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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 700CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER FRELEASE HEARINGS
RULE §700.605What happens after a designated perpetrator requests a release hearing?

(a) After a designated perpetrator requests a release hearing, DFPS will ask the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) to appoint an administrative law judge to conduct proceedings necessary to make a final decision in the case.

(b) After SOAH assigns a docket number to your case:

  (1) DFPS will send notice of the hearing, by regular and certified mail, to the designated perpetrator's last known address as shown by our records; or

  (2) If the Docket Clerk has received written notice of representation from an attorney who will be representing the designated perpetrator at the hearing, DFPS will send the notice of the hearing to the attorney in a manner allowed under the rules referenced in §700.606 of this title (relating to How is a release hearing conducted?).

(c) The designated perpetrator is responsible for providing the Docket Clerk with written notification of any change in address that occurs after having requested a release hearing.


Source Note: The provisions of this §700.605 adopted to be effective March 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 713

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