B. Notice of the Permanency Hearing After Final Order

Notice of a hearing under Tex. Fam. Code Chapter 263 shall be given to all persons entitled to notice of the hearing. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0021(a). Notice of a hearing under Chapter 263 must now state that the individual receiving notice pursuant to Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0021(b) may, but is not required to, attend the hearing and may request to be heard at the hearing. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0021(e). Courts must now determine whether the child’s caregiver is present at the hearing and allow the caregiver to testify if they caregiver wishes to provide information about the child. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0021(f).

The following persons are entitled to at least 10 days' notice and are entitled to present evidence and be heard at a hearing under Tex. Fam. Code Chapter 263:

◦   the child is 10 years of age or older; or

◦   the court determines it is appropriate for the child to receive notice; and

Notice of a hearing under Tex. Fam. Code Chapter 263 may be given:

The licensed administrator of the child-placing agency responsible for placing the child or the licensed administrator’s designee is entitled to at least 10 days’ notice of a Permanency Hearing After Final Order. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0021(d).