IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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activities that may assist families in identifying
available EIS providers. We also have revised §303.34(b)
(6) (proposed §303.33(b)(4)) to add the phrase “to ensure
that the services are provided in a timely manner.”
Finally, we have added §303.34(b)(7) to clarify that
service coordination services also include conducting
follow-up activities to determine that appropriate Part C services are being provided.
Comment: Several commenters expressed concern that the proposed regulation was unclear about who could serve in the capacity of a service coordinator, and some commenters requested that the regulations specify exactly who may serve as a service coordinator. Other commenters expressed concern that the qualifications for service coordinators may have been eliminated. One commenter recommended modifying the definition to require that a service coordinator be selected from the profession most immediately relevant to the needs of the child or family.
Discussion: Section 303.13(a)(7) requires that service coordination services must be provided by qualified
personnel as defined in §303.31. The definition of
qualified personnel in §303.31 states that personnel are
qualified if they meet State-approved or State-recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable