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 throughTexas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Contractors are nolonger required to adopt the DSHS Child Abuse Screening, Documenting, &Reporting Policy for Contractors. The Child Abuse Reporting Form, previouslyused to report concerns of sexual abuse to meet Rider 14 requirements, is nolonger being used due to the form not providing adequate information forStatewide Intake (SWI) to determine the presence of abuse or neglect. Visit the HHS Provider Portal web page regarding child abusereporting for Health and Human Services agencies. This information can also befound in the Title V MCH FFS policy manual under Section 3200: Abuseand Neglect Reporting.