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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 48COMMUNITY CARE FOR AGED AND DISABLED
SUBCHAPTER ICASE MANAGEMENT
RULE §48.3905Adult Foster Care Client Rights and Responsibilities

(a) The adult foster care client must:

  (1) provide accurate information about his ability to function in the community and in a foster home setting;

  (2) pay the amount of room and board specified in the client and provider agreement;

  (3) report changes or occurrences that would affect the client and/or provider; and

  (4) participate in selecting an adult foster care home in which to live.

(b) The client and his responsible person are entitled to:

  (1) receive in writing, before authorization of adult foster care, a list of the client's rights and responsibilities;

  (2) be informed of all available services in the home and of the charges for services not paid for by the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS);

  (3) be informed that the client keeps a personal needs allowance;

  (4) file complaints with DHS staff about abuse, neglect, exploitation, or inadequate care without discrimination or reprisal for voicing grievances;

  (5) privacy and confidentiality;

  (6) have his physical person and property treated with dignity and respect; and

  (7) be free from physical or mental abuse, corporal punishment, and any physical or chemical restraints imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience.


Source Note: The provisions for this §48.3905 adopted to be effective March 15, 1988, 13 TexReg 882; amended to be effective March 27, 1989, 14 TexReg 992; amended to be effective December 1, 1990, 15 TexReg 6318; amended to be effective May 15, 1992, 17 TexReg 2782.

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