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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER MCHILD AND FAMILY OUTCOMES
RULE §108.1307Child Outcomes

(a) The contractor must collect and report information on child outcomes as directed by HHSC ECI and use that information to improve results for children and families.

(b) Child outcomes address three areas of child functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home and in the community. These three outcomes are that children will:

  (1) have positive social relationships;

  (2) acquire and use knowledge and skills; and

  (3) take appropriate action to meet their own needs.

(c) An interdisciplinary team of at least two members must agree on the child outcome ratings for each enrolled child at entry, annual evaluation, and exit.

  (1) Entry ratings must be completed:

    (A) for every newly enrolled child who is 30 months of age or younger on the date of enrollment;

    (B) within two weeks of the initial IFSP or the first Texas IFSP; and

    (C) on each of the three child outcomes for each child.

  (2) Annual ratings must include the progress item for each outcome and be completed:

    (A) within two weeks of each annual evaluation and IFSP;

    (B) independently of the entry ratings; and

    (C) on each of the three child outcomes for each child.

  (3) Exit ratings must include the progress item for each outcome and be completed:

    (A) for each child exiting the Texas ECI system who had an entry rating and was enrolled in services for at least six months; and

    (B) within two weeks of the dismissal date.

(d) Documentation must:

  (1) provide information that reflects the rating decisions of the interdisciplinary team;

  (2) record ratings on either the child outcomes summary form or in another section of the child's record as identified by the contractor;

  (3) include information related to the child's functional abilities across settings, situations, and people; and

  (4) identify sources of information such as evaluation, observation, or parent report.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.1307 adopted to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 5524; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280

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