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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 700CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER EINTAKE, INVESTIGATION, AND ASSESSMENT
DIVISION 1INVESTIGATIONS
RULE §700.509Purchase of Medical, Psychological, or Psychiatric Examinations

(a) Medical, psychological, or psychiatric examinations may be paid for:

  (1) by families who are willing to pay or to use family insurance;

  (2) through local resources that make examinations available without cost; or

  (3) by local funds.

(b) Medicaid may also pay for medical examinations when the child is eligible and has medical problems or injuries that require examination or treatment, or when the child is eligible for early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT).

(c) If no other resources are available, the Office of Protective Services for Families and Children (PSFC) may directly purchase medical examinations of children during investigations of abuse and neglect.

(d) Purchased medical examinations must be performed by a licensed physician or dentist. The maximum allowable expenditure for the examination and medically necessary diagnostic services is $150 per child per incident.

(e) As specified in §700.1714(c)(1) of this title (relating to Evaluation and Treatment Services), PSFC can also directly purchase psychiatric and psychological examinations when no other resources are available to pay for such examinations during an investigation.


Source Note: The provisions of this §700.509 adopted to be effective March 15, 1989, 14 TexReg 994; transferred effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279; amended to be effective February 1, 1995, 19 TexReg 10011

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