|(a) The IFSP team must develop a written initial IFSP
within 45 days from the date HHSC ECI receives a referral on a child.
The IFSP is completed during a face-to-face meeting with the family
in accordance with 20 USC §1436 and 34 CFR §§303.340
(b) The IFSP must be developed based on evaluation
and assessment of a child as described in 34 CFR §303.321 and
Subchapter H of this chapter (relating to Eligibility, Evaluation,
and Assessment). An IFSP must address the developmental needs of the
child and the case management needs of the family as identified in
the comprehensive needs assessment, unless the family declines to
address a specified need.
(c) A contractor must provide a parent with a copy
of the IFSP, as required by 34 CFR §303.405 and §303.409,
and maintain the original IFSP in the child's record.
(d) A contractor must deliver early childhood intervention
services according to the IFSP.
(e) An IFSP team must conduct a periodic review of
the IFSP at least every six months in accordance with 34 CFR §303.342.
(f) An IFSP meeting must be conducted at least annually
to evaluate and revise, as appropriate, the IFSP for a child and the
child's family in accordance with 34 CFR §303.342. The meeting
may be conducted by a method other than face-to-face if:
(1) approved by the parent;
(2) the contractor has a plan approved by HHSC for
conducting annual IFSP meetings by a method other than face-to-face
when appropriate for the child and family; and
(3) the contractor documents how the LPHA's observations
and conclusions of the re-evaluation of the child were communicated
and incorporated into the IFSP.
(g) Documentation in the child's record must reflect
compliance with related state and federal requirements.
(h) The contractor must comply with all requirements
in Subchapter B of this chapter (relating to Procedural Safeguards
and Due Process Procedures) during the IFSP process.