This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on May 3, 2010. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
The items below are revised to include procedures for completing the Placement Transfer Summary. This revision incorporates the use of Form 2279 Placement Summary. Staff were informed of this form with the issuance of PSA 09-045 on 1/5/2009, as part of the CPS initiative to begin full implementation of CCL Minimum Standards. See:
6316 Discuss the Move
6317 Make the Placement
Medication for Children in Temporary DFPS Care
The appendix below is added to document new policy addressing:
• the administration, storage, and destruction of medications when children are temporarily in the care of DFPS after removal, such as between placements or during Child Watch; and
• actions to take when a child has not taken his or her medications for 24 hours or longer (for example, when a child has run away or refused medications or medications were left at the former placement).
Appendix 2600: Administration of Medications by DFPS Staff
Links to this appendix have been placed in the following items:
2610 Overview of Removing a Child From the Home
6131 Removing a Child
6571.3 Special Issues While Transporting
The item below is revised to specify the actual facility to which this policy refers. See:
6522 Withholding and Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment