Summary of Previous Revisions

December 1, 2022

Referrals to the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Guardianship Services (OGS)

September 1, 2022

FY 2023 Policy Release That Addresses APS Regional Staff and Stakeholder Concerns

January 6, 2022

Single Stage of Service

August 2, 2021

Certain Types of Caretakers and Alleged Perpetrators

Decision-Making Trees – Client Death

Expedited Desk Review for DFPS Employees

March 26, 2021

Client Death Decision-Making Trees

February 15, 2021

Rewrite of APS Handbook

November 2, 2020

Removal of Obsolete Purchasing Method

April 10, 2019

APS FY 2019 Second Release

October 1, 2018

APS Terminology Changes

APS In-Home FY 19 First Release

April 2, 2018

APS In-Home FY 18 Second Release

November 1, 2017

APS In-Home FY 2018 Release 1

April 3, 2017

APS In-Home FY17 R2

November 1, 2016

FY 17 Release 1 for APS In-Home

April 1, 2016

FY 16 Release 2 for APS In-Home

September 1, 2015

FY 16 Release 1 for APS In-Home

April 1, 2015

FY15 Release 2 for APS In-Home

September 1, 2014


May 1, 2014

APS In-Home - Release 2 for FY 2014

March 12, 2014

Updates of Terminology

October 2013

APS In-Home – Release 1 for FY 2014

July 1, 2013

Incorporation of Policy Memos

March 1, 2013

Substantial Impairment

February 1, 2013

Clarification: How to handle requests received from external stakeholders and regional staff.

December 11, 2012

Clarification: Definition of Grossly Impaired Judgment

September 1, 2012

APS In-Home - Release 1 for FY 2013

June 1, 2012

Requesting Records for Non-EMR Due Process

Releasing Records to Law Enforcement

Supervisory Consults

Supervisory Approval of Case Progression and Closure

Consignment Agreements

Investigation Jurisdiction

Subpoena Policy

May 1, 2012

Name Change for DADS Program

February 1, 2012

Name change from TYC and TJPC to new agency Texas Juvenile Justice Department

December 1, 2011

Investigations in Nursing Homes

Administrative Closures

Photographing Injuries

Monthly Status Contacts (MSCs) in the Month of Closure

Informing the Client of Case Closure


Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR)

Using Encrypted Email

November 14, 2011

Program Name Change and People-First Language

October 19, 2011

Administrative Desk Review Procedures

September 1, 2011

Release 3 Policy Changes

APS Policy Changes Mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 221, 82nd Legislature

May 1, 2011

APS In-Home Revisions for Release 2

January 12, 2011


December 3, 2010

Exploitation Allegations

When a Client Dies During an APS Case

Addition of Appendix Regarding the EMR Database

Temporary Removal of DADS Guardianship Appendices

Clarifications of Existing Policy

September 1, 2010

State Term Contract Procurement Cards

Authorizing Purchased Client Services

August 2, 2010

APS Referrals to DADS Guardianship Services

July 1, 2010

Administrative Desk Review for Designated Perpetrators

February 10, 2010

Update of Procedures for APS Service Authorization

February 2010

Procedures for Use of Procurement Cards

January 2010

APS In-Home Handbook Updates

October 2009

Correction: Criteria for Administrative Review for School Employees

July 2009

Links Provided to Instructions for Form 4885

June 2009

Use of Emergency Detention for APS Clients

Update of Cross-References

March 2009

Narrative Documentation

February 2009

New Section 4000

New Section 5000

Removal of Sections 6000, 7000, and 8000

Legal Actions

Health Care Directives

De-Identifying Records

Handling IMPACT Checks on Providers When Requested by DADS

Eligibility for Administrative Reviews

Criteria for Emergency Release of Findings

Notifications to Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

Items Updated to Reflect Cross-References Affected by Handbook Reorganization

December 2008

Service Delivery (new 3000 section)

Time Frame for Documentation

November 2008

Investigation Stage (new Section 2000)

September 2008

Referrals to DADS

DFPS Requests for DADS Guardianship

February 2008

Deletion of Section 9000 and Forms Section

May 2007

Section 1000 revised completely

Donated Funds, Goods, and Services

APS Overview: Purpose, Clients' Rights, Scope and Eligibility, Types of Allegations and Priorities, Sensitive Cases

Handbook Reorganization Plan

April 2007 and Earlier

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