CPS Handbook Revision, November 2014

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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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