Texas Human Resources Code - Section 40.031. Divisions Of Department
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Section: 40.024 40.025 40.026 40.027 40.030 40.0305 40.03051 40.031 40.0315 40.032 40.0321 40.0322 40.0323 40.0324 40.033
§ 40.031. DIVISIONS OF DEPARTMENT. (a) The executive
commissioner may establish divisions within the department as
necessary for efficient administration and for the discharge of the
(b) The executive commissioner shall establish an
investigations division to oversee and direct the investigation
functions of the child protective services program, including the
receipt and screening of all reports of alleged child abuse or
(c) The commissioner shall designate a person with law
enforcement experience as the director of the investigations
(d) The investigations division shall, as appropriate,
refer children and families in need of services to other department
divisions or to other persons or entities with whom the department
contracts for the provision of the needed services.
(e) Reports of alleged child abuse or neglect investigated
under Section 261.401 or 261.404, Family Code, are not subject to
investigation by the investigations division.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 920, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 268, § 1.82, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007