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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 745LICENSING
SUBCHAPTER KINSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS
DIVISION 3CONFIDENTIALITY
RULE §745.8485Are investigations confidential?

(a) All investigations are confidential until we complete the investigation and make a finding.

(b) Completed investigations that do not involve abuse or neglect become part of the operation's monitoring file, which is, for the most part, available to the general public, as provided in §745.8481 of this title (relating to Is information in my operation's monitoring file confidential?).

(c) Completed investigations of child abuse or neglect are confidential and not available to the general public, except as provided under this chapter and applicable federal or state law.

(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; amended to be effective March 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 1182

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