40 Tex. Admin. Code § 705.1101 - What assessments does APS use?

Current through Reg. 46, No. 53; December 31, 2021

(a) APS uses a series of three assessments.
(1) Safety assessment. When APS investigates, APS uses a safety assessment to determine if the alleged victim is in imminent risk of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, or is in a state of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation and needs protective services. A safety assessment helps APS determine current danger factors and if immediate intervention is necessary to mitigate them.
(2) Risk of recidivism assessment: If APS validates abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, APS uses a risk of recidivism assessment to help determine whether the client is at low, moderate, or high risk of being an alleged victim within the next 12 months.
(3) Strengths and needs assessment: If APS validates abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation and provides protective services, APS uses a strengths and needs assessment to help develop a service plan appropriate to the client's needs.
(b) Each assessment is comprehensive, and at a minimum, assesses:
(1) environmental conditions;
(2) financial condition;
(3) physical, medical, and mental health conditions;
(4) social interaction and support; and
(5) need for legal intervention.

Notes

40 Tex. Admin. Code § 705.1101
Adopted by Texas Register, Volume 46, Number 02, January 8, 2021, TexReg 0320, eff. February 1, 2021

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