This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on November 3, 2014. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
Third-Party Resources and For Medical Services (PATS 7447)
The items below are being revised to update the description of how staff use Third Party Resources for medical claims. See:
1579 Third Party Resources for Medical Care Services
1579.1 Third Party Payors
1579.2 Reporting Third Party Payors
Investigating the Death of a Child (PATS 6917)
The following items are revised to reflect improvements made to the process for investigating and reviewing the death of a child when the death is caused by abuse or neglect. The intent is to ensure that investigations and reviews are consistent, supportive, and transparent.
The changes are the result of a review that the DFPS Internal Audit Division conducted in August 2013.
CPS staff were informed of this policy with the issuance of…
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