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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 §108.107Health Standards for Early Childhood Intervention Services

(a) The contractor must implement written policies and procedures that cover the following areas:

  (1) administration of medication, if applicable;

  (2) infectious disease prevention and management including:

    (A) adherence to universal precautions as defined by the Centers for Disease Control of the United States Public Health Service;

    (B) compliance with the Texas Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 81; and

    (C) immunization guidelines and requirements as specified by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

(b) The contractor must follow all federal and state law and regulations regarding providing services and maintaining records for families and children with HIV or other communicable disease.

(c) Children who participate in any ECI group activities must have immunizations as recommended by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The contractor must inform the family of the importance of immunizations and assist the family with obtaining immunizations if necessary. An exception may be made if medical or religious reasons prevent immunizations. If so, documentation must be maintained, and the family must be notified that the child may be excluded from group activities if a contagious outbreak occurs.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.107 adopted to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5387

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