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Relating to caseworker visitation standards for certain child protective services caseworkers.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 3614 would amend Subchapter B, Chapter 264, Family Code, to require caseworkers that are operating under the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to conduct an in-person meeting at least once a month with children in the foster-care system. The bill would also require DFPS to document the results of the meeting. Specific documentation requirements are prescribed. Protocols are also prescribed in cases where an in-person meeting is held by someone who is not the primary caseworker.
Since this is a matter that does not concern liberty principles, Texas Action has a neutral stance towards HB 3614.