C. Parental Notification of Certain Medical Conditions

DFPS must provide notice of significant events regarding a child in foster care to the child's biological parents and others under Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018 in a manner that would provide actual notice to a person entitled to the notice, including the use of electronic notice whenever possible. Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(c).

Not later than 24 hours after an event described by Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(d), DFPS shall make a reasonable effort to notify a parent of a child in the managing conservatorship of the DFPS of:

As soon as possible but not later than the 10th day after the date DFPS becomes aware of a significant event affecting a child in the conservatorship of DFPS, DFPS shall provide notice of the significant event to the child's parent. Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(f).

Under Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(5), a significant event includes:

•   a major change in school performance or a serious disciplinary event at school;

•   a placement in a qualified residential treatment program as that term is defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 672(k)(4); or

•   any event determined to be significant under department rule.

For purposes of Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(f), if a hearing for the child is conducted during the 10-day notice period described by Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(f), DFPS shall provide notice of the significant event at the hearing. Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(g).

DFPS is not required to provide notice under Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018 to a parent of a child in the managing conservatorship of DFPS if:

A person entitled to notice from DFPS under Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018 shall provide current contact information pursuant to Tex. Fam. Code § 264.018(j).