November 17, 2004

Reforming Adult Protective Services

On November 15, 2004, HHSC released its report relating to reforming Adult Protective Services in accordance with Executive Order RP33. The report is linked here.

According to the press release:

The reform plan recommends adding an additional 63 caseworkers over the next biennium – for a total of 144 new caseworkers by fiscal year 2007. The additional caseworkers would represent a 32 percent increase in three years over the agency's current 446 caseworkers and would reduce caseloads to 28 per worker by fiscal year 2007.

With regard to investigations of providers for abuse and neglect--go to page 10 of the report to read the findings, proposals and measures already implemented. Appendix A outlines the investigative process and the accompanying checks and balances.

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