This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on July 1, 2011. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
The item below is updated to allow limited release of photographs without requiring consent of the Department. See:
1452.6 Releasing or Using Children’s Photographs or Images
The items below are revised to clarify policy regarding Medicaid benefits for:
• children who are placed in foster care through the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC);
• children from other states who are placed in foster care in Texas; or
• children from Texas who are placed in foster care in another state.
1542.8 Medicaid for Children Placed in Texas From Other States
1542.9 Medicaid for Texas Children Placed Out of State
Investigations in Child-Placing Agencies and CPS Homes
The items below are updated to address CPS protocol for an investigation on a CPA or CPS foster home in which DFPS children are placed. See:
6370 Abuse and Neglect Investigations of Placements Regulated by RCCL
6613.4 Keeping Parents Informed of Children’s Circumstances
Appendix 2620-A: Types of Reports Involving Foster and Adoptive Homes
Appendix 2620-B: Format for Reports on Investigations of Abuse and Neglect in Foster and Adoptive Homes is deleted because CPS does not conduct investigations on licensed placements.