40 Tex. Admin. Code § 700.463

Current through Reg. 45, No. 10; March 6, 2020
Section 700.463 - What is abandonment?
(a) Abandonment is a subset of the statutory definitions of neglect that appear in Texas Family Code § 261.001(4) and includes leaving a child in a situation where the child would be exposed to a substantial risk of physical or mental harm, without arranging for necessary care for the child, and the demonstration of an intent not to return by a parent, guardian, or managing or possessory conservator of the child.
(b) In this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) "Guardian" has the same definition as specified in § 700.477(d) of this title (relating to What do the following additional terms mean?).
(2) "Managing or possessory conservator" has the same definition as specified in § 700.477(f) of this title.
(3) "Parent" has the same definition as specified in § 700.477(g) of this title.
(4) "Substantial risk" has the same definition as specified in § 700.455(b)(9) of this title (relating to What is physical abuse?).

40 Tex. Admin. Code § 700.463

Adopted by Texas Register, Volume 41, Number 10, March 4, 2016, TexReg 1718, eff. April 15, 2016