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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 749MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER CORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
DIVISION 1PLANS AND POLICIES REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS
RULE §749.101What plans must I submit for Licensing's approval as part of the application process?

As part of the application process, you must submit the following plans to us for approval:

  (1) An operation plan that must include:

    (A) The location and telephone numbers of all of your offices, including branch offices;

    (B) Your hours of operation at your main office and any branch offices; and

    (C) A list of persons or officers and their titles who comprise the governing body, if applicable;

  (2) A fiscal plan that includes:

    (A) A detailed estimate of the operating costs of the agency for the first three months;

    (B) Documentation of reserve funds or available credit at least equal to operating costs for the first three months;

    (C) An estimated 12-month budget of income and expenses; and

    (D) Predictable funds sufficient for the first year of operation;

  (3) A plan to evaluate the effectiveness of your system for meeting the rules of this chapter, including evaluating the accuracy of foster home screenings and the comprehensiveness of the supervisory visits. This plan must describe how your evaluation process will:

    (A) Identify problems, including deficiencies;

    (B) Correct the problems identified; and

    (C) Document the problems identified and when and how the problems were corrected; and

  (4) A plan to ensure that you will:

    (A) Investigate reports of minimum standards violations, upon our request; and

    (B) Submit reports of your agency's investigative actions and finding to us within 30 days for our review, follow-up, and closure.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.101 adopted 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

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