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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER CSTAFF QUALIFICATIONS
RULE §108.303Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Criminal Background Check--Review of fingerprint-based criminal history record information.

  (2) Dual Relationships--When the person providing early childhood intervention services engages in activities with the family that go beyond his or her professional boundaries.

  (3) Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) Active Status--When an EIS is employed or subcontracting with a contractor and holds a current active credential.

  (4) Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) Inactive Status--When an EIS is not employed or subcontracting with a contractor or does not hold a current active credential.

  (5) EIS Registry--A system used by HHSC ECI to maintain current required EIS information submitted by contractors. HHSC ECI designates Early Intervention Specialists. The EIS credential is only valid within the Texas IDEA Part C system.

  (6) Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP)--The training and technical assistance plan developed when a staff person begins employment at an ECI contractor. The IPDP can include but is not limited to orientation training, EIS credentialing activities, service coordination training, and other training or professional development required by the program or HHSC ECI.

  (7) Professional Boundaries--Financial, physical and emotional limits to the relationship between the professional providing early childhood intervention services and the family.

  (8) Service Coordinator Active Status--When a service coordinator is employed or subcontracting with a contractor and is current with continuing education requirements specified by HHSC ECI.

  (9) Service Coordinator Inactive Status--When a service coordinator is not employed or subcontracting with a contractor or is not current with continuing education requirements specified by HHSC ECI.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.303 adopted to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5387; amended to be effective July 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 4621; amended to be effective March 7, 2015, 40 TexReg 939; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280

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