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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 750MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR INDEPENDENT FOSTER HOMES
SUBCHAPTER CORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
DIVISION 1PERMIT HOLDER RESPONSIBILITIES
RULE §750.105What responsibilities do I have for personnel policies and procedures?

You must:

  (1) Develop a written organizational chart showing the administrative, professional, and staffing structures and lines of authority;

  (2) Develop written job descriptions, including minimum qualifications and job responsibilities for each position;

  (3) Develop written policies on the training requirements for caregivers and employees;

  (4) Ensure that personnel policies comply with personnel requirements outlined in Subchapter F of Chapter 745 of this title (relating to Background Checks);

  (5) Ensure your employees and caregivers report serious incidents and suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation as required in §750.201(1) of this title (relating to What are the requirements for reports and record keeping?). An employee who suspects abuse, neglect, or exploitation must report their suspicion directly to us and may not delegate this responsibility, as directed by Texas Family Code, §261.101(b);

  (6) Ensure that all employees and consulting, contracting, and volunteer professionals who work with a child and others with access to information about a child are informed in writing of their responsibility to maintain child confidentiality;

  (7) Either adopt the model drug testing policy or have a written drug testing policy that meets or exceeds the criteria in the model policy provided in §745.4151 of this title (relating to What drug testing policy must my residential child-care operation have?); and

  (8) Develop and implement written policy for vaccine-preventable diseases if you are a foster group home that is not located in your primary residence. The policy must address the requirements outlined in §750.111 of this title (relating to What must a policy for protecting children from vaccine-preventable diseases include?).


Source Note: The provisions of this §750.105 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7563; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7556; amended to be effective June 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3732; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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