Fam. Code Section 264.4061
Multidisciplinary Team Response Required
(a)The department shall refer a case to a center and the center shall initiate a response by a center’s multidisciplinary team appointed under Section 264.406 (Multidisciplinary Team) when conducting an investigation of:
(1)a report of abuse or neglect that is made by a professional as defined by Section 261.101 (Persons Required to Report; Time to Report) and that:
(A)alleges sexual abuse of a child; or
(B)is a type of case handled by the center in accordance with the working protocol adopted for the center under Section 264.4031 (Multidisciplinary Team Working Protocol); or
(2)a child fatality in which there are surviving children in the deceased child’s household or under the supervision of the caregiver involved in the child fatality.
(b)Any interview of a child conducted as part of the investigation under Subsection (a) must be a forensic interview conducted in accordance with the center’s working protocol adopted under Section 264.4031 (Multidisciplinary Team Working Protocol) unless a forensic interview is not appropriate based on the child’s age and development or the center’s working protocol adopted under Section 264.4031 (Multidisciplinary Team Working Protocol).
(c)Subsection (a) applies only to an investigation of abuse or neglect in a county served by a center that has executed an interagency memorandum of understanding under Section 264.403 (Interagency Memorandum of Understanding). If a county is not served by a center that has executed an interagency memorandum of understanding, the department may, if appropriate, directly refer a case to a center in an adjacent county to initiate a response by that center’s multidisciplinary team.
Section 264.4061 — Multidisciplinary Team Response Required,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.264.htm#264.4061 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).