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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER GREFERRAL, PRE-ENROLLMENT, AND DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING
RULE §108.704Referral Requirements

(a) The contractor must:

  (1) accept referrals for children less than 36 months of age;

  (2) document in the child's record the referral date, source, and reason for referral; and

  (3) contact the family in a timely manner after receiving the referral.

(b) The contractor must follow all requirements described in this chapter when a referral is received 45 days or more before the child's third birthday.

(c) In accordance with 34 CFR §303.209(b)(iii) and §108.1207(h) of this title (relating to Transition Planning), when a referral is received less than 45 days before the child's third birthday, the contractor is not required to conduct pre-enrollment procedures, an evaluation, an assessment, or an initial IFSP meeting. In accordance with 34 CFR §303.209, with written parental consent, if the toddler is potentially eligible for special education services:

  (1) the contractor must notify the LEA; and

  (2) HHSC coordinates the notification to the State Education Agency.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.704 adopted to be effective March 7, 2015, 40 TexReg 939; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280

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