The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Case management--In compliance with §350.405
of this subchapter (relating to Case Management Services), case management
means services provided to assist an eligible child and their family
in gaining access to the rights and procedural safeguards under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, and to
needed medical, social, educational, developmental, and other appropriate
services. Case management services may be provided via telehealth
with the prior written consent of the parent. If the parent declines
to consent to telehealth services, case management must still be provided.
(2) Developmental disability--Children from birth to
age three who have substantial developmental delay or specific congenital
or acquired conditions with a high probability of resulting in developmental
disabilities if services are not provided.
(3) Monitoring and assessment--Activities and contacts
as described in §350.405 of this subchapter that are necessary
to ensure that the individualized family service plan (IFSP), as described
in Subchapter J of this chapter (relating to Individualized Family
Service Plan (IFSP)), is effectively implemented and that the planned
services adequately address the needs of the child.
(4) Service coordinator--An employee or person under
the direction of an Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) contractor
who meets the criteria described in Subchapter C of this chapter (relating
to Staff Qualifications).
(5) Targeted case management--Case management activities
that are reimbursable by Medicaid when provided to Medicaid-enrolled
children who are eligible for ECI.
(6) Texas Health Steps--The name adopted by the State
of Texas for the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening,
Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §350.403 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5575; amended to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5403; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280; transferred effective March 1, 2021, as published in the Texas Register February 5, 2021, 46 TexReg 941; amended to be effective March 17, 2022, 47 TexReg 1277