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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 379FAMILY VIOLENCE PROGRAM
SUBCHAPTER DNONRESIDENTIAL CENTERS
DIVISION 1BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RULE §379.1503Board of Directors Training

(a) Every two years, each board member must receive the following:

  (1) an explanation of the center's mission, philosophy, and a brief history;

  (2) an explanation of the dynamics of family violence that includes its causes and effects;

  (3) a description of the organization's current programs, provided by program staff;

  (4) a review of the organization's policies and clarification of any changes made during the year;

  (5) an explanation of how the center is funded and future funding projections;

  (6) a discussion, presented by the board chair or a member of the executive committee, of the following:

    (A) the board's role and responsibilities related to legal and fiscal accountability;

    (B) meetings and attendance requirements;

    (C) committee duties, structure, and assignments; and

    (D) fund-raising and public relations responsibilities;

  (7) an explanation of the organization's insurance coverage, including director's and officers' liability insurance or notification of inability to obtain insurance;

  (8) an explanation of the working relationship between the board and staff, including but not limited to which staff member is contacted regarding questions or requests and which staff members contact board members routinely;

  (9) an update on any changes made in the Business Organizations Code, Chapter 22; and

  (10) the organization's confidentiality policy and the importance of confidentiality.

(b) New board members should receive this training within three months of starting their first term.


Source Note: The provisions of this §379.1503 adopted to be effective December 23, 2007, 32 TexReg 9335; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 4309

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