and document the following types
of serious incidents involving your agency, one of your foster homes,
an employee, professional level service provider, contract staff,
or a volunteer to the following entities within the specified timeframe:
|Source Note: The provisions of this §749.503 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7522; amended to be effective June 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3730; 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; amended to be effective June 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 3329; amended to be effective April 25, 2021, 46 TexReg 2454; amended to be effective April 25, 2022, 47 TexReg 2272