Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.103
Report Made to Appropriate Agency


(a)

Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c) and Section 261.405 (Investigations in Juvenile Justice Programs and Facilities), a report shall be made to:

(1)

any local or state law enforcement agency;

(2)

the department; or

(3)

the state agency that operates, licenses, certifies, or registers the facility in which the alleged abuse or neglect occurred.

(b)

A report may be made to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department instead of the entities listed under Subsection (a) if the report is based on information provided by a child while under the supervision of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department concerning the child’s alleged abuse of another child.

(c)

Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a report, other than a report under Subsection (a)(3) or Section 261.405 (Investigations in Juvenile Justice Programs and Facilities), must be made to the department if the alleged or suspected abuse or neglect involves a person responsible for the care, custody, or welfare of the child.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 751, Sec. 89, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1477, Sec. 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 46, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 213 (H.B. 1970), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 1.123, eff. April 2, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 80, eff. September 1, 2015.
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