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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER BPROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS AND DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES
RULE §108.209Parent Rights in the IFSP Process

The contractor must explain the contents of the IFSP to the parents and obtain informed written consent from the parent before providing any early childhood intervention services. The parent has the right to:

  (1) be present and participate in the development of the IFSP;

  (2) have decisions about early childhood intervention services made on the individualized needs of the child and family;

  (3) receive a full explanation of the IFSP;

  (4) consent to some, but not all, early childhood intervention services;

  (5) receive all IFSP services for which the parent gives consent;

  (6) request an administrative hearing or file a complaint if the parent does not agree with the other IFSP team members;

  (7) indicate disagreement in writing with a part of the IFSP, even though the parent consents to early childhood intervention services;

  (8) have the IFSP written in the parent's native language, as defined in §108.103 of this chapter (relating to Definitions), or mode of communication; and

  (9) receive a copy of the IFSP.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.209 adopted to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5387; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 5524

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