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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER DCASE MANAGEMENT FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
RULE §108.403Definitions

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

  (1) Case management--In compliance with §108.405 of this subchapter (relating to Case Management Services), case management means services provided to assist an eligible child and their family in gaining access to the rights and procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, and to needed medical, social, educational, developmental, and other appropriate services. Case management services may be provided via telehealth with the prior written consent of the parent. If the parent declines to consent to telehealth services, case management must still be provided.

  (2) Developmental disability--Children from birth to age three who have substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired conditions with a high probability of resulting in developmental disabilities if services are not provided.

  (3) Monitoring and assessment--Activities and contacts as described in §108.405 of this subchapter (relating to Case Management Services) that are necessary to ensure that the individualized family service plan (IFSP), as described in Subchapter J of this chapter (relating to Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)), is effectively implemented and that the planned services adequately address the needs of the child.

  (4) Service coordinator--An employee or person under the direction of an ECI contractor who meets the criteria described in Subchapter C of this chapter (relating to Staff Qualifications).

  (5) Targeted case management--case management activities that are reimbursable by Medicaid when provided to Medicaid-enrolled children who are eligible for ECI.

  (6) Texas Health Steps--The name adopted by the State of Texas for the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.403 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5575; amended to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5403; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280

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