|(a) Pre-enrollment begins at the point of referral,
includes the following activities, and ends when the parent signs
the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or a final disposition
(1) The contractor must assign an initial service coordinator
for the family and document the name of the service coordinator in
the child's record.
(2) The contractor must provide the family the Texas
Health and Human Services Commission Early Childhood Intervention
Parent Handbook and document in the child's record that the following
were explained to the parent:
(A) the family's rights regarding eligibility determination
(B) the early childhood intervention process for determining
eligibility and enrollment; and
(C) the types of early childhood intervention services
that may be delivered to the child and the manner in which they may
(3) The contractor must provide pre-IFSP service coordination
as defined in 34 CFR §303.13(b)(11) and §303.34.
(4) The contractor must collect information on the
child throughout the pre-enrollment process.
(5) The contractor must assist the child and family
in gaining access to the evaluation and assessment process, including:
(A) scheduling the interdisciplinary initial evaluation
and assessment; and
(B) preparing the family for the evaluation and assessment
(6) The contractor must comply with all requirements
in Subchapter B of this chapter (relating to Procedural Safeguards
and Due Process Procedures).
(b) The contractor must explain to the family, before
eligibility determination, the requirement to provide early childhood
intervention services in the natural environment.
(c) The contractor must determine the need for and
appoint a surrogate parent in accordance with 34 CFR §303.422
and §350.213 of this chapter (relating to Surrogate Parents).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §350.708 adopted 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