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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 747MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-CARE HOMES
SUBCHAPTER BADMINISTRATION AND COMMUNICATION
DIVISION 1PRIMARY CAREGIVER RESPONSIBILITIES
RULE §747.207What are my responsibilities as the primary caregiver?

You are responsible for the following:

  (1) Developing and implementing your child-care home's operational policies, which comply with or exceed Division 4 of this subchapter (relating to Operational Policies);

  (2) Ensuring all assistant caregivers and substitute caregivers comply with the relevant minimum standards for those caregivers, as specified in this chapter, and are provided assignments that match their skills, abilities, and training;

  (3) Ensuring all household members comply with the minimum standards that apply to household members, as specified in this chapter;

  (4) Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation as required by the Texas Family Code, §261.401;

  (5) Ensuring parents have the opportunity to visit your child-care home any time during all hours of operation to observe their child, program activities, the home, the grounds, and the equipment, without having to secure prior approval;

  (6) Initiating background checks as specified in Chapter 745, Subchapter F of this title (relating to Background Checks);

  (7) Ensuring all information related to background checks is kept confidential as required by the Human Resources Code, §40.005(d) and (e);

  (8) Complying with:

    (A) The child-care licensing law, found in Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code;

    (B) All the minimum standards that apply to your licensed or registered child-care home, as specified in this chapter; and

    (C) All other applicable laws and rules in the Texas Administrative Code; and

  (9) Ensuring the total number of children in care at the home or away from the home, such as during a field trip, never exceeds the capacity of the home as specified on the license or registration.


Source Note: The provisions of this §747.207 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 1462; amended to be effective July 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 3602; amended to be effective December 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 10266; amended to be effective April 15, 2017, 42 TexReg 1906; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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