Tex. Gov't Code Section 526.0401
Caseload Standards for Department of Family and Protective Services


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Caseload standards” means the minimum and maximum number of cases that an employee can reasonably be expected to perform in a normal work month based on the number of cases handled by or the number of different job functions performed by the employee.

(2)

“Professional caseload standards” means caseload standards for employees of health and human services agencies that are established or are recommended for establishment by:

(A)

management studies conducted for health and human services agencies; or

(B)

an authority or association, including:
(i)
the Child Welfare League of America;
(ii)
the National Eligibility Workers Association;
(iii)
the National Association of Social Workers; and
(iv)
associations of state health and human services agencies.

(b)

Subject to Chapter 316 (H.B. 5), Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, the executive commissioner may establish caseload standards and other standards relating to caseloads for each category of caseworker the Department of Family and Protective Services employs.

(c)

In establishing standards under this section, the executive commissioner shall:

(1)

ensure that the standards are based on the caseworker’s actual duties;

(2)

ensure that the caseload standards are reasonable and achievable;

(3)

ensure that the standards are consistent with existing professional caseload standards;

(4)

consider standards developed by other states for caseworkers in similar positions of employment; and

(5)

ensure that the standards are consistent with existing caseload standards of other state agencies.

(d)

Subject to the availability of funds the legislature appropriates:

(1)

the commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services shall use the standards established under this section to determine the number of personnel to assign as caseworkers for the department; and

(2)

the Department of Family and Protective Services shall use the standards established to assign caseloads to individual caseworkers the department employs.

(e)

Nothing in this section may be construed to create a cause of action.
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 769 (H.B. 4611), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2025.

Source: Section 526.0401 — Caseload Standards for Department of Family and Protective Services, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­526.­htm#526.­0401 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

526.0001
Definitions
526.0002
Internet Website for Health and Human Services Information
526.0003
Information on Long-term Care Services
526.0004
Texas Information and Referral Network
526.0005
Internet Website for Health and Human Services Referral Information
526.0006
Internet Website for Child-care and Education Services Referral Information
526.0007
Internet Website for Referral Information on Housing Options for Individuals with Mental Illness
526.0008
Compliance with National Electronic Data Interchange Standards for Health Care Information
526.0009
Technical Assistance for Human Services Providers
526.0010
Information Resources Manager Reports
526.0051
Restrictions on Awards to Family Planning Service Providers
526.0052
Information for Certain Enrollees in Healthy Texas Women Program
526.0053
Vaccines for Children Program Provider Enrollment
526.0054
Prior Authorization for High-cost Medical Services and Procedures
526.0055
Tailored Benefit Packages for Non-medicaid Populations
526.0056
Pilot Program to Prevent Spread of Infectious or Communicable Diseases
526.0057
Application Requirement for Colonias Projects
526.0058
Rules Regarding Refugee Resettlement
526.0059
Prohibited Award of Contracts to Managed Care Organizations for Certain Criminal Convictions
526.0101
Definition
526.0102
Operational Plan to Coordinate Major Quality Initiatives
526.0103
Revision and Evaluation of Major Quality Initiatives
526.0104
Incentives for Major Quality Initiative Coordination
526.0151
Definition
526.0152
Authority to Obtain Federal Waiver
526.0153
Texas Health Opportunity Pool Trust Fund Established
526.0154
Deposits to Fund
526.0155
Use of Fund in General
526.0156
Reimbursements for Uncompensated Health Care Costs
526.0157
Increasing Access to Health Benefits Coverage
526.0158
Infrastructure Improvements
526.0201
Definition
526.0202
Informal Dispute Resolution for Certain Long-term Care Facilities
526.0203
Long-term Care Facilities Council
526.0204
Council Duties
526.0251
Rules
526.0252
Notice of Failure to Report
526.0253
Notice of Incomplete or Inaccurate Report
526.0254
Requirements for Attorney General Notification
526.0255
Attorney General Notice to Hospital
526.0256
Penalty Paid or Hearing Requested
526.0257
Hearing
526.0258
Options Following Decision: Pay or Appeal
526.0259
Decision by Court
526.0260
Recovery of Penalty
526.0301
Strategic Plan for Rural Hospital Services
526.0302
Rural Hospital Advisory Committee
526.0303
Collaboration with Office of Rural Affairs
526.0351
Definitions
526.0352
Duty to Provide Medical Transportation Services
526.0353
Applicability
526.0354
Commission Supervision of Medical Transportation Program
526.0355
Contract for Public Transportation Services
526.0356
Rules for Nonemergency Transportation Services
526.0357
Memorandum of Understanding
526.0358
Medical Transportation Services Subcontracts
526.0359
Certain Providers Prohibited from Providing Nonemergency Transportation Services
526.0360
Certain Wheelchair-accessible Vehicles Authorized
526.0401
Caseload Standards for Department of Family and Protective Services
526.0402
Joint Training for Certain Caseworkers
526.0403
Coordination and Approval of Caseload Estimates
526.0451
Applicability
526.0452
Required Application Information
526.0453
Application Denial Based on Adverse Agency Decision
526.0454
Record of Final Decision
526.0501
Substitute Care Provider Outcome Standards
526.0502
Report on Delivery of Health and Human Services to Young Texans
526.0503
Pooled Funding for Foster Care Preventive Services
526.0504
Participation by Fathers
526.0505
Prohibited Punitive Action for Failure to Immunize
526.0506
Investigation Unit for Child-care Facilities Operating Illegally
526.0551
Definitions
526.0552
Rules
526.0553
Strategic Plan
526.0554
Types of Home Visiting Programs
526.0555
Outcomes
526.0556
Evaluation of Home Visiting Program
526.0557
Funding
526.0558
Reports to Legislature
526.0601
Services for Service Members
526.0602
Interest or Other Waiting List for Certain Service Members and Dependents
526.0603
Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Public Assistance Reporting Information System
526.0651
Definitions
526.0652
Plan Establishment
526.0653
Guardianship Program Grant Requirements
526.0701
Definitions
526.0702
Victim Assistance Program
526.0703
Grant Program
526.0704
Training Programs
526.0705
Funding
526.0751
Outreach Campaigns for Aging Adults with Visual Impairments
526.0752
Rules
526.0753
Commission Support

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

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