Corruption and Abuse of Power by Children and Youth Services. News around Berks County and my little hometown Robesonia.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Texas Bill For Special Doctor Teams to Diagnose Health Conditions
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to create a physician multidisciplinary team to assist in certain investigations of child abuse and neglect. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 261, Family Code, is amended by adding Section 261.3017 to read as follows: Sec.261.3017.PHYSICIAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM;CONSULTATION. (a) The department shall create a physicianmultidisciplinary team to consult with the department during abuseand neglect investigations.(b)The multidisciplinary team must include radiologists,geneticists, and endocrinologists who have experience inidentifying the following health conditions:(1) rickets;(2) Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome;(3) osteogenesis imperfecta;(4) vitamin D deficiency; and(5)other similar metabolic bone diseases orconnective tissue disorders.(c)The department shall provide training to each physicianon the multidisciplinary team. The training must providephysicians with information and support regarding:(1)the identification of the physical symptoms ofabuse and neglect; and(2)the alternative causes of physical symptoms thatnormally indicate child abuse or neglect when no other indicatorsof abuse and neglect are present.(d)The department shall consult with the multidisciplinaryteam created under this section in an investigation of allegedchild abuse and neglect in which physical symptoms are present butthere are no other indicators of abuse and neglect.(e)In an investigation described by Subsection (d), thedepartment may not proceed in a case against a parent accused ofchild abuse or neglect until the department and multidisciplinaryteam have considered and ruled out other possible medicalexplanations for the child's physical symptoms. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
I am a mom of 2 boys. Ian 27 years and Elliott 26 years. I have spent all of the past 27+ years being a MOM. They are my life. Dennis is my husband and best friend. We like our peaceful life and traveling to South Carolina for beach time. My guys make my life worth living and they are proof I am the luckiest person because I have them. I have also been a foster mom. Dennis and I took pride in helping children during difficult times in their lives by providing a safe home and guidance. It also helped with my empty nest syndrome which was a rough road to travel. I want to clarify for everyone that follows my page or finds me through a search about their fight with child welfare. I am NOT an attorney. This blog was set up to provide information from experience and or my opinion. After seeing the abuse within children and youth services and small government I wanted to share my insight and personal knowledge of certain events. At no time is the information in this blog to be construed as legal direction.