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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 748MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS
SUBCHAPTER DREPORTS AND RECORD KEEPING
DIVISION 1REPORTING SERIOUS INCIDENTS AND OTHER OCCURRENCES
RULE §748.303When must I report and document a serious incident?

(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:

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(b) If there is a medically pertinent incident, such as a seizure, 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 §748.311 of this division (relating to How must I document a serious incident?).

(c) You must document an unauthorized absence that does not meet the reporting time requirements defined in subsection (a)(7) - (9) of this section within 24 hours after you become aware of the unauthorized absence. You must document the absence:

  (1) In the same manner as for a serious incident, as described in §748.311 of this division; and

  (2) Complete an addendum to the serious incident report to finalize the documentation requirements, if the child returns to an operation after 24 hours.

(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, as outlined in the chart above;

  (2) The parents, 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 operation, an employee, a professional level service provider, contract staff, or a volunteer to the following entities within the specified timeframe:

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Source Note: The provisions of this §748.303 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7377; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7497; amended to be effective June 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3727; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 10393; 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 3324

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