Child Abuse Reporting Requirements for Contractors/Providers

DSHS Rider 14
[previously Rider 19, 23, 33, 11, 18, 14 and 27]

All child abuse reporting is now done through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Contractors are no longer required to adopt the DSHS Child Abuse Screening, Documenting, &Reporting Policy for Contractors. The Child Abuse Reporting Form, previously used to report concerns of sexual abuse to meet Rider 14 requirements, is no longer being used due to the form not providing adequate information for Statewide Intake (SWI) to determine the presence of abuse or neglect. Visit the HHS Provider Portal web page regarding child abuse reporting for Health and Human Services agencies. This information can also be found in the Title V MCH FFS policy manual under Section 3200: Abuse and Neglect Reporting.