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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : Appendix D: Texas Health Steps Statutory State Requirements : 3.7 Abuse and Neglect : 3.7.2 Procedures for Reporting Abuse or Neglect : 3.7.2.1 Staff Training on Reporting Abuse and Neglect

3.7.2.1
Staff Training on Reporting Abuse and Neglect
All providers shall develop training for all staff on the policies and procedures in regard to reporting child abuse, including sexual abuse and neglect. New staff shall receive this training as part of their initial training or orientation.
Training shall be documented. As part of the training, staff shall be informed that the staff person who conducts the screening and has cause to suspect abuse has occurred is legally responsible for reporting. A joint report may be made with the supervisor.
Several specific legislative requirements affect THSteps and the provider’s participation in Texas Medicaid. The legislation includes, but is not limited to those included in this appendix.

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