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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER FPUBLIC OUTREACH
RULE §108.609Child Find

(a) The purpose of child find efforts is to establish working relationships and communicate effectively with primary referral sources in order to support and promote their referring children potentially eligible for ECI services.

(b) The contractor must have written procedures that establish systems to:

  (1) inform primary referral sources of the requirement to refer children suspected of having a developmental delay or a medical diagnosis with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay in a timely manner as established in 34 CFR §303.303;

  (2) accept referrals effectively; and

  (3) monitor referral dates and sources.

(c) The contractor must document that primary referral sources listed in 34 CFR §303.303(c) have been provided current information on:

  (1) ECI eligibility criteria;

  (2) the ECI array of services;

  (3) how to explain ECI service delivery to families, including the family's role;

  (4) how to make a referral to ECI;

  (5) the importance of informing families when a referral is made; and

  (6) the family cost share system of payments for early childhood intervention services.

(d) The contractor must document that any major HHSC ECI policy change concerning the types of information described in subsection (c) of this section is communicated to primary referral sources.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.609 adopted to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 5524; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280

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