|(a) All investigations are confidential until we complete the investigation and make a finding. (b) Completed investigations that do not involve abuse or neglect are not confidential and are available to the general public. (c) The following information relating to a completed investigation of child abuse or neglect is confidential and not available to the general public, except as provided under this chapter and applicable federal or state law: (1) The description of the allegation of child abuse or neglect; (2) The identity of the person making the allegation; (3) The files, reports, records, communications, audiotapes, videotapes, and working papers used or developed during an investigation; (4) The location of a family violence shelter; and (5) Information pertaining to an individual who was provided family violence services. (d) Records related to a child fatality that is the subject of an investigation may be released to the general public as provided under Subchapter D, Release of Records Related to a Child Fatality, in Chapter 702 of this title (relating to General Administration).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §745.8485 adopted to be effective March 1, 2002, 27 TexReg 965; amended to be effective March 25, 2010, 35 TexReg 2316; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7494