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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 2OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND NOTIFICATIONS
RULE §749.153What changes must I notify Licensing about regarding my child-placing agency?

(a) You must provide written notification to your Licensing Representative:

  (1) As soon as possible, but at least 30 days before you:

    (A) Change the legal structure of your agency or your governing body, if applicable;

    (B) Move your agency to another location;

    (C) Open a branch office; or

    (D) Change your agency's or a branch office's hours of operation;

  (2) As soon as possible, but at least 15 days before you:

    (A) Make changes to the plans required in §749.101(3) and (4) of this title (relating to What plans must I submit for Licensing's approval as part of the application process?); or

    (B) Make changes to the policies and procedures required in §749.103(b) of this title (relating to What policies and procedures must I submit for Licensing's approval as part of the application process?);

  (3) As soon as possible, but no later than two days after:

    (A) You change your child-placing agency administrator;

    (B) A new individual becomes a controlling person at your child-placing agency;

    (C) An individual ceases to be a controlling person at your child-placing agency; or

    (D) There is a significant change in the information we maintain about a controlling person, such as a name change or mailing address change; and

  (4) About a foster home's verification status as described in §749.2489 of this title (relating to (What information must I submit to Licensing about a foster home's verification status?).

(b) You must report to the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline as soon as you become aware of any foster or adoptive placements that appear to have been made by someone other than the child's parents or a child-placing agency.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.153 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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