COMMITTEE: Human Services

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PLACE: E2.030
CHAIR: Rep. James B. Frank


The Committee will meet in a public hearing to consider the following:


          The Committee will review the processes and policies established by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) for receiving, investigating and adjudicating reports of child abuse, neglect and exploitation and oversight of those processes to ensure the highest quality outcome to the child. Specifically, the Committee also will review: a) the processes and policies by which DFPS investigates and substantiates allegations of abuse or neglect made by medical professionals and the processes and policies followed by medical professionals when abuse and/or neglect is suspected; and b)the consistency with which DFPS applies its policies at each stage of the investigation process and whether policies are in full accord with state and federal child welfare laws.


          The Committee will review the efforts by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to implement Community-Based Care (CBC) for children in the state's conservatorship and the coordination of CBC with implementation of federal funding under the Family First Preservation Services Act.

          The Committee will receive an update regarding the latest changes to funding within programs under the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program-Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver.


Invited testimony only.






Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.