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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 2. HUMAN SERVICES AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN GENERAL

(A) all sites owned, operated, or controlled by the provider; and (6587)

(B) clients and client records. (6588)

(d) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules governing investigations conducted under this subchapter. (6589)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (6590)

Amended by: (6591)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 860 (S.B. 1880), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (6592)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1272 (S.B. 760), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2015. (6593)

Sec. 48.254. FORWARDING OF CERTAIN REPORTS. (6594)(Text)

(a) The executive commissioner by rule shall establish procedures for the department to use to forward a copy of the initial intake report and a copy of the completed provider investigation report relating to alleged or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation to the appropriate provider and health and human services agency. (6595)

(b) The department shall redact from an initial intake report and from the copy of the completed provider investigation report any identifying information contained in the report relating to the person who reported the alleged or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation under Section 48.051. (6596)

(c) A provider that receives a completed investigation report under Subsection (a) shall forward the report to the managed care organization with which the provider contracts for services for the alleged victim. (6597)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (6598)

Amended by: (6599)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 284 (S.B. 643), Sec. 31, eff. June 11, 2009. (6600)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.282, eff. April 2, 2015. (6601)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 860 (S.B. 1880), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (6602)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1272 (S.B. 760), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2015. (6603)

Sec. 48.255. RULES FOR INVESTIGATIONS UNDER THIS SUBCHAPTER. (6604)(Text)

(a) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules to: (6605)

(1) prioritize investigations conducted under this subchapter with the primary criterion being whether there is a risk that a delay in the investigation will impede the collection of evidence in that investigation; (6606)

(2) establish procedures for resolving disagreements between the department and health and human services agencies concerning the department's investigation findings; and (6607)

(3) provide for an appeals process by the department for the alleged victim of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. (6608)

(b) A confirmed investigation finding by the department may not be changed by the administrator of a facility, a community center, a local mental health authority, or a local intellectual and developmental disability authority. (6609)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (6610)

Amended by: (6611)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 284 (S.B. 643), Sec. 32, eff. June 11, 2009. (6612)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.283, eff. April 2, 2015. (6613)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 860 (S.B. 1880), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (6614)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1272 (S.B. 760), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2015. (6615)

Sec. 48.256. SHARING PROVIDER INFORMATION. (6616)(Text)

(a) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules that prescribe the appropriate manner in which health and human services agencies and managed care organizations provide the department with information necessary to facilitate identification of individuals receiving services from providers and to facilitate notification of providers by the department. (6617)

(b) The executive commissioner shall adopt rules requiring a provider to provide information to the administering health and human services agency necessary to facilitate identification by the department of individuals receiving services from providers and to facilitate notification of providers by the department. (6618)

(c) A provider of home and community-based services under the home and community-based services waiver program described by Section 534.001(11)(B), Government Code, shall post in a conspicuous location inside any residence owned, operated, or controlled by the provider in which home and community-based waiver services are provided, a sign that states: (6619)

(1) the name, address, and telephone number of the provider; (6620)

(2) the effective date of the provider's contract with the applicable health and human services agency to provide home and community-based services; and (6621)

(3) the name of the legal entity that contracted with the applicable health and human services agency to provide those services. (6622)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 907, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (6623)

Amended by: (6624)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 284 (S.B. 643), Sec. 33, eff. June 11, 2009. (6625)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.284, eff. April 2, 2015. (6626)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 860 (S.B. 1880), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (6627)

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