SB 1407 | Relating To Encouraging Age-Appropriate Normalcy Activities For Children In The Managing Conservatorship Of The State
Author: Senator Charles Schwertner | SB 1407 Bill Summary
This legislation’s aim is to empower substitute caregivers to approve or disapprove a child’s participation in activities based on a caregiver’s own assessment and availability to help facilitate a child’s access to these activities, using a reasonable and prudent parent standard, without prior approval of the Department. The bill will define a reasonable and prudent parent standard and shift the decision-making role from the caseworker to the caregiver. It will also put liability protections in place for caregivers and require training on normalcy for caregivers, staff and Residential Child Care Licensing (RCCL).
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