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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL RULES
RULE §108.101Purpose

(a) This chapter implements the provisions of the Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 73; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, 20 USC §§1431 - 1444; and 34 CFR Part 303 to:

  (1) develop and implement a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system that provides early childhood intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families;

  (2) facilitate the coordination of payment for early childhood intervention services from federal, state, local, and private sources (including public and private insurance coverage);

  (3) enhance state and local capacity to provide quality early childhood intervention services and expand and improve existing early childhood intervention services being provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families; and

  (4) enhance the capacity of state and local agencies and service providers to identify, evaluate, and meet the needs of all children, including historically underrepresented populations, particularly minority, low-income, inner-city, and rural children, and infants and toddlers in foster care.

(b) In general, the provisions of this chapter apply to HHSC, any HHSC contractor which operates an early childhood intervention program, any provider of services for the system whether or not funding comes from HHSC, and all children referred to the Part C program and their families. Specific sections and portions thereof may limit the applicability of portions of this chapter, however any reasonable ambiguity shall be decided in favor of application to all parties listed in this section.

(c) New policies or revisions to existing policies will be adopted in compliance with 34 CFR §303.208 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.101 adopted to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5387; amended to be effective July 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 4621; amended to be effective June 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 3356; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280

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