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The purpose of the Campus Program for Minors is to educate employees of such programs by establishing requirements relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination. The proposed rules are necessary to comply with Senate Bill (SB) 1414, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, which amended Texas Education Code, Section 51.976.

The rules will impose a requirement for all staff in a position involving contact with campers at a campus program for minors to successfully complete an approved training and examination program on sexual abuse and child molestation; establish criteria for a training and examination program on sexual abuse and child molestation; require a training and examination program on sexual abuse and child molestation to be approved by DSHS; and provide civil penalties for a person violating the Act or a rule or order adopted under the Act.

All campus programs for minors may comply with these new rules by selecting one of the following options:

(1) Choose an already-approved training program for employees.

(2) Develop and get approval of a new training program for employees.

A listing of Approved Training and Examination Programs may be found on the Applications and Forms link to the right of this page.

Additionally, a Training and Examination Program Application may also be found on the Applications and Forms page.

A program operator must submit to the department on the form provided by the department and within five days of the start of the campus program for minors verification that each employee of the campus program for minors has complied with the requirements of the new rules.

A copy of the Campus Program for Minors form may also be found on the Applications and Forms page.

General Mailing Address:

Public Health Sanitation & Consumer Safety/PSQA MC 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347 
Phone: 512-834-6600
Fax: 512-834-6614

Physical Address

Texas Department of State Health Services
Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street
Austin, Texas  78754

Email:  PHSCPS@dshs.state.tx.us

Last updated November 07, 2012