|(a) The IFSP team must develop a written initial IFSP
within 45 days from the date the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
(HHSC) Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) receives a referral on a
child unless the child or parent is unavailable due to exceptional
family circumstances documented in the child's record. The IFSP must
be completed during a face-to-face meeting with the family in accordance
with 20 USC §1436 and 34 CFR §§303.340 - 303.346.
(b) The IFSP must be developed based on evaluation
and assessment of a child as described in 34 CFR §303.321 and
Subchapter H of this chapter (relating to Eligibility, Evaluation,
and Assessment). An IFSP must address the developmental needs of the
child and the case management needs of the family as identified in
the comprehensive needs assessment, unless the family declines to
address a specified need.
(c) A contractor must provide a parent with a copy
of the IFSP, as required by 34 CFR §303.405 and §303.409
and maintain the original IFSP in the child's record.
(d) A contractor must deliver early childhood intervention
services according to the IFSP.
(e) An IFSP team must conduct a periodic review of
the IFSP at least every six months in accordance with 34 CFR §303.342.
(f) An IFSP meeting must be conducted at least annually,
if the child was younger than 21 months of age on the date of the
previous initial or annual IFSP meeting, to evaluate and revise, as
appropriate, the IFSP for a child and the child's family in accordance
with 34 CFR §303.342. The meeting may be conducted by a method
other than face-to-face if:
(1) approved by the parent;
(2) the contractor has a plan approved by HHSC for
conducting annual IFSP meetings by a method other than face-to-face
when appropriate for the child and family; and
(3) the contractor documents how the Licensed Practitioner
of the Healing Arts' observations and conclusions of the re-evaluation
of the child were communicated and incorporated into the IFSP.
(g) If the child was 21 months of age or older on the
date of the previous initial or annual IFSP, the IFSP team must conduct
a periodic review that meets the requirements in §350.1017 of
this subchapter (relating to Periodic Review).
(h) Documentation in the child's record must reflect
compliance with related state and federal requirements.
(i) The contractor must comply with all requirements
in Subchapter B of this chapter (relating to Procedural Safeguards
and Due Process Procedures) during the IFSP process.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §350.1004 adopted to be effective March 7, 2015, 40 TexReg 939; amended to be effective June 30, 2019, 44 TexReg 3280; transferred effective March 1, 2021, as published in the Texas Register February 5, 2021, 46 TexReg 941; amended to be effective March 17, 2022, 47 TexReg 1266