40 Tex. Admin. Code § 705.501 - How are allegations prioritized?

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

(a) APS assigns the following priorities to reported allegations:
(1) Priority I--Allegation that the alleged victim is in a state of serious harm or is in danger of death from abuse or neglect.
(2) Priority II--Allegation that the alleged victim is abused, neglected, or financially exploited and, as a result, is at risk of serious harm.
(3) Priority III--Allegation that the alleged victim is in a state of abuse or neglect when the severity and immediacy of the allegation do not meet the definitions in paragraphs (1) or (2) of this subsection.
(4) Priority IV--Allegation that the alleged victim is financially exploited when there is no serious harm.
(b) APS establishes the timeframe for conducting the initial face-to-face contact with the alleged victim based on the priority assigned to the allegation(s).

Notes

40 Tex. Admin. Code § 705.501
Adopted by Texas Register, Volume 46, Number 02, January 8, 2021, TexReg 0319, eff. February 1, 2021

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