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

SUBCHAPTER D. REVOCATION OF CERTAIN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES (3608)(Text)
Sec. 36.132. REVOCATION OF LICENSES. (3609)(Text)

(a) In this section: (3610)

(1) "License" means a license, certificate, registration, permit, or other authorization that: (3611)

(A) is issued by a licensing authority; (3612)

(B) is subject before expiration to suspension, revocation, forfeiture, or termination by an issuing licensing authority; and (3613)

(C) must be obtained before a person may practice or engage in a particular business, occupation, or profession. (3614)

(2) "Licensing authority" means: (3615)

(A) the Texas Medical Board; (3616)

(B) the State Board of Dental Examiners; (3617)

(C) the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists; (3618)

(D) the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners; (3619)

(E) the Texas Board of Nursing; (3620)

(F) the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; (3621)

(G) the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; or (3622)

(H) another state agency authorized to regulate a provider who receives or is eligible to receive payment for a health care service under the Medicaid program. (3623)

(b) A licensing authority shall revoke a license issued by the authority to a person if the person is convicted of a felony under Section 35A.02, Penal Code. In revoking the license, the licensing authority shall comply with all procedures generally applicable to the licensing authority in revoking licenses. (3624)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1153, Sec. 4.09, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 553, Sec. 2.012, eff. Feb. 1, 2004. (3625)

Amended by: (3626)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 806 (S.B. 563), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2005. (3627)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 889 (H.B. 2426), Sec. 70, eff. September 1, 2007. (3628)

SUBTITLE D. DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES; CHILD WELFARE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES (3629)(Text)

CHAPTER 40. DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES (3630)(Text)
Sec. 40.001. DEFINITIONS. (3631)(Text)

In this subtitle: (3632)

(1) Repealed by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268, Sec. 1.129(1), eff. September 1, 2005. (3633)

(2) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 4.465(a)(50), eff. April 2, 2015. (3634)

(2-a) "Council" means the Family and Protective Services Council. (3635)

(3) "Department" means the Department of Family and Protective Services. (3636)

(4) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services. (3637)

(4-a) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 4.465(a)(50), eff. April 2, 2015. (3638)

(5) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 944 , Sec. 86(42), eff. September 1, 2015. (3639)

(6) "State supported living center" has the meaning assigned by Section 531.002, Health and Safety Code. (3640)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 920, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1022, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.10, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (3641)

Amended by: (3642)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268 (S.B. 6), Sec. 1.75, eff. September 1, 2005. (3643)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268 (S.B. 6), Sec. 1.129(1), eff. September 1, 2005. (3644)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 284 (S.B. 643), Sec. 23, eff. June 11, 2009. (3645)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.465(a)(50), eff. April 2, 2015. (3646)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 944 (S.B. 206), Sec. 86(42), eff. September 1, 2015. (3647)

Sec. 40.002. DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES; GENERAL DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT. (3648)(Text)

(a) The Department of Family and Protective Services is composed of the council, the commissioner, an administrative staff, and other employees necessary to efficiently carry out the purposes of this chapter. (3649)

(b) Except as provided by Section 40.0025, the department shall: (3650)

(1) provide protective services for children and elderly persons and persons with disabilities, including investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation in facilities of the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Aging and Disability Services or the successor agency for either of those agencies; (3651)

(2) provide family support and family preservation services that respect the fundamental right of parents to control the education and upbringing of their children; (3652)

(3) license, register, and enforce regulations applicable to child-care facilities, child-care administrators, and child-placing agency administrators; and (3653)

(4) implement and manage programs intended to provide early intervention or prevent at-risk behaviors that lead to child abuse, delinquency, running away, truancy, and dropping out of school. (3654)

(c) The department is the state agency designated to cooperate with the federal government in the administration of programs under: (3655)

(1) Parts B and E, Title IV, federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sections 620 et seq. and 670 et seq.); (3656)

(2) the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. Section 5101 et seq.); and (3657)

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