Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.3013
Case Closure Agreements Prohibited


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (b), on closing a case, the department may not enter into a written agreement with a child’s parent or another adult with whom the child resides that requires the parent or other adult to take certain actions after the case is closed to ensure the child’s safety.

(b)

This section does not apply to an agreement that is entered into by a parent or other adult:

(1)

following the removal of a child and that is subject to the approval of a court with continuing jurisdiction over the child;

(2)

as a result of the person’s participation in family group conferencing; or

(3)

as part of a formal case closure plan agreed to by the person who will continue to care for a child as a result of a parental child safety placement.

(c)

The department shall develop policies to guide caseworkers in the development of case closure agreements authorized under Subsections (b)(2) and (3).
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 598 (S.B. 218), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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