|(a) A caregiver must notify the Department of Family
and Protective Services immediately at 1-800-252-5400 if:
(1) There is any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation;
(2) A child dies while in your care; or
(3) A child was forgotten in a vehicle or wandered
away from your home or care unsupervised.
(b) You must notify Licensing immediately if you become
aware that a household member, caregiver, or child in care contracts
an illness deemed notifiable by the Texas Department of State Health
(c) After you ensure the safety of the child, you must
notify the parent immediately if the child:
(1) Is injured and the injury requires medical treatment
by a health-care professional or hospitalization;
(2) Shows signs or symptoms of an illness that requires
(3) Has had an emergency anaphylaxis reaction that
required administration of an unassigned epinephrine auto-injector;
(4) Was forgotten in a vehicle or wandered away from
your home or care unsupervised.
(d) You must notify the parent of a child of less serious
injuries when the parent picks the child up from the home. Less serious
injuries include, minor cuts, scratches, and bites from other children
requiring first aid treatment by caregivers.
(e) You must notify the parent of each child attending
the home in writing within 48 hours after you become aware that a
household member, caregiver, or child in care contracts an illness
deemed notifiable by the Texas Department of State Health Services;
(f) You must notify Licensing in writing within 15
(1) Relocating your listed family home; or
(2) Closing the home.